On This Day …. On February 27, 1967, Carolyn Routh, lead vocalist and bass player for Nu-Blu, was born in Siler City, North Carolina. Ms Routh has loved music for as long as she can remember. She started singing at church and was always involved […]
Author Archive: John Lawless
John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.
A resolution to make John Denver’s Take Me Home Country Roads an official state song comes before the West Virginia legislature today. It is already the official song of West Virginia University, and today’s resolution is expected to pass. To celebrate, Compass Records and Special […]
Steep Canyon Rangers have released a new live music video, recorded at the CMT studio in Nashville when they visited earlier this year. It’s for Stand And Deliver, a song written and sung by banjoist Graham Sharp, from their current Rounder project, Tell the Ones […]
When it comes to adventurous modern string music, mandolinist Mike Marshall has all the right credentials. Bursting onto the scene with the David Grisman Quintet in 1978 at the age of 21, Marshall has been a popular recording and touring artists ever since, performing with […]
And now for something completely different… Is there something missing in your life? Perhaps the rowdy music of a French Canadien bar band that uses their own wacky sort of bluegrass in their heretical performances of traditional and original music? If so, the Quebec Redneck Bluegrass […]
For fans of Scruggs style banjo playing, there aren’t many pickers more esteemed than J.D. Crowe and Jim Mills. Of course, in a relationship between these two, Crowe would be the teacher and Jim the student, though their professional accomplishments are similar. Both are serious followers […]