• Thursday at World of Bluegrass 2016

    Our coverage of the 2016 World of Bluegrass will continue over the next several days. Thursday had lots of music to see, and workshops to take, but also offered opportunities for participants to learn more about the IBMA and offer their

  • Mountain Faith drops new single

    When Mountain Faith was named the IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year for 2016 last Thursday night, we were among the many folks nodding and thinking, "it's about time the organization recognized these groundbreaking young artists." As is so often the case,

  • New Reso Line from Paul Beard

    When it comes to resophonic guitars, Paul Beard’s instruments are the gold standard for some of the best in the business, from the late Mike Auldridge to IBMA’s reigning Dobro Player of the Year, Jerry Douglas. But at $4,000 and

  • On This Day #48 – Gary Reid

    On October 2, 1956, Gary B. Reid was born in Olney, Maryland. He spent all of his formative years in Silver Spring, Maryland, graduating from high school and working in a bank there, in Ashton Maryland, and in Burtonsville, Maryland. As he

  • Huck Finn Jubilee in Peril

    The venerable Huck Finn Jubilee in Southern California may not get to celebrate its 41st anniversary next year. The Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, which took over management of the bluegrass festival in 2014, announced Friday that it was

  • Herb Lambert passes

    Herb Lambert, master mandolinist and teacher from western North Carolina has died at 88 years of age. He was known for his ability to play in the Bill Monroe style, and for carrying those techniques forward to songs other than one

  • Bankesters suffer first casualty of IBMA

    The Bankesters came to World of Bluegrass 2016 to spread the word about their upcoming Nightbird album on Compass Records, and do some networking within the industry. Everything was going swimmingly until this morning, when Phil headed out to the