• Butch Baldassari benefit in Seattle

    Mandolin Cafe has details on another Butch Baldassari benefit concert, this time in Seattle on December 1 at Dusty Strings. Regular readers of Bluegrass Today will recall that Butch was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor earlier this year, and has

  • Mandolin Giveaway at MandolinCafe.com

    Our friends at MandolinCafe.com have teamed up with New Millennium Acoustic Design to give away a mandolin. The prize is a Mix A5 model carbon fiber mandolin. Starting this morning, September 15, 2007, visitors of MandolinCafe.com will be able to register

  • Butch Baldassari mandolin benefit sale

    Mandolin Cafe is handling the sale of a Gilchrist Model 1 mandolin, recently acquired through an anonymous donor, which be sold online to raise money for Butch Baldassari's medical fund. Butch is undergoing treatment for an inoperable brain tumor, and

  • Butch Baldassari update

    Regular readers will recall us noting the unfortunate news that Butch Baldassari was diagnosed with cancer a month ago. As we also mentioned in our previous post, the folks at Mandolin Cafe have set up a page where donations for Butch's

  • Butch Baldassari Medical Fund

    Butch Baldassari, a good friend to Bluegrass Today - and to everyone who loves bluegrass and mandolin music - has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He starts chemo and radiation treatments this week, and we send him our

  • Stolen: 1994 Randy Woods Mandolin

    Folks, it always bothers me when I hear that someone's instrument has been stolen, but it's especially troubling when it happens in your own area. Last week in Blacksburg, VA a 1994 Randy Wood F model mandolin with varnish finish, fern

  • Vintage Festival Photos

    Mandolin Cafe is directing attention to a post in their forum, that was started last September. The post contains a whole bunch of vintage photos from bluegrass festivals. It's great for scrolling through and saying things like "Wow!", "Oh My!",

  • Charlie Derrington Memorial Fund

    Our friends at Mandolin Cafe have posted about a Memorial Fund in honor of Charlie Derrington, longtime Gibson employee and good friend to the mandolin and those who play one. Charlie was killed in a tragic auto accident a month