• Roy Clark passes

    The bluegrass and banjo playing world has lost a great champion today, as we note the passing of singer and multi-instrumentalist, Roy Clark. The smiling face of the banjo for so many Americans as a host on Hee-Haw for nearly

  • Hisashi Ozaki passes

    Photo of Hisashi Ozaki © Darwin Davidson Japanese bluegrass music pioneer Hisashi Ozaki passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 10, 2018, as he was preparing to go for a recording session for a regular radio program on Kamakura FM the following

  • A Midsummer Night’s Bluegrass

    As bluegrass music has become more popular, it has found its way in to a great many places you wouldn't have expected. It is no longer uncommon to find colleges and universities teaching about the music, or forming ensembles to

  • Happy Anniversary, Del McCoury

    Gina Keltner with the Opry presents Del McCoury with a 15th Anniversary print - photo by Chris Hollo Last Saturday when The Del McCoury Band performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Del was surprised between shows with a special 15th Anniversary

  • Rocket Man goes bluegrass, x 2

    Bluegrass covers of pop, rock, and country songs have long been a part of our music. Flatt & Scruggs were doing them in the 1960s near the end of their tenure, just as The Country Gentlemen were starting to do

  • Two new songs from Billy Droze

    As music consumers have moved away from album purchases to individual tracks, bluegrass labels have begun concentrating their efforts in the same direction. Even with most still releasing full albums, the record companies have been devoting more attention to promoting

  • The Tree Of Life video from Nefesh Mountain

    Like all feeling people, we were horrified by the slaughter at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last week, where 11 worshippers were murdered while attending services, and another 9 injured by gunfire. The attack left all who regularly