• New Martin guitars for 2017

    C.F. Martin has introduced several new guitar models for 2017 which they have been displaying at industry trade and guitar shows in the early parts of this year. As is their habit, some are targeted at the collectors market, with

  • Steve Sutton passes

    Photo of Steve Sutton by Ted Lehmann Well-known North Carolina banjo player Steve Sutton passed away unexpectedly yesterday at home in Waynesville, NC. He was 61 years of age. Steve had been through multiple surgeries on his neck and spine in the

  • Greg Yates passes

    Greg Yates, lifelong member of The Yates Brothers bluegrass band, died on May 7. He was 56 years old. Greg had been dealing with pancreatitis, and underwent major surgery last year at UVA Hospital. More recently he had suffered a massive

  • Danny Jones remembered

    Danny Lee Jones passed away peacefully at his home in Louisville on February 3, 2017. He was 77 years old and had been battling the effects of multiple major cancers.    He was born on June 3, 1939, in Caneyville, Grayson

  • Wedding Dress video from Red Herring

    We all know the term red herring to mean a diversion or distraction; something to throw us off a scent. It's an old expression, often used in argument, to describe an attempt to deflect your attention. But it's also the name

  • ETSU graduates 11 with a bluegrass degree in 2017

    East Tennessee State University celebrated the successes of its newest graduates this past weekend during commencement ceremonies held on Saturday, May 6. Students from their Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies joined over 2,000 other university graduates in the

  • New video from The Cody Sisters

    The Cody Sisters, a pair of teen siblings from Colorado who perform regularly in the Denver area, are a young group you'll want to keep an eye on. Megan (14) plays guitar, and Maddie (12) is on mandolin. Their dad, Steve,

  • David Murph passes

    It is with a sad heart that we must report of the passing of Cleveland, North Carolina-based musician David Murph. Unfortunately, David had endured quite a lengthy illness and passed away this morning after having been placed in hospice care