• New CD from New Road

    New Road, a bluegrass gospel group based in Knoxville, TN, released their latest CD on February 14. The Message is their sixth recording as a band, and is made up primarily of songs written by the members. Attendees at last

  • Pete Wernick at Berklee

    This post is a contribution from David Hollender, a professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has been keeping us updated on the way bluegrass music and traditional acoustic instruments are being presented at the school. Pete and

  • Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy

    Details on the 3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy are now posted online. This three day banjo workshop weekend will be held April 21-23, 2006 near Gatlinburg, TN and is modeled in large part on the now-defunct Maryland Banjo Academy

  • More free music from Lonesome River Band

    The Lonesome River Band recently launched a new website and made 2 audio tracks available as free downloads. They have since uploaded another free track. This is a new cut of the LRB favorite Tears In My Tracks and features

  • New faces with Larry Sparks

    Larry Sparks is pleased to welcome two new members to The Lonesome Ramblers. Jackie Kincaid comes onboard playing mandolin and singing tenor, and Larry's son, Larry D. Sparks, has taken the bass spot. In addition, Johnny Collins is the new

  • Steve Dilling launches his own web site

    IIIrd Tyme Out banjo picker Steve Dilling has just notified us that he has his own website, www.sdilling.com. Note that the URL is "sdilling" as opposed to "stevedilling," and there's a good reason for that. The web site is actually

  • Bluegrass workshop…in a spa?

    Rossetta Paxton recently wrote in to tell us about an event that she coordinates. It's a unique event that takes place March 29th to April 2nd, 2006. A UNIQUE one of a kind BLUEGRASS WORKSHOP held within the setting of a

  • Heather Berry finishing up new CD

    Heather Berry reports that her next CD, To A Dove, is nearly finished and should be released sometime in April. Guest artists include some real bluegrass legends - like Mac Wiseman and Eddie & Martha Adcock - plus more contemporary

  • Shawn Lane up for a Dove Award

    One of the most riveting gospel recordings in recent years is Ricky Skaggs' cut of Why Did I Wait So Long on his current release, Brand New Strings. The song was written by Blue Highway's Shawn Lane, and was inspired