• Goldbrickin’ video from OctoPladd

    OctoPladd is another young band formed within the growing bluegrass community that surrounds the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Their name could have bizarre, mystical connotations - or it could just be because each of the four of them are

  • Casey Driessen to Berklee’s Valencia campus

    Fiddler extraordinaire, and Berklee grad, Casey Driessen, has accepted a teaching position at the Berklee College of Music's European campus in Valencia, Spain. He will direct a masters program in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) that is not instrument specific. Driessen came up as a

  • Mando news from Berklee

    We caught up recently with Joe Walsh, mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and he shared some news from the growing 8 string community on campus. Joe says that they now have about ten mandolinists studying at

  • BBU Heritage Award winners announced

    The Boston Bluegrass Union has announced the 2015 recipients of their BBU Heritage Awards. These awards are presented annually to honor artists and others who have made substantial contributions to bluegrass music in New England and beyond. For 2015, the winners are Berklee

  • Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes

    Matt Glaser has been an important figure in the world of bluegrass and old time fiddle since the 1970s. At that time, he was part of the experimental string music scene in New York and New England, recording with fellow

  • Del does Berklee

    The Berklee College of Music in Boston hosted Del McCoury on September 12, both for a special performance by the Del McCoury Band, and to present him with the first of the school's American Roots Master Award. Berklee's Matt Glaser, who directs

  • Del McCoury to receive Berklee honor

    The Berklee College of Music is set to honor Del McCoury with an American Roots Master award when he performs with his band in Boston on September 12. Despite having been founded in 1945 for the study of jazz music, a new

  • The Goodbye Girls touring in Sweden

    Meeting as students in the American Roots Music Program at the Berklee College of Music, four young women from the US, Canada, and Sweden have formed a new roots/Americana aggregation which they call The Goodbye Girls. The Girls are Lena Jonsson