• Earls of Leicester in September

    Jerry Douglas' next project is something of a departure for him. Typically a decidedly forward-loooking artist focused on new music, the Dobro master is turning his gaze back to the 1950s for The Earls of Leicester, a Flatt & Scruggs tribute

  • On This Day #29

    ...return to page 1 In 1962, Wiseman played at Carnegie Hall on a bill headlined by Johnny Cash; Wiseman earned top reviews in The New York Times. That same year Wiseman left Dot Records for Capitol Records where he cut both bluegrass

  • Rhonda’s new Bluegrass Express

    Rhonda Vincent has unveiled the latest iteration of the Bluegrass Express, her tour bus which also serves as a rolling billboard for both her and Martha White. Actually, it's not really a new bus, but a new graphic wrap, celebrating the

  • Happy Birthday Curly Seckler

    Continuing a Christmas tradition we hope will last many more years, the Bluegrass Today family wishes a happy 94th birthday to the great Curly Seckler. Curly, whose soaring tenor and trademark falsetto break was a definitive part of the classic Flatt

  • Jim Shumate has passed

    Legendary bluegrass fiddler Jim Shumate has died at 91 years of age. As a young man, he served as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the early 1940s, just prior to the addition of Flatt & Scruggs to

  • Now you bake right…

    ... with Martha White. So goes the opening line of the most famous commercial in bluegrass history. It was first brought to the fore by Flatt & Scruggs in 1953 through their live shows, radio and television appearances. Lester and Earl

  • On This Day #9 – Earl Taylor

    On this day ….. On January 28, 1984, soulful bluegrass singer and mandolin player Earl Taylor died. Earl Taylor was born on June 17, 1929, in rural Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia.  He was the leader of one of the more significant