• Bringing Songwriters into the IBMA Community

    Louisa Branscomb remembers the feeling of a different IBMA world. Walking along the banks of the Ohio river at a past World of Bluegrass celebration (then held in Owensboro, Kentucky), she reflected on the honors bestowed upon groups, vocalists, instrumentalists,

  • Johnny and Jeanette back together

    Among the many friends who stopped by the Bluegrass Today booth during last week's World of Bluegrass and Fan Fest in Nashville were Johnny and Jeanette Williams. This husband-and-wife team have been picking and singing for many years, sometimes together and other

  • Louisa Branscomb picks up the pieces

    After a tornado tore through her north Georgia farm in late April, it’s no surprise songwriter Louisa Branscomb turned to music to help her cope. What did come as a surprise, she realized, is that she had already written the

  • Podunk Songwriting Master Seminar

    Noted bluegrass songwriter Louisa Branscomb is partnering with Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival to help celebrate their having been named IBMA's 2010 Bluegrass Event of the Year. The festival runs August 4-7 in East Hartford, CT and Louisa will conduct a Songwriting

  • Louisa Branscomb – I’ll Take Love

    Noted bluegrass/Americana songwriter Louisa Branscomb is set to release her 9th album on April 26 for Compass Records. I’ll Take Love combines Lousia's compositions with some of the finest vocalists in bluegrass (Dale Ann Bradley, Claire Lynch, Steve Gulley,

  • BMP – Women In Bluegrass 2009

    Bluegrass Music Profiles is out with their 4th annual Women In Bluegrass issue, with Dale Ann Bradley gracing the cover. Since 2005, BMP has dedicated their November/December issue to the ladies, with both feature articles and regular columns focusing on the

  • Songwriter Profile – Louisa Branscomb

    This post is part of our occasional feature, Songwriter Profiles. If you have a suggestion for a bluegrass songwriter we might want to consider, please contact us. Louisa Branscomb is an acclaimed songwriter and pioneer in bluegrass music, having been referred

  • Louisa Branscomb feted in Atlanta

    Songwriter Louisa Branscomb's name is a familiar one in bluegrass circles. As a songwriter, she holds the record for the longest consecutive run on the Bluegrass Unlimited singles chart for the Alison Krauss recording of Steel Rails. Louisa has a track