• New Grasstowne CD available online

    We just heard from Alan Bibey that the new Grasstowne CD, The Other Side Of Town, is now available online. This, their second recorded project for Pinecastle Records, won't be officially released until October 6, but the band has pre-release copies

  • B-Natural from Herschel Sizemore

    Mandolin legend Herschel Sizemore may be retired from active touring, but he hasn't stopped writing and the recording the sort of clever instrumentals that have so endeared him to the mandolin world. His latest CD, B-Natural, has just been released. It's

  • New Grasstowne CD due

    I heard recently from Grasstowne mando man Alan Bibey, who reports that tracking for their next CD is complete. They are in the process of mixing now, and hope to have the project delivered to Pinecastle Records shortly. The album is

  • The Other Side Of Towne

    Alan Bibey tells us that Grasstowne is hoping to have copies of their second Pinecastle project, The Other Side Of Towne, available at shows by the end of March, even though the official release date isn't until June. A first single,

  • Travis Greer to Grasstowne

    Grasstowne has announced that Travis Greer will be joining the group on bass and harmony vocals. At 24 years of age, Travis has already spent several years playing bluegrass music, having grown up around the music and playing in church. His

  • Wayne Benson and Alan Bibey

    I've had occasion this week to speak with both Alan Bibey and Wayne Benson, two of the premier mandolinists playing bluegrass today. They are teaming up this year for a number of projects sure to be of interest to students

  • Shindig in Bristol

    Our Grasstowne buddies, Alan Bibey and Phil Leadbetter, both contacted us earlier this week mentioning the big doin's in Bristol, TN on Saturday (1/26). It's the 3rd annual Pickin' at the Paramount all star show where top bluegrass artists get together

  • Free Bibey tabs online

    Speaking of free tabs... Mando monster Alan Bibey has recently added a free tab section on his new web site, where he also plans to offer tips for mandolinists. The first two transcriptions posted are for mandolin tunes Alan has written and

  • A very Bibey Christmas

    Here is a Christmas memory from master mandolinist Alan Bibey, who performs with Grasstowne. I've been lucky enough to have a lot of great Christmas memories, but here are some of my earliest recollections. Every Christmas as a kid was spent at

  • Jason Davis Steppin Out

    We've mentioned banjo picker Jason Davis several times here on Bluegrass Today. Before he was old enough to vote, Jason had been featured on CDs from Michelle Nixon & Drive and Huber Banjos, and started touring with Kenny & Amanda