• Mike Parker joins New River Line

    New River Line is proud to announce that bassest "Mike Parker" has joined N.R.L. as a full time member. Mike's talent is well recognized throughout the bluegrass music arena. Mike, along with his brother Jeff Parker (of the

  • Spaces filling up for UK bluegrass camp

    Though the popular Sore Fingers bluegrass instructional camp in England won't be held until April of 2006, reports are that the slots are rapidly filling up. UK and European bluegrass pickers who want to take advantage of this highly

  • Jim Hurst Bluegrass Band in Ireland

    The Jim Hurst Bluegrass Band is preparing for a ten day tour of Ireland in early October. Traveling with Jim for this tour are Steve Smith on mandolin, Scott Anderson on banjo, and Jim's son Brandon Hurst on bass. Stops

  • Without Maps Or Charts from Hit & Run

    Since this latest recording from Colorado-based Hit & Run Bluegrass has been out for two months, it doesn't really qualify as a "new release." Still, it's likely that some of our readers may not be familiar with this terrific, up-and-coming

  • New banjo backup DVD with Bill Evans

    Following up on the success of their first two instructional DVDs on bluegrass style backup for banjo, AcuTab has announced the release of Power Pickin' Volume 3 - Playing Banjo Backup In A Bluegrass Band, featuring Bill Evans. This new

  • Mountain Heart – Wide Open in ’06

    Mountain Heart and Skaggs Family Records have announced that work on their next CD release, Wide Open, has been completed, with an anticipated release date projected for early in 2006. The band describes this new CD as especially ambitious and

  • Cherryholmes releases new CD

    Cherryholmes recently made history by being the first group in the history of the IBMA to be simultaneously nominated for both Emerging Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.???Their new album which has just been released in stores

  • New mandolin CD from Andy Statman

    In what will be very welcome news for mandolin aficionados, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Andy Statman is poised to release his first mandolin recording in more than ten years. East Flatbush Blues is due for release in the near future, and there

  • New Slow Jam DVD from Pete Wernick

    Pete Wernick describes his latest instructional DVD from Homespun Tapes, Bluegrass Slow Jam for the Total Beginner, as "A Super-Easy, No-Fail Play-Along Session." Designed for relative beginners on any bluegrass instrument, this DVD allows a new player to pick along

  • Rattle The Chains in stores now

    The latest release from Wildfire, Rattle The Chains,has been officially released on Pinecastle, though it has been available from the band for several weeks. This is their third CD and the 12 tunes include four originals written by band members.