• Acoustic Endeavors interview online 3/12

    As Brance mentioned, I'm in St. Louis teaching this weekend, and had to miss a radio interview my Acoustic Endeavors bandmates did with WVTF, the public radio powerhouse in southwest Virginia. WVTF's popular Back To The Blue Ridge program, hosted

  • John Lawless featured on Sirius

    My fellow blog author, John Lawless, will be featured Sunday evening (3/12) on Sirius Satellite Radio's bluegrass channel 65. He'll be interviewed by Sirius on-air host Ned Luberecki, and they will also spin a number of tracks from John's CD,

  • Alison Krauss – Voice like an angel

    The Arizona Daily Star has a story online about Alison Krauss' recent grammy win. The article is focused mainly on Jerry Douglas and his contributions to Union Station and dobro playing in general. They have a lot of quotes from

  • Pickin’ On the ACM Awards

    A number of bluegrass artists are up for awards from the Academy Of Country Music when they are presented on May 23. Rob Ickes (dobro) and Bryan Sutton (guitar) are nominated in the Top Specialty Instrument Player of the Year

  • Episode #19 – Terry and Cindy Baucom

    Episode #19 of The GrassCast features two interviews. One with banjo player Terry Baucom. Terry plays with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. The second interview is with Terry's wife, Cindy Baucom. Cindy is the current IBMA Broadcast Personality of the Year.

  • Ricky Skaggs on the SEC Tourney team

    Bluegrass music has often been described as a "team sport," referring to the need for the many musicians to work collectively in pursuit of a common goal. Bands whose members support each other's artistry rather than seeking to highlight their

  • The March Banjo Newsletter

    We just heard from Banjo NewsLetter publisher Donald Nitchie with some details about the March 2006 issue of the magazine - the longest running banjo periodical of its kind. This month we feature an interview with Nashville picker Charlie Cushman, by

  • Wichita joins WSM

    We recently reported that Into The Blue, the largest syndicated Bluegrass radio show in America, has expanded to 3 hours. Now host Terry Herd has joined WSM 650 AM in Nashville and confirms that "World Renown Podcast Superstar" Wichita Rutherford

  • Red Shipley tribute/benefit concert

    This post is a contribution from Dave Roye, known to many of our readers as Crawdaddy Dave. Some of northern Virginia's finest bluegrass musicians will be performing in a musical tribute to bluegrass radio personality Red Shipley on Saturday, March 25th,

  • Deering on Made In America this week

    Just a quick reminder that the Deering Banjos episode of John Ratzenberger's Made In America program on the cable network Travel Channel is scheduled to run on Tuesday, March 7. The show airs at 9:00 p.m. (EST), but as always,