Best of Bluegrass
The Story behind the Song – Just to Hear the Whistle Blow08/12/14
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 […]
Flatt Lonesome Too on the way
After a big splash with their debut album, Flatt Lonesome has generated some serious anticipationfor their second release.This sort-of-a-family band has beenlauded for their soaring vocals, aggressive picking, and the strength of their material. They...
No More Lonely from The Roys
The Roys are offering a taste of their next Rural Rhythm Project, The View, with a new single released today. It’s called No More Lonely, written by the band’s sibling namesakes, Lee and Elaine Roy, along with noted country writer Steve Dean. Like...
The Way I Am from Donna Hughes
Singer/songwriter Donna Hughes has released a first single from her upcoming CD, From The Heart. The album is one of two projects she will be releasing in 2014, the bluegrass one, along with another Americana, piano-fueled record called Fly. For her...
Memories Of My Childhood from The Bluegrass Brothers
Hard core traditionalists, The Bluegrass Brothers, have released a new single from Generations, theirupcoming Mountain Fever album.The song is Memories Of My Childhood, written by Danny Lamm, and sung by Donald Dowdy, who plays mandolin with the...
Family, Friends & Fellowship from Steve Gulley
Rural Rhythm Christian has announced a July 22 release for a new Gospel project from Steve Gulley, entitledFamily, Friends & Fellowship. It contains a number of Steve’s compositions, along with classic songs from writers likeRonny Hinson, Hank...
New single coming from KRACE
Kevin Richardson and Cuttin’ Edge – KRACE to their close friends and associates – is preparing the release of their second album,Son of a Simple Man. Their debut, self-titled project in 2012 created a sensation on our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay...
My Cold Heart from Rachel Burge
When her debut solo project was released in 2012, we celebrated Rachel Burgeas a solid new contender among bluegrass singers and songwriters. At the time, she was a member of West Virginia’s No One You Know band, and teaching choral music in the WV...
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