• Pinecastle releases Ultimate Pickin’ CD

    This new compilation CD is due for a September 6 release from Pinecastle Records. The 20 instrumental tracks were selected from the popular Bluegrass '96-'99 CD series produced by Scott Vestal, now out of print. These recordings featured contemporary interpretations

  • Trading fiddlers

    The annual fall rotation of band members continues, as this weekend marks the official start of fiddlers Mike Hartgrove with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Jesse Stockman with The Isaacs. Mike returns to Quicksilver almost two years to the day that

  • Pickin’ On David West

    After producing 60 Pickin' On CD projects for CMH Records, David West is featured on a compliation project for Fireheart Records, entitled Off The Rails. The newly released CD contains 14 instrumentals from the Pickin' On series which David performed

  • Del McCoury hires Alan Bartam on bass

    The Del McCoury Band has a new member. Del has hired bassist Alan Bartram to replace long time band member Mike Bub, who left the band two months ago. Here's the announcement that was made on Del's website: As of August

  • St. Louis Flatpick

    Bull Harman asked us to remind everyone about the St. Louis Flatpick Guitar Workshop Weekend. The event takes place March 10-12, 2006 in St. Louis, MO. Featured instructors include: Guitar Tim May Brad Davis Banjo Ned Luberecki John Lawless

  • September issue of Banjo NewsLetter

    The September issue of Banjo NewsLetter will feature Tony Trischka's interview with Bad Livers banjo player Danny Barnes, and profiles of Canadian 3-finger picker Larry Good, and Spanish picker Lluis Gomez. As always, regular columns will be included from:

  • Tim O’Brien to release two CDs 9/13

    Sugar Hill Records is announcing that singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien will release two new recordings simultaneously on September 13. The two projects (Cornbread Nation and Fiddler's Green) were initially conceived as a single CD release but expanded into this

  • Grascals to open for Dolly in NYC

    The Grascals will perform at Radio City Music Hall on August 18 as the opening act for Dolly Parton. This show will be the second stop on Dolly's Vintage Tour and will feature a guest performance by the country superstar