• David Grindstaff – Here & Now

    ETSU didn't make much of a splash in the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament last week, but they have a real winner in David Grindstaff, a student in their Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music program. His debut

  • CA Guitars closes up shop

    Composite Acoustics, commonly known as CA Guitars, has closed its doors. The Louisiana-based company that manufactured steel-string acoustic guitars made from a carbon fiber material had found adherents among both hobby and professional pickers worldwide, including Blue Highway guitarist Tim Stafford.

  • Still Inside – The Tony Rice Story

    The bluegrass and acoustic guitar world has been buzzing this past two years, awaiting the publication of Still Inside - The Tony Rice Story. This authorized biography of the legendary guitarist and vocalist, written by Tim Stafford and Caroline Wright, has

  • Missy Werner – Drifting and Dreaming

    Another of the many CDs that have crossed the threshold this month comes from Ohioan Missy Werner. I wasn't familiar with her music prior to receiving this copy of Drifting and Dreaming, but when I saw that Dwight McCall had

  • Blue Highway at 15

    Blue Highway is zeroing in on the 15th anniversary of their very first live performance, which ocurred on New Year's Eve in 1994. At that time, Tim Stafford had just left his position with Alison Krauss, as had Shawn Lane his

  • Thursday IBMA exhibit hall photos

    We'll be playing catch-up this next few days with photos, stories and video from this whirlwind week at IBMA. There is more to tell about events on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon, plus we have a video interview with Sam Bush,

  • Flatpicking Bluegrass

    Flatpicking Bluegrass is the latest CD from FGM Records, the label branch of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. The CD features 12 flatpicking masters on 12 traditional bluegrass numbers. These are all vocal tunes, no instrumentals here. According to Dan Miller, publisher