• Garland Carter passes

    Garland Carter, bass player with Summer Wages in the 1980s, passed away last week. He is thought to have died in his home near Martinsville, VA on Thursday (6/24), but was not found until Saturday afternoon. Summer Wages was very popular

  • Acoustic bass DVD from Barry Bales

    AcuTab is set to release the first instructional DVD for one of the most celebrated pickers in bluegrass music. Barry Bales - A Solid Approach To Acoustic Bass is set for an April 27 release. Bales is well-known for his work

  • Separated at birth?

    Walking through the mall with my wife, I noticed a large poster displayed outside an entertainment store. I did a double take, asking myself why they had such a large poster of Chris Thile sitting out, before I realized it

  • Separated at birth?

    Walking through the mall with my wife, I noticed a large poster displayed outside an entertainment store. I did a double take, asking myself why they had such a large poster of Chris Thile sitting out, before I realized it

  • IBMA Banjo Player of the Year for 2006

    The awards for artists who, on recorded and/or in-person performance during the specified time period, have shown an extraordinary mastery of their instruments. The awards go to the artists. The Banjo Player Of The Year for 2006 is: Jim Mills web site bio audio Review past

  • Episode #28 – Jim Mills

    Episode #28 of The GrassCast features an interview with Jim Mills. This interview was recorded last fall at IBMA. Jim is a member of Ricky Skaggs' band Kentucky Thunder. John and Jim discuss banjos old and new, and recording projects

  • Cuppa ‘Jo – new Huber Banjos CD

    Following up on the critical success of their Team Flathead CD, Huber Banjos is set to release a second volume of recordings featuring popular bluegrass pickers on new Huber Banjos. Where Team Flathead focused on the banjos themselves, with each