• Rock Guitarist finds bluegrass

    If you had stumbled across Trey Alexander nine months ago, chances are he would have been shredding an electric guitar in a manner befitting someone who was named one of the top 10 electric players and was Guitar Player magazine’s

  • Steve Sutton passes

    Photo of Steve Sutton by Ted Lehmann Well-known North Carolina banjo player Steve Sutton passed away unexpectedly yesterday at home in Waynesville, NC. He was 61 years of age. Steve had been through multiple surgeries on his neck and spine in the

  • Keith Arneson’s final gig

    Twenty-four years after Keith Arneson and his banjo walked out of boot camp, he played his final gig in uniform Friday night with the U.S. Navy band, Country Current. It was a bittersweet moment for Arneson, and for a few dozen

  • Greg Yates passes

    Greg Yates, lifelong member of The Yates Brothers bluegrass band, died on May 7. He was 56 years old. Greg had been dealing with pancreatitis, and underwent major surgery last year at UVA Hospital. More recently he had suffered a massive

  • Dumb stream from Pickin’ On Nirvana

    The latest release in the CMH Records' Pickin' On Series is Pickin’ On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute, which features 11 grassified covers of songs initially recorded by the legendary Seattle grunge rockers. Alabama's Iron Horse cut this project in their Muscle

  • Bill Faster returns in eastern Europe

    With banjoist Richard Ciferský's return to the Slovak Republic after a time in the US, he has created a touring duo with fiddler and vocalist Martin Burza. They have chosen to perform under the same name they had used in

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