• Lester Flatt style instruction on YouTube

    Chris Sharp may be best known for his work on the Grammy Award winning O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, or his years spent touring with the late John Hartford. What you may not know is that this accomplished guitar

  • Ricky Skaggs – back to the ’40s

    When I saw Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder perform in 2005, they dedicated a portion of their show to reminding the audience that the following year (2006) would mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of bluegrass music. It is widely

  • Vintage bluegrass posters

    Here's a fun site with images of vintage music show posters. It's run by Mitch Diamond, who calls himself The Kardboard Kid. Mitch has been collecting these posters and hand bills since 1970, and has amassed a substantial number

  • Steve Jobs and Flatt & Scruggs

    Yesterday I posted about about the controversy that Steve Jobs stirred up with his open letter to the music industry concerning digital downloads and DRM. Today two things caught my attention while doing some reading online. The first is a rumor

  • Flatt & Scruggs TV shows on DVD

    One of the hottest underground collector's item for serious fans of the early days of bluegrass music have been the various audio tapes, CDs, videos and DVDs of live Flatt & Scruggs performances from the 1950s and 60s. Folks who

  • Martha White Video at The Grand Ole Opry

    Yesterday while searching around the web for all things blugrass, I came across this little piece of video that I thought our readers might find interesting. It's a 60 second Martha White ad that is being projected on the big