John Driskell Hopkins, bassist with alt-country heroes the Zac Brown Band, has released a holiday album for the 2015 Christmas season. In The Spirit find Hopkins singing a dozen sacred and secular favorites, all backed by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, and a number of noted […]
Our friend Becky Johnson, also known by her ‘street name’ of Mrs. Bluegrass, recently visited mandolinist and music collector Tom Isenhour and shared this article and photographs for our readers. For Tom Isenhour it all started with board games, toys associated with TV shows, and […]
Bill and The Belles is a quartet based in Johnson City, TN who specialize in what they call early country music. This is the music created by rural, mostly Southern Americans, from the development of broadcast radio in the 1920s through to the post WWII […]
What can you get for the banjo player who has everything? How about a brightly colored banjo for every day of the week? Deering Banjos is offering a limited number of specially-stained instruments in a number of ostentatious colors for that banjo player on your […]
Phil Leadbetter, award-winning bluegrass reso-guitarist and everyone’s favorite Uncle Phil, was inducted over the weekend into the Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame. Though born in Knoxville in 1962, Phil lived in Atlanta as a boy. These awards have been in distributed since they were founded in 1982 […]
Mountain Home Music has released a sneak peak video for their upcoming album for The Grascals, And Then There’s This, and their new singer/guitarist, John Bryan. If you’ve caught them live this summer, you already recognize Bryan as an outstanding bluegrass singer – one of […]
Seldom Scene guitarist Dudley Connell is preparing for this weekend’s shows at The Birchmere, as per usual for Thanksgiving. But this year, he’s wondering what to do with his left hand. While on the 5th annual Traditional Bluegrass Cruise to the Caribbean, Dudley broke his right wrist […]
This is fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love. Ron Block, banjo and guitar player with Alison Krauss & Union Station since […]
One of the most challenging aspects of hosting radio shows is doing interviews. What are the most relevant questions to ask? What are questions other people might not have thought of? How do you get the shortest possible response from someone who has a reputation […]
Annie Patterson and Peter Blood have collaborated with Hal Leonard to create a new edition of their very popular songbook, Rise Up Singing. Like the original, which is still available, this new songbook offers words and chords to 1200 great folk songs designed for group singing. Rise […]
Bluegrass sites we like
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.
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.
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
IBMA: Working together for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for our music, and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community.
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.
Supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.