• 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

  • Roy Clark passes

    The bluegrass and banjo playing world has lost a great champion today, as we note the passing of singer and multi-instrumentalist, Roy Clark. The smiling face of the banjo for so many Americans as a host on Hee-Haw for nearly

  • Free monthly online jam with JamAlong.org

    Those of us bluegrass veterans who have been playing since the 1960s or '70s are given to occasional wonder at the many innovations that have occurred in instructional technology since we learned to play bluegrass. While a few may grouse

  • Jon Sholle passes

    Noted New York guitarist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Sholle has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 70 years of age when he passed on May 17. Born and raised in New York City, Jon was active in the