• May issue of Silver Strings

    We have posted many times about the free ezine published by Angie Sumpter for new banjo pickers getting started later in life. The online publication, called Silver Strings, has been offered at no cost via Angie's web site since late

  • Mandolin building workshop in OR

    Noted luthier John Condino will be offering a ten day course on mandolin building later this month. The course runs from May 22 through June 3, but classes will actually be held 5/22-26, and again from 5/30-6/3 at the Oregon

  • Jim Van Cleve’s solo debut out today

    Mountain Heart's celebrated young fiddler, Jim Van Cleve, steps out today with his first solo release. No Apologies is the title of his debut project on the Rural Rhythm label, where he showcases his well-established prowess as a fiddle man,

  • Heather Berry’s new CD, To A Dove

    Heather Berry's new CD, which we had mentioned once previously, is now available. Entitled, To A Dove, it was recently released on Tom T. and Dixie Hall's Blue Circle Records label and features a number of Hall original songs and

  • Special C school program in UT

    We have posted a good bit over the past few months about efforts to expose young folks to bluegrass music through the schools, and found an article in today's Salt Lake Tribune about an event of this sort out west.

  • May/June issue of Flatpicking Guitar

    When Dan Miller sent along those Merlefest photos earlier this week, he also passed along some info on the current issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, of which he is editor and publisher. Dan said that this issue has been mailed

  • Isaacs win SGN award

    Belated congratulations to The Isaacs, who won the Country/Bluegrass Song Of The Year when the Southern Gospel News Awards were handed out last week in Murfreesboro, TN. Their award was for Friend Til The End, the opening track on their