• Acoustic bass DVD from Barry Bales

    AcuTab is set to release the first instructional DVD for one of the most celebrated pickers in bluegrass music. Barry Bales - A Solid Approach To Acoustic Bass is set for an April 27 release. Bales is well-known for his work

  • Lonesome River Band reunion show at The MAC

    Don Rigsby hosted  a reunion of one of the classic Lonesome River Band lineups this past weekend at The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonburg, KY. The show featured Don, Ronnie Bowman, Sammy Shelor and Kenny Smith, who performed together as

  • LRB reunion show at The MAC

    Lonesome River Band is one of bluegrass music's longest running touring acts. They recently completed 28 years recording and performing under that name, serving as a proving ground for some of today's most celebrated bluegrass artists in the process. Adam Steffey,

  • Flatpicking Bluegrass

    Flatpicking Bluegrass is the latest CD from FGM Records, the label branch of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. The CD features 12 flatpicking masters on 12 traditional bluegrass numbers. These are all vocal tunes, no instrumentals here. According to Dan Miller, publisher

  • In the studio

    Your blog authors have been busy in the studio all week working on a couple of new AcuTab projects that were mentioned earlier. I managed to snap a couple of photos of the action. I thought I'd share them here for

  • New DVDs due from AcuTab

    AcuTab Publications has news of several new bluegrass instructional DVDs due during the summer and fall of 2008. Just completed shooting is a fiddle project with Mountain Heart's Jim Van Cleve which will go into editing shortly. Jim covered a number

  • Aaron Williams: Inside

    Kenny Smith is a name known well to bluegrass fans interested in instrumental prowess. Mr. Smith has won numerous awards, including a brace of IBMA trophies for Guitar Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999. Smith currently fronts his

  • 3rd Annual St. Louis Flatpick in March

    Bull and Tammy Harman will again be hosting their weekend guitar and banjo workshop in 2007. St. Louis Flatpick will be held March 9-11, 2007 at Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel in St. Louis, MO. There will be two days of guitar