• The Isaacs take National Quartet Awards

    The Isaacs returned from The National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY with a number of new awards for their overburdened trophy shelf. The group performed several times during the NQC event, and heard their names a number of times at the

  • New release from Chris Jones

    Bluegrass singer/songwriter-turned radio host Chris Jones has a new CD out. It's entitled Too Far Down The Road, and is his debut release on Little Dog Records. The new project was produced by Pete Anderson, who produced the early recordings from

  • Duhks contest for Magfest

    The folks at JamBase, together with Sugar Hill Records and MagnoliaFest have put together a special contest and prize package to celebrate the release of the new Duhks CD, Migrations. Contest winners will receive VIP passes to MagnoliaFest, held October 19-22

  • Noam Pikelny tours with Crooked Still

    Banjo player Noam Pikelny is a mighty busy guy this fall. It seems like any time you investigate what is happening in the world of progressive bluegrass and acoustic music, his name pops up. Until recently, Noam was a member of

  • Two new David Grisman CDs

    We've written a good bit recently about Chris Thile, and his return, if not necessarily to bluegrass, at least to recording and performing within the structure of a bluegrass ensemble. It seems somehow appropriate in this setting to highlight two

  • Dolly Parton acoustic compilation set

    Sugar Hill is set to release an interesting 4-disc set from Dolly Parton on October 10. The box set will consist of three audio CDs and a DVD, and will be distributed as Dolly Parton, The Acoustic Collection 1999-2002. The set

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Allstars

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum is announcing a new program it's calling the Kentucky Bluegrass Allstars Lesson Program. The program offers instruction on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and banjo. The lesson are held at the Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, KY. Assistant Director

  • Youth scholarship opportunities end tomorrow

    We have posted previously about the scholarships offered each year by the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend, sponsored by Gibson, and now renamed to honor the memory of Charlie Derrington. The scholarships will allow four young bluegrass musicians (aged 13-24) to attend