• Andy Hall to Artistworks Academy of Bluegrass

    This is a huge week for bluegrass in Nashville with the IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference in town. Many folks will be making a push at the business exhibition portion of the event. Including themselves this year is the Artistworks Academy

  • Jimmy Ross to Barbwire

    Resonator guitarist Jimmy Ross is the newest member of Barbwire Bluegrass, based in Georgia. He had worked previously with Frances Mooney and Fontanna Sunset. Barbwire is a father-and-son outfit, with Ricky Ponder on guitar, his son Ben on bass, and Gary

  • Welcome Boden Gardner

    Kim Gardner, resonator guitarist with Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, and his wife Geri are celebrating the birth of their third child. Boden Howard Gardner, their first son, was born yesterday (8/30). He joins Kim and Geri's two daughter Karsten

  • Rob Ickes on Guitar Player cover

    The August issue of Guitar Player magazine has bluegrass music's own Rob Ickes right there on the cover, where you'll more commonly find a metalhead with a threatening grimace. You can find the magazine on newsstands across the US, and

  • Speedy Krise passes

    We have some sad news to share about another early pioneer in our music, Speedy Krise. The following is a contribution from Dan Margolies, who was a neighbor and friend of Krise. I'm sad to send along the news that George

  • Big news from Rob Ickes

    When we spoke with Rob Ickes earlier this week, he had some exciting news to share. First off, he had just found out that he will be featured on the cover of Guitar Player magazine in August. The editorial staff told

  • Donate to the Uncle Phil Fund online

    We had reported earlier the unfortunate news regarding Phil Leadbetter, everyone's favorite Uncle Phil, and his recent diagnosis of Hodgkins Lymphoma. Phil is fighting back with all he has, and will start chemo this week. As Phil indicated to us when

  • Brothership from Three Ring Circle

    Rob Ickes, Andy Leftwich and Dave Pomeroy are back with a second project from their acoustic trio, Three Ring Circle. All three of them are accomplished Nashville musicians. Ickes holds down the reso chair in Blue Highway, Leftwich play fiddle for

  • Prayers for Phil Leadbetter

    Phil Leadbetter, bluegrass music's beloved Uncle Phil, today received some most unwelcome news. "I have not been diagnosed yet, but after many scans and bloodwork, my cancer doc is pretty sure I have Lymphoma. I will be having surgery in a