• Moody Bluegrass Two…Much Love

    June 21 has been announced as the official release date for a second set of bluegrass covers of classic songs from legendary 1960’s-70’s British pop-rockers The Moody Blues. The first, Moody Bluegrass, hit in 2004, combining the chart hits from

  • Carter Brothers – Road To Roosky

    I spoke last week with Tim Carter, who filled me in on a new project he recently completed with his brother Danny as The Carter Brothers. You might think of Tim and Danny as the black sheep cousins of The Carter

  • Mountain Heart and Sam Bush on WSM

    Sounds like big fun's a-brewin' this afternoon on WSM. At 3:00 p.m. (EDT), Jim VanCleve and Josh Shilling of Mountain Heart will welcome Sam Bush into the legendary WSM studio for this month's edition of That Just Happened with Mountain Heart.

  • Merlefest day 3

    Here's a day 3 report on Merlefest 2011 from Georgia Lowrance, delayed by poor connectivity on Sunday. She has promised us daily updates, with photos, from her position on the ground in Wilkesboro. So many stages... so many artists... so little

  • Tales From The Swamp

    Florida banjo picker Scott Anderson has a new CD highlighting his very talented family. Oh... and some of the hottest pickers in bluegrass music! Tales From The Swamp has Scott out in front, primarily on banjo and lead vocals, on a

  • Tommy Shaw – The Great Divide

    "You mean that Tommy Shaw - the guy from Styx?" That was the most common reaction I got when telling folks about The Great Divide, Tommy Shaw's newly-released bluegrass CD. Likewise when I mentioned that I had a great interview with

  • Win autographed lyric sheet from Sam Bush

    The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are scheduled for this Sunday, February 13 and Sam Bush is using the occasion of his nomination of Circles Around Me in the Best Bluegrass Album category as the basis for a fun Facebook promotion. Sam

  • Sam Bush’s Keynote Address

    Thanks to the IBMA and Sam Bush for allowing us to post the audio of Sam's Keynote Address on the opening day of the 2010 World Of Bluegrass convention in Nashville. Bush spoke on Monday, September 25 at the beginning of

  • Monday photos from IBMA

    This post is a contribution from Russ Carson, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. The attached pictures are from Monday at the 2010 IBMA conference.  They include jamming throughout the hotel and convention center, Sam Bush's keynote

  • We love you, man

    This post is a contribution from Tom Bibey, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. You can see his profile here. Sam Bush is “creating new circles,” but in his 2010 IBMA keynote speech it is clear he has all respect for