• Bluegrass Out Of The Shadows at Berklee

    Berklee Today, the quarterly alumni magazine of The Berklee College Of Music, has a feature on the school's embrace of country, bluegrass and Americana music as part of their instructional program. Written by Christopher John Treacy, and entitled Out Of The

  • Berklee College goes to Ireland

    Berklee College of Music has been showing a lot of interest in acoustic, stringed music in the last few years. The formation of the acoustic string principal at the school has led to recruiting forays at IBMA and other bluegrass

  • Berklee Acoustic String Festival

    The Berklee College of Music in Boston holds intensive crash courses each summer, both for incoming or potential students to get a taste of the Berklee experience, and to allow non-matriculated students to benefit from the school's storied faculty. For several

  • Bobby Hicks at Berklee

    Fiddle master Bobby Hicks spent some time at the Berklee College of Music in Boston earlier this month, just prior to the Joe Val Festival. Berklee professor (and banjo instructor) Dave Hollender sent along a brief report on the master

  • Saturday Night Waltz from Joe Walsh

    Young mandolinist Joe Walsh has found himself mentioned several times of late on Bluegrass Today. We posted a report in May 2006 when Joe was still a student at the Berklee College Of Music, and performed with other Berklee bluegrassers at

  • Gibson Brothers hire Joe Walsh

    Long time mandolinist with The Gibson Brothers, Rick Hayes, recently announced his intention to retire from the road to focus on Hayes Mandolins, his budding mandolin building endeavor. Eric and Leigh Gibson are happy to welcome young mandolinist Joe Walsh in

  • IBMA Keynote Address available online

    The IBMA has posted the text of the Keynote Address delivered by Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown at last week's World Of Bluegrass Convention on their web site. His speech addressed two main themes: that the period when

  • Roger Brown’s Keynote Condensed

    Yesterday evening Roger Brown, President of the Berklee College of Music, gave a very timely and well thought out Keynote address to kick off the IBMA World of Bluegrass for 2008. We caught up with Roger afterwards and he and John

  • Bluegrass youth at IBMA

    Last night (9/29), Brance and I ventured out to the late night IBMA showcases and watched a number of exciting young performers. We saw Farewell Drifters, Dominic Leslie and Josh Williams, and spoke at some length with Joe Dean, the