• Formlessness Into Form part 1 now available

    The first part of Formlessness Into Form, Chris Henry's film on the creative process in the bluegrass world which we previewed last week, is now available online. It's an interesting, if a bit offbeat documentary investigation, consisting almost entirely of interviews with

  • Peter Rowan prepares for European tour

    As Peter Rowan prepares to tour Europe, he is in the Compass Records' studio recording his second album for the label. Along with his current band, Keith Little (banjo), Paul Knight (bass) and Mike Witcher (resonator guitar), Rowan has been joined

  • California Pickers – Paul Knight

    Paul Knight is the best soundman on the west coast, and maybe beyond. I first knew him as a bassist, and I believe that is what he would call himself first. He is the bassist for Peter Rowan, as well as

  • RockyGrass Day 3

    This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. The day started out with a gorgeous gospel set with local stars The Blue Canyon Boys featuring KC Groves (of Uncle Earl).  They provided a beautiful start to the morning and

  • Peter Rowan to tour with Mosier Brothers

    Peter Rowan, who has see-sawed between traditional and experimental music throughout his career, has announced a four day run of dates with alt-grassers The Mosier Brothers in June. Rowan, of course, needs no introduction to most Bluegrass Today readers. He burst

  • Tex Logan turns 85

    Our friend Fred Robbins was on hand for Tex Logan's 85th Birthday Bash in East Hanover, NJ recently, and filmed the better part of the day's activities. He has posted the first of what he says will be several videos, this

  • Peter Rowan film – The Tao of Bluegrass

    Peter Rowan has always been something of a flamboyant figure, perhaps unintentionally. From a skinny kid playing with one of Bill Monroe's most radical versions of The Blue Grass Boys, through stints as a yodeling rocker in Seatrain, and on

  • Bill Monroe Day in Santa Cruz

    Mayor Ryan Coonerty has declared December 4th as Bill Monroe Day in Santa Cruz, California. As part of the Bill Monroe centennial celebrations there will be two special shows in and around Santa Cruz to mark the occasion. At the first, The

  • A report from Gettysburg

    High gas prices and a chilly misty, rain didn’t seem to put much of a damper on Friday’s festivities at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. Here are some tidbits I picked up while wandering around, listening and catching up with some