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The Chicago Choro Club Classes at The Musical Offering
The Chicago Choro Club Classes at The Musical Offering
September 13, 2015 will be the launch of the Chicago Choro Club at the Musical Offering, a community music school in Evanston. The Chicago Choro Club will feature weekly group classes divided by instrument and/or role in a typical choro ensemble, a regional.
August 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Lace Music Products Announces the Mando-Lace Pickup
Lace Music Products Announces the Mando-Lace Pickup
Lace Music Products has announced its latest pickup offering, the Mando-Lace, a passive easy to install pickup for mandolins.
August 5, 2015 - 3:15 pm
D'Addario Launches Players Circle Rewards Program
D'Addario Launches Players Circle Rewards Program
D'Addario, the world's largest maker of musical instrument accessories, has just launched Players Circle, the only customer rewards program in the musical instrument accessories sphere. The online rewards program is the digital evolution of a concept Jim D'Addario, CEO of D'Addario & Company, first conceived in the 1990s.
August 1, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Chris Thile Transitioning to Full-Time Host of A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile Transitioning to Full-Time Host of A Prairie Home Companion
Chris Thile will transition to full-time host of A Prairie Home Companion in the next year. Mandolin Cafe correspondent Bradley Klein confirmed the rumors, meeting with Thile after last night's Punch Brothers show in Cincinnati, Ohio.
June 28, 2015 - 9:00 am
 Inaugural Monroe Mandolin Camp  Annual Video Scholarship Competition
Inaugural Monroe Mandolin Camp Annual Video Scholarship Competition
The Monroe Mandolin Camp has announced their Inaugural Video Scholarship Competition with the winning candidate awarded full scholarship, including tuition, lodging, meals, and t-shirt to this year's camp held September 9-13.
June 19, 2015 - 8:45 am
West Coast Artist Brings Musical Mural to Elderly Instruments
West Coast Artist Brings Musical Mural to Elderly Instruments
Elderly Instruments has enlisted the help of Californian graphic designer Jennifer Springman of JMS Creative out of Los Angeles to design and paint a large scale mural on the front of their building.
June 3, 2015 - 7:45 pm
Paul J. Schiminger named IBMA Executive Director
Paul J. Schiminger named IBMA Executive Director
The International Bluegrass Music Association's Board of Directors announced that Paul J. Schiminger has been selected as the organization's Executive Director. Schiminger's expected start date is June 1, and he will be based at the IBMA's office in Nashville, Tennessee.
April 29, 2015 - 7:45 am
Introducing the D'Addario Clip-On Headstock Tuner
Introducing the D'Addario Clip-On Headstock Tuner
D'Addario and Planet Waves have announced the introduction of their new PW-CT-10 D'Addario Clip-On Headstock Tuner. The tuner features a flip-up display that automatically powers the tuner on when opened and off when closed. The 360 degree rotatable display allows for use on right-handed and left-handed instruments.
April 3, 2015 - 2:30 pm
Report Substantiates North Korea Musical Instrument Concerns
Report Substantiates North Korea Musical Instrument Concerns
The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, confirms suspicions the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has engaged in a systematic program involving the hoarding of U.S. and European musical instruments over the past 15 months.
April 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
Peghead Nation Giveaway and One-Month-Free Lesson Offer
Peghead Nation Giveaway and One-Month-Free Lesson Offer
Peghead Nation has announced a special Deering Goodtime banjo and other prizes as part of their celebration as the newest destination for roots-based music education on the internet.
March 3, 2015 - 12:45 pm
Tim O'Brien Launches Short Order Sessions
Tim O'Brien Launches Short Order Sessions
Grammy winning Americana artist Tim O'Brien will launch his new download label Short Order Sessions on January 6. Available on all digital music outlets including iTunes and Amazon, the label's debut release is Brush My Teeth With Coca-Cola, a humorous look at the Freedom Industries chemical spill one year ago that contaminated the water supply of 300K West Virginia residents.
January 5, 2015 - 9:45 am
D'Addario Releases Mandolin String Set Inspired by Chris Thile
D'Addario Releases Mandolin String Set Inspired by Chris Thile
D'Addario is proud to introduce EXP74CM, a new custom medium coated mandolin set inspired by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile.
December 18, 2014 - 11:00 am
International Bluegrass Music Museum Names Interim Director
International Bluegrass Music Museum Names Interim Director
The International Bluegrass Music Museum of Owensboro has announced Gabrielle M. Gray, the museum's chief executive will end her 12-year tenure as the museum's creative leader and retires as executive director. Gray retains her position as Executive Producer of ROMP, the signature bluegrass music festival she founded in 2004. Gray also remains the museum's primary grant writer.
December 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm
Mandolin Magazine Ceases Publication
Mandolin Magazine Ceases Publication
Mandolin Magazine has announced they have ceased publication effective immediately. Please review the news release which contains their letter explaining instructions to subscribers.
December 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Elderly Instruments Named Straight Up Strings Exclusive Retailer
Elderly Instruments Named Straight Up Strings Exclusive Retailer
Mandolin and banjo players seeking Roger Siminoff's recently released balanced-set banjo and mandolin Straight Up Strings can now add them to their online shopping cart at Elderly.com.
November 1, 2014 - 9:15 am
Peghead Nation, Roots Music Instruction Site Launches
Peghead Nation, Roots Music Instruction Site Launches
Peghead Nation, the new website for roots music instruction, gear information and news is now live and serving players of guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, fiddle, and ukulele.
October 30, 2014 - 8:45 am
Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His Life
Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His Life
Brooklyn based journalist Bradley Klein visits with Eric Jay, the son of Stan Jay of Mandolin Brothers to help the family share the sad news of Stan's hospitalization with lymphoma.
October 9, 2014 - 9:15 pm
Scott Napier Joins Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music
Scott Napier Joins Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music
Scott Napier of Clay City and a Hazard native is the newest faculty member of Hazard Community and Technical College Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music where he will provide instrumental instruction, primarily mandolin and guitar, as well as music composition.
September 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm
D'Addario Launches The NS Micro Universal Tuner
D'Addario Launches The NS Micro Universal Tuner
D'Addario is proud to launch the new NS Micro Universal Tuner, the newest members of its clip-on tuner family. A tuner that is packed with features and designed to be seen at any angle, the NS Micro Universal Tuner features a reversible, multi-color display and metronome in a small, compact design.
July 18, 2014 - 6:15 pm
Straight Up Strings: Balanced Mandolin Strings Announced
Straight Up Strings: Balanced Mandolin Strings Announced
Siminoff Banjo and Mandolin announce the official launch of their Straight Up Strings, balanced mandolin strings explained in a white paper published earlier on the Mandolin Cafe.
June 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm
POWERFUL: Bill Monroe Remembered
POWERFUL: Bill Monroe Remembered
The long-awaited premiere of a documentary produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum takes place at 9:00 PM EDST on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 on Kentucky Educational Television. POWERFUL: Bill Monroe Remembered tells the poignant, riveting story of Ohio County, KY native Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music.
June 6, 2014 - 8:45 am
D'Addario Announces NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro
D'Addario Announces NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro
D'Addario and Planet Waves have announced the availability of the NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro as seen on display at the recent Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. The NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro will retail for $26.99 and is shipping now.
March 8, 2014 - 9:00 am
Ricky Skaggs Named Country Music Hall of Fame Artist-In-Residence
Ricky Skaggs Named Country Music Hall of Fame Artist-In-Residence
It was announced last Saturday evening, from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, that Ricky Skaggs will be the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's 2013 Artist-in-Residence. Skaggs will present two intimate evening performances on November 18 and 19, at 7:00 p.m. The concerts will be the museum's first public programs in the new CMA Theater.
October 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Backyard Green Films documentary Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin in B
Backyard Green Films documentary Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin in B
Backyard Green Films has announced the release of a new documentary entitled Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin in B, a film surrounding the events of a benefit concert held for Sizemore and his wife February 19, 2012, as a result of them both being diagnosed with cancer on the same date in the Fall, 2011.
September 5, 2013 - 7:30 pm
D'Addario Introduces NS Micro Tuner
D'Addario Introduces NS Micro Tuner
D'Addario and Planet Waves is proud to announce the launch of the new NS Micro Tuner, the next iteration in its family of clip-on, headstock tuners.
July 8, 2013 - 1:45 pm

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