• Bibey & Benson CD due March 12

    The long-awaited twin mandolin project from Wayne Benson and Alan Bibey, The Mandolin Chronicles, has been announced for a March 12 release on Pinecastle. It celebrates not only these two stellar musicians, but also the classic prewar instruments they each

  • Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends

    North Carolina fiddler Tim Smith has released a new album, titled simply Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends. Smith has quite a bluegrass pedigree, having worked for three years with The Bluegrass Cardinals, and with five previous solo projects to his credit.

  • Pure & Simple From Robert Hale

    My friend Stacy Grubb, a West Virginia singer-songwriter, sometimes muses that her music is too bluegrass for country and too country for bluegrass. That’s a perfect description for Pure & Simple, the first solo release from Robert Hale, the former

  • Pure & Simple From Robert Hale

    My friend Stacy Grubb, a West Virginia singer-songwriter, sometimes muses that her music is too bluegrass for country and too country for bluegrass. That’s a perfect description for Pure & Simple, the first solo release from Robert Hale, the former

  • LocalGrass – The Moore Brothers

    This is the debut installment of LocalGrass, a new feature on Bluegrass Today. LocalGrass will twice-monthly provide information about bands and artists who are working primarily on a local or regional basis. We hope to be able to provide an early look at

  • Livewire’s One-and-Done Reunion

    Apparently, playing in a bluegrass band is a lot like riding a bicycle. Once you learn how to do it, you don’t forget how, even if years go by without doing it. You might wobble a bit, but the basics

  • Coming soon from Pinecastle

    Pinecastle has announced two new projects set for release early in 2012. First up is a twin mandolin project from Alan Bibey and Wayne Benson. This one has been in the works for several years, and was thought to have been

  • Two heads are better than one…

    Make that two headstocks... We heard from Alan Bibey this weekend with an update about the twin mandolin CD he is recording with Wayne Benson. This project has been a long time in coming, with these two top pickers getting together

  • Steve Dilling December tour

    IIIrd Tyme Out banjo man Steve Dilling has assembled a group of friends and musical compatriots for yet another brief December all-star tour. They will do three shows starting tomorrow in the southeastern US. Steve says that it has become a