• Blueways emerges in Milan

    And this time we're not talking about Milan, Michigan! Blueways is a new bluegrass group based in Milan, Italy. The quartet is truly international, with two Italians, a Frenchman, and one American in the band. Natalie Shelar, from Tucson, AZ, is

  • Intellitouch PT10 and PT40 tuners

    OnBoard Research has sent us two of their new tuners to check out, and they are marvelous little devices. If you've been around stringed instruments twenty years or so, you'll recall the excitement when they introduced the clip-on Intellitouch tuner concept in

  • Tony Rice tribute show in OBX

    A special tribute concert to benefit guitarist Tony Rice has been scheduled as part of this year's Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival in Manteo, North Carolina. The festival runs September 20-24, and the Rice Tribute is scheduled as the last act

  • Oh… so you think you’re special?

    A question has arisen in the last couple of weeks about a growing IBMA mystery: what on earth happened to the Special Awards? If you’re not familiar with them, those are the awards that are given out during the Special

  • ‘Dusters take on The Killers

    The A.V. Club has posted this music video of The Infamous Stringdusters covering When You Were Young from The Killers. As fans of the top-selling American rock band are well aware, The Killers are anything but a bluegrass outfit. But as the 'Dusters

  • New look for The New Hip

    Missy Raines has announced a number of changes with her touring group, The New Hip, and has recently signed with the Nashville-based agency Lost Buffalo Artists for representation. The New Hip has welcomed Jake Stargel in on guitar. A veteran of

  • Do Re Mi from In Tune

    In Tune is a new, young bluegrass band consisting of three teen siblings from Kalona, IA and a mandolinist from Miami, FL. They all met while participating at the National Bible Bee, and their shared loved of bluegrass music sparked a fast