• Dale Ann Bradley joins Compass Records

    The Dale Ann Bradley Band has signed with Nashville-based Compass Records, a well respected independent label owned by progressive banjo player Alison Brown. With over 200 titles in release, Compass has been more focused on folk, celtic, and new acoustic

  • Flecktones Spring tour kicks off 3/15

    B???la Fleck & The Flecktones launch the second leg of their 2006 Tour today (3/15), in support of their newest Columbia release, The Hidden Land. They start out with two shows in Lexington, KY and then continue on a swing

  • Chris Stuart in the Song Writer Chat Room

    BluegrassGuide.com is hosting a Song Writer Chat Room tonight (March 14) at 8 PM EST. Tonight's guest is Chris Stuart. Chris is a songwriter, touring and recording artist, and he runs an independent record label, Backcountry Music. He's had five of

  • USA Songwriting Competition

    The USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries for the 2006 prize awards, with a deadline for submissions of May 31. Prizes of cash and merchandise are awarded, both in 15 style categories, and for the top three songs overall. There

  • New Tattoo in June

    The upcoming CD release from The John Cowan Band, New Tattoo, is currently being pressed with a street date of June 13 anticipated at this point. The new project was produced by Jay Joyce and will be jointly released on

  • Joe Carr – Super Mandolin Picking Techniques DVD

    Mel Bay has just released to DVD Joe Carr's Super Mandolin Picking Techniques. This was previously only available on VHS. The 30 minute program teaches mandolin players how to develop a strong well-coordinated right-hand technique that will lead to super

  • The Earl Brothers – CD Baby Top Ten

    The Earl Brothers are proud to draw attention to the fact that their CD, Whiskey, Women and Death, has made it onto CDBaby.com's list of top selling country music CDs. Their latest CD of all original material, Trouble To Blame (which

  • Acoustic Endeavors interview online 3/12

    As Brance mentioned, I'm in St. Louis teaching this weekend, and had to miss a radio interview my Acoustic Endeavors bandmates did with WVTF, the public radio powerhouse in southwest Virginia. WVTF's popular Back To The Blue Ridge program, hosted