• Jimbo Whaley – combo CD/DVD release

    Jimbo Whaley has a combo CD/DVD project set for release this weekend, An Evening With Jimbo Whaley & Friends. It was recorded (filmed) live at the Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN in March of this year, and the

  • Corea/Fleck promo video online

    The Enchantment, the upcoming banjo/piano duet recording from Chick Corea and B?©la Fleck, which Brance briefly described earlier this month, is due for release May 22 on Concord Records. The making of this highly-anticipated CD is the focus of a short

  • Steep Canyon Rangers CD release party

    The Steep Canyon Rangers will celebrate the imminent release of their new recording, titled Lovin' Pretty Women, this weekend in Ashville, NC. The band will be performing at The Grey Eagle in Ashville at 9 PM on Saturday the 19th. Joining

  • Ashby Frank to Special Consensus

    We just heard from Greg Cahill, founder and fearless leader of Special Consensus. Greg tells us that Ashby Frank has been hired as mandolinist and vocalist with the band, taking the spot to be vacated when Ron Spears departs to join

  • Rarely Herd on American Idol?

    Jeff Weaver of The Rarely Herd will surely be among the millions of TV viewers glued to their sets tomorrow night when American Idol is broadcast on Fox. Arizona, a song he wrote and which The Herd recorded in 1992

  • Dry Branch audio samples online

    The 30th Anniversary compilation CD from The Dry Branch Fire Squad which Richard Thompson wrote about last month is due for release tomorrow (5/15). Carrying the appropriate title of 30th Anniversary Special, the CD contains 21 tracks taken from earlier releases

  • Lewis Family favorites – Handpicked

    The Lewis Family have a new compilation project due for release this month on Daywind Records. The CD is entitled Handpicked, and includes their very favorite tracks from previous releases, fourteen in all. The CD booklet also features comments about each

  • Rabbi John

    Not long ago I discovered a band that caught my attention. Rabbi John is a New Timey (their term) band from the UK. The quartet describe themselves as a fusion of bluegrass, folk, and old time music all tied together

  • Gibson Brothers return to Songwriter Chat

    Eric and Leigh Gibson will return to The Bluegrass Guide's Songwriter Chat on Monday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). This online chat forum is hosted monthly by Rick Lang, and is designed to give songwriters an opportunity to interact with