• Update on Jan Johansson

    We have reported in the past about Jan Johansson’s health problems and a benefit concert to provide him and his family with some financial assistance. Swedish-born Johansson, a multi-instrumentalist and fiddle teacher based in Cary, North Carolina, was diagnosed in 2008

  • Monster takes the cake

    Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints for their impressive Super Bowl victory. I know that their are plenty of Who Datz in the bluegrass nation, and I'm sure they are savoring the moment. Once again, the commercials between game segments were

  • Acoustic Overdubs in Nashville

    Stop me if you've heard this story before... A talented young bluegrass picker makes a name for themself with regional groups, gets a shot at touring with some bigger acts, and moves to Nashville. Bigger things start to happen musically, but

  • Mic placement tips from Randy Kohrs

    For those interested in the process of recording bluegrass music, mic choice  and placement is an important key. Grammy Award winning producer and IBMA winning dobro player, Randy Kohrs recently recorded a short how-to video for Royer Labs on this

  • Darol Anger joins Berklee faculty

    Darol Anger, who first came to the attention of the bluegrass and acoustic music worlds through his work on fiddle with the original David Grisman Quintet, has been named as an associate professor at the Berklee School of Music. Since his

  • Darol Anger joins Berklee faculty

    Darol Anger, who first came to the attention of the bluegrass and acoustic music worlds through his work on fiddle with the original David Grisman Quintet, has been named as an associate professor at the Berklee School of Music. Since his

  • Charlie Daniels plays a mean fiddle

    Geico has a new commercial out claiming that the savings they offer on car insurance is as sure as is the fact that Charlie Daniels plays a mean fiddle. Be sure to watch all the way to the end for the