• John Cowan Band records for Sony Connect

    The John Cowan Band was recently in the studio where they recorded a number of tracks for exclusive online distribution through Sony's Connect. Sony is presenting Connect as an alternative to Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Cowan tracks should be

  • Washington Post on DC bluegrass scene

    The Washington Post ran an article in Sunday's edition about the gradual resurgence of bluegrass music in our nation's capitol. This piece, by Michael Alison Chandler, discuses how DC was once a hotbed of activity for bluegrass and acoustic music,

  • 1ooo photos from SPBGMA!

    Dave Roye, who kept us updated from Nashville during the recent SPBGMA convention, has just been in touch to let us know that he has posted nearly 1000 photos from the event on his web site. "Thanks to everyone who let

  • Wichita interviews Alison Krauss

    If you haven't listened to this week's episode of 5 Minutes With Wichita then you should get yourself over there and give it a listen. Wichita's guest this week is Alison Krauss and this interview is worth 5 minutes! Everyone

  • Episode #16 – Ronnie Bowman

    Episode #16 of The GrassCast features an interview with singer/songwriter Ronnie Bowman. John and Ronnie talk about Ronnie's new CD It's Gettin' Better All The Time, having a #1 hit on country radio, and what it's like living in Nashville. This

  • Steve Dilling launches his own web site

    IIIrd Tyme Out banjo picker Steve Dilling has just notified us that he has his own website, www.sdilling.com. Note that the URL is "sdilling" as opposed to "stevedilling," and there's a good reason for that. The web site is actually

  • IBMA hires Marketing/PR Coordinator

    IBMA has just announced that Tina Potter has joined the team as the new Marketing and PR Coordinator. Tina replaces Shari Lacy who left IBMA in January to begin her own public relations firm, Goodstuff PR. Formerly Ms. Potter has worked

  • High Ground interview available online

    Bluegrass radio webcaster Gracie Muldoon recently interviewed Rick Altis of Virginia's up and coming bluegrass band, High Ground. Rick spoke of what was happening with the band, their first CD, Old Friends and their plans for 2006. High Ground is

  • SPBGMA Band Competition Winners

    The winner of the 2006 SPBGMA International Bluegrass Band Championship was Billie Renee & Cumberland Gap, from central Kentucky. The top three finalists also includes Texas' Cadillac Sky, and No Speed Limit from Galax, VA. See the winner's list here.