• Rounder celebrates the big 4-0

    It seems like only yesterday that we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of bluegrass music, marked by the first Grand Ole Opry performance in 1946 by the "Original Blue Grass Band:" Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby

  • Win a banjo from Rounder

    Rounder Records also has a promotional giveaway going on to mark Bluegrass Music Month. The Grand Prize is a Deering Goodtime banjo, autographed by Steve Martin, whose CD The Crow is set for a May 19 Rounder release. 5 first prize winners

  • Joe Diffie turns back to bluegrass

    Joe Diffie made quite a splash as a country singer and songwriter in the 1990s, turning out a string of hit songs and top-selling albums for a variety of labels. He has continued to record and perform, still cracking the

  • Preview: The Never-Ending Revival

    The University of Illinois Press has been busy recently with the publication, in a short of space of time, of two books that focus on the American folk music scene. The first of these is The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and

  • Rounder to receive Folk Alliance award

    Hot on the heals of the success of Rounder recording artists at The Grammy award show on Sunday comes news of an award for the label itself. The North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance (Folk Alliance) will honor Rounder Records

  • A few more Grammy notes…

    As we ponder the results of the 2008 Grammies - and breathe a sigh of relief that Cherryholmes didn't have to worry about being photographed with Amy Winehouse - there are yet a few more stories that bear mentioning. On Saturday,

  • Blue Highway – Through the Window of a Train

    Bluegrass super group Blue Highway is about to release their latest CD, Through the Window of a Train. With the release coming in February, they've just released a short (under 8 minutes) video EPK. The video was produced by Nashville filmmaker

  • Here come The Steeldrivers

    Mixing bluegrass and blues influences in their music - rhythm'n'bluegrass, as they like to call it - is the signtaure sound of The Steeldrivers, whose debut CD is due on Rounder early in 2008. Their self-titled project features all-original music written

  • ROMP 2007 Festival

    This weekend those that are able should make plans to attend the ROMP 2007 event in Owensboro, KY. ROMP is the music festival sponsored by the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM), and features a line up that will make you