John McEuen posted an audio clip to YouTube of the first meeting between Doc Watson and Merle Travis, captured during the recording of Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Give a listen; it’s kind of neat.
The Forecastle Festival sampler available for download on NoiseTrade includes songs by Sarah Jarosz, Greensky Bluegrass, and Shovels & Rope.
Here’s an interview with author Michael Streissguth about his new book, Outlaw: Willie, Waylon, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.