• Paul Reed Smith – A Conversation On Tone

    Earlier this year, we reported on celebrated electric guitar builder Paul Reed Smith's move into the acoustic market, and his choice of hypersonic flatpicker Cody Kilby as an endorser. Recently, Smith convened an all-star panel of acoustic guitar masters for a

  • Billy Joe Foster passes

    We have learned that Billy Joe Foster, noted Oklahoma picker, passed away today at 51 years of age. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Foster played fiddle with Bill Monroe, bass with Country Gazette, and several instruments with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. He was

  • Ricky Skaggs on Fox News

    Ricky Skaggs will be a special studio guest on Saturday (11/24) during America's News HQ on the Fox News television network. Having given his trusty band the Thanksgiving weekend off, Ricky will appear solo and perform, Nothing Beats A Family, one

  • Music to My Ears From Ricky Skaggs

    Imagine the excitement of getting ready to tear open a gift from someone who always comes up with something exciting and wonderful. Then imagine the disappointment when you discover the package contains a shirt. A well-made shirt, for sure. But, in

  • Ricky Skaggs at IBMA

    We had the chance on Tuesday afternoon to speak with Ricky Skaggs about his new record, Music To My Ears, which had just been released earlier that day. You can watch the entire interview on video below. Ricky shared some details

  • Digital 45 from Chris Jones next week

    There are a couple of new albums set to drop next Tuesday, while much of the bluegrass world (including Bluegrass Today) will be in Nashville for the IBMA's World of Bluegrass convention. We wanted to mention them today, lest they

  • Who has the best hair in bluegrass?

    Heading into IBMA week, and our big Red Carpet pre-show event next Thursday at 7:45 p.m. (EDT), it seems like a good time to settle one of the most compelling debates in all of bluegrass music. Not acoustic v.s. electric bass,

  • Ricky Skaggs makes Music to My Ears

    Ricky Skaggs has long resided at the crossroads of traditional and experimental, from picking with Bill Monroe at the age of 6 and Flatt & Scruggs one year later, to his recent work with rock keyboard whiz Bruce Hornsby and