• TW Guitars introduces Redline model

    Audie Blaylock has a new Redline... and no, it's not a new band. TW Guitars has introduced a signature model guitar for Audie, which has been dubbed the Redline. It is made with an Adirondack red spruce top and Indian rosewood

  • Live At Graves Mountain video

    Rural Rhythm Records has released a pair of videos in conjunction with the upcoming October 26 street date for All-Star Jam – Live At Graves Mountain. The album was recorded this summer during the Graves Mountain Festival Of Music in Virginia

  • Russ Carson to Audie Blaylock

    Talented young banjo picker Russ Carson has been announced as the newest member of Audie Blaylock and Redline. Russ had been performing of late as a member of Gold Heart, and will be doing double-duty with both bands during IBMA this

  • Big doin’s at Graves Mountain

    The Graves Mountain Festival of Music has been a staple event on the bluegrass calendar each year since they held their first event 18 years ago. Held annually on or near the Memorial Day weekend, Graves has had a traditional

  • Batch of new CDs this week

    Tuesday, March 30, saw the release of a number new bluegrass CDs. The fact that the 31st is the cutoff date for consideration in the 2010 IBMA awards is surely an unrelated coincidence. The Grascals saw their fourth Rounder CD hit

  • Audie Blaylock – Cryin’ Heart Blues

    The new CD from Audie Blaylock and Redline, Cryin' Heart Blues, is set for a March 30 release on Rural Rhythm. We wrote last year during the IBMA convention about what an impressive showcase Audie and the boys delivered during their

  • Audie Blaylock holding mandolin auditions

    Attention SPBGMA-bound mandolinists and tenor singers. Patrick McAvinue, who plays fiddle with Audie Blaylock & Redline, tells us that they are hunting a new bandmate at SPBGMA next weekend in Nashville. Darrell Webb had been handling the mandolin and tenor spot

  • Red Carpet 2009: Audie Blaylock

    Here's another in our series of 2009 Red Carpet videos. These were filmed immediately prior to the IBMA Award Show. This one features Katy Daley interviewing Audie Blaylock. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thegrasscast/blaylock.flv

  • Wednesday lunch showcases

    For a change, I was able to stay for all three main stage acts at Wednesday's (9/30) lunchtime showcase, and I saw some very strong performances. Darren Beachley & Legends Of The Potomac were up first. That may sound like a

  • Bluegrass wedding in 2011

    Patrick McAvinue, fiddler with Audie Blaylock & Redline, has announced his engagement to Sarah Fitzmaurice, bass player and vocalist with The Fitzmaurice Band. A 2011 wedding is planned, set for after Patrick graduates from Towson University. Sarah is also in school