• Classic Oak titles reissued

    Long-time students of bluegrass instruments will recall with fondness the name Oak Publications, a division of Music Sales that released some fine instructional manuals for...

  • Skaggs to receive honorary degree

    Spring Break usually means a quick sprint to southern beaches for college students eager to escape the grind of their studies. For serious-minded students at...

  • Punch – a review

    This review was written by John McGann, Associate Professor of Strings at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA. A wise friend of mine once...

  • John McGann – Sound Fundamentals DVD

    Noted mandolin teacher and transcriber, John McGann, has a new instructional DVD. Sound Fundamentals: Tone, Touch and Technique for Mandolin uses a number of crucial...

  • Rhythm mandolin DVD from John McGann

    John McGann is one of acoustic string music's more prolific instrumentalists and educators. He is the 1985 national mandolin champion, and has performed and recorded...

  • Crooked Still heading for Ireland

    Our friend Richard Hawkins over at The Bluegrass Ireland Blog is reporting that Crooked Still, the innovative Boston-based string band, is heading back to Ireland...

  • Episode#39 – Andy Hall

    Episode #39 continues on the heels of last week's discussion with Chris Pandolfi. This time, we are talking with dobroist/vocalist Andy Hall, also of The...