• Jason Thomas with Claire Lynch

    Jason Thomas has joined The Claire Lynch Band, assuming the position on mandolin, fiddle and vocals recently vacated by David Harvey. He is a multinational award winner, having taken the top place in the Canadian Open Mandolin Championship and the

  • Bobby Osborne – Bluegrass Melodies

    Bobby Osborne's second CD release with his new band, Rocky Top X-Press, is due from Rounder Records on July 10. Bluegrass Melodies will showcase the soulful voice and mandolin prowess of this 75 year old music legend. The new CD was

  • Parking Lot Pickers Songbook for banjo

    Here's a new Mel Bay release that is sure to become an important reference for banjo pickers. Parking Lot Picker's Songbook - Banjo Edition includes well over 200 popular songs, complete with chords, lyrics and the basic melody presented in

  • Two new Gospel releases from Rebel

    The new CD from Paul Williams & The Victory Trio, Where No One Stands Alone, which Richard Thompson previewed for us last month, is now available on Rebel Records. Paul is one of the true treasures of bluegrass music, having

  • FiddleStar Youth Fiddle Camp

    We just got a note from fiddler Megan B. Lynch, fiddler with 3 Fox Drive, announcing a summer camp she is conducting for young fiddle players. The week of July 16-20, 2007 will see the first FiddleStar Youth Fiddle Camp. The

  • Cherryholmes II, Black & White June 12

    Skaggs Family Records has indicated that June 12 is the official release date for the long awaited sophomore release from Cherryholmes on their label. The CD has been promoted for some time with the title, Cherryholmes II, but as you

  • Wildfire regroups with new members

    If you've tried to find Wildfire online recently, you will have surely noticed that their web site is down. One might be forgiven for suspecting that they had thrown in the towel after seeing first Phil Leadbetter, and then Darrell

  • Adam Steffey mandolin DVD due in mid-June

    Adam Steffey's first-ever instructional DVD for mandolin is due for release from AcuTab Publications on June 12. It will be a two-DVD set, entitled My Approach To Bluegrass Mandolin. The first of the two disks focuses on Adam's approach to the

  • EBMA winners announced

    This past weekend saw the awarding of the prizes for European bluegrass bands at the European World of Bluegrass festival, and we are delighted to see that G2, a young Swedish band we recommended to you all last fall, came