• Catchin’ up with Dale Ann Bradley

    In some ways, Dale Ann Bradley is just like the rest of us. She daydreams about getting away to the beach, frets about the search for true love and feels the aches and pains of getting older. But Dale Ann, unlike

  • Liz Meyer RIP

    Liz Meyer, one of Europe’s adopted American bluegrassers, passed away on Friday 26 August after a decade-long battle with cancer. In April 2009 doctors discovered severe bone dancer that led to a long stay in the Klinik St. Georg, Bad Aibling,

  • Songwriter series from Paper Airplane

    Alison Krauss & Union Station have launched an interesting feature on their web site to complement the latest CD, Paper Airplane. It's a Songwriter Series where the writers for each track speak a bit about their contribution to the album. The

  • Randy Kohrs and the Blind Boys of Alabama

    We've posted many times on Bluegrass Today about the skills and accomplishments of Randy Kohrs. He is an artist/businessman who possesses that rare combination of natural talent, dogged determination and entrepreneurial zeal so important to success in our increasingly decentralized

  • Louisa Branscomb picks up the pieces

    After a tornado tore through her north Georgia farm in late April, it’s no surprise songwriter Louisa Branscomb turned to music to help her cope. What did come as a surprise, she realized, is that she had already written the

  • Kudos to Lee and Dan

    The winners of the 2011 International Songwriting Competition have been announced, and first place in the Instrumental category was awarded to a banjo tune! Gone Beserk, written by Lee Marcus and performed by Dan Menzone on his Frostbite CD, took the

  • Podunk Songwriting Master Seminar

    Noted bluegrass songwriter Louisa Branscomb is partnering with Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival to help celebrate their having been named IBMA's 2010 Bluegrass Event of the Year. The festival runs August 4-7 in East Hartford, CT and Louisa will conduct a Songwriting

  • The Troubadours kill at Merlefest

    We've spoken highly in the past about The Troubadours, a talented young band from East Tennessee. They made the trek this weekend to Merlefest, and came away covered in glory. Yesterday we posted the winners of the banjo and guitar competitions,