• Next Bluebird in the Bluegrass Sept 13th

    The next installment of the Bluebird in the Bluegrass songwriter series will take place next Thursday, September 13, at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN. The concept behind the series is to shine a spotlight on our bluegrass tunesmiths, while also raising

  • Songwriting workshop

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. The improvisation that is the hallmark of bluegrass is usually thought of in terms of instrument breaks, but at a workshop Tuesday at

  • Songwriter Profile – John Pennell

    This post is part of our occasional feature, Songwriter Profiles. If you have a suggestion for a bluegrass songwriter we might want to consider, please contact us. John Pennell started playing bluegrass in Arizona while he was in school at Arizona

  • John Pennell remembers Wayne Fields

    John Pennell, bass player with The Charlie Sizemore Band, asked us to post this remembrance of his friend, Wayne Fields, who died on March 21. Wayne played banjo with Sizemore, and is featured on his recent CD, Good News, released in