• Pre War Dobros examined in new book

    As is true for most students of the bluegrass instruments, resonator guitarists are especially enamored of the instruments made just prior to the US entry into WWII. In the late 1930s and early '40s, almost all of the reso-guitars were being

  • United Breaks Guitars #3

    By now we're all familiar with the continuing story of Dave Carroll's sing-off with United Airlines over the breaking of his Taylor Guitar. He didn't get an adequate response from the United Customer Service people, so he took to the

  • Leadbetter and Bennett

    Some guys are always busy. Never content to be doing just one thing, Uncle Phil Leadbetter is one of those busy people. He currently performs as a member of the award winning band Grasstowne, but Uncle Phil has decided to fill up

  • Mic placement tips from Randy Kohrs

    For those interested in the process of recording bluegrass music, mic choice  and placement is an important key. Grammy Award winning producer and IBMA winning dobro player, Randy Kohrs recently recorded a short how-to video for Royer Labs on this

  • Dobro Collection For Sale

    Over the weekend Boing Boing reported that John and Rudy Dopyera's collection of instruments is for sale in its entirety. The Dopyera brothers are best known as the inventors of the Dobro, which is how the instrument got it's name.

  • The Best Kept Secret is out today!

    Jerry Douglas' new CD The Best Kept Secret is a secret no longer. Today is the official release date for the latest CD from dobro master Jerry Douglas. I've posted about this previously, but just wanted to remind everyone that