• 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

  • Missy Raines youth movement continues unabated

    Missy Raines' fine band, The New Hip, keeps getting younger, and Missy just keeps getting... better! She has announced that Dominick Leslie, mandolinist l'enfant terrible currently studying at the Berklee College of Music, will be joining her on the road this

  • Bluegrass youth at IBMA

    Last night (9/29), Brance and I ventured out to the late night IBMA showcases and watched a number of exciting young performers. We saw Farewell Drifters, Dominic Leslie and Josh Williams, and spoke at some length with Joe Dean, the