• Instrumental Artwork

    Larry Robinson is one of the finest artists in the music business. And by artist I mean he decorates guitars and banjos, among other things, with intricate and beautiful inlays. Robinson has been in the business since the early 1970's

  • Robert Yonke Provides Artwork for Delfest 2010

    We've been telling you about the works of art created by bluegrass painter Robert Yonke for a couple years now. He's painted some fantastic bluegrass scenes in the past, including the artwork for the 2008 IBMA World of Bluegrass. We've just

  • Salute! from Karen Cannon

    Karen Cannon has painted a new tribute to our beloved Father. The painting is titled Salute!, and honors both Bill Monroe and the mandolin he used to create the bluegrass music we know and love. Karen has painted Bill Monroe and

  • Banjo picker up a tree

    Our friend Karen Cannon has unveiled a new painting in her collection of bluegrass-themed art. Entitled No Respect, it captures a feeling that may be familiar to a good many banjo players out there, treed by a bunch of rowdy

  • MoonShiner turns 26

    The November 2008 edition of MoonShiner Magazine marks the 26th birthday for the Japanese language magazine. Congratulations MoonShiner! Moonshiner (translated page) is the premier bluegrass and acoustic music magazine in Japan. Featuring product reviews, interviews, and lots of articles about vintage

  • Bluegrass Art in Kentucky

    Richard Matteson JR lives in Louisville, KY. He teaches guitar at a local music store. He began playing bluegrass in the early 1980s with banjoist Derrick Phillips. In 1997 he formed his band, the Bluegrass Messengers. Matteson has published ten

  • IBMA exhibitor report

    Brance and I had a busy week at IBMA earlier this month, but were not able to stay for the Fan Fest which ran that weekend (10/3-4). Our impression of the World Of Bluegrass trade show was that attendance was

  • Autographed Tony Rice prints available

    All-time bluegrass guitar hero Tony Rice is offering autographed copies of a print that shows his fabled left hand in a typically contorted position. The print is from the original drawing, Jump On It, by Adam Carlos, part of his Hands

  • Bill Monroe – Goin’ Home

    We first met artist Karen Cannon when she contacted us about advertising on Bluegrass Today several months back. As we spoke, I realized that I had seen a number of her images of bluegrass instruments or themes, including a clever

  • Dr. Ralph immortalized on canvas

    A portrait of Ralph Stanley has been commissioned for the Ralph Stanley Museum, to be created by renowned portraitist Kenneth Hari. The finished painting will be unveiled this summer at the museum in Clintwood, Va where it will reside as