• Danny Booth leaving Dirty Kitchen

    It looks like married life agrees with Danny Booth, who has been touring on bass this past four years with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. He was wed back in August to Amanda Kerr, a fiddler and music teacher in northern

  • Ethan Jodziewicz & Tatiana Hargreaves

    We've commented many times here at Bluegrass Today about the new trends in acoustic string music brought about by its recent acceptance as a course of study in higher education. Not only does this mean that promising young musicians in

  • 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