• Niall Toner – online, and on the air

    We received a note recently from Niall Toner, who hosts Roots Freeway on RTE Radio One in Dublin, Ireland. His show runs on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. (GMT/WET) and features a mix of bluegrass, old time, traditional country and blues.

  • Larry Cordle songwriter chat

    Larry Cordle will the guest on Tuesday evening's songwriter chat at bluegrassguide.com, the web site for the Bluegrass Guide, a print periodical published by Mountain High Bluegrass Association. The format is intended to be one where songwriters have an opportunity

  • Kerrville New Folk songwiting competition

    Entries are now being accepted for the 2007 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk contest for emerging songwriters. The contest was instituted in 1972 at the suggestion of Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), and has been held each year

  • New release from Jerry Salley

    This post is a contribution from Richard Thompson, a founding member of the British Bluegrass Music Association, and a semi-regular correspondent and contributor for Bluegrass Today. He is also a longstanding contributor to British Bluegrass News, a quarterly print publication

  • Live at the Firehouse – a songwriter showcase

    The Dalton Little Theatre in Dalton, GA will host Live at the Firehouse, a songwriter showcase on January 26-27, 2007. The theatre is located in a renovated firehouse, which was built during the early 1900s. Invited participants include: Darin Aldridge,

  • Louisa Branscomb feted in Atlanta

    Songwriter Louisa Branscomb's name is a familiar one in bluegrass circles. As a songwriter, she holds the record for the longest consecutive run on the Bluegrass Unlimited singles chart for the Alison Krauss recording of Steel Rails. Louisa has a track

  • Pete Goble – health update

    Chris Cairns just sent along a note with an update on Pete Goble's health. Pete underwent back surgery last Tuesday and then suffered a blood clot in his lungs. He was put on a ventilator machine and was in critical

  • Noted songwriter Marijohn Wilkins passes

    Marijohn Wilkins, a long-time Nashville songwriter, passed away this past Saturday after a prolonged battle with heart disease. Among her many hit songs was one that has made its way into the bluegrass canon, Long Black Veil, originally recorded by Lefty