The Infamous Stringdusters perform “Once You’re Gone” live in our Washington, DC studios.
Two live performances, new episodes of American Routes, Thistle & Shamrock, The Dick Spottswood Show, and much more!
The Snyder Family Band have signed with Mountain Home Music, and will be releasing their first album with the label on March 17. This extremely talented trio features the precocious musicianship of Samantha and Zeb Snyder, with their father Bud on bass. Samantha plays fiddle like […]
When we think of “radio voices,” smooth, rich, polished tones come to mind – think Casey Kasem. Broadcaster Jim Fisher was a little surprised when, years ago, someone told him that his voice was well-suited for the radio. As he tells it, he was emceeing […]
Here’s the final report from Greg Cahill, who has just finished up a tour in Ireland with Special Consensus. We played at a wonderful music festival in Sixmilebridge, Ireland, last Sunday – a festival we play every time we come over here. It features many forms of […]
Tom Nechville, of Nechville Musical Products, has created a DIY video showing how easily any Nechville tone ring banjo can be quickly converted into a solid body electric using the Nechville Turbo Module. Nechville is fond of this sort of jet-age phraseology, calling his radical […]
Ronnie Bowman is really excited about the upcoming album from Band of Ruhks, formerly known as The Rambling Rooks. And when Ronnie gets excited, he starts to gush. No holding back for this successful Nashville songwriter, who possesses one of the most iconic voices in […]
Mountain Faith is really on the video trail this month. Here’s their second release since the new year, a banjo-driven song called Madam from their current Mountain Fever CD, Blue. It was written by John Morgan, a former guitarist with the band, and cousin to […]
Becky Buller has released the first of a promised several live performance videos from her ‘Tween Earth and Sky CD release party in Nashville back in October. On How I Love You, she is joined by Kenny Smith on guitar, Mike Bub on bass, Stephen […]
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been a shining success story for public radio since they broke off from WAMU’s main broadcast signal and began broadcasting bluegrass music 24/7 online in 2001. Several markets had seen secondary music channels develop for classical or jazz music lovers as […]
It’s probably pretty safe to say that many of today’s bluegrass musicians first learned to play, or at least to appreciate, bluegrass music from a family member. Some of the latest evidence of this is the father-son duo of Eric and Ben Marshall, who hail […]
I was reminded recently by Ned Luberecki that I had once written a bluegrass haiku that went as follows: late in the evening Uncle Pen played the fiddle why did he do that? This led me to think that we were overdue for a discussion […]
Bluegrass sites we like
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.
IBMA: Working together for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for our music, and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community.
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
Supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.
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.
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.