• Reno-style banjo DVDs

    Jason Skinner is a devoted student of the banjo style of Don Reno. At age 29, he's spent 15 years studying the Reno style, and has set out on a crusade to bring more banjo players to embrace Don's music

  • Tommy Ramone’s acoustic CD

    If you scour the web for general music industry news, you may have noticed that the most recent successful recording artist from another genre to embrace bluegrass is Tommy Ramone, from The Ramones, the notorious alternative rock band of the

  • Claire Lynch auditioning mandolin players

    Claire Lynch is currently auditioning mandolin players to fill the role being vacated by longtime band member David Harvey. Harvey has been a member of the band for the last thee and half years and has contributed significantly to the

  • From Led Zep to The g’Earls

    When we posted last week that audio samples from the upcoming Uncle Earl CD, Waterloo, Tennessee, were up on the Rounder site, we also mentioned that the new project had been produced by John Paul Jones, former bass player and

  • Jim Lauderdale on CMT.com

    CMT.com has a lengthy interview posted on their site with Jim Lauderdale. The interview is about Jim's new CD, Bluegrass, about which Brance spoke so highly last month. Jim talks about his discovery of bluegrass music while still a young teen. When

  • The Dailey Vincent Band

    Long time band member of Doyle Lawson's Quicksilver, Jamie Dailey is partnering up with Darrin Vincent, of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, to start a new group called The Dailey Vincent Band. The new band won't debut until 2008 though.

  • The ‘new guy’ with Mountain Heart

    There has been much discussion this past few weeks about Josh Shilling, the newest member of Mountain Heart who joined the band when founding member Steve Gulley departed in late 2006. Whenever a major band makes such a prominent change

  • Straight From The Porch

    We got a new CD recently that will appeal to folks who like to hear simple old time and folk melodies played on stringed instruments, in an unassuming, relaxed style. It's called Straight From The Porch, and comes from