• Charlie Cushman doing fine

    Nashville banjo player Charlie Cushman underwent emergency coronary bypass surgery yesterday (7/28). He suffered a mild heart attack on Monday, and was immediately scheduled for a triple bypass. His good friend, and fellow banjo picker, Larry Perkins tells us that everything

  • Paul Warren CD release party

    Johnny Warren and Charlie Cushman will mark the release of the new CD A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren with a special show at the Station Inn in Nashville on Saturday, May 2. The CD features Johnny Warren playing a superb

  • Paul Warren tribute CD

    Paul Warren has, rightly, been lauded as the greatest "breakdown" fiddler in a career that saw him work with Johnnie & Jack, Kitty Wells, the Wilburn Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs and Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass. Now Paul's son Johnny

  • Aaron Tippin at work on a bluegrass CD

    The more, the merrier! That's my personal reaction each time there is news of another mainstream pop or country artist who dips a toe into the bluegrass realm. Some, like Merle Haggard, come to bluegrass as an artistic exercise late

  • Charlie Cushman and Kel Kroydon Banjo

    American Made Banjo Company has announced that their first new Kel Kroydon banjo for 2007 will be an artist model for celebrated Nashville banjo picker Charlie Cushman, built to his custom specifications. This new Cushman model will be a mahogany banjo,

  • Merle Haggard bluegrass CD

    From Ronnie Reno, via J.D. Rhynes, who posted on the California Bluegrass Association web site, comes word that Merle Haggard is working on a bluegrass project. That CBA news posting elicited a response from Elida Ickes on the CBA message board

  • CMT.com on Vince Gill tour

    We posted earlier this month with news that Vince Gill's upcoming tour would be including some bluegrass in the show. CMT.com has a news feature posted yesterday which expands on this story a bit. We had mentioned in that earlier post