• Big bluegrass night in Nashville

    Tonight (8/22) finds two venues in Music City offering special bluegrass shows. One will be available to anyone with an internet connection, while the other will be limited to folks lucky enough to be in town. At 7:00 p.m. (CDT), Music

  • Higher Ground from Luke Shamblin

    Evidence continues to mount on the value of a college education for young bluegrass musicians. As recent graduates from the handful of programs that focus on bluegrass find jobs with touring artists, or release strong new projects, the case just

  • Gold Heart checks in

    I caught up yesterday with Analise Gold, the mandolin playing member of the Gold sisters, who perform along with their dad as Gold Heart. This is a tremendously talented family, with sisters Jocelyn on guitar and Shelby on fiddle, and poppa

  • Bill Monroe Appreciation Night at the Station Inn

    Tomorrow (12/3) marks the 15th Annual Bill Monroe Appreciation Night at Nashville's Station Inn. Each year during the holiday season, Music City's bluegrass royalty get together to honor the man who started it all. Saturday night's show will be hosted by Roland

  • Final Farewell from Chris Jones

    Rebel Records has released a debut single from Lost Souls and Free Spirits, the upcoming compilation "plus" project from Chris Jones & The Night Drivers. The single is Final Farewell, written by Chris and his long-times bassist, Jon Weisberger. It's one

  • New Chris Jones compilation in September

    Seeing news about our photo coverage of the Red, White and Bluegrass festival prompted a note from Chris Jones and the Night Drivers as they were headed to Morganton yesterday for their fourth consecutive year of teaching and performing at

  • New project from Missy Werner

    Last year, we posted about a lovely album from Missy Werner, called Drifting And Dreaming. Missy has a fine voice, and a great knack for choosing songs that suit her style. We've heard this week from Jon Weisberger, who is producing

  • Songwriter Profile – Jon Weisberger

    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. Jon Weisberger became serious about writing songs in 1998, having taken up the bass

  • New CD from Chris Jones

    Chris Jones and his band The Night Drivers have been in the Rec Room studio in Nashville (Ben Surratt engineering) wrapping up their first band project in 8 years. It will be the first full bluegrass studio release since Ned