• Sleigh Ride from Greg Booth

    Alaskan reso-wizard Greg Booth has created a tradition of recording and distributing a dobro version of a Christmas classic each year. For 2013, it's Sleigh Ride, written by Leroy Anderson and popularized by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, with Amanda

  • IBMA Songwriter Showcase writers announced

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the writers invited to showcase new songs during the 2013 World of Bluegrass Convention in Raleigh, NC this September. Participants for this annual event are chosen from among entires submitted to the organization each

  • Time – The Kathy Kallick Band

    A frequently discussed issue in the world of bluegrass is the lack of women who have made their mark on the genre over the years. While such award winners as Kristen Scott Benson, Dale Ann Bradley, and Rhonda Vincent have

  • Gospel Choices #1

    Here's another new feature, where we ask bluegrass personalities to choose their top five Gospel songs. This week we hear from Peter Thompson, host of Bluegrass Signal on KALW. The five I've chosen are all from the wonderful world of bluegrass,

  • Stop Press – Good Ol’ Persons reunion

    Good Ol' Persons are staging a reunion tonight, Wednesday April 3, at the Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA. The line-up for this reunion is Kathy Kallick (guitar), John Reischman (mandolin), Sally Van Meter (resophonic guitar), and Trisha Gagnon (bass). The quartet

  • Bluegrass for the Rockaways

    California is about as far from New York as you can get in the US, but people there were as struck by the personal tragedies following Tropical Storm Sandy as were the rest of us who escaped unscathed. A group of

  • California Pickers – Paul Knight

    Paul Knight is the best soundman on the west coast, and maybe beyond. I first knew him as a bassist, and I believe that is what he would call himself first. He is the bassist for Peter Rowan, as well as

  • Time from Kathy Kallick Band this Fall

    California bluegrass singer/songwriter Kathy Kallick is finishing work on a new recording with her eponymous touring band, set for a Fall 2012 release on Live Oak Records. This project will be entitled Time, and features Kallick on guitar and vocals, with Annie

  • Flatt & Scruggs Tribute Band live online

    What are you doing for Earl Scruggs' birthday on Friday? Earl turns 88 on January 6, and banjo players worldwide will bow towards Flint Hill, NC to pay homage to the man who brought 3 finger, bluegrass-style banjo to the forefront