Newton & Thomas perform “Pipeliner Blues” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Host Brad Kolodner presents an in-studio session with Haas, Kowert, & Tice on Saturday, September 20 at 3 pm ET.
They’ll perform songs from their new project You Got This.
Host Katy Daley presents an interview with Jerry Douglas on Tuesday, September 16 at 9 am ET.
They’ll chat about Jerry’s two current projects– Three Bells, an all-resophonic guitar collaboration with Rob Ickes and Mike Aldridge (Aldridge’s last project) and The Earls of Leicester, an all-star tribute to Flatt & Scruggs.
Even wonder how someone gets into luthiery? In this video Ken Hooper explains how he got interested in building guitars for bluegrass players as he shows us around his shop in Elkin, NC.
Gary Reid has long had a reputation as a serious student of The Stanley Brothers. Having written the liner notes for several CD editions of Stanley music, both Carter and Ralph’s and Ralph’s alone, his name is closely associated with theirs. He’s also written a book on their […]
Buddy Merriam & Back Roads are set to release their 8th CD on October 1. Merriam, noted as an original purveyor of the Bill Monroe mandolin style, has written dozens of tunes for his instrument, and kept his group together for the past 34 years. […]
As popular music keeps getting bigger, brighter, louder and more bombastic, we see more and more people drop off the other end. Looking for an expression of something genuine – something that can touch them using words and music, without laser lights, exploding stage props, or frequent costume […]
Since 1939 Renfro Valley, Kentucky has been synonymous with good, old fashioned country, bluegrass and Gospel music. What started out as a barn dance has grown into a massive entertainment and shopping complex that receives visitors from all over the world. They maintain a stable […]
Central Kentucky is known by many as the heart of the Bluegrass State, so it’s only fitting that bluegrass music should be played and heard there, as well. One of the most well-known DJs in the region is Charlie Hall, host of Bluegrass Express, which […]
There’s no harmonica in bluegrass! David Naiditch has been known to joke that harmonica players are about as welcome at bluegrass festivals as the mosquitoes that come out to gnaw on the jammers. He may be right, though I suspect that he would be well received […]
Nick DiSebastian has just released a transcription book that accompanies Adam Steffey’s New Primitive album. It includes standard notation, tablature, and chords for all 13 tracks on the album. This album was something of a departure for Steffey, who had made his bones playing blazing […]
Larry Stephenson has announced a new single, the title track from his upcoming album, Pull Your Savior In. It’s a new song of Larry’s, a driving bluegrass Gospel number recorded with his early 2014 touring band (Kenny Ingram on banjo, Jordan Laney on guitar, and […]
Well done Miss Kentucky! Last night, during preliminaries at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ, Ramsey Carpenter took first place in the talent competition for her fiery fiddle medley of Sally Gooden and Orange Blossom Special. As the talent winner, she receives a […]
Bluegrass sites we like
The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) is a California Non-Profit Corporation which was founded in 1975 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The CBA is dedicated to the furtherance of Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Music in California.
IBMA: Working together for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for our music, and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community.
Supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.
Located in the RiverPark Center Complex in Owensboro, KY, this state-of-the-art facility displays the history of bluegrass music through interpretive exhibits, films, recordings, photographs, posters, costumes and instruments.
Since 2003, the DC Bluegrass Union has been a federally-recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Bluegrass music in the Washington DC and surrounding areas.
The Capital Area Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association (CABOMA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving and promoting bluegrass and old-time music by providing a consistent place in the D.C. area for members to jam, twice-monthly, rain or s