• New Jerry Douglas album in June

    Reso-guitar sensation Jerry Douglas has a new album set for a June release. Like most of his recent projects, Traveler will feature a mix of his instrumental compositions with vocal interpretations by an eclectic group of singers. And he'll be using

  • Bluegrass Underground taping this weekend

    This coming weekend, the folks at Bluegrass Underground will be doing a marathon taping for their second season on PBS television. Shows are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (2/24-26) deep inside the earth at Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns, just a

  • AKUS in Roanoke

    Last night (7/21), I was fortunate to catch Alison Krauss & Union Station in concert at the Roanoke Civic Center. She is extremely popular here, as she is in many parts of the world, and the audience was primed and

  • Telluride – day two

    Here is the second photo-report from Jason Lombard, on the ground at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. So everyday at Telluride starts with a sprint from the front gate, to the front of the stage, to stake out your spot for the

  • Merlefest day 2

    Here's a day 2 report on Merlefest 2011 from Georgia Lowrance. She has promised us daily updates, with photos, from her position on the ground in Wilkesboro. The Creekside Stage is one of the smaller stages tucked away in a corner

  • Alison Krauss talks Paper Airplane

    Last week saw the release of Paper Airplane from Alison Krauss & Union Station, their first full band project since 2004. It's a splendid example of why this group, and their superstar lead singer, have made such a powerful impact well

  • Classic New South on WSKV

    Here's another radio event you won't want to miss today (9/27). Ricky Wasson, guitarist and lead vocalist with JD Crowe and the New South, will join Zeke Buttons on WSKV FM to introduce one of the most fabled and sought-after recordings

  • United Breaks Guitars #3

    By now we're all familiar with the continuing story of Dave Carroll's sing-off with United Airlines over the breaking of his Taylor Guitar. He didn't get an adequate response from the United Customer Service people, so he took to the