• 2013 Vintage Guitar Price Guide released

    Vintage Guitar magazine has released the 2013 edition of their Price Guide.Ā The book, once again, includes historical and pricing information for banjos, on top of their regular coverage of acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, amplifiers, and basses. The Guide is published

  • Jim Gabehart elected Prosecutor

    We may not have actually elected a President of Bluegrass this week - though it was great fun pretending - but there is one election on Tuesday that saw a banjo player elevated to county office. Jim Gabehart, co-founder of Jim

  • Phil Leadbetter making left turns

    We've written a good bit about award-winning resonator guitaristĀ Phil Leadbetter this past two years, from the time he was diagnosed with a pernicious cancer in April of 2011, through to his recent announcement that he had likely been cured following

  • Blue Yodel #51 – Bluegrass Bluesman

    I spent yesterday with Josh Graves by reading Bluegrass Bluesman: Josh Graves A Memoir, a collection of transcribed interviews given in the '90s by the resonator guitar master. Expertly edited by Fred Bartenstein with help from a lot of good folks,

  • Mike Auldridge tribute site launched

    Rob Ickes has created a new web site to serve as a tribute to the great resonator guitarist Mike Auldridge, who will perform this evening as part of theĀ National Heritage Fellowships Concert in Washington, DC. Mike is among the 2012 Heritage

  • Slidin’ around at IBMA

    This evening, World of Bluegrass featured a special event for slide players, billed as a Slidegrass Extravaganza. David Morris happened upon Chad Graves from The Hillbenders warming up before the show.  

  • More great news from Phil Leadbetter

    The positive reports just keep on coming from Phil Leadbetter, now more than 18 months into treatment forĀ Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells and lymphatic system. After finding little success with chemo and radiation therapy, Phil was recently

  • Events debut at Bluegrass Today

    Summer can be the hardest time to get things done. Anyone who can looks for time to get away, and even those of us left at work can be distracted by sunny skies, warm temperatures and dreams of next month's