• Sierra rocks it at Berklee

    Speaking of Sierra Hull and Berklee... Here's a video of her helping out a fellow student, Caleb Gilbreath, on his senior recital. Caleb's a drummer, and brought Sierra along to sing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings' 455 Rocket, a hit for

  • Mandolin Mashup at Berklee – and online

    It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Mandolin Mashup 5! Tonight (May 4) at 8:15 p.m., Berklee College of Music mandolin instructor John McGann will host a concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston to celebrate the skill and artistry

  • Songwriting analysis from Mark Simos

    In the first part of our interview with Sierra Hull earlier this month, she discussed her current studies at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. One instructor she mentioned was Mark Simos, with whom she is studying lyric writing

  • New banjo book from Berklee

    David Hollender, professor at Berklee College of Music, is set to publish Beyond Bluegrass Banjo, a new book of exercises and improvisational explorations for banjo students at Berklee - or any other banjo player who wants to branch out from

  • Alex Hargreaves gets Berklee scholarship

    Virtuosic young fiddler Alex Hargreaves has been named the recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. This is a competitive award, named in honor of the founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival, and

  • Sierra Hull starts new CD next week

    Sierra Hull is having an eventful freshman year in college. She entered the Berklee College of Music last fall with the promise and pressure that comes with Berklee's prestigious Presidential Scholarship, and found herself juggling the arduous first year class load

  • Northern Lights go out for good

    Northern Lights has been the premier progressive bluegrass band in northeastern Massachusetts for the past 35 years. Other than a brief hiatus from 1977-1982, the band has been the home for adventurous string musicians in the Boston area, often including