Best of Bluegrass
New single from Chris Jones live CD09/23/14
Chris Jones & the Night Drivers have released a first single fromLive At The Old Feed Store, their self-produced concert CD recorded during the summer of 2013. Battle Of The Bands isa deadly serious song about a Civil War battle that took place over...
Surrounded from Jimmy & Moondi
Rebel Records has released Surrounded, the first single from a new album by Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein. It’s a song from Jonathan Edwards, one he had included on his 2011 album, My Love Will Keep, which as you might guess, is a set of […]
Dark Cloud Rising from Jon Weisberger
Jon Weisberger is a powerful man in the bluegrass world. An award-winning songwriter, his music appears on many new releases each year. As a record producer he guides the work of other artists in the studio, most recently Missy Werner’s Turn This...
New single from Larry Stephenson
Larry Stephenson has announced a new single, the title track from his upcoming album, Pull Your Savior In. It’s a new song of Larry’s, a driving bluegrass Gospel number recorded with his early 2014 touring band (Kenny Ingram on banjo, Jordan Laney on...
Artist2Artist: Byron Berline – Fence Jumper
In the pursuit of creativity, a true artist relies on a counter-intuitive vision to see and develop opportunities that others miss. Yes… counter-intuitive. They travel to where others won’t, and they believe in who they are and what it is about them...
Feeling Blue from Mountain Faith
As promised, here is the new single from Mountain Faith. It’s the “sort of” title track from their upcoming Mountain Fever release, Blue, which is due in November. Feeling Blue is a somewhat different sound for the band, with an old timey vibe and...
Now The Summer’s Gone from Mullins and the Ramblers
Rebel Records has released a second single from the upcoming Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers CD, Another Day From Life. This one is Now The Summer’s Gone, written by Barkley Davis, a young bluegrass writer from Indiana with a pedigree. His dad,...
The Story behind the Song – Just to Hear the Whistle Blow
Just to Hear the Whistle Blow was written by Tim Stafford and Steve Gulley in late 2012 or early 2013. They wrote their first tune together in 2003 and have written around 75 songs, not all of which have seen the light of day. Train […]
Junior Sisk drops Honky Tonked To Death
The first single from Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice’s upcoming Rebel project, Trouble Follows Me, was released today. Honky Tonked To Deathwas written by Bill Castle, and tells of romance destroyed by a cheating loverwho wreckedhis life running...
Sam Moore on George Jones
Getting to meet your heroes can be a mixed bag. If you’re lucky enough to do so, there is always the risk that they won’t live up to your expectations, or even be rude when you approach. Of course, there is also the chance of […]
Home Again released by Wildfire
This is a big month for Wildfire. They’ve released a new single, signed with a new booking agency, and are looking forward to the release oftheir firstalbum since 2010 early next year. Let’s take those in turn, shallwe? The single is I Want to Go […]
Old River from Nightflyer
Nightflyer has released a debut single from their upcoming album, Rail River & Road. It’s their version of Hazel Dickens’ Old River, sung by banjo picker Ronnie Stewart, with guitaristRichard Propps taking thetenor. It’s a real vocal showpiece,...
Sneak peek from Steve Gulley
Steve Gulley has shared samples of a few tracks from his upcoming Rural Rhythm album, Family, Friends & Fellowship, due for wide release on July 22. While not an explicitly Gospel project, Gulley sees this one as anattempt to share his own faith...
Artist2Artist: Barry Waldrep – Play Banjo!
Baseball is a game of lineage more so than its other pro-sport peers. Stakeholders of this pastime value a certain overlapping of eras, strategies and philosophies that links together generations of the game. Similarly, stakeholders of bluegrass music...
New single from The Spinney Brothers
Gonna Catch A Train is the debut single from The Spinney Brothers‘ upcoming album on Mountain Fever, Tried & True, due in mid-October.It’s asong written by the lateEd Hamilton, who won the 1998 IBMA Song of the Year Award for Lonesome Old House, as...
47 years of bluegrass on WAMU
Normally, we wait for nice, smooth, round numbers to celebrate legacies. A golden wedding anniversary seems so much grander than a 49th.But in truth, 49 years is pretty remarkable as well. Today, our friends at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country are remembering...
I’ve Got The Moon On My Side from The Crowe Brothers
Josh and Wayne Crowe know what works for them. After 40 years performing as The Crowe Brothers, these Georgia boyshave a firm grip on the sort of traditional and Gospel bluegrass that their fans want to hear. And that’s just what they give ‘em....
1 from The Clay Hess Band
Finally… and this time we’re not kidding! The first full album from The Clay Hess Band, entitled 1, will be available July 3 – which coincidentally is Clay’s birthday. Personnel changes, and his busy studio schedule, have delayed this release a number...
The Old Country Church from Mike Scott
Rural Rhythm Christian is preparing tomorrow’s release for The Old Country Church, their second project for banjo playerand vocalist Mike Scott. Unlike his previous album of Gospel music, 2011′s Take Me Lord andUse Me, this new one is all...
Artist2Artist: Larry Keel – What’s in a Jam Band?
A couple months ago, I addressed the idea that far too few of us bluegrass musicians give a “tip of the hat” or “shout out from stage” to the musical artists from whom we gleaned our technique or crafted our sound. We pick up licks […]
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