• Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame artist inductees for 2020

    The newest performers inducted into IBMA’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame finally and definitively answered the big question in bluegrass. The question: Traditional or progressive? The answer, with today’s announcement of the pending induction of the Johnson Mountain Boys and New Grass Revival,

  • John Cowan – Comfort & Joy

    John Cowan has always been something of a maverick in, and on the fringes of the bluegrass music world. His first introduction to bluegrass fans came when he joined New Grass Revival in 1974, where he held forth as bass player

  • Indian Ranch, circa 1972

    We've been in touch recently with Fred Robbins, a photographer and bluegrass enthusiast who has posted a brilliant set of photos from the 1972 Country Gentlemen Festival at Indian Ranch online. This was the first such festival hosted by the

  • Bluegrass Hotel – Newgrass turns 40

    Another major benefit concert is scheduled for March 20 in Louisville, KY. The show is intended to mark 2009 as the 40th anniversary of newgrass music, and the crucial role that Louisville played in its birth and development. In fact there