• Wayne Bledsoe passes

    Noted bluegrass publisher, radio host, and writer Wayne Bledsoe died on June 2 at 83 years of age. Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he achieved the status of Dr. Bledsoe by completing his Ph.D. at Michigan State University. A job

  • Bluegrass Now! premiering this week on PBS

    Bluegrass Now!, the live concert spectacular recorded at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum back in December, is set to debut this weekend on PBS television affiliates all across the country. It will feature performances from hosts Rhonda Vincent

  • Steve Martin in Bluegrass Now

    It's been great to see the tremendous interest in Steve Martin's upcoming banjo CD within the overlapping banjo and bluegrass communities. Martin has been a banjo picker since before he made it big, first as a comedian and later as a

  • A Farewell from the Publisher

    When we noted last week that Bluegrass Now would cease publication after this current (12/08) issue, it was noted in the comments section that no statement from the publishers had been issued. Longtime publishers Wayne and Deb Bledsoe have now released

  • Bluegrass Now Ceases Publication

    We have learned that Bluegrass Now will cease publication with the December edition. The state of the economy has had a considerable effect on the music business and Bluegrass Now had already felt the impact earlier, when it was decided that

  • Evans, Bledsoe on WFDU

    Carol Beaugard has two interesting guests lined up for this morning's (3/28) edition of Lonesome Rine RFD on WFDU-FM. Bluegrass Now publisher Wayne Bledsoe and jazz/bluegrass sax man Bill Evans are both scheduled for a visit. Brance posted last week with

  • Bluegrass Now – now online

    We heard last week that bluegrass print magazine Bluegrass Now had made the decision to abandon the physical print format in favor of an online only distribution model. The magazine has been in print for 18 years, having begun in 1990.