The prospect of another book written by eminent bluegrass music historian Neil V. Rosenberg always thrills. Having to wait until June this year doesn’t so much. Rosenberg’s forthcoming Bluegrass Generation: A Memoir relates his experiences during the period from 1961 to 1963 when he began working for the father of
Once again Rainer Zellner has led a troupe of American string musicians through Germany in December as part of his annual Bluegrass Jamboree series. The idea for this tour occurred to him several years ago, to bring talented artists from the US and Canada to represent bluegrass and old time
Each year at the summer RockyGrass festival, the folks at Planet Bluegrass put together a number of special stage performances not available elsewhere as an added incentive to join them in Lyons, CO for three days of bluegrass and new grass music. With David Grisman on hand this year, they
Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps will be no stranger to Bluegrass Today readers, as both a noted player and a correspondent/reviewer. Though he came up in the bluegrass world, Jake’s interests have since expanded to include modern classical music on the five string, a milieu in which he has recorded and
The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a volunteer organization in Texas which serves to promote and support bluegrass music in the state. They are also involved in the annual Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-Off each fall, and also manage a program to get instruments into the hands of talented young pickers called
Palatka, FL – Promoters Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announce that the 10th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival will be held at Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch in Palatka, Florida. The three day event begins on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon, with Open Stage Daily at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m.
Peter Thompson, noted California bluegrass D.J. and former concert organizer, recently e-mailed out a copy of Woody Guthrie’s New Years resolutions from 1942, which Woody called “New Years Rulins.” It was a long list, with 33 items on it, and had wonderful little illustrations to go with each resolution. It