• Northern Lights go out for good

    Northern Lights has been the premier progressive bluegrass band in northeastern Massachusetts for the past 35 years. Other than a brief hiatus from 1977-1982, the...

  • Sierra Hull mandolin DVD from AcuTab

    AcuTab Publications has announced March 16 as the release date for their newest instructional DVD, Secrets Songs & Tunes by Sierra Hull. It offers four...

  • Robot banjo – who knew?

    Many thanks to David Hollender, upright bass and banjo instructor at Berklee College of Music, for turning me on to Ragtime West, makers of some...

  • Sierra Hull on Blue Plate Special

    Young mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull has started classes at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but is still touring with her band, Highway 111....

  • Folk Arts Quartet

    We've commented a number of times about the fertile acoustic string music scene in and around Boston, MA. It is fueled in large part by...

  • Sierra Hull is Boston bound

    We had a piece up on Monday about Sarah Jarosz and her decision to attend college at Boston's New England Conservatory. But she's not the...

  • Sarah Jarosz heading north

    Sarah Jarosz will be among the thousands of college freshmen descending onto the city of Boston next month. Long regarded as one of the biggest...

  • Kate Lee – Less Is More!

    We have written in the past about Kate Lee, a talented young singer, fiddler and songwriter from New York. Kate has just now turned 16...

  • Looking Glass from Chris Pandolfi

    I've known The Infamous Stringdusters' banjoist Chris Pandolfi and his music for the past 6 years. Over that time I've seen him develop musically and...