• 40 years of Old & In The Way

    It's a sure sign you're getting old when when a band that was a touchstone of your youth celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Old & In The Way formed in 1973, with Jerry Garcia on banjo, David Grisman on mandolin, Vassar Clements

  • Hartford, Rice and Clements

    Here's one we missed when it was released in April, a recording by John Hartford, Tony Rice and Vassar Clements in 1988, with Roy Huskey Jr on bass and Mark Howard on mandolin. Titled simply Hartford, Rice and Clements, the album

  • Carter Brothers – Road To Roosky

    I spoke last week with Tim Carter, who filled me in on a new project he recently completed with his brother Danny as The Carter Brothers. You might think of Tim and Danny as the black sheep cousins of The Carter

  • Rual Yarbrough passes

    We are saddened to learn that banjo player Rual Yarbrough has passed away at 81 years of age. He had been ill of late, following a heart bypass a few years back, and passed away quietly at home Monday evening

  • Classic Oak titles reissued

    Long-time students of bluegrass instruments will recall with fondness the name Oak Publications, a division of Music Sales that released some fine instructional manuals for banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bass starting in the 1970s. While the brand has remained

  • WAMU 40th aniversary celebration

    WAMU, and it's online sister station BluegrassCountry.org, are celebrating the summer of 2007 as their 40th year broadcasting bluegrass music. It was in 1967 that Dick Spottswood and Gary Henderson, who were among the founders of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine that

  • McCoury/Vassar videos on MySpace

    The Del McCoury Band has posted four new video clips on their MySpace page. They are taken from the second All Star Bluegrass Celebration concert at The Grand Ole Opry in April 2003, aired on PBS, and available on DVD

  • Vassar Clements Holiday Band DVD – Reminder

    Farley Daniel wrote in and reminded us about the Vassar Clements Holiday Band DVD release party on October 14th at the Melting Point in Athens, GA. A couple of guests have been included in the lineup for the evening's performance. Fiddle