• Lonesome River Band in BU

    Lonesome River Band is on the cover of the February 2010 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited, on newstands now. The cover feature - plus a sidebar on LRB guitarist/vocalist Brandon Rickman - was written by Chris Stuart, a regular BU contributor and

  • Exhibit Hall Impressions

    This year's trade show exhibit hall seems to have noticeably fewer booths than in past years. (This picture labeled "Where's Gibson?" demonstrates this point admirably. Other long-time exhibitors notably absent are Huber Banjos and The Murphy Method.) Walking through the

  • Steve Martin sets BU afire

    Steve Martin graces the cover of the October issue of Bluegrass Unlimited, being mailed to subscribers this week. The hilarious image is one that Martin had considered for the cover of his new banjo CD, The Crow. Inside the magazine is

  • The ladies of Bluegrass Unlimited

    Dale Ann Bradley graces the cover of the latest edition of Bluegrass Unlimited. The August 2009 issue also includes a lengthy article about Bradley by Larry Nager, which chronicles her career in bluegrass from her early days with the New Coon

  • Bluegrass Unlimited – April ’09

    Editor Sharon McGraw tells us that the April 2009 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited will be in the mail today, heading for subscribers all across the US, Canada and the rest of the world. The cover feature is on Ricky Skaggs and

  • Bluegrass Unlimited instrument issue

    The March 2009 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited is their annual Instrument Issue, and this year's cover story is on Gibson. The story, by Dave McCarty, is titled When Only A Gibson Is Good Enough. It focuses not on the company's storied

  • 2008 Top 40 Countdown

    As we reported earlier (12/31), WAMU's Bluegrass Country DJ Lee Michael Demsey saw in the New Year with his Top 40 Countdown computed on the same basis as the Bluegrass Unlimited National Survey. The full list of 40 songs is shown

  • Bluegrass Top 40 for 2008

    The end of each year inevitably brings a plethora of countdowns and "best of" events in both television and radio. And bluegrass music is no different... Lee Michael Demsey has compiled his Top 40 Bluegrass Songs of 2008, which he will disclose