• Even more photos from Delaware Valley

    We aren't finished yet with Frank Baker's photos from the 2016 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival. There's one more gallery after this, and we are delighted to announce that he will be with us at the World of Bluegrass in Raleigh

  • Friday at Grey Fox 2016

    Friday of Grey Fox 2016 was jam packed full of a wide variety of traditional and progressive bluegrass and related musics, legends, and new faces and sounds. Whether one wanted to see names that they had known and followed for

  • Banjo added to the Monroe Mandolin Camp

    The horrors! Slobbering five-stringers have been invited to drool all over the proceedings at this year's Monroe Mandolin Camp in Nashville. But seriously, after mando purists pick themselves up off the floor, they'll recognize what camp managers Mike Compton and Heidi Herzog have

  • Mike Compton to Peghead Nation

    Pegged Nation has announced that Monroe-style mandolin master Mike Compton has joined their staff of instructors, and will soon be introducing a new video course for the California-based e-learning outfit. The company was launched just over a year ago to provide

  • Helen Highwater to Roe Entertainment

    Roe Entertainment in Maryville, TN has announced the addition of Nashville supergroup Helen Highwater Stringband to their roster of talent. All booking representation for the group will now he handled by Roe. The band consists of four close friends with long

  • 9th annual IBMM Mandolin Camp in November

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum will continue to host its annual mandolin camp at IBMM headquarters in Owensboro, KY under the direction of Mike Compton. Some confusion has arisen owing to Mike moving his Bill Monroe mandolin camp to Nashville, which had

  • The new Monroe Mandolin Camp

    With the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s decision to broaden the scope of their mandolin camp rather than continue to specialize in the Monroe style, master mandolin player Mike Compton has decided to set up a camp to fill the void. The

  • Soggy Bottom Boys in Tennessee

    This report and photos are a contribution from Jessica Boggs, a librarian and serious bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. For fans of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? – or simply fans of great traditional bluegrass music – Gatlinburg’s Ole