• Bill Monroe – My Last Days On Earth

    Bear Family Records recently announced an upcoming CD box set from the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. The set consists of 4 CDs containing material recorded by Monroe between the years of 1981 and 1994. The tracks come from Master of

  • Mike Compton videos on YouTube

    Noted bluegrass mandolinist Mike Compton has two new videos up on YouTube. Both are simple productions, and feature Mike playing through a fiddle tune. The first has Mike playing a somewhat obscure Bill Monroe tune, Frog On A Lilly Pad. It

  • Happy Birthday Bill

    We recently had some great posts reflecting on and remembering the life and career of Bill Monroe. Those posts were published on the anniversary of his death. Today is Bill's birthday and thought we should remember that as well. So... Happy

  • Chris Henry – Monroe Approved

    Today being Bill Monroe's birthday it seems fitting to discuss a new CD from young Monroe-style mandolinist Chris Henry. The CD is titled Monroe Approved. Now that may seem like an overly ambiteous title for one so young, but it's

  • The Father of Bluegrass Music Remembered

    This post is a contribution from Richard Thompson, a founding member of the British Bluegrass Music Association. He is also a longstanding contributor to British Bluegrass News, a quarterly print publication where he also briefly served as editor. He wrote

  • Bill Monroe Tribute shows

    This post is another contribution from Richard Thompson, who has provided several special pieces to Bluegrass Today as we recall Bill Monroe today. In light of this ten year anniversary, many aficionados have organised special events to mark the occasion. Last

  • Bill Monroe postal stamp

    This post is another contribution from Richard Thompson, who has provided several special pieces to Bluegrass Today as we recall Bill Monroe today. Today marks the point beyond which the US Postal Services can issue a commemorative stamp for Bill Monroe,

  • Missing Bill Monroe, 10 years hence

    Tomorrow, September 9, 2006, marks the 10 year anniversary of the passing of Bill Monroe, the beloved Father of Bluegrass Music. Those who knew him well and watched him slip away breathed a sigh of relief when his discomfort and

  • Episode #23 – Bob Black

    Episode #23 of The GrassCast features John's interview with bluegrass banjo player and author, Bob Black. They discuss his book Come Hither to Go Yonder. The book is full of Bob's remembrances of the time he spent playing banjo with