• Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin In B

    Regular readers will recall our earlier coverage of mandolin icon Herschel Sizemore and his recent bout with cancer. Both he and his wife Joyce received cancer diagnoses the same day in October 2011, his in the tonsil and hers in

  • Ronnie McCoury Remembers Cowboy Jack Clement

    A few weeks ago, the music world mourned the passing of Nashville legend, Cowboy Jack Clement. A record producer, songwriter, performer, and more, Cowboy Jack will be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this Fall. Ronnie McCoury

  • Bon Voyage! Mountain Song at Sea sets sail

    All aboooaaaard! All aboard, and bring your…banjos? About 2000 bluegrass fans, artists and press are taking to the high seas of the Atlantic today, February 1, on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sky, for the maiden voyage of Mountain Song at

  • Tone Poems – Deluxe Edition

    David Grisman and his Acoustic Oasis label have just released a digital Deluxe Edition of his classic Tone Poems album, recorded as a set of instrumental duets with Tony Rice in 1993. This was a concept project at the time, designed

  • Free tuition for the Acoustic Music Seminar

    Applications are now being accepted for participation in the Acoustic Music Seminar at the 2013 Savannah Music Festival. This five day program for young string players involves hands-on instruction from such noted soloists as Julian Lage, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Jerry

  • Hard Core Bluegrass – Del & Dawg

    David Grisman has released a new project featuring tracks he recorded with The Del McCoury Band in the 1990s. Del and Dawg - Hardcore Bluegrass in the Dawg House includes 16 tracks, 11 of which are previously unreleased. The album is

  • Monroe tributes: Audie, Dawg & Del

    Paying tribute to Bill Monroe with a recording of his songs presents a different challenge than it would for any other musician I can think of. The prime mover behind the creation of bluegrass music, his output forms more of