• More recollections of Earl

    We've heard this morning from a number of highly-influential banjo players, each sharing their personal reflections on the passing of the greatest among them, the man, THE Earl Scruggs. Sonny Osborne, who internalized Scruggs music as a young teen, and is

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #29

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information

  • Tuesday night photos

    Here is a gallery of photos from last night's (9/29) IBMA festivities. We are very fortunate this year to have Dean Hoffmeyer shooting for us during World Of Bluegrass. He is a Pulitzer-nominated photographer with The Richmond Times Dispatch, and his

  • NashCamp Banjo Retreat 2009

    Bill Evans sent a note last week with news of the 2009 NashCamp Banjo Retreat scheduled for October 16-18 just outside of Nashville. As always, they have a crackerjack staff of banjo instructors on tap, and Evans was especially pleased to

  • Rocky Top anniversary at The Ryman

    We received a note yesterday from Daniel Grindstaff, banjo player with Marty Raybon. He had a very special opportunity come his way just after Christmas and wanted to share the story with everyone here on Bluegrass Today. Bobby Osborne was scheduled

  • Bluegrass Time

    Photojournalist Phil Zimmerman has released a book of his photos taken during the early days of the bluegrass festival era. Bluegrass Time: A Musician's Photographs of the Early Days of Bluegrass Festivals contains 95 photos taken between 1972 and 1984

  • Crowe, Cushman joins NashCamp staff

    J. D. Crowe and Charlie Cushman join Sonny Osborne, Alan Munde, Ned Luberecki, Bill Evans and Frank Neat to round out the teaching staff for the 8th Annual NashCamp Banjo Retreat, October 17-19th at the Hachland Hills Vineyard in Joelton,

  • Sonny Osborne Scout banjo introduced

    Recording King has introduced the latest in their growing line of affordably priced tone ring banjos, a signature model for Sonny Osborne. This new model is called The Scout, and is a maple banjo with nickel plated parts. The peghead has

  • NashCamp Banjo Retreat This Weekend

    More than 60 banjo players will converge in the small town of Cumberland Furance, TN this weekend for the 7th Annual NashCamp Banjo Retreat. Hosted by Sonny Osborne and Bill Evans, this year's camp also features multi-IBMA award winner Tony

  • The Osborne Brothers – Live in Germany

    Pinecastle has wonderful news for fans of The Osborne Brothers. They are set to release a 3 disk set recorded on July 30, 1989 in Streekermoor, Germany entitled, appropriately enough, The Osborne Brothers: Live In Germany. Tom Riggs at Pinecastle