• Vernon McQueen passes

    (right) Vernon McQueen on guitar at The Brown County Barn (10/13/63). Jim Bessire on Bass, Roger Smith on fiddle, Gary Hedrick (hidden) on mandolin, Neil Rosenberg on banjo, and David Hedrick on banjo. Photo © Jim Peva. Vernon McQueen, one-time Blue

  • Rented Room on Broadway – Wildfire

    It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Wildfire, the group that got its start in 2000 as the house bluegrass band at Dollywood. Since then, they’ve released a handful of albums, scored several hits with songs like Rough

  • Virginia Coastline video from Rebecca Frazier

    Flatpicking sensation Rebecca Frazier has released a new music video, her second for an instrumental track she has written. We had previously featured her video for 40 Blues when it was released. This time it's Virginia Coastline, another of the tunes

  • Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon

    Banjo aficionados and Earl Scruggs devotees, in particular, will be enthused, nay, excited, by the news of a forthcoming book about the banjo innovator, Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Earl Scruggs’s career as a banjo player

  • Matt Leadbetter to Dale Ann Bradley

    Dale Ann Bradley has announced a change in her touring band. Reso-guitarist Greg Blaylock has had to take his leave owing to a promotion at his day job, and Matt Leadbetter has come in to fill that spot. Matt has worked