• UT/Knoxville hosts banjo history exhibit

    The University Of Tennessee at Knoxville's McClung Museum is currently hosting a Special Exhibit on the history of the banjo. Entitled The Banjo: From Africa to America and Beyond, the exhibit is a mix of art, photos, instruments and live

  • Men of the Rail – DVD

    A friend of mine has just recently finished production on a documentary film titled Men of the Rail. It's about the North Carolina Branch railroad that runs through our town (Pulaski, VA) and beyond. He filmed some great footage on

  • IBMA Teacher Workshops in Denver/Boston

    A number of IBMA sponsored teacher workshops are scheduled for the middle of February, designed to familiarize classroom teachers, school administrators, home school parents and education students with bluegrass music - and how they might incorporate it in their own

  • Free Mandolin Tabs from Mike Compton

    Mike Compton, one of the leading Monroe style mandolinists in the world today, has a section of his website devoted to providing free tablature and sheet music to his fans and admirers. Some of the tunes are standards like Billy

  • Van Heffer – The CD

    If any of you have been following the Van Heffer documentary podcasts from Wichita Rutherford, then you may already know that the CD is going to be released on Feb 7th. This may just be a first for a bluegrass

  • Brad Davis, Flatpicking The Blues DVD

    Brad Davis' name should be familiar to regular readers of Bluegrass Today. He has served as one of our Guest Contributors, and we have posted a number of times about his various exploits as a performer, guitar instructor, songwriter and

  • Bluegrass workshop weekend in Calgary

    The Foothills Bluegrass Music Society in Calgary, Alberta is hosting their 1st Annual Chinookgrass Academy at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Calgary on February 11-12, 2006. Instructors include Bill Evans (banjo), John Reischman (mandolin), Eric Thompson (guitar), Trisha Gagnon (bass),

  • Steve Smith & Hard Road coming east

    Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Steve Smith, based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, will be bringing his music - and his band, Hard Road - back east for a number of shows in February 2006. Steve is a native of eastern Virginia,