There are at least a few different categories of bluegrass band leader personalities. All have their good and bad points. There can be a wide range too, from the Benito Mussolini school of management, to the style of the touchy-feely “team coordinator” of a local […]
Author Archive: David Morris
David Morris is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, songwriter and upright bass player. He has spent much of his career as a wire service political reporter, including nearly 14 years with The Associated Press and a stint as chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, and is now a senior editor for Kiplinger Washington Editors.
When Chris Stapleton left the SteelDrivers a few years back, I was skeptical that the band could recapture the magic with someone else in front of the microphone. His let-it-all-hang-out style defined the band and made its recordings instantly recognizable. So let me say this […]
For a time, starting in 1972, the Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention was a big deal in the Maryland music scene. People flocked to the festival, first in Harford County, then in Carroll County, on the serene grounds of the county farm museum. Walt Michael was […]
The first single and title cut on Steve Harris’ solo Gospel project is being released today on Orange Blossom Records. Sundown, written by Mosie Lister, is a song Harris grew up with, and the familiarity shows. He sings with confidence and control. The picking is […]