• Butch loves him some Christmas

    What a treat to get an upbeat and positive message from Butch Baldassari this Christmas! As our regular readers know, Butch has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer, and until recently, had not had the strength to even pick up

  • Gibson mandolin sale to benefit Butch

    A Gibson F-5L mandolin has been donated by the manufacturer to benefit the Butch Baldassari Medical Fund, and is being offered for sale via Gruhn Guitars in Nashville. All proceeds from the sale will go to Butch's Medical Fund. This is a

  • Butch Baldassari benefit in Seattle

    Mandolin Cafe has details on another Butch Baldassari benefit concert, this time in Seattle on December 1 at Dusty Strings. Regular readers of Bluegrass Today will recall that Butch was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor earlier this year, and has

  • Butch B. benefit show on Monday

    Here's another reminder about the Butch Baldassari benefit concert to be held tomorrow, October 22, on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. A long-time and greatly-beloved member of the mandolin community, Butch is battling an inoperable brain tumor,

  • Butch Baldassari benefit show 10/22

    Mandolin Cafe has posted details for a special all-star show in Nashville on October 22, all for the benefit of Butch Baldassari. The show will be held on the Vanderbilt University campus at 7:00 p.m. Butch has been battling a

  • Butch Baldassari mandolin benefit sale

    Mandolin Cafe is handling the sale of a Gilchrist Model 1 mandolin, recently acquired through an anonymous donor, which be sold online to raise money for Butch Baldassari's medical fund. Butch is undergoing treatment for an inoperable brain tumor, and

  • Butch Baldassari health update

    We just received a note from Butch Baldassari, good friend to Bluegrass Today and anyone who loves bluegrass or mandolin music. Many of our readers may know that Butch, a prolific mandolin performer (Nashville Mandolin Ensemble), instructor and the head

  • Butch Baldassari update

    Regular readers will recall us noting the unfortunate news that Butch Baldassari was diagnosed with cancer a month ago. As we also mentioned in our previous post, the folks at Mandolin Cafe have set up a page where donations for Butch's

  • Butch Baldassari Medical Fund

    Butch Baldassari, a good friend to Bluegrass Today - and to everyone who loves bluegrass and mandolin music - has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He starts chemo and radiation treatments this week, and we send him our

  • Nashville All Stars on WDVX Friday

    There will be a special bluegrass performance on this Friday's (5/11) edition of The Blue Plate Special, at noon on WDVX. The show will feature a live (in-studio) set with Butch Baldassari (mandolin), Barbara Lamb (fiddle), Kathy Chiavola (guitar/vocal) and