• 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

  • Leather Britches – new single from Andy Hall

    Andy Hall, reso-guitarist and vocalist with The Infamous Stringdusters, has a new album coming up next month, filled with his solo arrangements of a dozen bluegrass standards. Its title describes the project perfectly, 12 Bluegrass Classics for Resophonic Guitars. The setting