• Phil Leadbetter hospitalized again

    Phil Leadbetter, award-winning bluegrass reso-guitarist and everybody's favorite Uncle Phil, has been hospitalized in Knoxville following some fairly baffling symptoms this week. Doctors have been keeping a close eye on Phil of late as he is in stage 4 kidney

  • Gary Hultman to Blue Highway

    Here we are at the beginning of a new year, when bluegrass bands reshuffle the decks, and sidemen make the jump from group to group. We've already seen some major moves, exacerbated this time around by the dissolution of HighLand

  • Two singles from Chad Darou

    In advance of the release of his debut album, Raising the Bar, Chad Darou has released not one, but two singles today, the title track, an instrumental, and Heaven, a re-working of the Bryan Adams’ ballad, with Cia Cherryholmes stealing

  • Stacy Phillips memorial celebration on Sunday

    Following the tragic passing earlier this week of celebrated fiddle and resophonic guitar performer and educator Stacy Phillips, his friends in New Haven, CT have scheduled the first of several memorial celebrations in his honor. Phillips suffered a massive heart attack

  • Stacy Phillips dies following heart attack

    UPDATE 6/6: Stacy passed away yesterday evening, shortly after this story was posted. He had been in an induced coma since Sunday when he was brought to the hospital. After doctors informed his family that his brain had been without oxygen

  • Geoff Gay to Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

    The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band has announced their new fifth member, following the retirement of original reso-guitarist Mark Clifton at the end of last year. Formed some years ago by famed Country Gentlemen bassist Bill Yates, the Tribute Band continues

  • Cindy Cashdollar injured in single car accident

    Prominent resonator and steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar was injured last Thursday in a single vehicle accident near her home in Woodstock, NY. Among the greatest fears of traveling musicians is falling asleep while driving, a not unrealistic fear given the many

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Paul Beard

    Paul Beard has been a luthier and builder of resonator guitars at Beard Guitars in his hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland since 1985. His mother was a housewife who raised three children and his father worked as a purchasing agent at