• Reso Hangout goes live

    Eric Schlange, who manages the very popular BanjoHangout web site, has recently launched a similar site for resonator guitar enthusiasts. ResoHangout.com hosts an active discussion forum plus a tab archive, online video lessons, product reviews, chat rooms and myHangout home pages

  • Rob Ickes – new CD/DVD

    Blue Highway's resophonic guitar master Rob Ickes has a new project released this week (8/8). Contemporary Dobro Artistry is a CD/DVD set from Mel Bay Publications that offers both CD audio and DVD video of Rob in a variety of live

  • Randy Kohrs’ Opry adventure

    Randy Kohrs sent along a few photos from his appearance on The Grand Ole Opry last weekend. Joining him were the members of The Randy Kohrs Band, Ashley Brown on fiddle and vocals, Mike Sumner on banjo, Elio Giordano on bass,

  • Red Line Resophonics

    Earlier this year at the SPBGMA convention in Nashville, TN, Red Line Resophonics showcased their instruments for the first time. Red Line Resophonics is run by Steve Smith of Cumberland Acoustic, a company that produces bridges for mandolins and banjos,

  • Jerry Douglas – Glide

    Jerry Douglas, certified master of the resonator guitar, has a new CD due out August 19 on Koch Records. This will be his 12th solo project in a career that spans more than 30 years, and stints with a who's

  • Colorado Case instrument straps

    If you play an instrument other than the upright bass or fiddle, you probably use a strap. If you play upright bass and use a strap, please send me a photo! My point was that instrument straps are a vital part

  • More luthiers on TV

    Last month we told you about a PodCast on UNC-TV that provided a glimpse of the work that goes into making a fiddle. Now we learn of another instance where television has highlighted the craftsmanship associated with the building of musical

  • Cherryholmes on The Opry – and YouTube

    Cherryholmes will be appearing on tonight's Tuesday Grand Ole Opry, in the initial segment that airs from 8:00-8:30 p.m. The Opry broadcast is available over the air in the Nashville market on WSM AM 650, and simulcast worldwide via online streaming

  • Scheerhorn CD due in June

    Jimmy Ross tells us that the Scheerhorn guitar showcase CD he tipped us to last year is nearly ready to go. It will include 16 tracks which feature top resonator guitarists performing on instruments built by Tim Scheerhorn. A June release

  • Dobro on Idol

    We posted earlier this week with a banjo sighting on Fox Television's smash hit, American Idol. Now comes word from Phil Leadbetter, reso-man with Grasstowne, about the appearance of one of his signature Dobro guitars on the show. The Leadbetter model