• 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

  • John Lawless featured on Sirius

    My fellow blog author, John Lawless, will be featured Sunday evening (3/12) on Sirius Satellite Radio's bluegrass channel 65. He'll be interviewed by Sirius on-air host Ned Luberecki, and they will also spin a number of tracks from John's CD,

  • Congratulations to Chris Davis

    Chris Davis, mandolinist with Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, and his wife Rhonda are celebrating the birth of their son. The LST web site reports that mother and child are at home, and doing fine. A baby picture is

  • IBMA Awards Eligible Recordings for 2006

    The diligent staff of the International Bluegrass Music Association is currently assembling their list of eligible recordings for the 2006 IBMA Awards voting. This list is distributed with the first round (nominating) ballot sent to all voting members of the