• Behind the scenes with the Dirt Band

    Speed Of Life, the new CD from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, was released on September 22, distributed by Sugar Hill Records. We'll have an interview with the band's "utility infielder," John McEuen,  as a part of our IBMA Red Carpet

  • IBMA 2009: Special Awards

    John and I have already had a busy day. We attended the Special Awards Luncheon, interviewed Sam Bush, and were interviewed by Katy Daley. At the Special Awards Luncheon we had the distinct pleasure of sharing a table with Rodney Dillard,

  • Steep Canyon Rangers on TV

    Appearances have just been announced for Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 5, and The View on the 6th. They are on the road with Martin in support of his

  • Awards Show should be a doozy

    I had a nice chat last night with Cindy Baucom, who along with Chris Stuart, is producing Thursday's International Bluegrass Music Awards show at The Ryman Auditorium. From her description - and level of enthusiasm - it sounds like it

  • Steve Martin sets BU afire

    Steve Martin graces the cover of the October issue of Bluegrass Unlimited, being mailed to subscribers this week. The hilarious image is one that Martin had considered for the cover of his new banjo CD, The Crow. Inside the magazine is

  • Steep Canyon Rangers – Deep In The Shade

    Another new CD due this fall that has caught my attention is Deep In The Shade, the third Rebel release from Steep Canyon Rangers. The project reunites the band with producer Ronnie Bowman and engineer Wyatt Rice with whom they collaborated

  • Steve Martin tab book for The Crow

    Homespun has just released a banjo tab book to accompany Steve Martin's recent CD, The Crow. The 40 page book contains transcriptions for Steve's opening breaks or primary solos on all 15 tunes, plus Tony Trischka's harmony banjo parts for the

  • Steve Martin on PHC

    Steve Martin will appear on the season finale of A Prairie Home Companion on Saturday, June 27. As has often been the case, he will be performing with Steep Canyon Rangers. Hosted as usual by Garrison Keillor the program will be