• 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

  • Jesse McReynolds – United We Stand

    Jesse McReynolds undoubtedly qualifies for inclusion in the small circle of living legends in bluegrass music. His long career with his late brother Jim saw Jesse develop a pioneering, crosspicked mandolin style that bears his name. It also showed him to

  • Bill Monroe 2 for 1 released today

    As many organizations begin to acknowledge the coming Bill Monroe centennial, Raven Records of Australia releases two landmark albums of music from the father of bluegrass music. Coupled together on one CD are Bill Monroe and Friends (released on LP in

  • Another Eddie Adcock benefit

    A second benefit concert for Eddie Adcock, who is experiencing multiple medical issues, has been arranged for Thursday, February 4. The concert, going under the name of McReynolds Memorial Bluegrass Music Spectacular, is to be hosted by bluegrass veteran Jesse McReynolds,

  • Jesse McReynolds is 80 today

    Jesse Lester McReynolds, mandolin player extraordinaire, celebrates his 80th birthday today (7/9/09). Born in Coburn, Virginia, McReynolds, known for his innovative cross-picking and split-string styles of playing the mandolin, partnered his late brother, Jim, in the pioneering bluegrass band Jim and

  • The Sunny Side Of Appalachia

    West Virginia author B. L. Dotson-Lewis has published her third book on the people and culture of the Appalachian region. The Sunny Side of Appalachia: Bluegrass from the Grassroots traces the early days of the music through first person