• Dr. Banjo’s 2006 Jam Camps

    Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, has announced a total of ten bluegrass jam camps during 2006. These camps are designed specifically to help new pickers - or inexperienced jammers - learn how to fit in and contribute to a bluegrass

  • IBMA ’06 showcase deadline approaching

    Bands interested in submitting an application to showcase at the 2006 IBMA World Of Bluegrass convention in Nashville need to get in gear to meet the January 16 deadline. The submission fee is only $15, though bands who are selected

  • UPDATE: Lonesome River Band website

    Those of you who have listened to last weeks episode of the GrassCast heard Sammy Shelor talking about a new updated website. There were some minor delays getting things switched over, but we're happy to tell you that the new

  • New Flecktones DualDisc release on 2/14

    Another long-awaited CD which has been pushed back from a January '06 release date is the next project from B???la Fleck & The Flecktones, The Hidden Land. We posted about this upcoming album back in November, when an initial release

  • New Mountain Heart CD – Wide Open

    The next CD project from Mountain Heart, Wide Open, was originally slated for release on Skaggs Family Records in January of 2006, but has been pushed back to February 14. This one marks a departure of sorts for the band,

  • Metallica bluegrass tribute CD on CMH

    Fade to Bluegrass Volume 2: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica is a new CD in the CMH Records Pickin' On series, due for a January 31, 2006 release. Like the first Metallica tribute project on CMH, the grassified covers were

  • January issue of Banjo NewsLetter

    Don Nitchie just passed along some info about the latest issue of Banjo NewsLetter, the longest running publication of its kind. In the January 2006 Banjo NewsLetter we feature David Talbot, banjo player with the The Grascals, who recently won the

  • Ronnie Bowman interview in Roanoke Times

    The Roanoke Times, formerly the home town newspaper for noted bluegrass singer/songwriter Ronnie Bowman, closed the year with a brief catch up piece on the Franklin County, VA native. Times writer Ralph Berrier offers a brief overview of Ronnie's big

  • New look for Cedar Hill

    We just heard from Frank Ray, founder and mandolinist with the popular Missouri-based Cedar Hill, about some changes in the band's makeup as they head into the new year. Longtime bass player Ali Keisler and guitarist Jesse Durham will be