• Ashby Abroad, final chapter

    Once again, Special C mandolinist Ashby Frank has been sharing his impressions of the band's European tour with the readers of Bluegrass Today. They were on the continent through October 25, with shows in Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Czech Republic.

  • Ashby Abroad, part 3

    Once again, Special C mandolinist Ashby Frank will be sharing his impressions of the band's European tour with the readers of Bluegrass Today. They will be on the continent through October 25, with shows in Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Czech

  • Ashby abroad, part 2

    Once again, Special C mandolinist Ashby Frank will be sharing his impressions of the band's European tour with the readers of Bluegrass Today. They will be on the continent through October 25, with shows yet in Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and

  • Ashby Abroad

    Once again, Special C mandolinist Ashby Frank will be sharing his impressions of the band's European tour with the readers of Bluegrass Today. He left from Nashville this past Wednesday, and sent his first travelogue installment from just outside Copenhagen

  • A Seminar Sampling

    One of the things that IBMA promotes heavily is education---the music, and about the music business. To that end they have a wide variety of seminars throughout the week on topics ranging from the technical side of the music ("New

  • Road stories

    The conclusion to Ashby Frank's tale of road woe is told on his web site. When we left off, Special C was broken down on the side of the road in Kansas, with barely enough time to make it to their

  • Rough start for Special C

    Ashby Frank has a sad story on his blog at ashbyfrank.com... It tells of how the first leg of a midwestern tour with Special Consensus turned into a roadside disaster yesterday (7/9). Their trusty vehicle let them down, and left them

  • Home again!

    Special Consensus mandolinist Ashby Frank has agreed to send us updates and photos from their current tour of Britain and Ireland. Ashby is unsure how much web access he will have during the tour, but promises to send his musings

  • Super Bowl

    Special Consensus mandolinist Ashby Frank has agreed to send us updates and photos from their current tour of Britain and Ireland. Ashby is unsure how much web access he will have during the tour, but promises to send his musings

  • Day 17 – Special C on tour

    Special Consensus mandolinist Ashby Frank has agreed to send us updates and photos from their current tour of Britain and Ireland. Ashby is unsure how much web access he will have during the tour, but promises to send his musings