• Steve Kaufman in 2007

    This post is another from our all-the-more regular contributor, Richard Thompson. He writes from England, where he is also a longstanding contributor to British Bluegrass News, a quarterly print publication where he also briefly served as editor. The latest edition of

  • Niall Toner – online, and on the air

    We received a note recently from Niall Toner, who hosts Roots Freeway on RTE Radio One in Dublin, Ireland. His show runs on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. (GMT/WET) and features a mix of bluegrass, old time, traditional country and blues.

  • Bluegrass entries in CMT video contest

    We posted back in November when CMT announced their Music City Madness video contest, timed and structured to coincide with the annual NCAA basketball tournaments. We mentioned at the time that CMT was hoping to get some bluegrass entries, and

  • Chris Thile at Berklee

    This post is a contribution from David Hollender, Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Dave has been a member of the ensemble department for several years, and teaching upright bass, but now also teaches banjo for students

  • Jim & Missy hang it up

    In the midst of all the announcements of new bands and changing personnel that have been made this year, there is one that we have yet to mention. After 8 years, Jim Hurst and Missy Raines have decided to call

  • Evans, Steffey DVDs from AcuTab in Spring ’07

    AcuTab has announced two new bluegrass instructional DVDs for release this spring, one each for banjo and mandolin. First up will be Bluegrass Banjo Master Class, featuring Bill Evans. This will be the fourth installment in AcuTab's popular Power Pickin' series,

  • 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,