• Boston Globe covers Berklee bluegrass

    We have posted several times about the recent embrace of traditional bluegrass instruments as a principal of study at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA. While other post secondary schools facilitate the study of bluegrass music - most

  • Duhks debut CD to be released on Sugar Hill

    Canadian acoustic-fusion group The Duhks created quite a stir when their self-titled CD was released on Sugar Hill Records earlier this year. The band has been touring extensively since that time, and new fans have been regularly frustrated by the

  • Pickin’ On Nickel Creek

    The newest release in the CMH Records Pickin' On series is just out, entitled Pickin' On Nickel Creek: A Bluegrass Tribute. 11 songs taken from the three Nickel Creek recordings are done in instrumental bluegrass arrangements, including The Lighthouse Tale,

  • How it come to be wrote: Some Day

    This post is a contribution from Tim Stafford, founding member of bluegrass supergroup Blue Highway, and a celebrated and sought-after songwriter and producer outside of the band. He was also a member of Alison Krauss & Union Station before the

  • A Van Halen bluegrass record?

    This post is a contribution from Brad Davis. Brad is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and recording engineer who has worked with a literal who's-who in bluegrass music. Visit Brad online at braddavismusic.com. Not long ago, I was called to cut some

  • King Wilkie launches discussion board

    Fans of bluegrass fashionistas, King Wilkie, may want to pay a visit to their new bulletin board discussion forum. The site is set up quite similarly to others of its type, and folks who frequent such chat sites should have

  • Pickin’ On Shania Twain coming in January

    CMH Records has three new titles in their Pickin' On instrumental bluegrass series due in January 2006. To date, nearly 200 recorded projects have been released in the series, each featuring bluegrass arrangements of songs from the recorded repertoire of

  • A Banjo Player’s Pilgrimage

    This post is a contribution from Alan Munde, banjo legend, teacher, performer, and writer. Be sure to check out Alan's band The Alan Munde Gazette. I have been teaching banjo in the Creative Arts Department (when I began it was known