• Winter Wonderland from Monroe Crossing

    Monroe Crossing also has a new Christmas project released this holiday season. It's called Winter Wonderland, and as a band from Minnesota, that's something they know a little about! This marks their 16th album in 17 years, featuring a dozen Christmas

  • Silver Dollar City adds Bluegrass Cruises

    Silver Dollar City's Bluegrass & BBQ festival has added a new wrinkle for 2013. The annual mega-fest which runs continuously from May 9-27 in Branson, MO, will feature bluegrass lake cruises on their paddlewheel showboat, Branson Belle, May 24-26. Monroe Crossing will

  • More on Matt Thompson’s mandolin

    On Monday we posted a sad story with a happy ending. It was the story of Matt Thompson of Monroe Crossing whose mandolin was stolen from his hotel room, only to be recovered and returned to him later that evening

  • Monroe Crossing – The Road Has No End

    Among the pre-Christmas releases is The Road Has No End (MC 1212), the latest album from Minnesota-based quintet Monroe Crossing. It’s their thirteenth CD – equating to one album per year since their formation in 2000. Not wanting to push their

  • The Road Has No End from Monroe Crossing

    Minnesota's Monroe Crossing has a new album, The Road Has No End, due in December. There are no audio samples up yet online, but the band has posted a live video they recorded for MN Original, a weekly program produced by Minnesota

  • David Robinson to Monroe Crossing

    David Robinson is set to become the new banjo player with Monroe Crossing, among the most popular and well-traveled bluegrass bands in the mid-West. He takes up the mantle from Benji Flaming, who recently announced his intention to move on and

  • Monroe Crossing seeks banjo player

    Monroe Crossing has announced that their banjo player for the past five years, Benji Flaming, is to leave to pursue alternative artistic work. The band is currently engaged in an international search for Flaming's replacement, and is aware of some great

  • Monroe Crossing Live

    Minnesota's Monroe Crossing has released a live concert DVD, filmed in February of this year at the Chautauqua Fine Arts Theater in Mahtomedi, MN. Monroe Crossing Live contains 16 songs, primarily band originals, along with crowd favorites like Dueling Banjos, Orange

  • The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

    The Holy Mass has been the inspiration for some of the most beautiful music ever written. Celebrated composers like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Puccini have written Masses that are still performed to this day. In the modern era Igor