• 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

  • Alan Bibey at Berklee

    Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school's program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in

  • High honor for Matt Glaser

    Violinist Matt Glaser, former chair of the String Department at the Berklee College of Music, has received the Artist Teacher Award from the prestigious American String Teachers Association. Especially notable is the fact that Glaser is the first non-classical instructor to

  • Mandolin Mashup at Berklee

    This evening (2/12), the Berklee College of Music in Boston will host its 7th annual Mandolin Mashup. It was created by the late John McGann when he joined the faculty at Berklee in 2006, to highlight his most promising students. The

  • Two Broken Wings video from Chasing Blue

    It wasn't two weeks ago that we offered our review of the new album from Chasing Blue, Low Valley. The young Boston-based band won high praise from our reviewer (yours truly) for the quality of their songwriting, and the strong lead

  • Low Valley from Chasing Blue

    Talented young bands seem to pop up like weeds these days. Every time I turn around, there is another CD from a group that appears to have come out of nowhere, at least on a national level. Just such a band

  • Nedski and Mojo Travelogue – Day 5

    Ned Luberecki and Stephen Mougin are a pair of busy bluegrass boys. Both serve as sidemen and band members with different outfits (Chris Jones and Sam Bush respectively), and have "regular jobs" in the biz as well. Ned is an on-air host on Sirius-XM's Bluegrass Junction, and