• Grassers in Bach and Friends

    What happens when a bluegrass banjo player makes a documentary film about a legendary 18th century composer? The result with Michael Lawrence is Bach and Friends, due for DVD release early in 2010. The film looks at the timeless music of

  • Colorado Case goes pink

    Colorado Case Company is going pink in October in observation of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They will donate a portion of the sales price this month if you order in pink. During the month of October only, you can order

  • ToneRite play-in accelerators

    Ever since I first started playing bluegrass music 35 years ago, I have been hearing stories of musicians parking their acoustic instruments in front of stereo speakers to help break them in faster. The idea was that music from the

  • Update on the electric bass follies at Galax

    Here's an update on story about the electric bass ban in the campground at Galax which we posted yesterday. Officials at the 2009 Old Fiddler's Convention shut down jams on Monday night which included an electric bass (and amplifier) in response

  • Welcome Luke McLamb

    Zak McLamb, bass player with Kenny & Amanda Smith, and his wife Karen are celebrating the birth of their first child. Luke McLamb was born last night (7/27) at 8:50 p.m. (EDT). Zak reports that he weighed in at 7 lbs.,

  • More from Barry Bales…

    Barry Bales also shared some details about the upcoming Alison Krauss & Union Station album when he was with us in the studio this week. They are heading into the studio later this month with an eye towards completing rhythm tracks

  • The Chadwick Folding Bass

    Brance and I spent the past two days in the studio with Barry Bales, shooting an AcuTab bass DVD which will be released later this year. Adam Steffey, Kenny Smith and Jim Mills were also on hand for the shoot. Barry

  • Dale Perry to Grasstowne

    Grasstowne had no sooner arrived home from their Yukon adventures than they announced the hiring of heralded multi-instrumentalist Dale Perry on bass and bass vocals. Dale has had quite a career in bluegrass, working with some of the most prestigious acts

  • Paul Kowert – a real stand up guy

    Longtime readers of Bluegrass Today will have noted my fondness for The Bluegrass Intelligencer, a news parody site - a la The Onion - that focuses on personalities in the bluegrass and acoustic string world. I find the site to be