• A ‘Clusterpluck’ for Mike Auldridge

    It’s one thing when one of the most talented Dobro players on the planet attributes his success to Mike Auldridge. It’s something else entirely when a whole stageful of top Dobro players line up to pay tribute. Sally Van Meter had the

  • Gruhn Guitars moving off Broadway

    Last Thursday evening at SPBMA we had a nice chat with George Gruhn, proprietor of the legendary Gruhn Guitars in Nashville. He shared that the shop is preparing a move across town, leaving the bright lights of Broadway behind. Since 1970, Gruhn's

  • Mike Auldridge tribute at The Birchmere

    An all-star collaboration concert has been scheduled for February 12 to celebrate the life and music of Mike Auldridge, who died after a lengthy illness on Dec 28, 2012. Mike's influence on the worlds of bluegrass and resonator guitar can scarcely

  • Mike Auldridge – Career Overview

    Mike Auldridge: December 30, 1938 – December 29, 2012 Mike Auldridge passed away at his Silver Spring, Maryland, home on December 29, 2012 having being diagnosed as having inoperable prostate cancer. He was widely acknowledged as the premier resophonic guitar player. Variously known, with

  • RIP Mike Auldridge

    The word “legend” gets tossed around pretty casually these days, but it does apply to Mike Auldridge, who died of cancer Saturday morning, one day short of his 74th birthday. Mike was a founding member of the Seldom Scene, a band

  • Mike Auldridge passes

    We have learned that resonator guitar icon Mike Auldridge passed away this morning at 5:00 a.m. He had been ill for some time, undergoing treatment for cancer. Mike will be remembered as the man who reinvented his instrument, much as Earl Scruggs

  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas

    Alaskan reso-guitarist Greg Booth put together this lovely instrumental arrangement of I'll Be Home For Christmas, which Bing Crosby made into a holiday standard in 1943. Greg performs with a number of west coast bands, including Kathy Kallick, and he created

  • Protect and recover your stuff with GearTrack

    Wouldn't it be great if you could register all your valuable musical instruments and gear online, with photos, descriptions, serial numbers, and identifying characteristics? In the event of loss, theft or damage, it would make recovery or insurance claims much