• Get To Know Your Acoustic Guitar

    How many steel string acoustic guitars do you think are sold each year? I don't know either, but it must surely be in the millions. With a large bulk of them being sold - or given - to folks without much

  • RBW – RIP

    After 7 years of offering 3 day multi-instrument bluegrass seminars, Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend is calling it quits. Jointly hosted since November of 2002 by mandolin legend Herschel Sizemore and our own John Lawless, RBW has fallen prey to the many

  • Adam Steffey mandolin DVD due in mid-June

    Adam Steffey's first-ever instructional DVD for mandolin is due for release from AcuTab Publications on June 12. It will be a two-DVD set, entitled My Approach To Bluegrass Mandolin. The first of the two disks focuses on Adam's approach to the

  • Bluegrass Banjo Master Class DVD from AcuTab

    Bill Evans is surely one of bluegrass music's most widely regarded banjo instructors, having taught hundreds of students, both privately and at camps and workshops all over the world. He has been featured in two popular instructional DVDs from AcuTab,

  • Evans, Steffey DVDs from AcuTab in Spring ’07

    AcuTab has announced two new bluegrass instructional DVDs for release this spring, one each for banjo and mandolin. First up will be Bluegrass Banjo Master Class, featuring Bill Evans. This will be the fourth installment in AcuTab's popular Power Pickin' series,

  • Bill Evans – Banjo For Dummies

    No one who has attended one of Bill Evans' banjo workshops, or studied using one of his popular AcuTab banjo DVDs, would ever accuse him of being a dummy. In addition to his prominent work in music as a teacher,

  • Ron Stewart fiddle DVD

    AcuTab Publications has released their first fiddle instructional DVD, for JD Crowe & The New South fiddler, and celebrated session player, Ron Stewart. Entitled Playing Fiddle In The Bluegrass Style, it features Ron demonstrating ten songs and tunes he has

  • Herschel Sizemore mandolin book reprinted

    When AcuTab's book of Herschel Sizemore mandolin transcriptions went out of print earlier this year, the company had no plans for a reprint. Though the book had found an appreciative audience with serious students of bluegrass mandolin, declining book sales

  • Barry Abernathy on WUNC today

    Barry Abernathy will be the featured guest today on The Story with Dick Gordon, aired on WUNC (North Carolina Public Radio). Barry is the banjo player with Mountain Heart, and performed previously with both Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and IIIrd