• A Few of My Favorite Things

    As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But

  • Trischka, Lynch awarded USA Fellowships

    Noted singer and songwriter Claire Lynch and banjo pioneer Tony Trischka have been awarded 2012 USA Fellowships. These are given annually by United States Artists to recognize American artists of every kind who have demonstrated exceptional ability, and are uniquely influential

  • Claire Lynch at IBMA

    Claire Lynch stopped by our booth yesterday afternoon, and spoke with David Morris about her plans for the future, near term. It sounds as though a new album is on the horizon, with a new label and a bit of a different

  • A Tribute to Hazel Dickens

    It’s only Wednesday, and early Wednesday at that, but I’m willing to bet the best music of the week has already been played and sang at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. To be sure, many terrific bands will roll through the Nashville

  • Claire Lynch to Compass

    Compass Records has announced that Claire Lynch has signed a multi-album with the label, continuing their push to add more bluegrass-related acts to the roster. Other recent signees include The Gibson Brothers, Dale Ann Bradley, Larry Stephenson and Special Consensus. Claire

  • Changes in artist representation

    Three agencies have announced news this week that relate to artist representation in the bluegrass world. Ralph Stanley is now being booked by the Paradigm Agency, based in Nashville. Bobby Cudd with Paradigm will be handling Stanley's dates. Unless you lay your mind

  • MerleFest 2012 in pictures

    The 25th MerleFest was a blast and I had an amazing time shooting all of the spectacular musicians. This was my 5th time at the festival, and even though I wandered around quite a bit from stage to stage, I