• StringNation video on YouTube

    Compass Records has launched a YouTube channel to promote the many fine artists who record for the label. They intend to feature music videos, concert footage and even funny moments with Compass artists. The first video is a live performance from

  • Fiddle Hangout

    For those fiddle players among us, there is a new site custom tailored to you. It's the Fiddle Hangout. The site just went live last Friday, June 22, 2007, but has averaged 2,000 visits per day since that time. Springing from

  • 12 year old fiddler on NPR

    Here's a nice feel good story as we head into the weekend... All Things Considered, on National Public Radio, ran a piece earlier this week about Roland Clark, a 12 year old fiddle phenom from Vermont. Roland has been playing for

  • Billy Hurt joins Continental Divide

    Fiddler Billy Hurt, from Boones Mill, VA, is the newest member of David Parmley & Continental Divide. Billy was something of a fiddle phenom in southwestern Virginia as a youngster, winning at competitions and conventions in the area, culminating with the

  • Hunter Berry – Wow Baby

    Here's a great new CD we had neglected to mention when it was released last month. It's the debut release from Hunter Berry, the dynamic young fiddler with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, with the appropriate title, Wow Baby. The recording

  • Contest tips in Teen Strings

    The current issue of Teen Strings magazine has a story titled How To Train For A Fiddle Contest. It's written by John Boulware, who at age 19 is the 2006 Tennessee fiddle champ. Teen Strings is a quarterly print magazine from

  • Ron Stewart fiddle DVD

    AcuTab Publications has released their first fiddle instructional DVD, for JD Crowe & The New South fiddler, and celebrated session player, Ron Stewart. Entitled Playing Fiddle In The Bluegrass Style, it features Ron demonstrating ten songs and tunes he has

  • Fiddler Carl Nelson passes away

    We just heard the sad news that fiddler Carl Nelson passed away this morning. Carl worked with Bill Harrell & The Virginians for a number of years in addition to playing fiddle on numerous bluegrass recording projects, and performing with

  • Grand Masters winners posted

    The list of winners in the 2006 Grand Masters Fiddle Championship has been posted on the Grand Masters web site. The competition was held during the IBMA Fan Fest in the Renaissance Hotel ballroom, adjacent to the Nashville Convention Center

  • Violin Shop Concerts, Vol II

    We also heard last week from Fred Carpenter, who runs The Violin Shop in Nashville. He shared some of his plans for IBMA week later this month, which will include their participation during the Grand Masters Fiddle Contest (9/28-29), and