Revival: The Sam Bush Story, which debuted last week during the Nashville Film Festival, was announced as the winner of the festival’s Audience Choice Award for best music documentary. It had two showings during the festival, and the premiere turned into a major news event […]
Jamie Johnson has asked us to share a statement as he departs The Grascals. He was an original, founding member of the band, which got it’s start as Dolly Parton’s Nashville-based road band when she was doing a more bluegrass sound. Touring with them for […]
Change is something of a constant in the bluegrass world, just as it is in the arts in general. We’ve become accustomed to seeing new faces in our favorite groups from time to time, which makes bands that display consistency all the more special and […]
When it was announced in January that The Hillbenders would be releasing a bluegrass version of The Who’s classic rock opera, Tommy, one of the first songs that came to mind was the fiendishly creepy Tommy’s Holiday Camp. How would that work in a bluegrass […]
When Bill Yates passed away in January, many people wondered what would become of the band he had created, billed as Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band. He had assembled the group to perform the old songs the Gentlemen had recorded during his […]
Benjamin Franklin ‘Tex’ Logan passed away peacefully on Friday evening, April 24, 2015; he was 87 years old. He had had a heart attack and experienced renal failure in his last few days. We are working on a tribute/remembrance and hope to post that in […]
It may be a bit chilly at MerleFest this year, but the competition was hot for the 2015 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest this afternoon at the festival. Three finalists in four categories performed their songs live on stage for the judges, who included Peter Rowan, […]
Through his daughter, Jody, we have learned that renowned fiddler and bluegrass personality, Tex Logan, is in very poor health. He has been hospitalized for much of April with a variety of issues, but has just recently suffered a heart attack and is experiencing kidney […]
Jack Hatfield reminded us yesterday that his Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy has moved back to Pigeon Forge, TN, and will be held in the barn adjacent to his business. The Academy grew out of the remnants of the Maryland Banjo Academy, which was run by the staff […]
Rounder Records has released a first single from The Muscle Shoals Recording by The Steeldrivers. It’s a new song from guitarist/vocalist Gary Nichols, Brother John, which includes an acoustic slide guitar solo from Jason Isbell, country rock singer/songwriter and Nichols’ childhood friend who co-produced the track. […]
Bluegrass sites we like
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.
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.
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.
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
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.