• 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

  • Vassar Clements Holiday Band DVD

    Alan Dalton wrote in recently to let us know about a DVD release of the last recorded performance of fiddle legend, Vassar Clements. The recording took place in Athens, Georgia on December 18, 2004. The performance featured Clement's Holiday Band;

  • Michael Cleveland joins RBW faculty

    Michael Cleveland has been added to the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend faculty for 2006, taking the place of Kenny Baker, who has found that he will be unable to teach this year. The RBW staff will make refunds available to any students

  • Fiddler’s Dream – a novel

    Greg Spatz, fiddler with John Reischman and The Jaybirds, is more than just a talented musician. He is also a published author with two novels and a collection of stories to his credit, who serves as a professor of Creative

  • Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp in August

    The 8th annual Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp will offer two weeks of fiddle and traditional music instruction in a variety of styles between August 6-20, 2006. The camp is broken into two, seven day sessions (6-13, 13-20) with instruction in

  • Darol Anger’s Republic Of Strings

    Darol Anger's second project for Compass Records featuring his Republic Of Strings ensemble has been released. The group includes Anger on violin and Scott Nygaard on guitar, plus a number of exceptional young string musicians and vocalists. Entitled Generation Nation