• Chris Strachwitz passes

    Chris Strachwitz, founder and president of Arhoolie Records, passed away from complications with congestive heart failure at an assisted living facility in the San Francisco Bay Area's Marin County, California, on May 5, 2023. He was 91 years old.   Always

  • Bobby Casey passes

    Fans of the limited production Mossman Guitars are in mourning since the death of chief luthier and company owner Bobby Casey at his home in Sulphur Springs, TX on April 28, 2023. He was 85 years of age. Mossman Guitars was

  • Travis Tucker taking his leave from Backline

    Popular South Carolina grassers Backline have announced that founding member Travis Tucker is stepping away from the band due to time constraints. Travis has played resophonic guitar with the group from the time they started seven years ago, and says

  • If I Didn’t Love You from Jana Mougin

    It's been quite some time since we've heard new music from Jana Mougin. An experienced touring artist, she spent ten years with Fragment, one of the most successful European bluegrass acts in her native Slovakiac, as Jana Dolakova. Now living

  • Gordon Lightfoot remembered  

    Legendary Canadian folk music star Gordon Lightfoot passed away at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Monday evening, May 1, 2023. Age 84, he died of natural causes. The singer-songwriter's most enduring works include If You Could Read My Mind, Sundown, Carefree

  • Love of the Mountains drops for Mike Mitchell

    Though a native Canadian, bluegrass singer, songwriter, and fiddler Mike Mitchell has long made the southwestern Virginia community of Floyd his home. He's raised his family there, where he operates a music school for students of both classical and Appalachian

  • Way Too Pretty drops for Buster Sledge

    Buster Sledge isn't your typical bluegrass group by any measure. Based in Oslo, they are made up of three Norwegians and a Californian who describe their sound as acoustic Melancholicana Sadgrasss. It can't be all that bad, can it fellas? Their