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Stringjoy offers money back guarantee

Bluegrass pickers are like most other string musicians. Sometimes we feel a bit overwhelmed by all the new items and accessories thrown our way. Try …

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Grand opening of the Mountain Music Museum January 27

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Harold Goad passes

Harold Goad, long time member of The Village Singers, died on January 14 in Texas. He was 78 years of age, and passed away at home surrounded by …

Roving

The most interesting bluegrass accessories of 2017

With the recent news in <i>Bluegrass Today</i> that a capo has been developed that doubles as an electronic tuner (unless that’s a tuner which doubles as a …

Guitar

5+5: Sarah Morris

<b>Artist:</b> Sarah Morris <b><br>Hometown:</b> Minneapolis, MN <b><br>Latest Album:</b> <i>Hearts in Need of Repair</i> <b><br>Personal Nicknames:</b> Hmm. I’m called “mama” most of the time. But …

Joni Mitchell

Sitch Sessions: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, ‘Rygar’

For Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge’s Sitch Session performance of “Rygar,” florist Carrie Crowell turned a 1954 Silverstreak Trailer into what she …

2018 SPBGMA Midwest Award Winners

The winners of the 2018 Midwest Bluegrass Music Awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass of America were announced this past weekend …

Whiskey

Abbzug video from Hawktail

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Bluegrass Etc finds new home at Bluegrass Country

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David Sebring passes

David Sebring passed away on January 4, 2018. He was in hospice care at McKendree Village, Hermitage, near Nashville. Sebring was 66 years old.<p>Born …

Barrett Smith to Steep Canyon Rangers

Just over a month after announcing the departure of founding member and bass player Charles Humphrey III, The Steep Canyon Rangers have a new bass …

Vote to preserve rare Stanley Brothers record

The Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) has selected a rare Stanley Brothers recording as one of its Top 10 Endangered Artifacts for 2018. The …

Vinyl Records

Two new band members for Rebekah Long

Nashville-based bluegrass singer, songwriter, and recording engineer Rebekah Long has announced two new members of her touring band.<p>Lee Chapman is …

Entertainment

30 Bluegrass Runs You Must Know from Stephen Mougin

Stephen Mougin has announced the imminent release of his second guitar video package for TrueFire.<p>Entitled <i>30 Bluegrass Runs You Must Know</i>, the 69 …

Guitar

Saturday at Jekyll Island 2018

Saturday at the Jekyll Island Bluegrass Festival found Norman and Judy Adams hard at work. Jekyll Island is the first of nine festivals they promote …

BGS Class of 2018: Preview

<i>At only 11 days old, this year already looks to be a stellar one for roots music. From Marlon Williams to John Prine, Sunny War to Bettye LaVette,</i> …

Kacey Musgraves

Luthiers Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson BCM Museum Jan. 26

Bristol, VA/TN -- Friday, January 26 at 7pm the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will host an evening of stories and music with luthiers Jayne …

Jazz

Red Wine does the US in February

With a number of US bluegrass artists touring in Europe over the winter, here’s one coming the other way.<p>Red Wine, Italy’s top bluegrass band, is …

Willie Wells signs with Son Sound Music Group

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Hot Rize reaches 40 years of age

January 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Hot Rize’s first gigs, in Boulder, Colorado back in 1978.<p>Often called America’s Bluegrass Band, Hot Rize …

JoeVember hoping to launch in 2018

By now most of us are familiar with the use of crowdfunding sites to raise money for all sorts of uses. In the music world, we see artists and bands …

Justen Haynes departs IIIrd Tyme Out

After 12 years on the road with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, fiddler Justen Haynes is hanging up his bow to focus his efforts on a new business …

Bluegrass Beyond Borders - We Banjo 3 Traces their Roots from Ireland to America

Welcome to a brand new column, <i>Bluegrass Beyond Borders</i>, a twice-monthly feature that explores music made beyond our shores by artists that hold a …

Derive

On This Day #52 - Skaggs & Whitley

On this day …<p>On January 8, 1971, Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs recorded tracks for what would be the LP <i>Tribute to The Stanley Brothers</i> (Jalyn …

Bill Monroe For Breakfast - on eBay!

Back in 1997, Tom T. Hall released a song called <i>Bill Monroe For Breakfast</i>. Like so many of his compositions, it was a wistful look back at his own …

James Monroe

Congratulations Cory and Jett Piatt!

On January 6 in Nashville, Cory Piatt and Jeanette (Jett) Willis were married at the Old School Farm to Table restaurant.<p>Cory is the mandolinist with …

Hank Janney passes

Hank Janney, longtime radio host in Gettysburg, PA, died on January 29, 2017. He was 78 years of age.<p>Anyone who played or listened to bluegrass in …

Gettysburg

Tony Wray to Tyminski Band

Tony Wray has been announced as the utility acoustic sideman for the Tyminski band, fronted by bluegrass and AKUS hero Dan Tyminski.<p>Tyminski has …

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Bluegrass Generation: A Memoir by Neil Rosenberg

The prospect of another book written by eminent bluegrass music historian Neil V. Rosenberg always thrills. Having to wait until June this year …

Bluegrass Jamboree thrills German audiences again in 2017

Once again Rainer Zellner has led a troupe of American string musicians through Germany in December as part of his annual Bluegrass Jamboree …