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  • Video tease from The Grascals

    grascals_live_thMountain 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 […]

  • Dudley Connell soldiers on

    dudley_thSeldom 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 […]

  • Having a Coffee with …… Ron Block 

    ron_mug_thThis 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 […]

  • Let me say this about that

    jones_thOne 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 […]

  • Rise Again songbook from Sing Out!

    rise_again_thAnnie 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 […]

  • Ain’t Comin’ Back video from Mile Twelve

    mile_12_thMile Twelve, another of the new bands in Boston’s burgeoning bluegrass scene, has released a second music video from their debut, self-titled album. This time it’s for Ain’t Comin’ Back, a song written and sung by guitarist, Evan Murphy. He is joined by regular members BB Bowness on banjo, Bronwyn […]

  • Circa Blue to Orange Blossom Records

    circa_blue_thOrange Blossom Records has announced the signing of West Virginia’s Circa Blue to the label. The band’s next album, Once Upon A Time, is scheduled for release on Orange Blossom in January. The label has an ongoing relationship with Circa Blue’s guitarist/vocalist Steve Harris, and […]

  • Give to the bluegrass kids in California?

    cba_thAs we head in to the annual season of giving, the good folks at the California Bluegrass Association are asking you to consider a donation to their Kids Instrument Lending Library. The library makes student quality bluegrass instruments available to young folks eager to learn, with the […]

  • Metacognition – Joshua Palmer

    metacognition_thIf there is a talented young bluegrass artist out there somewhere, there’s a good chance that Tom Mindte and Patuxent Records has an eye on them. Their catalog contains many a title from the likely who’s who of the next generation of pickers. One such […]

  • 2015 ResoSummit scholarship went to Adam Birkeland

    rob_adam_thThe 2015 Houston Caldwell Scholarship to Rob Ickes’ 9th annual ResoSummit, held November 12-15 in Nashville, went to 15-year-old Adam Birkeland from Duluth, MN. Each year Rob and his ResoSummit co-produer Betty Wheeler, choose a young picker of special merit to attend the weekend instructional event free of charge. […]

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