• Doc Watson to undergo surgery tonight

    We have learned that Doc Watson is scheduled to undergo extensive surgery this evening at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. He was admitted there this morning after his health failed while in another hospital recovering from a fall. This procedure is

  • Doc Watson hospitalized

    We have learned that legendary guitarist and folk singer Doc Watson is hospitalized in Winston-Salem, NC. He is 89 years old. According to two close friends of Watson's, Doc fell on Monday and was taken to a regional hospital near his

  • Colby Laney to Larry Stephenson Band

    Colby Laney has been announced as the new guitarist with the Larry Stephenson Band. He will start this weekend. Previously, Laney had performed with Volume Five. Larry is delighted with his newest addition, and remarks on the differences between the younger and

  • RD-310 from Recording King

    Recording King has announced the debut of their latest solid-wood guitar, the RD-310. It's a 14-fret, dreadnaught body guitar with African mahogany back and sides, and an Adirondack (red) spruce top. The top braces are a forward-X (pre war) style, and

  • Is It Bluegrass – cigar box guitars?

    Today we launch Is It Bluegrass, a new series at Bluegrass Today. It will appear sporadically on the site as topics suggest themselves to the question. Some posts will be decidedly tongue-in-cheek, while others will contain items that may be of interest

  • Memorial Fund for John McGann

    The acoustic music world was shocked last month to learn of the sudden passing of John McGann, a musician who had distinguished himself over many years of excellence in both performance and instruction. John was serving on the faculty of the

  • Ondra Kozák to G-runs ‘n Roses

    The Czech Republic's G-runs ‘n Roses have announced that Ondra Kozák is now performing with the band on guitar. As it happens, his entry into the group was in response to the departure of their banjo player, Michal Wawrzyczek. Founding member Ralph Schut is switching from

  • Volume Five holding auditions

    Mountain Fever recording artists Volume Five are on the hunt for a new guitar player. The band, based in northern Alabama, has had a good run on our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart with the song Any Where Is Home Again

  • New Kenny Smith video from Gat3

    Glen and Susan Tabor of Gat3 Records have released a second video about the recording of Kenny Smith's Return CD. The album was out in limited release last Fall - primarily directly from Kenny - and the video is being