• Jeremy Garrett talks RV Sessions 2

    The Infamous Stringdusters' Jeremy Garrett really is something of a rolling stone. Living as he does in a mobile recreational vehicle, he's not always able to be pinned down. But we caught up with him by phone a few weeks

  • Patrick McAvinue to Dailey & Vincent

    Dailey & Vincent have announced the addition of Baltimore fiddler Patrick McAvinue to their touring band. He takes the spot recently vacated by BJ Cherryholmes, who has travelled with the group this past six years. BJ and his wife, Devon, are

  • Andy Leftwich leaving Kentucky Thunder

    Andy Leftwich, fiddler with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder since 2001, has announced that he will be leaving the band at the end of the year. He has literally grown up in the group, starting with Skaggs right out of high

  • Join The Jam! from Annie Savage

    Colorado fiddler and string educator Annie Savage has a new book, Join The Jam, designed to help string musicians become more comfortable in the somewhat daunting jam session environment. It is meant both for the string student and their teachers. In

  • 2016 winners at Walnut Valley Festival

    Winners were chosen over this past weekend at the 45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. Over the years, their National Flat Pick Guitar Championship and their National Bluegrass Banjo Championship have come to be recognized as among the most prestigious

  • Rounder reissues classic Mark O’Connor albums

    In tandem with the release of Coming Home, their recent album for O'Connor Band, Rounder Records has reached back into the vault and issued digital re-releases of three Mark O'Connor albums from the 1970s. These were recorded and released as LPs while

  • 2016 Grand Masters winners

    The winners from this past weekend's Grand Master Fiddler Championship at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, have been posted online. Held annually, the competition is an open format where fiddlers (and their accompanists) are eligible

  • Hoot Hester passes

    Hoot Hester, Kentucky fiddler and noted Nashville session player, has died today. He was 65 years of age and had been struggling with cancer. Born Hubert Duane Hester on August 13, 1951, Hoot had worked as a staff musician at the Grand Ole Opry,

  • Greg Moore to Hillbilly Gypsies

    West Virginia's Hillbilly Gypsies have announced the addition of Greg Moore to the band on fiddle. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Trae and Jamie Lynn Buckner, the Gypsies have been working the bluegrass festival circuit in the southeastern US for

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