• MerleFest 2014

    Thanks to Russ Carson, new banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs, and a talented photographer to boot, for this set of images from this weekend's MerleFest in North Carolina.   See more of Russ' images online at www.russcarson.com.

  • Photos from FreshGrass

    Our friend, David Hollender, professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, sent along this gallery of images from the FreshGrass festival in North Adams, Massachusetts this past weekend.

  • FreshGrass finalists announced

    The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) has announced six finalists for their inaugural $10,000 band contest to be held during the FreshGrass festival September 20-22 in North Adams, MA. The bands fall within the festival's targeted demographic of bluegrass

  • Alison Brown heading for Japan

    Award-winning banjoist Alison Brown is making last-minute preparations for her upcoming tour of Japan, starting later this week. In tow will be husband Garry West on bass, Larry Atamanuik on drums, and John R Burr on keyboard. Also traveling with Alison and Garry

  • Big bluegrass night in Nashville

    Tonight (8/22) finds two venues in Music City offering special bluegrass shows. One will be available to anyone with an internet connection, while the other will be limited to folks lucky enough to be in town. At 7:00 p.m. (CDT), Music

  • Get your SiriusXM bluegrass online

    We heard this morning from Ned Luberecki, noted banjo monster and radio host extraordinaire, with news about a new feature at SiriusXM, where he broadcasts regularly on Bluegrass Junction (Channel 61). The satellite radio company has been expanding its online offerings,

  • Banjo Stylin’ – Porchlight Sessions

    The producers of the upcoming Porchlight Sessions film have assembled this set of outtakes from the many hours of footage they shot as a tribute to Earl Scruggs. You'll see comments and music from Chris Pandolfi, Béla Fleck and Alison Brown

  • Scratch Gravel Road – Special Consensus

    Another highly-anticipated CD scheduled for release this month is Scratch Gravel Road, the 16th album from Special Consensus over the course of 37 years in the biz. It is set to hit March 27 on Compass. Founding member and owner/operator Greg