• Junior Barber passes

    Junior Barber, popular and beloved reso-guitarist in upstate New York, passed away earlier today. He was 73 years of age. Junior, who was born as Antoine, was well-known in the dobro community all over the United States. Until the rise of

  • Matt Leadbetter to Dale Ann Bradley

    Dale Ann Bradley has announced a change in her touring band. Reso-guitarist Greg Blaylock has had to take his leave owing to a promotion at his day job, and Matt Leadbetter has come in to fill that spot. Matt has worked

  • Duncan Stitt wins 2016 ResoSummit scholarship

    Rob Ickes and Betty Wheeler, who operate the ResoSummit instructional camp in Nashville each November, have announced the winner of their annual Houston Caldwell Scholarship for 2016. The scholarship provides free tuition for a promising dobro player under the age of

  • Jerry Douglas is a Bluegrass Star!

    At this past weekend's Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cook-Off in Farmers Branch, Texas, Jerry Douglas accepted the 2016 Bluegrass Star Award from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. Douglas is the sixth recipient of this annual award, instituted in 2010 to honor artists who advance bluegrass

  • Glen Crain endorses Pitt Resophonic Guitars

    Pitt Resophonic Guitars has announced an endorsement for Glen Grain, reso-guitarist with The Edgar Loudermilk Band. The guitars are made by Jerry Pitt in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa. Pitt is relatively new to the luthiery game, starting to build only a few years

  • Brad Hudson signs with Pinecastle

    Brad Hudson, reso-guitarist with Sideline, has signed with Pinecastle Records for a new project which will feature both his vocal and instrumental prowess. Bluegrass fans will recall seeing Brad recently with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, touring as a part of

  • New Reso Line from Paul Beard

    When it comes to resophonic guitars, Paul Beard’s instruments are the gold standard for some of the best in the business, from the late Mike Auldridge to IBMA’s reigning Dobro Player of the Year, Jerry Douglas. But at $4,000 and

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