• 3rd annual Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day

    Did you know that we were on the cusp of the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day? It's true. Starting in 2012, December 12 was declared as a day to share your love for bluegrass music, and the artists who preserve and perform it.

  • Introducing Willow & Lee

    Steady readers of Bluegrass Today know that we have a special interest in young bluegrass artists and performers. It's exciting to see the zeal and excitement in a young musician's eye, and encouraging to know that our beloved bluegrass music will be

  • Lee Marcus follows through

    We've written a few times recently about Lee Marcus, banjo picker and budding bluegrass impressario. He was the impetus behind seeking to mark December 12 as International Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day, which is being marked today online by artists and fans

  • International Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day

    Lee Marcus, banjo player, songwriter and noted bluegrass evangelist, has started an online effort to have December 12 celebrated as International Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day each year. Armed with nothing more than an idea and a Facebook page, Lee is hoping to

  • Scott Walker to Appaloosa

    Here's another change on the bluegrass band front. Scott Walker has been tapped to play banjo with Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, filling a spot recently vacated by Lee Marcus. Lee had done two stints with Taylor's band, and is leaving

  • Great music – good cause

    Lee Marcus is the fine young banjo player with Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, and starting a few weeks ago, an occasional correspondent for Bluegrass Today. He also has a solo project available, Grandpa's Pond, released in 2011, which he is using

  • Kudos to Lee and Dan

    The winners of the 2011 International Songwriting Competition have been announced, and first place in the Instrumental category was awarded to a banjo tune! Gone Beserk, written by Lee Marcus and performed by Dan Menzone on his Frostbite CD, took the

  • Bluegrass in the ISC

    A solid bluegrass banjo instrumental has made it to the finals of the 2011 International Songwriting Competition. The tune is Gone Beserk, written by Lee Marcus, and recorded by Dan Menzone on his Frostbite CD with help from Adam Steffey, Wyatt