• Jewgrass music for the holidays

    There is an entire sub-genre of bluegrass, referred to as Jewgrass, performed by Jewish musicians around the country. A recent Harvard grad even wrote an award winning scholarly piece about the history of such music and I'll be publishing an

  • Grasstowne signs with Pinecastle

    We have posted many times recently about Grasstowne, this fall's big bluegrass start-up featuring Alan Bibey, Steve Gulley and Phil Leadbetter. This week's news is that the band has signed a 3 CD deal with Pinecastle Records, with work on the

  • Dale Ann Bradley Band – Remixed

    The bluegrass trading season is in full swing and The Dale Ann Bradley Band has acquired new members in the recent trades. Dale Ann has gathered together some great bluegrass musicians to put together her new high powered band. The first

  • Rhythm mandolin DVD from John McGann

    John McGann is one of acoustic string music's more prolific instrumentalists and educators. He is the 1985 national mandolin champion, and has performed and recorded with a who's who of bluegrass, newgrass, celtic and folk artists. He operates his own

  • David Bromberg solo project in February

    Eclectic folk/blues artist David Bromberg is due for a new CD. Though he has released some band projects, a retrospective and some live sets, he has not had a new studio project as a solo artist since 1990. Appleseed Records has

  • 3rd Annual St. Louis Flatpick in March

    Bull and Tammy Harman will again be hosting their weekend guitar and banjo workshop in 2007. St. Louis Flatpick will be held March 9-11, 2007 at Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel in St. Louis, MO. There will be two days of guitar

  • Louisa Branscomb feted in Atlanta

    Songwriter Louisa Branscomb's name is a familiar one in bluegrass circles. As a songwriter, she holds the record for the longest consecutive run on the Bluegrass Unlimited singles chart for the Alison Krauss recording of Steel Rails. Louisa has a track

  • Bill Evans – Banjo For Dummies

    No one who has attended one of Bill Evans' banjo workshops, or studied using one of his popular AcuTab banjo DVDs, would ever accuse him of being a dummy. In addition to his prominent work in music as a teacher,

  • Chris Thile music video on CMT

    The Chris Thile music video we teased about in October has been released, and can be viewed on CMT.com. It's for the song Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground from his How To Grow A Woman From The Ground CD. The

  • John Starling & Carolina Star

    Hard core fans of bluegrass supergroup Seldom Scene are inclined to the sort of internecine squabbles that occur among folks fiercely loyal to their favorite sports team. To wit, the familiar arguments about which edition of the team was the