• The Earl Scruggs Banjo Songbook

    We finally got our hands on a copy of the new Earl Scruggs Banjo Songbook from Hal Leonard, which will surely have a place on the bookshelf of every serious banjo player or student worldwide. At least all who have

  • Big changes for Lonesome River Band

    Sammy Shelor has announced a big change coming next month for Lonesome River Band. Long time guitarist Brandon Rickman is leaving the group after almost two decades of touring and recording with the group. Current mandolinist, Jesse Smathers, will move

  • Common Ground events to remain virtual in 2021

    Common Ground on the Hill in Maryland has announced that their major summer events this year will remain virtual as a result of uncertainties about COVID-19 restrictions. That includes their popular Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention and the three Traditions Weeks

  • Thankful – new single from The Grascals

    Mountain Home Music has released another single from The Grascals, a heartfelt message of gratitude for blessings received entitled Thankful. This song is conveyed with an easy-going, acoustic country vibe, set off by tasty banjo from Kristin Scott Benson and the

  • Nick Goad to Sideline on mandolin

    Sideline has announced that Nick Goad will join the band on mandolin, stepping into the spot recently vacated when Zack Arnold departed for a job with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage. Nick is a native of Stuart, VA, where he still

  • Tommy Edwards passes

    Much-loved traditional bluegrass musician and teacher, Thomas 'Tommy' Edwards, a North Carolina native, passed away on Saturday morning, May 22, 2021.  He was 75 years old and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Born in Siler City on

  • Kristy Cox to Billy Blue Records

    Jerry Salley and Ed Leonard of Billy Blue Records with latest signee, Kristy Cox In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, Billy Blue Records has announced the signing of Australian bluegrass singer Kristy Cox to the label. The Adelaide-born vocalist