• Fishman Aura at Summer NAMM

    Terry Herd caught up with Fishman's Cory Congilio during the Summer 2012 NAMM show in Nashville earlier this month. They spoke about the Fishman Aura Spectrum DI system, which uses modeling software to help acoustic guitarists avoid the slappy sound so common when

  • Richard Keldsen of Saga Music at Summer NAMM

    Terry Herd caught up with Richard Keldsen of Saga Music at this past weekend's Summer NAMM show in Nashville. Saga is the parent company for such popular bluegrass instrument brands as Blueridge Guitars, Gold Star banjos, Regal resonator guitars, and Kentucky

  • Which bluegrass instruments do you play?

    This week our poll asks about our readers' participation in the music. Specifically, which bluegrass instruments do you play? We're not asking how well you play, or at what level. Just whether. You can choose as many instruments as you play -

  • Winner of the Harlow guitar Humane Society raffle

    Gary Hultman of Birchdale, MN has been announced as the winner of the Harlow resonator guitar raffle which was conducted recently to benefit the Fayette County Humane Society in Ohio. Joe Mullins drew the winning ticket at MyClassicCountry in nearby Xenia from among the

  • Jerry Douglas talks Traveler

    Jerry Douglas, the reigning superstar of the resonator slide guitar, has released a video trailer to introduce his upcoming album, Traveler, due June 26 on eOne Music (formerly Koch Records). As long time fans are well aware, Jerry cut his musical teeth

  • Some good news from Phil Leadbetter

    This welcome progress report comes from Phil Leadbetter, noted resonator guitarist (J.D. Crowe, Wildfire, Grasstowne, The Whites), and everyone's favorite Uncle Phil. As many of you know, I was diagnosed in March 2011 with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This is a form of

  • New Jerry Douglas album in June

    Reso-guitar sensation Jerry Douglas has a new album set for a June release. Like most of his recent projects, Traveler will feature a mix of his instrumental compositions with vocal interpretations by an eclectic group of singers. And he'll be using

  • Slidetown Reunion – Curt Baker

    Most people think of the typical bluegrass band as consisting of five instruments: banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and bass. However, many of the best bluegrass groups wouldn’t have been complete without the rich sound of the resophonic guitar. The world

  • Pickin’ For Phil this weekend

    It is often said that you don't really know how many friends you have until you need them. If that is true, Phil Leadbetter is a man who has learned he has many, many friends through his ongoing battle with cancer. On