• Zoe Guigueno to Della Mae

    Della Mae has announced the newest addition to their group.  Zoe Guigueno, formerly with Joy Kills Sorrow, has joined the group on bass. She takes the spot vacated by Shelby Means at the end of last year's touring season. Zoe will

  • Bill Yates passes

    Bill Yates, lifetime bluegrass musician, bassist with The Country Gentlemen, and friend to everyone in the bluegrass community, died tonight after several weeks in the hospital. He was 78 years old. He had been hospitalized earlier this month, suffering from a

  • Growing bluegrass music in Reno

    Surely many of our readers live in areas that might be described as a "bluegrass wasteland." These may be places where some bluegrass fans may live, but no one is actively sponsoring or promoting the music at live shows. Or it could be a

  • Jacob Eller to The Church Sisters

    The Church Sisters have announced that Jacob Eller has joined their band on bass. Like the Churches, Jacob is a native of SW Virginia who learned to play bluegrass as a youngster. Before touring the world as a member of Sierra

  • Free Bluegrass Backing Tracks

    Banjo player Simon Mitchinson has launched a new web site offering free backing tracks for bluegrass musicians who need a resource for practicing their instruments. At present he has 72 jam favorites posted, mostly banjo and fiddle tunes, in a variety

  • Bryan Russell to Hammertowne

    Hammertowne has announced that Bryan Russell has joined the group to play bass and help with vocals. Russell is from eastern Kentucky and had spent the past few years working with Cumberland Gap Connection. David Carroll, who plays guitar and sings with

  • Brandon Bowles passes

    Brandon “BB” Bowles, a well-known face in the North Carolina/Virginia bluegrass scene, died Sunday, October 19, in a car accident in Davie County, North Carolina. Bowles, 32, of Rural Hall, NC, was returning home from a friend’s house about 1:00

  • Shelby Means departs Della Mae

    Shelby Means, who has been playing bass with Della Mae this past two and a half years, has announced this weekend that she will be leaving the group. She will accompany the Dellas on their upcoming State Department tour as