• Bluegrass Banjo Master Class DVD from AcuTab

    Bill Evans is surely one of bluegrass music's most widely regarded banjo instructors, having taught hundreds of students, both privately and at camps and workshops all over the world. He has been featured in two popular instructional DVDs from AcuTab,

  • Dixie Bee-Liners at Gibson.com

    The Dixie Bee-Liners have a nice feature up on Gibson's web site. It gives an overview of the band - and their story of meeting and starting a bluegrass band in New York, and then moving to Virginia - along

  • Big show on WDVX March 30

    Blue Plate Special has a special 90 minute edition of the program on tap for Friday (3/30) on WDVX. It's a triple bill featuring live (in studio) performances from The Jerry Douglas Band, Kenny & Amanda Smith and Missy Raines and

  • King Wilkie previews Low Country Suite tracks

    King Wilkie, the Charlottesville, VA-based string based whose multiple personality shifts defy description, have announced June 26 as the release date for their upcoming CD, Low Country Suite, their first for Rounder imprint, Zoe Records. The band got its start in

  • New DL&QS CD released today

    We've posted many times about the new secular CD from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, More Behind The Picture Than The Wall. It's officially released today (3/27), and can be purchased wherever bluegrass music is sold, online or in the real

  • Goin’ Across The Mountain Live Volume 2

    We just received a note from Dennis Jones of WNCW, letting us know about their latest efforts in fundraising for the station. They are holding their spring pledge drive this week. With the recently increased royalties for internet broadcasters, supporting

  • Tony Trischka interview at CMT.com

    CMT.com has a piece up that features an interview with banjo picker Tony Trischka. It is focused on his recent release, Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular, which includes Tony and a host of celebrated banjoists in twin banjo arrangements. Earl Scruggs,

  • Skaggs/Hornsby CD reviewed in Washington Post

    Yesterday's edition of The Washington Post included a brief review of the new release from Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, which Brance mentioned earlier this year. It features both Skaggs and Hornsby as vocalists and instrumentalists, with Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder band

  • Standard Songs For Average People

    John Prine and Mac Wiseman have teamed up for a set of great country music classics on a new CD from Oh Boy Records. Standard Songs For Average People was officially released on Saturday (3/24), and features the two legends

  • Are declining CD sales good news?

    The numbers are in for the first quarter and they don't look promising, at least not on the surface. Nielsen SoundScan reports that 89 million CDs were sold from January 1 through March 18. That's a drop of nearly 20%