• A Bluegrass Miracle!

    For those foolish enough to not be watching the IBMA Awards Show live, Tony Rice just demonstrated the results of attempts to reclaim one of bluegrass music's most cherished instruments: his beautiful baritone voice. It's not fully recovered, but the difference

  • Rock Hearts for Tony Rice

    Thanks to Becky Johnson, longtime bluegrass fan, photographer and radio personality, who has hatched a beautiful plan for World of Bluegrass attendees to pay respect to our newest member of the IBMA Hall of Fame, Tony Rice. Regular readers of

  • Alison out for Wide Open Bluegrass

    Alison Krauss, who was scheduled to perform as part as part of a headlining collaboration show with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Del McCoury, Tony Rice and Mark Schatz on September 27 during the IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, has

  • Gathering – Aaron Ramsey

    Aaron Ramsey may be best known for his role as the mandolin player for Mountain Heart, but on his recent solo project, Gathering, he takes on almost every role imaginable within a bluegrass project. Ramsey not only showcases his noteworthy

  • Tony Rice monel strings from Martin

    Here's another new product from CF Martin introduced earlier this year at the 2013 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. After many years endorsing strings from other manufacturers, Tony Rice now has a signature set from Martin. He has long favored strings

  • A First-Class Reunion

    This reflection on the Bluegrass Album band reunion in Asheville is a contribution from Alan Tompkins, prominent Texas bluegrass musician, impresario, and radio host. Mid-February weather in Dallas is usually great, some of the best each year, and not something I