• Ferrell Stowe and Red Line Resophonics

    Ferrell Stowe has been a hero in the resophonic guitar community for some time. Top current players credit him as an influence, and his long list of credits as both a sideman and a solo recording artist have added mightily

  • Beard introduces Josh Swift model reso-guitar

    Beard Guitars in Maryland has introduced its latest signature model, for Josh Swift, reso-guitarist with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. And yes... it's a purple guitar. Josh designed the Josh Swift Signature model with Paul Beard and, over the course of three

  • Stolen Resos Alert

    Chris Hart of Rustburg, VA has reported the loss of two reso-guitars in a home break in. The two guitars taken were a pre war Norwood chimes and a newer Redline covergirl model. Pictures are attached to this post. Chris has the necessary

  • Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes at IBMA

    Mid-week here at IBMA's World of Bluegrass, we had a lengthy and deeply personal chat with Rob Ickes and Jerry Douglas about their relationship with reso-legend, and good friend, Mike Auldridge. The specific topic for our discussion was the recent release of Three

  • Iowa Bluegrass joins Play It Forward!

    The Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa has partnered with The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation to implement a regional, licensed affiliate for the foundation's Play It Forward! program. It sets up a musical instrument lending library and helps match young students of bluegrass with

  • Randy Kohrs: Quicksand

    The new CD from Randy Kohrs landed in my inbox a couple weeks ago, but I just found the time to listen to it recently. What a treat I had been denying myself! Randy and team have hit it out of

  • Randy Kohrs to tour with G2

    Randy Kohrs, whose new CD Quicksand is out today (1/12), has announced plans to tour in Europe during the Spring of 2010. The tour is being arranged by Swedish grassers G2, who will accompany Kohrs on the road. G2 banjo picker

  • Randy Kohrs on The 9513

    Popular country music web site The 9513 has posted a lengthy interview with Randy Kohrs. The piece, written by Sam Gadziak, starts with a heckuva buildup for Kohrs... Having played on more than 500 albums and toured with artists that range

  • Rob Ickes – Road Song

    Reso-guitar mega-monster Rob Ickes has a new CD, focusing on his musical life outside of bluegrass and Blue Highway. Road Song is a collaboration with jazz pianist Michael Alvey on a set of piano/dobro duets, with Robinella providing vocals on three