• Giving Thanks (Bluegrass Edition)

    While we count our many blessings, I want to take a couple of minutes to note some of the things I’m thankful for in the bluegrass world. For starters, I’m grateful that folks like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs

  • Blue Yodel #48 – Blue and Grey States

    We’re two years into the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and, I don’t know about you, but it seems to me there hasn’t been a whole lot said about it. The anniversary of Antietam—the bloodiest day in American history—passed on

  • Goodbye to Nashville

    I had a bittersweet moment Saturday morning, seeing Nashville in the rearview mirror. I don’t know when I’ll be back now that IBMA’s World of Bluegrass is heading to Raleigh, N.C., in 2013. But I’m looking forward to seeing what Raleigh

  • Blue Yodel #47 – Freedom of Speech

    Once when asked how he managed to write three columns a week, the conservative commentator William F. Buckley replied that the world reliably annoyed him three times a week. The world of bluegrass reliably annoys, amuses, and astonishes me at least

  • Talking Doc Watson Blues

    This is a debut column from Art Menius, who we hope will be a regular contributor at Bluegrass Today. Art has many years' experience as a writer, and in the organizational realm of traditional music. His will be a welcome