• Davidson Brothers are Here To Stay

    Aussie bluegrass brothers Hamish and Lachlan Davidson spent the last week of April in the US, tracking for their next Davidson Brothers album Here To Stay. They were assisted by Mike Bubb on bass, Bryan Sutton on guitar, Randy Kohrs

  • New IBMA Board members announced

    The seating of five newly-elected members of  the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association has just been announced. Three incumbent board members return to their seats along with two new members to fill the Board's full complement

  • Bub & Simpkins join Rowan & Rice Quartet

    The Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet has undergone a couple changes recently. In addition to Rowan & Rice, the quartet formerly consisted of mandolinist Sharon Gilchrist and bassist Bryn Davies. Both ladies have recently moved on to other pursuits and

  • Scholarships for Transatlantic Bluegrass

    The Transatlantic Bluegrass School, scheduled for May 7-11, 2008 in the Welsh town of Pembrokeshire, has announced the formation of a  scholarship program for young students, aged 16-25, based on financial need. The scholarship awards will cover the full tuition costs,

  • US pickers to assist Welsh counterparts

    Spring 2008 will find a bevy of top American bluegrass musicians heading to Wales to serve as instructors at the Transatlantic Bluegrass School. The school will be held starting on May 7 in the scenic coastal village of Newport, Pembrokeshire

  • Nashville All Stars on WDVX Friday

    There will be a special bluegrass performance on this Friday's (5/11) edition of The Blue Plate Special, at noon on WDVX. The show will feature a live (in-studio) set with Butch Baldassari (mandolin), Barbara Lamb (fiddle), Kathy Chiavola (guitar/vocal) and

  • Aaron Tippin at work on a bluegrass CD

    The more, the merrier! That's my personal reaction each time there is news of another mainstream pop or country artist who dips a toe into the bluegrass realm. Some, like Merle Haggard, come to bluegrass as an artistic exercise late

  • Big show in Nashville tonight

    This morning I'm on my way to Nashville for the concert DVD shoot I told you about a while back. This show features Josh Williams, Chris Eldridge, and Andy Falco. A few special guests are going to help the guys

  • WDVX Knoxville auctions autographed Martin DXM

    Knoxville, TN radio station WDVX plays a blend of music styles that cover the gamut of acoustic styles including bluegrass, gospel, and americana. The station provides an online media player as well as support for Windows Media 96K, and a