• Ken Perlman receives fiddle grant

    Noted clawhammer banjoist and fingerstyle guitarist, Ken Perlman, has been awarded a grant through the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa to do a follow-up study on the fiddle music of Prince Edward Island. He will travel once again to PEI

  • Grascals interview available online

    The Grascals sat recently for an interview with Country Weekly, and it can be viewed on the CW web site. The interview is about the upcoming Grascals CD, due in late August, which features contributions with a number of country music

  • The Lewis Family – Flyin High

    Mountain Home Records has just announced the release of a new Lewis Family project, Flyin' High. This new CD includes a song list gathered from some of today's best songwriters, and features all the energy and excitement you've come to

  • Mark Johnson and Emory Lester – Acoustic Rising

    Mountain Home Records recording artists Mark Johnson and Emory Lester have just announced the release of a new project entitled Acoustic Rising. Mark Johnson plays a unique style on the banjo that some have termed Clawgrass. Emory Lester is a

  • New guitar CD from Roberto Dalla Vecchia

    We have recently gotten word of a new CD by noted Italian flatpicker, Roberto Dalla Vecchia. The project is entitled Grateful, released oddly enough on the Fingerpicking.net Records label. It features a number of Roberto's original tunes and guest performances

  • USA Songwriting Competition deadline is today

    We have posted a few times recently about the USA Songwriting Competition, an international contest where folk, bluegrass and Americana songwriters have done well this past few years. The original information we received from them had indicated a deadline of May

  • New Stanley CD in USA Today

    Today's edition of USA Today includes an article and interview with Ralph Stanley, primarily about his new CD, A Distant land To Roam: Songs of the Carter Family, recently released on DMZ/Columbia Records. The article is by Brian Mansfield and

  • New Rebel releases

    In addition to the Reno & Smily reunion CD from 1971 which we mentioned earlier, Rebel Records had two other releases out this week. Dave Evans' Pretty Green Hills is his first release in five years, featuring his band, traditionally known

  • David Thomas joins Special Consensus

    We just heard from our friend, Greg Cahill, founder, banjo player and chief everything officer with Chicago-based Special Consensus. He was just back from a week teaching at NashCamp and filled us in on a personnel change in the band. Our