• Heather Berry’s new CD, To A Dove

    Heather Berry's new CD, which we had mentioned once previously, is now available. Entitled, To A Dove, it was recently released on Tom T. and Dixie Hall's Blue Circle Records label and features a number of Hall original songs and

  • Special C school program in UT

    We have posted a good bit over the past few months about efforts to expose young folks to bluegrass music through the schools, and found an article in today's Salt Lake Tribune about an event of this sort out west.

  • May/June issue of Flatpicking Guitar

    When Dan Miller sent along those Merlefest photos earlier this week, he also passed along some info on the current issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, of which he is editor and publisher. Dan said that this issue has been mailed

  • Isaacs win SGN award

    Belated congratulations to The Isaacs, who won the Country/Bluegrass Song Of The Year when the Southern Gospel News Awards were handed out last week in Murfreesboro, TN. Their award was for Friend Til The End, the opening track on their

  • IBMA bluegrass lesson plan competition

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has been deeply involved in efforts to bring bluegrass music programs into schools. Their Bluegrass In The Schools programs have been developed collaboratively over many years, and offer musicians and teachers resources they can use

  • Mike Compton to offer video lessons online

    In addition to the material he has and will contribute to the bluegrasscollege.org site we referenced yesterday, Mike Compton will soon begin offering private, individual mandolin lessons online using chat software. A prospective student will need a high speed internet

  • Larry Cordle shows canceled in May

    Larry Cordle has announced on his web site that he will be forced to cancel a number of shows in May, as he will be undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. The diagnosis was made just recently during a routine physical

  • Bluegrasscollege.org now online

    A new web-based instructional program for bluegrass music has been launched, going by the name bluegrasscollege.org. They describe their site as an interactive learning resource for bluegrass players on any instrument, at any level. Their web site describes the program

  • May Banjo NewsLetter on its way

    We just got a note from Banjo NewsLetter publisher Donald Nitchie, to let us know that the May issue is in the mail to subscribers and newsstands. Donald also passed along a thumbnail description of the May issue: The May 06 issue