• A Baker’s Dozen for 2013

    My mailbox and inbox overflowed with music in 2013, as sure a sign as any that bluegrass is alive and well. There’s good news and bad news about that. The good news is that much of that music was very well

  • Eric Gibson talks songwriting and more

    David Morris caught up with Eric Gibson, one half of the Gibson Brothers, as IBMA week in Raleigh was winding down last month. They talked about songwriting and a loose concept for the brothers' next album. Eric also shared some

  • Closing Notes from Raleigh

    IBMA 2013 will always be remembered as the year Tony Rice spoke. But there were plenty of other noteworthy events that deserve to be featured. Here are some of them: RHONDA’S BACK. After a long hiatus, Rhonda Vincent was back at

  • Favorite songs and new mandolin players at Grey Fox

    Was it coincidence or fate that brought James King and the Gibson Brothers together July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, sharing a stage and possibly a recording this coming winter? These back-to-back International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artists

  • Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2013

    The line-up for each of the Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman for 2013 has been announced. The annual summer fair of bluegrass music at Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium begins this evening, June 20, and continues weekly on Thursdays through

  • Jesse Brock to The Gibson Brothers

    Bluegrass brother duets specialists, The Gibson Brothers, have announced Jesse Brock as the new mandolinist in the band. He fills the spot recently vacated by Joe Walsh, who had spent the past 4 1/2 years touring with the brothers. Over the

  • Joe Walsh, Gibson Brothers part ways

    Joe Walsh, whose rock-solid mandolin chop helped give the Gibson Brothers one of the top rhythm sections in bluegrass for the last four and a half years, is moving on. Joe announced the move on his Facebook page, saying he