• New from Flatpicking Guitar

    The March/April issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is on the newsstands and in the mail. many subscribers may already have received their copy. The cover feature is on St. Louis flatpicker and instructor, Bull Harman. Other articles this month include

  • Important IBMA deadlines approaching

    Recent updates on the official IBMA web site list a number of important deadlines to keep in mind. April 16 is the last date to apply for funding from their International Outreach Program, which issues grants to further projects that "foster

  • Buncombe Turnpike still in the hunt at CMT

    Over the course of CMT.com's Music City Madness video competition, we have highlighted the progress of a number of bluegrass - or bluegrassy - entries. The second round winners have been announced, and Buncombe Turnpike has made it into the Sweet

  • Three great re-issues due from Rebel

    Rebel Records is continuing their laudable efforts to get classic LPs released on CD, and/or for digital download. Many serious bluegrass fans had feared that much of the recorded legacy of bluegrass music might become unavailable when digital media took

  • Phil Leadbetter: interview

    Knoxville Triva Blog has a nice piece that consists of an interview with Phil Leadbetter. Their interest in Phil stems from his time with the Knoxville New Grass Boys when he was a young teenager. The post takes the form

  • Flamekeeper to Canada in April

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock have a 10 day Canadian tour in the works for next month. Their first show is on April 20 in Ontario, where they will spend the largest part of their time in Canada. All

  • Mountain Heart in Knoxville

    We've written a good bit recently about Mountain Heart's new vocalist, Josh Shilling, and the reaction to the band's new sound. Today's edition of the Knoxville News Sentinel has an interview with Mountain Heart mandolinist Adam Stefey about this very

  • Steve Gulley: Sounds Like Home

    Steve Gulley recently left the band Mountain Heart to begin a new band effort with Phil Leadbetter and Alan Bibey. Grasstowne, as the new band is called, is currently in the studio working on a CD to be released later

  • Classic Mandolin Solos from Mel Bay

    Mel Bay has released Classic Bluegrass Solos for Mandolin, a collection of 22 transcriptions by Todd Collins. The thrust of this collection is the mandolin playing of Bill Monroe. The book contains a mix of kickoffs, turnarounds and solos from some