• 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

  • IIIrd Tyme Out tour reports

    Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are loading up the bus this morning and heading out on a two week tour that will take them from their home base in Georgia out to the west coast and back again. Banjo picker

  • Wayne Benson and Alan Bibey

    I've had occasion this week to speak with both Alan Bibey and Wayne Benson, two of the premier mandolinists playing bluegrass today. They are teaming up this year for a number of projects sure to be of interest to students

  • Wayne Benson returns to IIIrd Tyme Out

    IIIrd Tyme Out has just announced that mandolin player Wayne Benson will be returning to the band later this month. Wayne was in the band from 1992 to 2004. After leaving the band in 2004, Benson joined The John Cowan

  • More Ultimate Pickin from Pinecastle

    Some of the more popular bluegrass instrumental projects of recent years have been in a Pinecastle series which came to be called the Bluegrass Annual projects, as each was designated by the year in which it was released. Seven CDs

  • Benson baby photo on LST site

    Just a quick update to our mention earlier this week about the birth of Hogan Wayne Benson, whose parents Wayne and Kristin Benson are well known to bluegrass fans. There is a hospital photo of young master Benson up on Larry

  • Welcome Hogan Wayne Benson

    We just received news of the arrival of Hogan Wayne Benson, who was born on October 6, 2006. His parents are Kristin Scott Benson, banjo picker with Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, and Wayne Benson, mandolinist with The John

  • Congrats to Kristin and Wayne!

    It is announced on the Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time web site that Kristin Benson is expecting. Kristin plays banjo with the band, and is also on the faculty of the bluegrass music program at East Tennessee State University.