• Jazz and bluegrass meet at Dazzle

    Greg Garrison, former bass player with Punch Brothers and Leftover Salmon, has come up with a fascinating concept for a concert series launching next month in Denver. The idea is to bring note bluegrass/acoustic and jazz musicians together to perform

  • Davidson Brothers are Here To Stay

    Aussie bluegrass brothers Hamish and Lachlan Davidson spent the last week of April in the US, tracking for their next Davidson Brothers album Here To Stay. They were assisted by Mike Bubb on bass, Bryan Sutton on guitar, Randy Kohrs

  • I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky #16

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information

  • New Hot Rize audio

    We posted back in August about the upcoming Hot Rize tour this fall, the band's first since the passing of original guitarist Charles Sawtelle in 1999. They will spend 10 days on the road, hitting clubs and theaters across the

  • Hot Rize reunion tour 2010

    Hot Rize hits the road again this fall for their first US tour in more than 10 years. They have a string of dates scheduled later this year with original members Pete Wernick on banjo, Tim O'Brien on mandolin/fiddle and

  • New face with Mountain Heart

    Mountain Heart has announced that Jake Stargel has joined the band on guitar, filling the spot just vacated by Clay Jones. Jake is a fiery flatpicker from Georgia who at 19 years of age has already developed quite a reputation in

  • Joe Diffie – Homecoming

    Back in the late summer of 2008, we first shared news about country crooner Joe Diffie making a return to bluegrass music, from whence he came before Nashville made him a star in the 1990s. Rounder signed him to a

  • ACM nominations go to several grassers

    Awards season has begun for the the Academy of Country Music. In addition to the nominations announced on Tuesday for all the glittery pop stars, a list of "lesser lights" was quietly passed out. This includes musicians, producers, engineers, radio hosts,

  • Bluegrass at the Grammies

    Nominations were announced yesterday (12/2) for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. Omitted from the breathless news coverage of all the shiny pop stars was the real news that matters to readers of Bluegrass Today. Nominees for Best Bluegrass Album (Vocal or Instrumental): Could

  • Blue Ridge All Stars in Asheville

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is a venerable institution in our part of the world. This scenic drive runs 469 miles, from Shenandoah National Park (south of Charlottesville, VA) to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina (southwest of