• Grascals to open for Brooks & Dunn

    The Grascals have been invited by country supergroup Brooks & Dunn to open their sold-out show at New York"s Irving Plaza on Thursday, November 10. This show is part of the Country Takes New York festivities leading up to the

  • Big Twang: new CD from Winship & Wicklund

    Ben Winship is the current mandolinist with Kane's River and the owner/operator of The Henhouse, a recording studio in Victor, Idaho. Brian Wicklund is a celebrated fiddler, mandolinist and fiddle instructor in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. Together, they

  • Barry Scott leaving Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

    Thanks to Cindy Baucom for this piece of news: Barry Scott will be leaving Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver at the end of this year. Barry has been singing, and playing bass, with Doyle for nine years this Thanksgiving. While he has

  • New Flecktones CD in January ’06

    Columbia Records has announced January 31, 2006 as the release date for The Hidden Land, the ninth CD from B???la Fleck & The Flecktones. Though the Flecktones have released two CDs on Columbia since their Grammy winning Outbound in 2000,

  • Del McCoury Band in-store appearances

    The Del McCoury Band will be doing a couple of record store shows this week in support of concerts in Philadelphia and New York City. On Tuesday, November 8, they will be at Tower Philly in Philadelphia at 1:oo p.m. (916-373-2415)

  • Heather Berry’s new band

    Popular 17 year old bluegrass singer Heather Berry has reformed her touring band, now booking as Heather Berry and Dominion Grass. Current members include Buster Sexton on banjo,Travers Chandler on mandolin, Robert Overstreet on dobro, and F. Wade Cox on

  • IAMA competition deadline 11/9

    The deadline for submissions in the International Acoustic Music Awards is rapidly approaching, with entries requiring a postmark no later than November 9 to be accepted. The competition is open to all independent songwriters and artists, and several of their

  • New Donna Hughes CD due in March

    Rounder Records has announced a projected March '06 release date for All This Time, the third Rounder CD for singer/songwriter Donna Hughes. 14 of the 16 tracks are Hughes originals, and the CD is produced by Tony Rice - who