• Seneca Rocks! recording continues

    We posted last year about the formation of Seneca Rocks!, a new part-time bluegrass band made up of prominent veteran performers. The group include Dudley Connell on guitar, Tom Adams on banjo, David McLaughlin on mandolin, Sally Love on

  • Doyle Lawson adds new band members

    Doyle Lawson commented yesterday afternoon on his bulletin board that he is hiring fiddle player and bass singer Alan Johnson (formerly with BlueRidge) to take Mike Hartgrove's place, and banjo player Chris Warner (formerly with Jimmy Martin) in place of

  • Rural Rhythm embraces digital distribution

    Rural Rhythm Records has just announced the signing of a digital distribution agreement with existing physical distributor RYKO. RYKO has been handling physical "brick & mortar" distribution for Rural Rhythm for over ten years. Our goal is to provide our artists

  • New from Flatpicking Guitar

    The March/April issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is on the newsstands and in the mail. many subscribers may already have received their copy. The cover feature is on St. Louis flatpicker and instructor, Bull Harman. Other articles this month include

  • Important IBMA deadlines approaching

    Recent updates on the official IBMA web site list a number of important deadlines to keep in mind. April 16 is the last date to apply for funding from their International Outreach Program, which issues grants to further projects that "foster

  • Buncombe Turnpike still in the hunt at CMT

    Over the course of CMT.com's Music City Madness video competition, we have highlighted the progress of a number of bluegrass - or bluegrassy - entries. The second round winners have been announced, and Buncombe Turnpike has made it into the Sweet

  • Three great re-issues due from Rebel

    Rebel Records is continuing their laudable efforts to get classic LPs released on CD, and/or for digital download. Many serious bluegrass fans had feared that much of the recorded legacy of bluegrass music might become unavailable when digital media took

  • Phil Leadbetter: interview

    Knoxville Triva Blog has a nice piece that consists of an interview with Phil Leadbetter. Their interest in Phil stems from his time with the Knoxville New Grass Boys when he was a young teenager. The post takes the form

  • Flamekeeper to Canada in April

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock have a 10 day Canadian tour in the works for next month. Their first show is on April 20 in Ontario, where they will spend the largest part of their time in Canada. All