• Big Twang: new CD from Winship & Wicklund

    Ben Winship is the current mandolinist with Kane's River and the owner/operator of The Henhouse, a recording studio in Victor, Idaho. Brian Wicklund is a celebrated fiddler, mandolinist and fiddle instructor in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. Together, they

  • New Flecktones CD in January ’06

    Columbia Records has announced January 31, 2006 as the release date for The Hidden Land, the ninth CD from B???la Fleck & The Flecktones. Though the Flecktones have released two CDs on Columbia since their Grammy winning Outbound in 2000,

  • Heather Berry’s new band

    Popular 17 year old bluegrass singer Heather Berry has reformed her touring band, now booking as Heather Berry and Dominion Grass. Current members include Buster Sexton on banjo,Travers Chandler on mandolin, Robert Overstreet on dobro, and F. Wade Cox on

  • New Donna Hughes CD due in March

    Rounder Records has announced a projected March '06 release date for All This Time, the third Rounder CD for singer/songwriter Donna Hughes. 14 of the 16 tracks are Hughes originals, and the CD is produced by Tony Rice - who

  • Skaggs instrumental CD

    During the just concluded IBMA week in Nashville, we had occasion to speak with reigning IBMA Banjo Player Of The Year Jim Mills at some length. We recorded an interview with Jim which we will feature in a GrassCast episode

  • John Cowan joins Pinecastle roster

    The John Cowan Band has just announced that their next CD will be released on Pinecastle Records. A spring 2006 release is anticipated for this 11 song project, speculatively titled New Tattoo. We will pass along more details as we can

  • Koch Nashville – wha’s up?

    Over the past few days here at IBMA, we've had occasion to speak with a number of the people who have been affected by the closing of Koch Record's Nashville division. What we are being told is that of the

  • Christmas Mandolin from Emory Lester

    Mandolinist Emory Lester has a new CD of traditional Christmas melodies, Christmas Carols, from Quiet Fire Productions. Includes 11 instrumental versions of holiday clasics like Carol of the Bells, O Come O Come Immanuel, The Coventry Carol, We Three