• California Report: Guitarist Jim Nunally

    Jim Nunally is a California-based musician's musician, not so widely known despite having played extensively with many great California artists, including both the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and John Reischman and the Jaybirds. He's a sought-after producer, and nowadays spends most

  • Jim Nunally talks to Bluegrass Today

    Jim Nunally, a San Francisco Bay Area native, has enjoyed a varied musical journey, not only as a musician, but as a composer, record producer and teacher. He had been preceded in that journey by his guitar-playing grandfather, an Arkansas native,

  • Photos from California Banjo Extravaganza

    Bill Evans has shared some photos from his recent California Banjo Extravaganza. For the second year in a row, he brought a pair of prominent banjo pickers out west for a weekend of shows and workshops in northern California. This year it was

  • Olympic spirit – Chinese bluegrass

    With so much of the world focused this week on the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, it seems fitting that a video of Chinese bluegrass has been posted on YouTube. Here is Mei Han's Red Chamber picking a solid version

  • New Jaybirds CD

    John Reischman & The Jaybirds have a new CD, which given the high praise the group has earned from both peers and critics, seems aptly named. Stellar Jays was released in mid-May, and audio samples are available at CD Baby. This

  • Two new David Grisman CDs

    We've written a good bit recently about Chris Thile, and his return, if not necessarily to bluegrass, at least to recording and performing within the structure of a bluegrass ensemble. It seems somehow appropriate in this setting to highlight two