• Thoroughly Dusted in Roanoke

    Long time readers of Bluegrass Today realize that I am something of a cheerleader for The Infamous Stringdusters. I had been mightily impressed when I saw them several years ago as Wheel House. They knocked me over two years ago

  • Wildfire site back up

    In the course of a post last month about Wildfire's new lineup, we mentioned that their web site had been down while a newly redesigned site was being set up. That site is up today at www.wildfireband.com. You can get

  • Russ Barenberg CD due June 26

    Fans of the eclectic string music scene that emanated from New England in the 1970s and 80s will surely recall being enthralled by the acoustic guitar work of Russ Barenberg. He was a member of Country Cooking with Tony Trischka,

  • Chris Cairns, Hello Blue

    Fireheart Records has just released their second CD from banjo player and songwriter, Chris Cairns. The new project, Hello Blue, contains both bluegrass favorites and original songs, with plenty of banjo instrumentals amidst the vocal offerings. Audio samples from each track

  • Missy Raines & The New Hip in CA

    Award-winning bassist Missy Raines is on tour this week in California with her band, The New Hip. This brief run to the west coast began yesterday (6/3) in Berkeley, and continues through the week with stops in Felton, San Deigo,

  • Big Hillbilly Bluegrass in Eastern Europe

    Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass has recently embarked on a goodwill European tour, sponsored by the US State Department. They will perform in Moldova, Croatia, Georgia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan during the month of June, before heading for The Dominican Republic

  • New lesson from BluegrassBooksOnline

    Rick Williams has a new free guitar/mandolin lesson up at BluegrassBooksOnline. This time out, he has arrangements of the popular fiddle tune, Big Sandy River. Two versions of the tune are available for both mandolin and guitar, with each version including

  • Brits report on EWOB

    ukbluegrass.com has first hand reports on the recently-concluded European World Of Bluegrass in The Netherlands. Two British bands traveled to Voorthuizen to participate in the EWOB, and each wrote of their time at the convention. Both EWOB veterans, The New Essex