• Sim Daley back to instrument work in Cornwall

    Sim Daley, well noted for his excellent hand-crafted musical instruments when based in Nashville, Tennessee, is setting up his workshop once again. This time in Looe, Cornwall, England, where he grew up.  He reported recently …  "I am setting up my workshop

  • Born Bad – Tina Adair Band

    What have you done for me lately? There may be no more cynically accurate expression that describes the music business. All of the entertainment business, actually. Industry, media and fans all respond to 'what's new,' without necessarily meaning to ignore the rest.

  • Born Bad from the Tina Adair Band

    This week saw the release of Born Bad from The Tina Adair Band. After a rapid rise in her solo career after she stepped out from her family's band, Bluegrass Edition, in the late '90s, Tina dropped out of music to

  • Daley announces guitar division

    Does it seem odd that Nashville's most celebrated mandolin builder is a banjo playing Brit? Sim Daley performs on the 5 string with the Tina Adair Band and, in addition to building world class mandolins, attends to the cherished instruments of

  • The Porchlight Sessions

    A 4 minute trailer has been released from The Porchlight Sessions, a new documentary film from Anna Schwaber that seeks to provide a more accurate glimpse into the culture of bluegrass music and bluegrass people than is common provided in

  • New Steffey model?

    Sim Daley has introduced a new mandolin, built to Adam Stefffey's exact specifications. Sim hasn't decided yet whether it will officially be dubbed the Adam Steffey Model, but that is what it will be no matter what its called. It's the

  • Tina Adair – back with a new band

    Tina Adair made quite a name for herself in bluegrass before many performers her age had played their first show. Her family band, The Adairs, won the 1996 Pizza Hut Bluegrass Showdown when Tina was 17 years old, and within

  • Christmas in Cornwall

    Sim Daley, builder of the acclaimed Daley Mandolins, and banjo picker with Cages Bend, shares this lovely remembrance of the Christmas season where he grew up in the south of England. As some of you may know, in a former life