• Congratulations to Alison Brown

    Banjo picker extraordinaire Alison Brown and her husband (and Compass Records co-founder) Garry West recently celebrated the birth of their son, Brendan Brown West. Brendan was born on April 10, and arrived at 8 lbs. 8 oz. His dad is also

  • Compass Records offers free downloads

    Compass Records, the Nashville based label run by banjo player Alison Brown, has recently redesigned their website and is now offering one track each week as a free mp3 download. The free track as of this writing is not from a

  • Bill Evans on Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

    The following is a contribution from Bill Evans, well-known banjo picker, educator and semi-regular contributor here on Bluegrass Today. I'm just back - and completely exhausted! However, I wanted to share these pictures and relate a little bit of the magic

  • Alison Brown on The Opry

    Banjo player extraordinaire, Alison Brown will be a featured performer on The Grand Ole Opry program this Saturday evening. She'll perform during the 9:00-9:30 p.m. and 12:30-1:00 a.m. segments, and though the Opry schedule doesn't say so, it's safe to presume

  • Dale Ann Bradley, Catch Tomorrow

    One of the advantages of operating a news resource like Bluegrass Today is the opportunity to hear new CD releases before they are sent to radio, or made available to the general public. There is nothing like being in on

  • Alison Brown on the Opry this weekend

    Banjo player, Alison Brown and her band will be performing this Saturday on the Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast. She will be featured in the 9:30-10:00 p.m. and 12:30-1:00 a.m. segments (all times eastern). Noted not only for her fluid,

  • Dale Ann Bradley joins Compass Records

    The Dale Ann Bradley Band has signed with Nashville-based Compass Records, a well respected independent label owned by progressive banjo player Alison Brown. With over 200 titles in release, Compass has been more focused on folk, celtic, and new acoustic