• Tony Watt to Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

    Alan Bibey has announced the latest member of Grasstowne - Tony Watt, from Boston, has joined the group on guitar. Tony's entreé to the band was a direct one. His wife, Laura Orshaw, is their fiddler, and when Mike Bentley stepped aside

  • Eastman introduces new Double Top guitars

    Eastman Guitars is bringing a new innovation to their acoustic guitar line. They call it their Double Top Series of instruments, and it involves a unique hybrid material for the guitar tops. Many guitar aficionados will have read about various polymer

  • Remembering Larry Davis

    A memorial service was held on Sunday afternoon, March 17, to remember and reflect on the many talents of Larry Glenn Davis, 77, of Asheboro, NC, who passed away on February 27. A large crowd gathered inside Sunset Theater to

  • G7 introduces the Performance 3 capo

    The G7 Capo company is introducing a new model at the Winter NAMM show this week in Anaheim, CA. Their new Performance 3 model is of the quick change, open-throat style that many guitarists prefer. When G7 first hit the market

  • Colby Laney to leave Volume Five

    Guitarist and vocalist Colby Laney has announced his departure from Volume Five. He had toured with the band this past four years, which was his second stint with them. Colby made a name for himself while still a very young man,

  • Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp adds guitar classes

    After three years running his successful mandolin camp near Myrtle Beach, SC, Alan Bibey has announced that he is expanding the offerings this summer for the 4th annual event by adding guitar instruction. Now rebranded as the Alan Bibey Mandolin and

  • Orrin Star Scholarship announced

    The DC Bluegrass Union has established a scholarship to honor the late Orrin Star, a Washington-area musician and teacher who died in November 2017 at the age of 62. The annual scholarship will fund participation in the summer bluegrass camp that

  • Music Area cases redefines the gig bag

    Music Area Cases is a Chinese manufacturer with a different attitude towards selling internationally. Instead of trying to hide their country of origin with an American or European-sounding trade name, they brand themselves with a logo using Chinese characters, and