• 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

  • Medical fund established for Ernie Sykes

    Among formerly young people, one of the most fearsome health risks is stroke. The warning signs are often invisible, but the devastating effects can be dreadful, especially to a musician who makes their living and their life with their hands.

  • Ear Trumpet Labs introduces Nadine

    Ear Trumpet Labs, a boutique microphone manufacturer in Portland, OR, has introduced their latest creation: a new microphone for upright bass players. One of the quirks of Ear Trumpet's company culture is that all of their products carry a woman's name