Some people have difficulty in the music field because they discover too late that they’re in the wrong side of the business for their personality. A person who is a wonderful sideman or woman may be a disaster as a band leader. The same leadership […]
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.
Compass Records has produced a promotional video for Cold Spell, the newly-released project from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. It includes snippets from several of the songs, and brief interviews with each of the band members: Frank Solivan on mandolin, Mike Munford on banjo, Chris Luquette […]
Nick DiSebastian, bassist with Town Mountain, has released a solo record that features his guitar playing and original compositions. The album is called Window View, and is available now from FGM Records. In this promotional video, Nick describes the music and the players, and includes […]
This past weekend, bluegrass promoter Norman Adams was presented with a special certificate of recognition from the International Bluegrass Music Association for his 40 years of presenting bluegrass music festivals. It was in August of 1974 that Adams hosted his first festival in Dahlonega, GA. He says […]
Charles R. Freeland, known in the bluegrass world as Dick, passed away yesterday morning, August 14. Along with Bill Carroll and Sonny Compton, Dick founded Rebel Records in 1959. The label has become an institution in bluegrass music, though Bill’s involvement only lasted until 1979 […]
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn: husband and wife, parents, musicians, touring partners, and now studio duet collaborators. Rounder Records has announced today that they will release their first, and eponymous, album October 7. There will also be a second duo tour starting later this Fall. Family […]