• The Lore of the Loar (#72058) – part 1

    Mandolin players and vintage instrument  aficionados know exactly what I'm talking about with one word.... Loar. The groundbreaking facelift of Gibson mandolins by Lloyd Loar were the first of the modern day F-5 (and A-5) styled instruments. The Master Model

  • Nate Lee to Becky Buller Band

    The Becky Buller Band will also have a new look for 2017. This afternoon she has announced the departure of guitarist Brandon Bostic, with Nate Lee coming on board to play mandolin and fiddle, and fiddler Dan Boner moving over

  • Troy Boone to Sideline

    Sideline has announced that Troy Boone will be their new mandolin player, stepping in for Brian Aldridge who left the band in October. Troy is currently a student in the Bluegrass, Old Time, & Country Music Studies department at ETSU in

  • Jacob Burleson to Volume Five

    Jacob Burleson has been announced as the new mandolinist with Volume Five. He will join the group effective January 28 when they perform at Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee, GA. Jacob has been around bluegrass music all his life, growing up

  • David Benedict to Mile Twelve

    When I caught Boston's Mile Twelve live during World of Bluegrass in Raleigh this year, there were a number of impressions I came away with. First off, it was immediately clear that these talented young artists, with the bloom of the

  • Chad Hurley to Cumberland Gap Connection

    Mike Bentley has announced that Chad Hurley will be the new mandolinist with Cumberland Gap Connection. He takes the spot vacated by Matthew Hiser, who is leaving to take advantage of an opportunity with his day job, one which leaves him without

  • Custom embossing available from Musicians Belt

    Musicians Belt, who for years has been offering high-quality no-scratch leather belts for string musicians, has announced a new program. The company now has a laser engraver in the shop, allowing them to cut custom logos into plain leather belts, and

  • Introducing Dr Arm for mandolin

    After seeing success with their handmade, wooden armrests for banjo players with nickel allergies, the Banjolit company has introduced a version of Dr. Arm for mandolin. Armrests for mandolin have become quite popular of late, patterned almost exactly on the sort

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