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Joe Walsh, Grant Gordy & Ian Hutchison – Roly Poly

Joe Walsh, Grant Gordy & Ian Hutchison perform “Roly Poly” live in our Washington, DC studios.

Springfield Exit on The Lee Michael Demsey Show–CANCELED


Springfield Exit’s Thursday performance on The Lee Michael Demsey Show has been canceled due to the inclement weather forecast for Washington. We will reschedule for a later date.

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  • Open wide, and sing ahhhhhhhh

    jones_thLast week in this space I discussed various counterintuitive business ideas, both good and bad, from giving music away, to touring exclusively in northern climates in the winter. The subject generated both interesting comments and some spirited emails and social media response. Yes, there was […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 3/4/15

    weather_thHere’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking in on the Bluegrass On The Beach festival in Lake Havasu, AZ.  

  • 300 shows for Bob Mitchell

    bob_mitchell_thCongratulations to Bob Mitchell, one of the radio hosts who contributes regularly to our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart, celebrated a milestone last week when he broadcast his 300th edition of BOB (Best of Bluegrass). His DJ career began in 2008 on Radio Bluegrass International which […]

  • New members to Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

    commonwealth_thRichmond, VA’s Commonwealth Bluegrass Band, formerly known as Randy Cook & Commonwealth, has brought two new members into the group. Cook is still onboard, notwithstanding the name change, playing mandolin and singing, but wanted the name to reflect the fact that this was a band […]

  • More In Store for the Earls?

    earls_thBluegrass fans everywhere can rejoice because Jerry Douglas did something for purely selfish reasons. He wanted to hear more Flatt & Scruggs music. He couldn’t find it on the radio. He didn’t hear it at festivals. And he couldn’t find musicians to play it with. […]

  • Regina – single release from John Goad

    regina_thOur Special Bluegrass Correspondent is now a Special Bluegrass Artist. John Curtis Goad, who has written reviews and features for Bluegrass Today since we launched, including our weekly, tongue-in-cheek Bluegrass Weather Report, has released a debut single from his upcoming solo project. It’s a tasty […]

  • 2015 Roscoe Canady Memorial Bluegrass Festival

    bluj_thErnie and Debi Evans continue their whirlwind pace in the Florida bluegrass community. Thursday brought an open mic night to the Roscoe Canady Memorial Bluegrass Festival in Waldo, FL. The audience enjoyed listening to music provided by local bands and some “put together” bands. Jo […]

  • New Dailey & Vincent projects coming from Cracker Barrel

    dv_live_thDailey & Vincent have announced the April 27 release of their next album, Alive! In Concert, recorded on stage at the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University on September 13, 2014. That show was captured in both audio and video, with a DVD release […]

  • Country Boy banjo tabs from Greg Cahill

    country_boy_tabs_thGreg Cahill has announced the availability of a book of banjo tab transcriptions that match the most recent Special Consensus album, Country Boy – A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver. The book contains tablature for all of the banjo played on the record, solos and […]

  • The Music of the Stanley Brothers – Gary B Reid

    stanleys_book_thI have to declare upfront that I had a peek at an early draft of this book. Also, over the years (from about 1981), I have watched Reid gather together the building materials that have gone towards the writing of The Music of the Stanley Brothers.  […]

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