• Ron Block in the studio

    Alison Krauss & Union Station got started on their next studio recording this past weekend, tracking at Sound Emporium in Nashville. Steve Huber visited the studio on Monday (8/3) to tweak a couple of banjos for Ron Block, and sent us

  • Randy Kohrs: Devil of the Trail

    Randy Kohrs is in the process of finishing up a new acoustic CD. We don't have a title yet for the CD, but we're told an early fall release on Rural Rhythm Records is the plan. A single has just been

  • Josh Williams – looking for songs

    We heard earlier this week from Josh Williams, who is fresh off the Pick One all-star tour, and headed back into the studio to finish mixing his next CD. This will be his third Pinecastle release, which is expected in

  • Ron Block on WFDU

    Ron Block will be the featured guest on Friday's (12/12) edition of Lonesome Pine RFD on WFDU-FM. He will join host Carol Beaugard from 11:00 a.m. until noon to talk about his new AcuTab banjo instructional DVD, A Fresh Look At

  • Ron Block banjo DVD

    Banjo players have been clamoring for instructional materials from Ron Block for years, but his busy schedule with Alison Krauss & Union Station has prevented him from dedicating the time to it. Until now... His first banjo instructional DVD will be

  • Sierra Hull on Bluegrass Breakdown

    Sierra Hull was the featured guest on this past weekend's edition of Bluegrass Breakdown, hosted by Dave Higgs on Nashville Public Radio. She was joined in the studio by Cory Walker (banjo, resonator guitar), Ron Block (guitar, banjo) and Beth Lawrence

  • Tuesday night random

    Tuesday night at IBMA I found myself wandering around on the lower two levels of the convention center during the After Hours Showcases. I heard a bunch of great music, and got to visit with a number of friends I

  • Ron Block Santa Cruz guitar

    The Santa Cruz Guitar Company introduced their latest artist signature model at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville last month. It's for Ron Block, celebrated banjo player and guitarist with Alison Krauss & Union Station, and is being produced in conjunction

  • In the studio

    Your blog authors have been busy in the studio all week working on a couple of new AcuTab projects that were mentioned earlier. I managed to snap a couple of photos of the action. I thought I'd share them here for