• Wyatt Ellis on From The Top

    Wyatt Ellis on From The Top - photo © Sally Bebawny Photography We have written a number of times recently about From The Top, a program that identifies and highlights young musical artists during their teen years. They not only offer

  • Jesus Satisfies from Danny Roberts

    Mountain Home Music has a new single this week for Grascals mandolinist Danny Roberts, a gospel number he wrote with Daryl Mosley and Jamie Clifton called Jesus Satisfies. It's a fast-moving grasser with a bluesy feel that Danny says is about

  • Frank Wakefield passes

    Distinctive bluegrass mandolin stylist Frank Wakefield died on April 26 at his home in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was 89 years of age. Born Franklin Delano Wakefield on June 26, 1934 in Emory Gap in east Tennessee, his family moved to

  • Calton and Hoffee Cases to merge

    The two top manufacturers of high quality musical instrument flight cases, Calton and Hoffee, have announced plans for a merger. Calton, whose molded fiberglass cases are made in Austin, TX, and Hoffee, who make their carbon fiber cases near Chicago,

  • Knee Deep in Bluegrass drops for Ashby Frank

    Knee Deep in Bluegrass is a Terry Baucom banjo instrumental through and through, complete with the punchy pull-offs, perfect timing, and powerful tone that are so undeniably the Duke of Drive's.  Ashby Frank re-cut the Bauc original with his own jamming