• Gena Britt hobbles home from Asheville

    The 2016 edition of Bluegrass First Class was held this past weekend at the Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville, NC. Everyone seemed to have a fine time enjoying the music and the lovely surroundings, with the possible exception of one banjo

  • 4 – Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

    What's up with Grasstowne? That's a question I've heard more than a few times this past few years. Founder and mandolinist Alan Bibey has seen a lot of changes with this band in the nine years since they formed as a

  • New look for Grasstowne

    Grasstowne will have a new look and sound for 2015. Mandolinist and bandleader Alan Bibey says that they will be going as a four piece, reuniting him with some of his old bluegrass buddies. Justin Jenkins will remain on banjo, with

  • Alan Bibey at Berklee

    Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school's program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in

  • Shannon Slaughter joins Grasstowne

    Grasstowne has announced that Shannon Slaughter has joined the band, playing guitar and singing lead. But wait a minute... Doesn't Shannon already have a band of his own, County Clare? That's right, but he and Alan Bibey with Grasstowne have come to

  • New single from Grasstowne

    We caught up with Alan Bibey over the weekend to discuss all things Grasstowne. Their next Mountain Fever project, Grasstowne 4, is finished but for the mixing, and is set for release early in 2014. Alan said that its completion was

  • More from Grasstowne in Scandinavia

    The Grasstowne boys are still tooling around northern Europe, completing a tour of Finland and Norway that concludes this week. They have a few more shows in Norway, and then back across the Atlantic and home. As he has been able,

  • Grasstowne in Scandinavia

    Grasstowne is now a few days into their summer tour of Scandinavia. The band is finishing up a week in Finland, and will be heading to Norway later this week. Fearless leader (and mandolinist) Alan Bibey has promised to send us