Author Archive: Daniel Mullins

Daniel is from southwestern Ohio and has been around bluegrass his entire life. He manages the Classic Country Connection, a music store in southern Ohio which specializes in bluegrass, classic country, gospel, and Americana music. He is the host of the Bending The Strings radio program, which plays a variety of bluegrass, newgrass, and Americana music. He also maintains the website for Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers.

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Trinity River Band’s Better Than Blue coming soon

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Callahan, Florida’s Trinity River Band has announced April 22 as the official release date of their upcoming Orange Blossom Records album, Better Than Blue. Better Than Blue includes songs from Larry Cordle, Mark “Brink” Brinkman, Sarah Pirkle, and Carl Jackson, as well as several band originals. Sarah […]


Here Comes Feller & Hill… Again!

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s the type of approach Tom Feller and Chris Hill took on their sophomore album, Here Comes Feller & Hill… Again! Following the success of their self-titled debut, Feller & Hill are back, with more of the same. Tom […]


Cheers! in the bluegrass style

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and whether you prefer a green beer or a Shamrock Shake (like myself), you have to appreciate some good drinking songs on one of the year’s biggest days for alcohol consumption. Because the number of bluegrass drinking songs is higher […]


The Picking Dead: Bluegrass and Zombies

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most popular cable series of the past few years has been AMC’s The Walking Dead. Based on the popular graphic novels of the same name, this dramatic series deals with the psychology of human relationships following a fictitious zombie apocalypse (i.e., everyone turns […]


Album of the Week #36 – Dave Evans’ Goin’ ‘Round This World

| February 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

I remember as a teenager, I was riding home in my dad’s blue pickup truck when he told me to pick out a CD from the console for us to listen to. Surprisingly, the CD collection which Dad kept in his truck was quite small. […]


Pinecastle to release lost Osborne Brothers’ recordings

| January 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

The Osborne Brothers were one of the most influential bands in bluegrass history. They’re one of only a handful of bluegrass bands whose music transcended bluegrass and found great mainstream success in the larger country music world. With twenty-one charted singles on the country charts, […]


Blue Highway scores with The Game

| January 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Game. A simple two-word phrase used to describe a myriad of things, often sporting events. It conjures up images of NBA Finals, National Championships, World Series, and Super Bowls – events which seem larger than life. However, what if “the game” is referencing something […]


Keith Whitley Radio Station In The Works

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Keith Whitley has long been one of the biggest influences on aspiring bluegrass and country singers. His recordings as a member of Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys and J.D. Crowe & The New South are must-haves for bluegrass fans, and his country catalog […]


Best of 2013: Daniel Mullins vs. Billboard

| December 31, 2013 | 13 Comments

Billboard, who publishes the (supposedly) quintessential music charts, have released their year-end chart of the Top 15 Bluegrass Albums of 2013. 15. Leaving Eden - Carolina Chocolate Drops 14. Brothers of the Highway - Dailey & Vincent 13. The Living Years - The Isaacs 12. Ahoy! - The Punch Brothers 11. Hammer Down - The […]


The Twelve Days of Bluegrass Christmas

| December 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Twelve Days of Christmas A song most people love to hate. It is never picked when church groups go Christmas caroling. Whether it’s because it’s too long or because no one knows all of the words is irrelevant. If it were a person, it […]