• 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

  • Darol Anger joins Berklee faculty

    Darol Anger, who first came to the attention of the bluegrass and acoustic music worlds through his work on fiddle with the original David Grisman Quintet, has been named as an associate professor at the Berklee School of Music. Since his

  • Darol Anger joins Berklee faculty

    Darol Anger, who first came to the attention of the bluegrass and acoustic music worlds through his work on fiddle with the original David Grisman Quintet, has been named as an associate professor at the Berklee School of Music. Since his

  • Robot banjo – who knew?

    Many thanks to David Hollender, upright bass and banjo instructor at Berklee College of Music, for turning me on to Ragtime West, makers of some of the most amazing musical creations I have ever seen. The company is the brainchild of

  • Folk Arts Quartet

    We've commented a number of times about the fertile acoustic string music scene in and around Boston, MA. It is fueled in large part by the number of prestigious and highly selective music schools in the area, and a willingness

  • Sierra Hull is Boston bound

    We had a piece up on Monday about Sarah Jarosz and her decision to attend college at Boston's New England Conservatory. But she's not the only talented, young singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the bluegrass world headed for Boston in

  • Béla Fleck at Berklee

    Béla Fleck made another of his periodic visits to The Berklee College Of Music in Boston last week, a visit chronicled on the school's web site. He was in Boston as a part of the publicity tour for his documentary film,