• Indian Ranch, circa 1972

    We've been in touch recently with Fred Robbins, a photographer and bluegrass enthusiast who has posted a brilliant set of photos from the 1972 Country Gentlemen Festival at Indian Ranch online. This was the first such festival hosted by the

  • Eric Ellis to record

    Back in the fall of 2007 we told you about the Appalachian Music: Roots and Influences concentration being offered at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. At the time we reported that former Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass

  • Bluegrass Hotel turning sour

    It appears that the acrimony over announced appearances by top bluegrass/acoustic artists in Louisville this weekend (3/20) is likely to linger for a while. Charges and counter-charges are being flung online, with ill will and dashed expectations for a major

  • Bush and The Bluegrass Hotel redux

    Multiple updates after the jump... It seems that the very promising series of projects announced last fall to commemorate The Bluegrass Hotel in Louisville, KY is falling victim to poor communication and inattention to detail. After discussions with Bill Millet, one of

  • Bluegrass Hotel – Newgrass turns 40

    Another major benefit concert is scheduled for March 20 in Louisville, KY. The show is intended to mark 2009 as the 40th anniversary of newgrass music, and the crucial role that Louisville played in its birth and development. In fact there

  • Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story

    April 2009 has been set as the publication date for the in-depth biography of Tony Rice, of which we first learned more than two years ago. Written by Tim Stafford and Caroline Wright, it will be debuted during this year's

  • Tony’s personal Cruz for sale

    Here's a special opportunity for all you Rice heads... Tony Rice is offering his personal, 2007 Santa Cruz Tony Rice model guitar for sale. This is a custom instrument, built specifically to Tony's specs, and which he used on the road

  • Tony Rice Veteran’s Day message

    Tony Rice has posted a poignant and heartfelt message to military veterans on his web site. What a shame that we didn't catch it in time for Veteran's Day last week. It is entitled Letter Of thanks To Veterans Everywhere from

  • Alison Krauss video preview on Amazon

    A Hundred Miles or More: Live From The Tracking Room from Alison Krauss won't be released until next Tuesday (11/11), but Amazon has a sneak peek on their site if you can't wait another week. The DVD is the home edition