• $10K raised for Tony Rice in CT

    Last weekend, GuitartownCT Productions held their Tony Rice benefit at the Unitarian Hall in Hamden, CT. A bevy of top northeastern bluegrass talent performed to help raise money to support Tony financially while he works to reclaim his voice, and receive treatment for

  • Captivated – Ashley Lewis

    Fans of Sierra Hull and Alison Krauss who have been waiting impatiently for new albums from their favorite ethereal-voiced songstresses may be able to find a fix in the new album from Ashley Lewis. Lewis, a mandolin player and singer

  • Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

    Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000

  • Vinyl EP coming from Jessica Stiles

    Jessica Stiles has been working the acoustic and Americana scene in both DC and Nashville for some time, but her next project, a 4 song/7'' vinyl EP is all bluegrass. She's set to call it Little Darlin' (Pal of Mine), after

  • Welcome Whitley Williams (updated)

    Congratulations to Josh and Jenny Williams on the birth today of a daughter, Whitley Neale Williams. She was born at 1:40 p.m. (CDT) this afternoon. Josh says that she is 8 lb 5 oz, and that mom and baby are doing

  • Three Chords and the Truth – James King

    James King, whose knack for choosing well-written songs that work their way into listeners’ hearts and minds has helped earn him the title of “Bluegrass Storyteller,” has a keen ability to wrap his voice around every ounce of emotion in

  • A First-Class Reunion

    This reflection on the Bluegrass Album band reunion in Asheville is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, prominent Texas bluegrass musician, impresario, and radio host. Mid-February weather in Dallas is usually great, some of the best each year, and not something I

  • Josh Williams joins Rhonda and the Rage

    With their touring season just concluded, Rhonda Vincent has announced a change in her band, The Rage. Ben Helson, who has been holding down the guitar spot this past four years, is leaving, with 3-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Josh Williams

  • Bluegrass Album Band reunion in February

    Bluegrass First Class has long been considered among the top destination events on the festival calendar for bluegrass fans. Held in February each year, the BFC offers a respite from the winter's bluegrass isolation at a "first class" indoor resort,