• John Cowan hospitalized

    Friends and fans of noted newgrass vocalist John Cowan have long held that he has a heart as big as his voice, but even the heartiest isn't immune to health concerns. After experiencing chest pains last Thursday, John was hospitalized where

  • New John Cowan tracks on MySpace

    The John Cowan Band has posted some new audio tracks on their MySpace page, designed to showcase the newly revamped band sound. These recordings are otherwise unreleased and showcase John's more scaled down, acoustic approach since bringing new members into

  • Sparks, Cowan, King Wilkie interviews online

    Here are three interviews we found this past few days in local newspapers' coverage of upcoming entertainment events. First up is King Wilkie, whose Reid Burgess was interviewed in The Dallas Morning News on July 23. He spoke with Mario Tarradell

  • Loads of bluegrass from the Opry

    There is a ton of bluegrass emanating from The Grand Ole Opry this weekend - on radio, online, and on TV. Friday night's radio broadcast will feature performances by Bobby Osborne, John Cowan and Mountain Heart, and Saturday's show has John

  • Wednesday night at IBMA – part 2

    Here's the second part of late night wanderings around the showcases. There was some really great music being played late last night, and I didn't even make it to any of the jam sessions happening on various floors of the

  • Noam Pikelny tours with Crooked Still

    Banjo player Noam Pikelny is a mighty busy guy this fall. It seems like any time you investigate what is happening in the world of progressive bluegrass and acoustic music, his name pops up. Until recently, Noam was a member of

  • Grey Fox audio on FestivaLink

    The popular Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in NY is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year by joining forces with FestivaLink to make audio from this year's fest available for online purchase. These will be full-length recordings which can be purchased