• Bibey & Benson CD due March 12

    The long-awaited twin mandolin project from Wayne Benson and Alan Bibey, The Mandolin Chronicles, has been announced for a March 12 release on Pinecastle. It celebrates not only these two stellar musicians, but also the classic prewar instruments they each

  • Alan Bibey tells all

    Veteran bluegrass mandolin player Alan Bibey of Grasstowne does it the old-fashioned way—and doesn’t mind telling you why. He took a few minutes to explain between sound check and Grasstowne’s November 29 performance in the North Brevard Shrine Center in Titusville,

  • Big news from Grasstowne

    Not long ago we posted news that Justin Jenkins would be leaving Grasstowne to join up with American Drive, the newly-formed band built by the members of J.D. Crowe & the New South. Justin and Grasstowne bandleader Alan Bibey spoke with us

  • Carrie Hassler – The Distance

    Carrie Hassler has been working hard since her last release (2008’s CHHR2), and her efforts shine on her most recent project for Rural Rhythm Records, the solo album The Distance. The album debuted at number 10 on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart,

  • Life Goes On – Music from the MACC II

    We've written many times about the magnificent work done by Darrel and Phyllis Adkins at their annual Musicians Against Childhood Cancer festival in Ohio. Top bluegrass acts make the trip each summer and perform at no charge, with proceeds from the

  • Big news from Grasstowne

    With Steve Gulley making the jump to Dale Ann Bradley's band, Alan Bibey now reigns as the sole founding partner with Grasstowne. He, Gulley and Phil Leadbetter formed the group in 2006 after they each made the decision to leave

  • Coming soon from Pinecastle

    Pinecastle has announced two new projects set for release early in 2012. First up is a twin mandolin project from Alan Bibey and Wayne Benson. This one has been in the works for several years, and was thought to have been

  • Grasstowne riding the rails

    Grasstowne has put together a tongue-in-cheek video to promote their new Rural Rhythm CD, Kickin' Up Dust. It finds the guys in "fat cat" mode, waxing eloquent about the joys of rail travel from a converted passenger car at the Flagler