• Jesse McReynolds recuperating at home

    Mandolin icon Jesse McReynolds is resting at home after undergoing a minor cardiac procedure last Friday. His doctors sent him to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville for an electrophysiological study to determine the cause of his recurring dizzy spells and accelerated heart rate.

  • Jesse McReynolds taking it easy

    Jesse McReynolds, mandolin pioneer and bluegrass songwriter par excellence, is at home and wearing a heart monitor after being diagnosed recently with an irregular heartbeat. He still maintains a touring schedule, after celebrating his 84th birthday in July. His doctors have

  • Grassers mourn The Possum

    Friday was a sad day in country music, as George Jones, among the most influential singers in the history of the music, passed away at 81 years of age. Perhaps excepting Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, no one was more

  • 40th Annual RockyGrass: Day 2

    This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. Working backwards on Day 2 of the festival: the evening’s closer was a special set of music with a band specifically put together by Béla Fleck, in which he played a

  • First day at ROMP

    Our intrepid crew captured some great images from Thursday's activities at ROMP in Owensboro, KY. From the looks of things, the music wasn't the only thing there that was hot!

  • Carlton Haney – a bluegrass life

    Richard Thomspon has prepared this brief biography of Carlton Haney. Its publication has been delayed awaiting some of the personal tributes that are included, and a spot of poor health on Richard's part. Carlton L Haney, one of the most colorful,

  • Del McCoury on Jesse McReynolds

    Del McCoury has released the first in what are sure to be several infomercial spots leading up to DelFest, the four day music festival he hosts in Cumberland, MD over the Memorial Day weekend. He calls this series of webcasts (as

  • Stressful day!

    This post is a contribution from Christy Reid, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. She will be reporting on her experiences at IBMA as a member of Lou Reid & Carolina. This is the first time that Lou Reid and Carolina