Fans of Sierra Hull and Alison Krauss who have been waiting impatiently for new albums from their favorite ethereal-voiced songstresses may be able to find a fix in the new album from Ashley Lewis. Lewis, a mandolin player and singer whose combination of delicate yet […]
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.
It’s the end of an era. Fiddler Jim VanCleve has announced his departure from Mountain Heart, a group he helped found some years ago. At its onset, Jim, Barry Abernathy, and Steve Gulley started the band when they left Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 1998. […]
Matt and Juliana Munsey are celebrating the birth of a son. James Alan Munsey was born this morning (4/14/14) at 5:53 a.m. Matt is the mandolinist with Monroeville, whose new album Can’t Put Me Out has just recently been released. He tells us that James was named for his paternal […]
Planet Waves, the accessories division of D’Addario, has announced a pair of new capos for fretted stringed instruments. The NS Artist Capo for guitar and the NS Banjo/Mandolin Pro aim to offer musicians features found in hand-tooled models at a much lower price. The NS […]
When you hear of a web music series called The Gondola Sessions, does your mind go to old Venice with a striped shirted gondolier serenading his charges through the canals? If so, you’d be dead wrong. This show comes from Aspen, CO, and packs acoustic […]