• MerleFest 2012 in pictures

    The 25th MerleFest was a blast and I had an amazing time shooting all of the spectacular musicians. This was my 5th time at the festival, and even though I wandered around quite a bit from stage to stage, I

  • IBMA 2010 Odds and Ends

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. Photos for this post are from Roy Swann. Some stray notes and riffs from the World of Bluegrass conference this week in Nashville: WHAT IS THAT? Hang around

  • Claire Lynch Tuesday evening showcase

    This post is a contribution from David Morris, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. Photos for this post are from Roy Swann. Anyone giving a close listen to Claire Lynch’s latest album, Whatcha Gonna Do, is sure

  • Bass Strummit III in January 2011

    We heard yesterday from Mike Conner, producer of both the Roanoke Fiddlefest bluegrass festival, and more recently, the traveling Bass Strummit instructional workshops. As we mentioned when Conner hosted his first event, there have long been plentiful such opportunities for students

  • Amanda & Scott Anderson – Another Day

    Scott Anderson's name has been a familiar one to bluegrass fans in Florida for the past 20 years. He performed and recorded on banjo with Endless Highway, Gentle River and The Bluegrass Parlor Band, and toured as a member of

  • Jordan Tice – Long Story

    Jordan Tice is a young guitarist who is releasing a third CD under his name at only 21 years of age. Long Story, recently released on Patuxent Music, features 10 original instrumental compositions performed by a group of stellar progressive string

  • Note from Mark Schatz

    We got a note from Mark Schatz about his soon-to-be new gig playing bass with Claire Lynch. Mark had been unable to get back with us when we posted recently about him coming aboard, and wanted to share a few thoughts

  • Mark Schatz joins Claire Lynch Band

    Claire Lynch has announced that Mark Schatz will come aboard as her new bass player in The Claire Lynch Band. Mark has been part of some of the most important ensembles in recent bluegrass/acoustic music history, and is also a recognized