• Harry West passes

    Harry West, longtime co-proprietor of Harry & Jeanie West Fine Musical Instruments in Statesville, NC, died on January 25. He was 87 years old. Their store is and has been a destination for both vintage and new bluegrass instruments for several decades

  • Into My Own from Bryan Sutton

    Bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton has accomplished an awful lot since he first appeared on the scene with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder in 1995. This was at the beginning of Skaggs' return to his bluegrass roots, and Sutton was enlisted

  • Luke Dotson to Mountain Faith

    North Carolina's Mountain Faith has announced Luke Dotson as their new guitarist, who will also share in the lead and harmony vocals. Luke is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University, and had been singing with the Calvary Reflections for the past 5

  • New members of Bull Harman & Bulls Eye

    Bull Harman & Bull's Eye have announced some new members. The St. Louis-based band has brought Alex Rifle in to play banjo, Allan Sterling on reso-guitar, and Harman's son Wyatt has taken over his mom, Tammy's, bass role. Bull remains on

  • Martin introduces D-28 Authentic 1937

    Among the several new products announced for 2014, Martin has a few that will be of special interest to bluegrass guitar pickers. Of particular note is a new model in their Authentic series, the D-28 Authentic 1937. Like the others in this

  • Martin Guitars at the Met

    Starting this week, and running through the end of 2014, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is hosting a special exhibition of historic guitars from C.F. Martin. Drawn from their own inventory of classic Martins, ones donated from the

  • Jesse Turner to The Farm Hands

    The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet have announced their newest member. Alabamian Jesse Turner has stepped into the guitar spot recently vacated by Kevin Williamson, who left the group to develop his family band. Turner is an experienced sideman and session player, who

  • Los Hermanos Cubero video

    Our Spanish bluegrass friends, The Cubero Brothers, contacted us recently to share a new music video, and to let us know that their latest album, Flor de Canciones, was available through CD Baby. The brothers, Roberto and Enrique, are native Spaniards with

  • Introducing Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run

    Those of us who have been following bluegrass closely this past decade or so don't need an introduction to Rebecca Frazier, or her band Hit & Run. A multi-talented performer, Frazier (née Hoggan) had been out of the limelight this