• Austin Hefflefinger to Nu-Blu

    Nu-Blu has made a serious commitment to the youth movement in bluegrass music by bringing 14 year old banjo picker, Austin Hefflefinger, into the band. Though he may be young, Austin is already an accomplished musician, having been recognized as the Maryland

  • Introducing The Gina Furtado Project

    Following on the news last week that Gina Furtado would be leaving Chris Jones & The Night Drivers comes the announcement of her own performing outfit, The Gina Furtado Project. They will be touring in support of Gina's recordings, and the new

  • Daryl Mosley to depart The Farm Hands

    The Farm Hands have announced the imminent departure of bass player and vocalist, Daryl Mosley. After touring with the band this past 9 years, Daryl has decided that it is time for him to dedicate himself more to songwriting than performing.

  • Rebekah Long schedules a break for surgery

    Nashville-based bluegrass singer, songwriter, and bandleader Rebekah Long has announced a break in her summer touring schedule for back surgery. Long tells us that she broke her lower back (pars interarticularis) recently, and will be having fusion surgery on July 19

  • Bowregard takes first at Telluride

    Congratulations to Bowregard, who took first place last weekend in the band contest at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado. The Boulder-based group came out on top in a competition among 12 bands, some of whom had traveled many miles

  • Carolina Blue to East Public Relations

    Carolina Blue, the five-piece traditional bluegrass group from Brevard, NC, have announced a new partnership with East Public Relations. The band has been together for 12 years now, but has really exploded this past few years since signing with Pinecastle Records.Their

  • Jacob Metz to Clay Hess Band

    Just two weeks ago we were telling you about Jacob Metz, a young banjo player studying in the bluegrass program at ETSU, and how he had been awarded a scholarship by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association in Kingsport, TN. Now we

  • Midnight Run hits the scene

    The fertile spawning ground of east Tennessee has brought forward another strong young bluegrass band, ready to take a run at the professional touring market. Midnight Run is four young men who are recent graduates of college bluegrass programs, and have