• Dennis Caplinger passes

    Dennis Caplinger - photo by Dennis Andersen Dennis Caplinger, described by close friend since high school days and former band mate John Moore as "a MONSTER banjo player," passed away on Saturday morning, August 14, 2021. He was 57 years of age. He

  • Phil Leadbetter to Mountain Home Music Company

    Mountain Home Music Company has announced the signing of three-time IBMA Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year, Phil Leadbetter, to the label. New recordings with Leadbetter at the helm are expected soon. A long time veteran of the bluegrass industry, Phil

  • Randy Pasley to HillBilly Fever

    Dallas-based traditional grassers HillBilly Fever have announced the addition of Randy Pasley to the band, playing reso-guitar. He is taking the spot previously held by fiddler Bob Frankot, who is taking the 2021 season off. Randy is a native of Ashe

  • Welcome Sully Swift!

    Josh Swift, reso-guitarist with The Isaacs and Lyle Lovett, and his wife, Tobi, are celebrating the birth of their second child. Sully Lynn Swift was born on Sunday, February 21, at 3:03 p.m. at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Tennessee.

  • Mike Sharp passes

    The bluegrass community in central Virginia is in mourning this week following the death of Mike Sharp, who played resophonic guitar with a number of prominent groups over the past 40 years. He was 63 years of age. Mike had been

  • Andrew Dowling to Nu-Blu on reso-guitar

    Nu-Blu has announced the addition of Andrew Dowling to the band on reso-guitar. The Spartanburg, SC native had been working with Carolina Divide closer to home. Only playing for the past four years, the 20 year old's talent was recognized back