• Randy Kohrs on Billy Block

    Here's a YouTube video of Randy Kohrs and his fine band performing on The Billy Block Show earlier this month. Randy and the guys (and Ashley) rip off a strong version of Jerry Reed's The Likes Of Me. The audio guy

  • ResoSummit 2009

    Rob Ickes has announced that registration for ResoSummit 2009 has begun - and sold out right away. The annual weekend of instruction and immersion in resophonic guitar is scheduled for November 5-8, held at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, with some

  • More news from NAMM

    Here are a couple more tidbits from the recently concluded NAMM show in Anahiem, CA. Paige Capo introduced a revised design for their popular capo, which they say makes it faster and easier to use. They make capos for banjo, guitar

  • Matt Leadbetter to Brand New Strings

    Knoxville, TN based Brand New Strings has hired Matt Leadbetter to play resonator guitar with the group, bringing them back up to five pieces. Matt had been working with Marty Raybon, and prior to that, with Lonesome River Band. Knoxville is

  • Jerry Douglas at MPI

    Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale and Sam Bush are all scheduled as presenters at Music Producers Institute sessions in 2009. These 3 day sessions offer a crash course in how successful studio producers "do what they do." Led by Grammy-winning producer Steve

  • Hornography – Released

    This past Tuesday saw the official release of the new Scheerhorn resonator guitar tribute CD, Hornography. The CD is put together by renowned resophonic guitar player, recording engineer and producer, Randy Kohrs. The brainchild of Jimmy Ross, the CD came about

  • Dobro Dreamer

    "Nashville may have killed country music, but who will die at the Dakin Family Bluegrass Festival?" How's that as a tease for a mystery novel set at a bluegrass music event? The book is Dobro Dreamer by Peter McGinn, published earlier

  • Blue Night from bluegrasscollege.org

    The folks at bluegrasscollege.org have put together a video sample from their latest online lesson. The song is Blue Night, sung by Tim O'Brien, with instrumental solos taught by Bill Evans (banjo), Rob Ickes (resonator guitar), Tyler Grant (guitar), Matt

  • Hornography

    Randy Kohrs' record label, Left of Center Records, is soon to release a new resophonic guitar CD entitled, Hornography. Hornography serves as a tribute to resophonic guitar luthier, Tim Scheerhorn. Kohrs is joined on the CD by an all star line

  • Jerry Douglas on NPR

    Audio from Jerry Douglas' recent performance on Mountain Stage can be found at NPR.com. He appeared with his band on the show this past weekend to perform songs from his current CD, Glide. The Jerry Douglas Band consists of Luke Bulla