• Mark Twain – Words & Music

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), was an American author and humorist better known by his pen-name Mark Twain. He is best known for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published in 1876) and its sequel Adventures

  • Bill Monroe Day in Santa Cruz

    Mayor Ryan Coonerty has declared December 4th as Bill Monroe Day in Santa Cruz, California. As part of the Bill Monroe centennial celebrations there will be two special shows in and around Santa Cruz to mark the occasion. At the first, The

  • On the Brooklyn Road – Nell Robinson

    After singing for twenty plus years almost exclusively within her car, Nell Robinson has set off on a new musical journey and solidified her place within roots music circles with her latest album. She includes many styles (ranging in scope

  • A note from Rob Ickes

    Rob Ickes asked us to share this note regarding his absence at Thursdays IBMA Awards show, and his resulting inability to accept the 2011 Dobro Player of the Year award in person. "I wish I could have been at the awards

  • Have a listen to The Blu-Disc

    The folks at Pinecastle Music have graciously offered to share a live stream of the new CD from Nu-Blu, The Blu-Disc, with readers of The Bluegrass Blog. The album was released last week, the band's second, and their first with

  • Rob Ickes on Guitar Player cover

    The August issue of Guitar Player magazine has bluegrass music's own Rob Ickes right there on the cover, where you'll more commonly find a metalhead with a threatening grimace. You can find the magazine on newsstands across the US, and

  • Donna Ulisse studio video

    Donna Ulisse has released a music video for the song Her Heart Is A Stone Hard Ground, the first from her new album, An Easy Climb. They shot it the same day they recorded the track, right there at Ocean Way

  • Big news from Rob Ickes

    When we spoke with Rob Ickes earlier this week, he had some exciting news to share. First off, he had just found out that he will be featured on the cover of Guitar Player magazine in August. The editorial staff told