• Tsali’s Run from Carley Arrowood

    Mountain Home Music's latest single from Carley Arrowood demonstrates a different side of her musical personality. Instead of a tender ballad or a driving bluegrass song, Tsali's Run shows off this talented young performer's skills as a fiddler and a tune

  • Jerry Kearns passes

    Multi-instrumentalist, Jerry Kearns, 77, of Mount Pleasant, NC passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Jerry played with numerous local bands, but most notably played with the touring band, the Jones Brothers and the

  • Matt Downing to Larry Stephenson Band

    The Larry Stephenson Band has announced Matt Downing as their new guitar player, stepping in for Nick Dauphinais who held down that position for many years. Downing has worked as a bluegrass banjo and guitar player since he was in school,

  • Mel Bay adds two new instructional books

    Mel Bay Publications has two new titles that should be of interest to bluegrass musicians, and those studying to become ones. First up, Hot Banjo Licks in the Different Musical Genres, written by Italian banjo player Claudio Parravicini, who has also

  • Gloria Belle passes 

    Gloria Belle, a powerful second-generation bluegrass vocalist and instrumentalist, probably best known for stints with Jimmy Martin, passed away on May 5, 2023. She was 84 years of age. Known early on as the Pennsylvania Sunshine Girl, she was probably the first