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On This Day #70: Remembering Jan Jerrold

On this day … On August 18, 1993, American-born British bluegrass activist Jan Jerrold passed away, aged 52. His importance in the popularity of bluegrass music in the UK could scarcely be overstated. Jan Jay Jerrold was born in Washington DC, on April 22, 1941, of French/Irish descent. He was the eldest of five children. […] The post On This Day #70: Remembering Jan Jerrold appeared first on Bluegrass Today.


Jeff Brown shows another side of his musical personality

Bluegrass fans have recognized Jeff Brown for some time now as a bluegrass singer and songwriter, very much in the Larry Sparks, Stanley Brothers vein. Of course he served an apprenticeship with Sparks as bass player for the Lonesome Ramblers for several years, and has filled in as a Clinch Mountain Boy as well. Growing […] The post Jeff Brown shows another side of his musical personality appeared first on Bluegrass Today.


The UK & Ireland Dobro Celebration coming soon

Here is how producer Chris Eaton described the genesis of the forthcoming CD, The UK & Ireland Dobro Celebration. “In November 2022 I visited Nashville to attend Reso Summit Slide Fest. This experience inspired me to try and bring together some of the best lap steel guitarists from the UK and Ireland. Each artist submitted […] The post The UK & Ireland Dobro Celebration coming soon appeared first on Bluegrass Today.


George Portz passes

Illinois fiddler and bluegrass promoter George Portz passed away on January 9, 2023, from a heart attack, just two days after his last performance – at the Missouri Area Bluegrass Committee’s (MABC) Winter Festival, Eureka. He was 70 years old. Since 1969, when Portz won the Illinois State Fiddling Championship, he became one of the […] The post George Portz passes appeared first on Bluegrass Today.


Gimme All The Love You Got from Dailey & Vincent

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Nothin’ Can Hold Me Here from Sowell Family Pickers

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Clay Jones – Heritage Not Hate

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 […]


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 guitar, and […]


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 didn’t have […]


Artist2Artist: Bryan Sutton – Relevance & the Art of Turning Stuff Down

“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 time. It’s sung as a […]


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 single from his upcoming solo project. It’s a tasty […]


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 thekickoff.Pack isjoined by Scott Tackett and David Carroll […]


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 folks […]


Artist2Artist: Donna The Buffalo’s Tara Nevins – Giving Each Their Space

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 2013, but their individual recording schedules […]


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 granted. Here […]


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 treasured keepsakes for those […]