• Jason Wood to Redline

    After touring of late as a four piece group, Audie Blaylock has announced the addition of Jason Wood from Statesville, NC on mandolin. In addition to being a talented young mandolinist and guitarist, Jason has the rare distinction of being

  • Herschel Sizemore to AL Hall of Fame

    I spoke today with mandolin legend Herschel Sizemore, who shared that he has been elected to the Alabama Bluegrass Hall of Fame. He will be traveling to Bessemer, AL on March 18 for his official induction at the Bessemer Civic Center.

  • Rual Yarbrough passes

    We are saddened to learn that banjo player Rual Yarbrough has passed away at 81 years of age. He had been ill of late, following a heart bypass a few years back, and passed away quietly at home Monday evening

  • B-Natural from Herschel Sizemore

    Mandolin legend Herschel Sizemore may be retired from active touring, but he hasn't stopped writing and the recording the sort of clever instrumentals that have so endeared him to the mandolin world. His latest CD, B-Natural, has just been released. It's

  • Workshop opportunities at IBMA

    With the annual IBMA World Of Bluegrass convention coming up (9/29-10/2), a number of instructional workshops have been scheduled in Nashville during that same time frame. Students of bluegrass instruments can take advantage of these opportunities during their visit, especially

  • RBW – RIP

    After 7 years of offering 3 day multi-instrument bluegrass seminars, Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend is calling it quits. Jointly hosted since November of 2002 by mandolin legend Herschel Sizemore and our own John Lawless, RBW has fallen prey to the many

  • Straight From The Porch

    We got a new CD recently that will appeal to folks who like to hear simple old time and folk melodies played on stringed instruments, in an unassuming, relaxed style. It's called Straight From The Porch, and comes from

  • New on The B

    There are a number of new posts on The B - our user-submitted section of Bluegrass Today - which are worthy of some attention. This is where any registered user can post news or information that they would like to

  • Herschel Sizemore mandolin book reprinted

    When AcuTab's book of Herschel Sizemore mandolin transcriptions went out of print earlier this year, the company had no plans for a reprint. Though the book had found an appreciative audience with serious students of bluegrass mandolin, declining book sales