• Moody Bluegrass Two…Much Love

    June 21 has been announced as the official release date for a second set of bluegrass covers of classic songs from legendary 1960’s-70’s British pop-rockers The Moody Blues. The first, Moody Bluegrass, hit in 2004, combining the chart hits from

  • Gibson OAI Recovering from Flooding

    This post is a contribution from Mike Reed, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. I had an opportunity to catch David Harvey (head of the Mandolin, Banjo and Resonator side of the Gibson Company in Nashville) in

  • Larry Sparks Band reunion

    Larry Sparks has had a number of celebrated bands during his career, even recording recently with star-studded lineups. For many die-hard Sparks fans, however, the band that worked with Larry in the 1990s is considered to be one of his

  • David Harvey joins Gibson (OAI)

    The mandolin division at Gibson Original Acoustic Instruments is a place of legends. Names like Lloyd Loar and Charlie Derrington are ever present in the minds of mandolinists. Danny Roberts, of the Grascals, has also served a stint with Gibson

  • David Harvey bids farewell… for now

    Brance told us in early February that mandolinist Davide Harvey would be leaving his position with The Claire Lynch Band. Claire has just posted an open letter which David wrote to fans and friends of the band, to share the reasons

  • Claire Lynch auditioning mandolin players

    Claire Lynch is currently auditioning mandolin players to fill the role being vacated by longtime band member David Harvey. Harvey has been a member of the band for the last thee and half years and has contributed significantly to the

  • Claire Lynch – GrassCast Interview #50

    Listen now: (IE users click to activate) Our guest on this episode of The GrassCast is Claire Lynch. In the interview John and Claire discuss her history in bluegrass music, talk about her band members, and

  • New Claire Lynch CD due in late March

    New Day is the title of the upcoming CD from Claire Lynch - her fifth for Rounder Records - and her new band, the appropriately named Claire Lynch Band. The band includes Jim Hurst on guitar, David Harvey on mandolin,

  • NashCamp Summer Sessions for 2006

    The popular and acclaimed NashCamp has announced their Music Camps for 2006, with three, week-long events during the summer, and a weekend banjo retreat in the fall. First up is two weeks of bluegrass instruction, aptly named Bluegrass Weeks. Each of