• 9th annual IBMM Mandolin Camp in November

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum will continue to host its annual mandolin camp at IBMM headquarters in Owensboro, KY under the direction of Mike Compton. Some confusion has arisen owing to Mike moving his Bill Monroe mandolin camp to Nashville, which had

  • $10K raised for Tony Rice in CT

    Last weekend, GuitartownCT Productions held their Tony Rice benefit at the Unitarian Hall in Hamden, CT. A bevy of top northeastern bluegrass talent performed to help raise money to support Tony financially while he works to reclaim his voice, and receive treatment for

  • Deadly Gentlemen take on Vampire Weekend

    The Deadly Gentlemen are part of the eclectic acoustic music scene in and around Boston, using the instrumentation common to a bluegrass band to create music that Mr. Monroe never imagined. The band is the brainchild of banjoist Greg Liszt, who

  • Noam Pikelny Manchicken live video

    Banjo wizard Noam Pikelny has posted a video from his ongoing tour in support of his current album, Beat The Devil and Carry a Rail. The video is for his original banjo tune, Manchicken, found on his 2004 CD, In The

  • The Festy – Volume 2

    While we had hoped to post live from the Infamous Stringdusters’ Festy in Nelson County, VA this past weekend, the lack of both power and signal made that a little more challenging than we had anticipated. It was, however, a

  • Meet The Deadly Gentlemen

    The Deadly Gentlemen are one of those bands that exists in the nether regions, somewhere between a typical bluegrass outfit using the traditional instruments they employ, and the crafty, somewhat zany mind of their fearless leader, banjo innovator Greg Liszt. As

  • Mandolin Mashup at Berklee – and online

    It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Mandolin Mashup 5! Tonight (May 4) at 8:15 p.m., Berklee College of Music mandolin instructor John McGann will host a concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston to celebrate the skill and artistry

  • Martins and Mamas

    This post is a contribution from Grace Van't Hof, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. She will report about her experiences at IBMA as she tries to promote her group, Della Mae. Let me preface this post by saying that I