• Free downloads from Barons Of Bluegrass

    James Reams, Walter Hensley & The Barons of Bluegrass are offering free downloads of three songs from their latest release, Wild Card, via Download.com. These are the full tracks from the CD in an unrestricted MP3 format, ready for burning to

  • New faces with Lonesome River Band

    Sammy Shelor let us know today that he has two new members with him in Lonesome River Band. To be precise, it's actually one new member, and one returning. Brandon Rickman is back with the band, playing guitar and singing lead,

  • More Ultimate Pickin from Pinecastle

    Some of the more popular bluegrass instrumental projects of recent years have been in a Pinecastle series which came to be called the Bluegrass Annual projects, as each was designated by the year in which it was released. Seven CDs

  • Mark Delaney banjo workshop

    Mark Delaney, banjo player with Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen, will be teaching a banjo workshop in early March in the Northern Virginia area. The workshop is geared toward the beginner to intermediate level player and will cover both

  • Reno-style banjo DVDs

    Jason Skinner is a devoted student of the banjo style of Don Reno. At age 29, he's spent 15 years studying the Reno style, and has set out on a crusade to bring more banjo players to embrace Don's music

  • Tommy Ramone’s acoustic CD

    If you scour the web for general music industry news, you may have noticed that the most recent successful recording artist from another genre to embrace bluegrass is Tommy Ramone, from The Ramones, the notorious alternative rock band of the

  • Claire Lynch auditioning mandolin players

    Claire Lynch is currently auditioning mandolin players to fill the role being vacated by longtime band member David Harvey. Harvey has been a member of the band for the last thee and half years and has contributed significantly to the

  • From Led Zep to The g’Earls

    When we posted last week that audio samples from the upcoming Uncle Earl CD, Waterloo, Tennessee, were up on the Rounder site, we also mentioned that the new project had been produced by John Paul Jones, former bass player and

  • Jim Lauderdale on CMT.com

    CMT.com has a lengthy interview posted on their site with Jim Lauderdale. The interview is about Jim's new CD, Bluegrass, about which Brance spoke so highly last month. Jim talks about his discovery of bluegrass music while still a young teen. When

  • The Dailey Vincent Band

    Long time band member of Doyle Lawson's Quicksilver, Jamie Dailey is partnering up with Darrin Vincent, of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, to start a new group called The Dailey Vincent Band. The new band won't debut until 2008 though.