• Twenty Songs Of The South

    Pinecastle has released a new compilation project, Twenty Songs Of The South, which combines a score of previously-released tracks with a southern theme. It includes memorable numbers from The Osborne Brothers, The Country Gentlemen, Continental Divide, Josh Williams, Kristin Scott benson,

  • LocalGrass – The Moore Brothers

    This is the debut installment of LocalGrass, a new feature on Bluegrass Today. LocalGrass will twice-monthly provide information about bands and artists who are working primarily on a local or regional basis. We hope to be able to provide an early look at

  • Kristin Scott Benson on Earl Scruggs

    This remembrance of Earl Scruggs comes from Kristin Scott Benson, banjo player with The Grascals, and a multiple winner of the IBMA Banjo Player of the Year award. Like everyone else that loves bluegrass music and the banjo, I was saddened

  • Sneak peek at next Grascals CD

    Mountain Home has released a brief video showing Kristin Scott Benson tracking banjo in the studio on the song Pretty Melody. It's one that will be included on the next record from The Grascals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jAXqY7Xvv8

  • Banjo raffle for Al Osteen

    Al Osteen is a familiar face in South Carolina bluegrass circles. He has played banjo with popular regional groups since he was 17 years old, notably as an original member of Curtis Blackwell and the Dixie Bluegrass Boys, plus time

  • Photos from Panhandle Pickin’

    We have recently become acquainted with photographer G. Milo Farineau, who is working on a photo book project on music festivals, with an emphasis on bluegrass. He is collaborating with Chester Simpson, an experienced photojournalist whose credits include Rolling Stone

  • Grascals to spend April with Hank Jr.

    We all know The Grascals as a fun-loving bunch... but Rowdy Friends? Count on it. They will be touring in April with Hank Williams Jr. as a package show with country artists Jamey Johnson and Eric Church. Billed as Rowdy Friends

  • New Grascals CD in March

    We just heard from Kristin Scott Benson with some great Grascals news. Their next CD is set for a March 30 release on Rounder. "It's tentatively titled The Famous Lefty Flynn's, which is a song co-written by Jamie Johnson, featuring Terry

  • Should ladies play the banjo?

    We all know that playing the banjo is the polite thing to do, but is it appropriate behavior for ladies? Associate Professor of Music (Hamilton College) Lydia Hamessley, says that the banjo manufacturers of the late nineteenth century engaged in an