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  • The luck of the Leicesters?

    earls_thRounder Records has been justifiably proud of the success achieved by The Earls of Leicester, the throwback bluegrass band headed by Jerry Douglas honoring the classic music of Flatt & Scruggs. The label has delighted in the many awards The Earls have garnered from both […]

  • Chris Hart’s dobros returned

    hart_thWell here’s a piece of good news. Last week we reported the theft of a pair of reso-guitars from Chris Hart in Rustburg, VA. One was an irreplaceable prewar Norwood chimes, and the other a newer Redline covergirl model. To make the loss sting even more, […]

  • Working On A Building video from The Danberrys

    danberrys_thHere’s a twist on the old promotional game. The Danberrys (Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel) have a new album set for a June 17 release, and to celebrate they have released a live music video… for a song not on the album. Give & Receive […]

  • Calling all youth bands – to Wide Open Bluegrass

    youth_thThe IBMA Youth Council is on the hunt for ten young bands to showcase at their Youth Stage during this year’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Festivities will run September 30 and October 1 and a special outdoor stage will be provided for young […]

  • Condolences to Tim White

    jackie_thBluegrass Today shares our deepest and most sincere condolences with Tim White, host of the PBS bluegrass program Song Of The Mountains, The Tim White Bluegrass Show on more than two dozen radio stations across the US, and good friend to everyone in bluegrass. His beloved daughter […]

  • Banjo spot opens up in Country Current

    country-current_thUS Navy Band Country Current is on the hunt for a new banjo player, with Senior Chief Keith Arneson set to retire next spring. Country Current is the Navy’s only band dedicated to bluegrass and country music, and they demand high levels of musicianship and professionalism to […]

  • Choose the “option” option and select “select”

    jones_thLast week’s column about Facebook fan pages generated a few reader questions, and I wanted to field those before moving on to other subjects. I spoke to a young man who considers himself an expert in the area of social media, to see if he’d […]

  • The More I Learn coming from Bryan Sutton

    more_i_learn_thSugar Hill Records has announced a June 3 release for The More I Learn, the next CD from flatpicking guitar virtuoso, Bryan Sutton. As a follow-up to his highly successful 2014 album, Into My Own, the new project covers much of the same ground. Bryan […]

  • Introducing the Peregrines

    peregrines_thThis post is a contribution from Joe Walsh, mandolinist and manager of a new Transatlantic bluegrass experiment, currently on tour in Europe called The Peregrines. Joe and the rest of the guys will be sending us occasional reports as their tour progresses. The Peregrines 2016 […]

  • Bobby Osborne tribute at The Paramount in Bristol

    bobby_o_thOn April 23, the Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University  hosted a special concert at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN. It was a tribute to Bobby and his more than 60 years performing bluegrass music all […]

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