• Buddy Merriam health update

    We are delighted to report that Buddy Merriam has come successfully through his surgery of yesterday (October 16, 2017). Kathy DeVine, guitarist with Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, gives today’s news and praises his medical team for all their efforts so

  • Buddy Merriam to undergo surgery

    Noted bluegrass mandolin artist, bandleader, and radio host Buddy Merriam will be having quadruple heart bypass surgery today (October 16, 2017). Surgery will take place at the Stony Brook Medical Center, (currently known as Stony Brook University Hospital), in Stony Brook,

  • Buddy Merriam Mandolin – Volume 2

    Iconic mandolinist Buddy Merriam has released a follow-up edition of his mandolin book, titled Back Roads Mandolin, Volume Two. It contains transcriptions of 32 more of his original tunes for the mandolin, presented in both standard notation and tablature, along with a number of

  • A major award for Buddy Merriam

    Buddy Merriam, who has spent the past 35 years performing traditional and original bluegrass music with his band, Back Roads, has been selected by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame as a recipient of their Long Island Sound award, also known as

  • The Farm – Buddy Merriam & Backroads

    Buddy Merriam has been recognized for decades as among the most authentic practitioners of the mandolin style pioneered by Bill Monroe in the 1940s. For 34 years now Buddy has traveled with his band, Back Roads, across his native New England, along

  • The Farm coming from Buddy Merriam

    Buddy Merriam & Back Roads are set to release their 8th CD on October 1. Merriam, noted as an original purveyor of the Bill Monroe mandolin style, has written dozens of tunes for his instrument, and kept his group together for

  • Behind The Mic with Buddy Merriam

    Mandolin player Buddy Merriam might be one of the most open-minded bluegrass traditionalists around. Although he professes to a deep love of first-generation bluegrass, particularly the stylings of Bill Monroe, in his role as host of the popular Blue Grass

  • Congratulations Al Aberg

    Bluegrass Today extends our congratulations to Al Aberg, who was the winner of a new iPad Mini during the recently-concluded Grey Fox festival in New York. We asked Al to share how he became a bluegrass fan, and found himself at

  • Tex Logan released from hospital

    Good news from fiddle legend, Tex Logan. After having been hospitalized late last week in hypertensive crisis, Tex has been released into a rehab facility for what is expected to be a short stay for occupational and physical therapy before returning