• Jeff Autry suffers a stroke

    Veteran bluegrass guitarist Jeff Autry suffered a stroke a week ago, and while he has recovered some function since, he still has reduced facility on the right side of his body. He is recovering now at his home in Georgia. For

  • Wayne Henderson Festival celebrates 25 years

    This past Saturday marked 25 years that southwestern Virginia guitar maker/picker and National Heritage Award recipient, Wayne C. Henderson, held his music festival which features a guitar competition, local and international talent, and a Henderson-built guitar raffle to raise funds

  • Clifftop video from Rebecca Frazier

    Nashville-based guitarist and singer/songwriter Rebecca Frazier has released another of her clever music videos, again for one of her original instrumentals. The tune is called Clifftop, named for the popular Appalachian String Band Music Festival in West Virginia held near the

  • 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,