• On This Day #34 – Bass Mountain Boys

    On this day …… On August 18, 1992, the Bass Mountain Boys released their first Pinecastle CD, Carolina Calling Me (PRC 1011). The 14 tracks were recorded at the Doobie Shea Studios, Ferrum, Virginia, by Steve Dilling , Johnny Ridge , Mike

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #26

    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

  • Van Manakas on WFDU

    We've sung the praises of guitarist Van Manakas here on Bluegrass Today, particularly with regard to his CD, Leavin' Tennessee, which he recorded with Butch Baldassari while Butch was still healthy enough to play his mandolin. It is a terrific

  • A final word from Butch Baldassari

    SoundArt Recordings has announced an early August release for a new project from Butch Baldassari and Van Manakas, Leavin' Tennessee, which was completed shortly before Butch succumbed to an aggressive brain cancer in 2009. The album features Butch on mandolin with

  • LRB in BMP

    Brandon Rickman, guitarist and vocalist with Lonesome River Band is interviewed in the current (March/April '09) issue of Bluegrass Music Profiles. The interview covers a lot of ground in the life of this young bluegrass singer and songwriter. Brandon talks about

  • Baldassari services in Nashville

    Mike Bub just sent us a note he received from Sinclair Baldassari, Butch's widow, with information about the memorial services to be held in Butch's honor for his many friends in and around Nashville. The prayer service will be at 11:00

  • Baldassari tribute on KBCS

    Later today (1/18) on KBCS, a special tribute to Butch Baldassari will air during Bluegrass Ramble. The show airs from noon to 3:00 p.m. (PST), and has been a staple on KBCS for almost 25 years. They feature a format of

  • Butch Baldassari arrangements

    Funeral services for Butch Baldassari will be held this Saturday (1/17) at St. Francis of Assissi church in Scranton, PA. The family will greet visitors at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00. According to the obituary published in

  • Mike Compton remembers Butch

    Noted mandolinist Mike Compton has also sent along his reflections on the death of Butch Baldassari, who passed away after a lengthy battle with brain cancer on January 10, 2009. Butch's passing has sort of caught me off-guard really. He seemed