• Free monthly online jam with JamAlong.org

    Those of us bluegrass veterans who have been playing since the 1960s or '70s are given to occasional wonder at the many innovations that have occurred in instructional technology since we learned to play bluegrass. While a few may grouse

  • Wes Rineer passes 

    Band photo, on right: Wes Rineer, Joe Ed King, Ted Lundy, and Bob Paisley Wes Rineer, a five-string bass player, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Florida. He was 79

  • Barrett Smith to Steep Canyon Rangers

    Just over a month after announcing the departure of founding member and bass player Charles Humphrey III, The Steep Canyon Rangers have a new bass man in hand. And they didn't have to look far to find him. Barrett Smith is a

  • Jeff Morris to Molly Rose Band

    The Molly Rose Band, based in southwestern Virginia, has announced the addition of bass player Jeff Morris to the group. Jeff will also sing the bass parts in quartet numbers. Morris comes to the band after spending many years performing in

  • StewMac introduces new String Cleaner

    Stewart MacDonald has introduced a new string cleaning tool that should be very helpful for bluegrass players wanting to prolong string life on their instruments. The act of fingering the strings transfers oil from your hands onto the strings, which

  • Glen “Cookie” Inman passes

    Only 70 years old, Glen "Cookie" Inman left this earth for a better home on Friday July 14, 2017. His big smile and charismatic sense of humor will be missed sorely in the bluegrass community. While trimming grass at his

  • Terry Poirier to Little Roy & Lizzy

    Terry Poirier has been announced as the new bass player with the Little Roy & Lizzy Show. The Canadian native now living in Lexington, KY will start his tenure with the band on June 9. Terry went looking for a job

  • Bill Bryson passes

    Bill Bryson, well-known west coast-based bass player, passed away on Sunday afternoon, April 30, 2017. He was 70 years old and had been ill for some time. He was a life-long musician, gifted instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, who, following his return