• Randy Barns joins Josh Williams

    Josh Williams has announced a personnel change for the Josh Williams Band. Bass player Tim Dishman has elected to spend more time at home with his family, and to devote more time to his day job. Randy Barnes comes into

  • Mickey Harris – Dog House Blues

    Mickey Harris has released his fourth solo project, Dog House Blues, a fitting title for a bass player's CD don't you think? Mickey has spent the past 7 years on bass with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, also singing harmony and

  • Terry Poirier to Kati Penn Band

    The Kati Penn Band has announced the addition of Terry Poirier on string bass and vocals. Terry is a native of New Brunswick, Canada and lives now in Lexington, KY. He has performed in a number of bands and worked in

  • Blue Night from bluegrasscollege.org

    The folks at bluegrasscollege.org have put together a video sample from their latest online lesson. The song is Blue Night, sung by Tim O'Brien, with instrumental solos taught by Bill Evans (banjo), Rob Ickes (resonator guitar), Tyler Grant (guitar), Matt

  • New bass player with Punch Brothers

    Punch Brothers have brought on young bass monster Paul Kowert to take the spot of departing founding member Greg Garrison. The band otherwise remains the same (Chris Thile on mandolin, Noam Pikelny on banjo, Chris Eldridge on guitar and Gabe

  • Missy Raines and Compass Records

    Missy Raines, seven-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, has signed a multi-project deal with Compass Records, run by fellow IBMA Award winner Alison Brown and her husband, Garry West. A new CD will be released on February 10, 2009, the

  • Stolen Instrument: Knilling thin body Jazz bass

    Another stolen instrument report. This one is from Bryan Turner of Cumberland Gap Connection. It seems someone swiped his bass Tuesday night at IBMA. This is a somewhat unusual instrument. It's a Knilling Thinline Jazz Bass. It looks much the same

  • Colorado Case instrument straps

    If you play an instrument other than the upright bass or fiddle, you probably use a strap. If you play upright bass and use a strap, please send me a photo! My point was that instrument straps are a vital part

  • Two new instruments from The Music Link

    The Music Link, a California company who distributes a variety of musical instrument lines, many produced in Asia, has announced two new instruments which will be of interest to bluegrass pickers. First up is the new Artist Deluxe Banjo from Recording

  • New acoustic bass guitar from Parker

    Parker Guitars has introduced their first acoustic/electric bass guitar, unveiled this week at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Parker has been known primarily for building electric guitars and basses for rock musicians, but have more recently developed instruments