• Earth & Wood – Tyler Grant

    Guitarist Tyler Grant, a National Flatpicking Champion and winner of the RockyGrass and Wayne Henderson guitar contests, among others, has spent much of his career in the jam band realm, playing with Drew Emmitt and Bill Nershi of Leftover Salmon

  • Bluegrass Vocabulary Lesson

    The latest issue (March 2011) of  Acoustic Guitar magazine is out, and it includes a lengthy article by Tyler Grant entitled: Must-Know Bluegrass Vocabulary - A guide to practical licks every flatpicker should know. Grant draws an interesting analogy between learning to play a

  • Tyler Grant – Up The Neck

    Tyler Grant is certainly well-regarded as a flatpicker. After all, he won the National Flatpicking Championship at Winfield in 2008, having won or placed in several others previously (Wayne Henderson, Rockygrass). But Grant doesn't like to be viewed primarily as a

  • Peaceful Bend Americana Music Fest

    The Peaceful Bend Americana Music Fest took place last weekend, outside St. Louis, MO. Due to other commitments, I wasn't able to attend the entire weekend, but I was on hand for the opening ceremonies on Thursday evening. The festival is