• Carlton Haney passes

    We just received word from Fred Bartenstein that bluegrass manager and festival pioneer Carlton Haney died this afternoon at 2:15 p.m. (EDT). Sad news indeed for the bluegrass world. As we had reported last week, Carlton was hospitalized in early March

  • European Bluegrass Summit

    This report on the European Bluegrass Summit held recently in Germany 2/7-8), is a contribution from Richard Hawkins, IBMA International Committee chair and proprietor of The Bluegrass Ireland Blog. As a direct result of the success of IBMA's International Summit at

  • LP collection for sale

    Fred Bartenstein, long time bluegrass radio personality, historian and photographer, is offering several hundred vinyl LPs from his extensive collection for sale online. These include both bluegrass and traditional country albums, many of them iconic releases and some not available on

  • New host for Banks Of The Ohio

    Banks of the Ohio: Music from the Homeplace of Bluegrass, the weekly syndicated radio broadcast produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY, has announced a new host. George McKnight will take over the duties from founding host Fred

  • Tatsuo Arita passes

    We just received a note from Fred Bartenstein, sharing the sad news about the loss of a true pioneer of bluegrass music in Japan. Tatsuo "Harry" Arita is said to have brought the first Japanese bluegrass record to the United

  • Osborne Brothers show offered to broadcasters

    We just heard from Fred Bartenstein about a special Osborne Brothers radio special he has been working on for nearly two years. It was produced by WNKU (Northern KY University) and Bgrass Inc., a nonprofit which Bartenstein chairs, dedicated to