• Merle Haggard, R.I.P.

    I'm sure most of our readers have heard by now of the passing of the great Merle Haggard today, departing on his 79th birthday. As is appropriate, the news is a major media story in the entertainment industry. Such was

  • Rhonda and the Hag – meant to be

    This bluegrass story of coincidence and kismet comes from the Queen of Bluegrass herself, Rhonda Vincent, about how she came to finally meet one of her idols, the great Merle Haggard. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

  • Introducing the Cherry Pickers

    The Cherry Pickers are a new young bluegrass group in the San Francisco, CA area featuring Isaac Cantor on banjo, Riley HIll on guitar, Rich Kearns on mandolin, and Leo Suarez on bass. Their goal is to write and record their own music, walking the

  • Rhonda on George Jones

    Rhonda Vincent shared this lovely remembrance of the late George Jones, which she has also published on her web site. I sit here overcome with sadness, as the news of the passing of George Jones seems to overwhelm my every thought. A

  • Moneyland – special collectors edition

    The folks at McCoury Music have come up with an interesting special pre-release offer for their Moneyland CD, sure to appeal to the most extreme Del heads among us. Due July 8, Moneyland is a concept project, using songs to make

  • McCoury Music – Moneyland

    Music has long been a medium for the expression of social comment. This is certainly so in country music, if less so within bluegrass. Also, most of the genre's progenitors and many from later generations have come from a rural