• The new Pinecastle Records

    Arising from the ashes like a phoenix, Pinecastle Records is back with new ownership, and a number of familiar faces. The label closed in February of this year when company President Tom Riggs' health failed, and the family made the decision

  • Pinecastle Records sold

    We have confirmed that the Riggs family has found a buyer for Pinecastle Records, and that the company has been sold. An announcement from the new owners is expected to be made soon. The company closed up shop in February 2010

  • Owensboro site plans include the IBMM

    The city of Owensboro continues with its commitment to promote bluegrass music and the International Bluegrass Music Museum as part of its efforts to rebuild the riverfront and historic downtown districts. Scheduled for completion by 2013, the downtown/riverfront update will include

  • Owensboro seeks to raise profile of Bluegrass Museum

    The Associated Press is reporting that the city of Owensboro has a new mission to raise the international profile of the International Bluegrass Music Museum. When city officials began planning a new convention and events center for Owensboro, they visited Dubuque,

  • IBMA reschedules Worldwide Bluegrass Music Month

    In a recent communiqué with a portion of the organizational membership (via IBMA-L), Executive Director Dan Hays recapped last month's IBMA board meeting, including an announcement concerning the celebration of Worldwide Bluegrass Music Month. A grass roots event with no official

  • Rounder acquired by Concord Music Group

    We have just received information that Rounder Records has been acquired by a major independent California-based entity, Concord Music Group. Rounder is the home of such noted artists as Alison Krauss & Union Station, JD Crowe & The New South,

  • Bluegrass music canceled

    It was a good run... 60 plus years. But now, based on the testimony of a janitor/banjo player in rural West Virginia, it has come to an end. Hiram "Tootie" Walker says that the image of Bill Monroe appeared in a