Bluegrass Today

Wednesday, May 10, 2017




Danny Jones remembered

Danny Lee Jones passed away peacefully at his home in Louisville on February 3, 2017. He was 77 years old and had been battling the effects of multiple major cancers.    He was born on June 3, 1939, in Caneyville, Grayson County, Kentucky, and was a self-taught musician; a gifted player of the mandolin and the guitar. Jones was a…







Banjo spielen! now available for German banjo students

Are you looking to learn to play the banjo, or studying it now in earnest, but have German as your primary language? Then Sebastian Schröder has the book for you! His newly-published Banjo Spielen!, which translates in English to Play Banjo!,…

Country Current plays bluegrass at Nats Park

Last week the Washington Nationals invited US Navy Band Country Current to the ball park to take part in a Navy celebration day. Guitarist and vocalist Kenny Ray Horton sang the national anthem at the start of the game, and the band played a…

The best it ever was

It’s an extremely busy week, as the Night Drivers and I head off to Circa Blue Fest and then a European tour. Meanwhile I’m in the midst of some sort of satellite radio marathon. This is just a sign of how good business is, which leads me right…

Sound Sessions from Smithsonian Folkways on Radio Bristol

Radio Bristol has been adding new programs left and right this year, utilizing the wealth of great music and great musical knowledge to be found in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. For the station’s latest program, however, they’ve…




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