Best of Bluegrass
Clay Jones – Heritage Not Hate08/10/15
Clay Jones has been both in and out of bluegrass music for most of his life. It seems like he’ll be prominent on guitar with a leading band for a while, like Mountain Heart or Lou Reid & Terry Baucom, and then he’ll drop out […]
Artist2Artist: Andy Statman – What is it to be Ferocious?
You know what drives me nuts? It’s pretty simple. It’s for me to be on stage and play a fiddle note that is not good quality. Mind you, it can be one note in thousands — or it can be a bunch of poorly delivered […]
Blended Blue from John Berry
Country artist John Berry had a good run in the ’90s, enjoyinga #1 hit withYour Love Amazes Me, and Top Ten status forShe’s Taken a Shine andStanding on the Edge of Goodbye. When his string of hits subsided, John resettled near his childhood home in...
Ain’t That Crazy from Gold Heart
Gold Heart has a first single out today from their upcoming Mountain Fever Album, Places I’ve Been. The band consists of the three Gold sisters from northern Virginia, with their dad, Trent, on bass. All three sing, with Tori on mandolin, Jocey on...
Bluefield West Virginia Blues from Big Country Bluegrass
Rebel Records has released a single, Bluefield West Virginia Blues, from their upcoming album by Big Country Bluegrass. It’s a new song fromTom T. &Dixie Hall and Troy Engle, telling of a time when Tom T. encountered an exceptional banjo player who he...
Artist2Artist: Bryan Sutton – Relevance & the Art of...
“John Hartford talked about the process of driving a river boat is not to look right in front of you, but to look a mile down the river.” Busy musical artists oft times become tangled in their own lack of long-range strategy. The majority of […]
Test Of Time from Edie and The Steeps
A new single wasannouncedtoday fromEdie Brickell and The Steep Canyon Rangers, a song written by Brickell and Steeps guitarist/vocalist Woody Platt.The song is Test Of Time, an old time bluegrass number that bounces back and forth between 3/4 and 2/4...
Artist2Artist: Becky Buller – Life’s Education
She is so cute. Let me say that more loudly: SHE IS SO CUTE. and genuine. and honest. and transparent. and rare. I had the pleasure to interview Becky Buller on stage at doors open at her recent Woodsongs Coffee House show at Stage 123 […]
Regina – single release from John Goad
Our Special Bluegrass Correspondent is now a Special Bluegrass Artist. John Curtis Goad, who has written reviews and features for Bluegrass Today since we launched, including our weekly, tongue-in-cheek Bluegrass Weather Report, has released a debut...
Broken Heart Mended from Hammertowne
Mountain Fever Records has released a single from Hammertowne’s upcoming album to bluegrass radio. Broken Heart Mended is a new song from bandbanjoistBrent Pack, relying heavily on hisdriving banjo, who turns in his best Crowe/Stewart impression on...
Sweet Miss Dixie Deen
Now that Dixie Hall has gone on to her reward, her many friends in and around Nashville feel less constrained aboutsharing the love and admiration they feel for her. While she was with us,Miss Dixie would have considered it “making a fuss” to hear...
Artist2Artist: Donna The Buffalo’s Tara Nevins – Giving...
This year, I promise not to fire my bandmate, Pete. Don’t laugh. Okay, laugh. Every couple of years I terminate him. It’s because we are such good friends, know each other inside-out, and love each other like the closest of siblings – and when we […]
Backside of Losing from Adkins & Loudermilk
With about six weeks to go before the highly-anticipated release of the debut album from Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk, Mountain Fever Records has dropped a single to whet everyone’s appetite. The two veteran grassers started working together in...
Artist2Artist with Dixie Hall
In mid-May of this past year, I traveled to Franklin, Tennessee to interview the beautiful, talented and highly successful songwriter, Miss Dixie Hall. or… Miss Dixie, if you’ve known her for your entire life – or if you have just met her. Permission...
Wood Family Tradition continues A.L. Wood’s legacy
A.L. Wood was a legendary banjo picker, singer, songwriter and bandleader in North Carolina, active with his band The Smokey Ridge Boys along the eastern seaboard states through the ’90s. He only recorded four albums under his name, and they are...
Tim O’Brien brushes his teeth with Coca-Cola?
Tim O’Brien has a new single, and a new distribution system for releasing his music. With his 2015 dedicated to Hot Rize, the bluegrass vehicle which first brought Tim and his music to prominence 30 years ago, he wanted a way to keep making new […]
Moonshiner – first single from the Slaughters
Shannon & Heather Slaughter have released a debut single from their upcoming album, Never Just A Song. It’s theirversion of the familiar mountain ballad, Moonshiner, but with a bluesy, pentatonic twist. Shannon says they heard it this way on a record...
Going My Way – Johnny Williams
When the top traditional bluegrass singers are named, you expect to hear Larry Sparks mentioned, and James King. Perhaps Danny Paisley as well, and Junior Sisk. But a name you don’t hear often enough is Johnny Williams, who can throw down the lonesome...
Christmas single from Stacy Grubb and Clay Hess
Stacy Grubb is set to release a new album later this month, produced by Clay Hess, and has dropped a new single this week. But it’s not a track from the new record, but a special Christmas song she wrote and recorded with Hess. Is […]
Artist2Artist: Si Kahn – Silence Is Assent
Intelligent Thought + Intelligent Music = Intelligent Voice Americana music has a voice. Folk music IS a voice. Bluegrass music seems content to exist in a self-created climate of politeness and keeping your head low. It is rare for bluegrass music...
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