• Hook, Live & Sinker from Chesapeake

    Just as focus has been on Seldom Scene this week with their first new project in seven years, here comes a live album from another DC-based group with roots in the Scene. Chesapeake got its start when Mike Auldridge, T. Michael

  • Mike Auldridge guitars offered for sale

    Fans of the late Mike Auldridge have a unique opportunity to own one of his personal reso-guitars. A pair are currently being offered at auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to the Auldridge family. Both are Beard Guitars, the company

  • A ‘Clusterpluck’ for Mike Auldridge

    It’s one thing when one of the most talented Dobro players on the planet attributes his success to Mike Auldridge. It’s something else entirely when a whole stageful of top Dobro players line up to pay tribute. Sally Van Meter had the

  • Mike Auldridge tribute at The Birchmere

    An all-star collaboration concert has been scheduled for February 12 to celebrate the life and music of Mike Auldridge, who died after a lengthy illness on Dec 28, 2012. Mike's influence on the worlds of bluegrass and resonator guitar can scarcely

  • Mike Auldridge – Career Overview

    Mike Auldridge: December 30, 1938 – December 29, 2012 Mike Auldridge passed away at his Silver Spring, Maryland, home on December 29, 2012 having being diagnosed as having inoperable prostate cancer. He was widely acknowledged as the premier resophonic guitar player. Variously known, with

  • A Few of My Favorite Things

    As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But

  • RIP Mike Auldridge

    The word “legend” gets tossed around pretty casually these days, but it does apply to Mike Auldridge, who died of cancer Saturday morning, one day short of his 74th birthday. Mike was a founding member of the Seldom Scene, a band

  • Mike Auldridge passes

    We have learned that resonator guitar icon Mike Auldridge passed away this morning at 5:00 a.m. He had been ill for some time, undergoing treatment for cancer. Mike will be remembered as the man who reinvented his instrument, much as Earl Scruggs