Mandolin Orange perform “Turtle Dove & The Crow” in the studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country in Washington, DC. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys join host Katy Daley for a live in-studio performance on Friday, April 18 at 9 am ET.
Deering has introduced a new item for banjo players, a custom-gauged set of Terry Baucom strings. This set is what might best be called medium-light, or heavy top, light bottom in guitar parlance. The first and 5th strings are heavier than a standard light gauge, […]
Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000 has been raised since December, […]
First generation bluegrass banjo picker Jim Smoak will be this weekend’s guest on Best of Bluegrass with Bob Mitchell. Jim had recorded and toured with Bill Monroe, Hylo Brown, Little Jimmy Dickens and Arthur Smith in the 1950s and ’60s. He also had a career […]
A resolution to make John Denver’s Take Me Home Country Roads an official state song comes before the West Virginia legislature today. It is already the official song of West Virginia University, and today’s resolution is expected to pass. To celebrate, Compass Records and Special […]
We found this classic photo on Rhonda Vincent’s message board, a shot of her with Suzanne Cox and Alison Krauss which, judging from the hair, was taken in the late 1980s. Can you believe that look went out of fashion? Rhonda recalls the time when […]
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers have released a live concert DVD, filmed March 9, 2013 at the Centerville High School Performing Arts Center, in Centerville, OH. It features the band on a set of 14 songs, along with two more performed with the Centerville Alternative Strings, […]
The Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival runs from March 6 - 8 at Newell Lodge in Folkston, GA, a beautiful setting for a festival. Early arrivals are enjoying the lovely weather, and were treated to jams both Monday and Tueday evening. Monday was warm and the jam was held in […]
Steep Canyon Rangers have released a new live music video, recorded at the CMT studio in Nashville when they visited earlier this year. It’s for Stand And Deliver, a song written and sung by banjoist Graham Sharp, from their current Rounder project, Tell the Ones […]
When it comes to adventurous modern string music, mandolinist Mike Marshall has all the right credentials. Bursting onto the scene with the David Grisman Quintet in 1978 at the age of 21, Marshall has been a popular recording and touring artists ever since, performing with […]
And now for something completely different… Is there something missing in your life? Perhaps the rowdy music of a French Canadien bar band that uses their own wacky sort of bluegrass in their heretical performances of traditional and original music? If so, the Quebec Redneck Bluegrass […]
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.
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 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
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.
Supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.
IBMA: Working together for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for our music, and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community.