• David Grisman’s Folk Jazz Trio

    David Grisman isn't just a mandolin player, composer, producer, musical innovator and historian. He’s also a listener — a voracious listener. It might surprise you to know that he’s often in the audience at concerts of many of his musical peers

  • Dawg plays Big Mon

    David Grisman, aka Dawg, has joined those celebrating Bill Monroe's 100th birthday with a newly-released CD, Dawg Plays Big Mon - Happy Birthday Bill Monroe (ACD 77). One Sunday morning in 1961, Ralph Rinzler invited 16-year old David Grisman to see

  • Jim Hurst with Dawg and son

    Jim Hurst is on the west coast, where last week he spent some time rehearsing and recording for a new album with David Grisman and his son Sam. Jim is a two-time winner of the IBMA Guitar Player of the

  • Bobby Osborne – Bring Back Yesterday

    A first single has been released from Bobby Osborne's upcoming 60th Anniversary album on Rural Rhythm, Memories: Celebrating Bobby’s 60th Anniversary as a Professional Entertainer. The project will be a mix of newly recorded material and classic tracks from Osborne's

  • More festival photos – from DelFest

    Photographer Bill Merlavage was in attendance at DelFest this past Memorial Day weekend in Maryland, and would seem to have had his camera close at hand all four days. He tells us that it was a fantastic show this year. Bill

  • Bluegrass Time

    Photojournalist Phil Zimmerman has released a book of his photos taken during the early days of the bluegrass festival era. Bluegrass Time: A Musician's Photographs of the Early Days of Bluegrass Festivals contains 95 photos taken between 1972 and 1984

  • Chris Thile in Fretboard Journal

    The Summer 2008 issue of The Fretboard Journal is set to be mailed to subscribers next week, with a cover feature on Chris Thile. The piece is an interview, conducted by fellow mandolin trailblazer David Grisman, who graced the cover