• RockyGrass 2016 – Day 1

    The 44th annual RockyGrass festival was held last weekend in Lyons, CO. Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, fans enjoyed the best in bluegrass for three straight days. These are my reflections and opinions as a first time RockyGrass attendee. RockyGrass!!

  • The State of American Acoustic Music

    My fellow Americans: the state of acoustic music in our country is strong. Earlier last week in our Nation’s capital many were sitting down for principle. By week’s end, throngs were standing up in repeated ovation for American Acoustic music, recognizing

  • Free pre-release stream for Bass & Mandolin

    Nonesuch Records has made free streaming audio available prior to next week's release of Bass & Mandolin, the aptly-named new album from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer. It's a recording of this virtuoso pair's original instrumental music, and is as free-spirited and

  • More from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

    In 2008, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer released a self-titled album of mandolin and bass duets they had co-written. It found a ready audience among lovers of modern string music, but was a bit baffling for Thile's fans from Nickel Creek,

  • Grassers see Red at the CMAs

    Last night at the CMA Awards on ABC, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Vince Gill and Edgar Meyer performed with country singer, Taylor Swift, in an acoustic arrangement of her current hit song, Red. The best news to come out of it

  • Taylor Swift grabs grassers for CMA Awards show

    Country pop chanteuse and fashion icon Taylor Swift has announced a special all-star collaboration for her performance during the 2013 Country Music Association Awards Show next month. During the show, to be televised on ABC November 6 at 8:00 p.m., she will offer a live

  • And the Bluegrass Grammy for 2013 goes to…

    Congratulations to Steep Canyon Rangers, whose Nobody Knows You album was just announced as the winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for the Best Bluegrass Album. The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Yo Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan) was awarded

  • Goat Rodeo from House of Blues on PBS

    Regular readers may recall us posting back in January about acoustic supergroup Goat Rodeo Sessions doing a live concert simulcast to movie theaters across the US. The event was streamed from the House of Blues in Boston on January 31, and

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