This is a column normally devoted to tongue-in-cheek coverage of bluegrass topics, faux advice, and the occasional bluegrass haiku, but one day after the public funeral of Ralph Stanley, I’m not exactly feeling in that spirit. There’s been eloquent writing about Ralph, I’m happy to […]
Author Archive: Troy Engle
Troy Engle is studio musician, singer, and songwriter living in Nashville, TN. He has toured or recorded with Patty Loveless, The Isaacs, Michael Martin Murphey, Larry Sparks, and many other bluegrass and country artists.
He is also the owner of AcousticOverdubs.com, which provides quality acoustic instrument tracks for recording artists and studios.
The next installment of the Bluebird in the Bluegrass songwriter series will take place next Thursday, September 13, at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN. The concept behind the series is to shine a spotlight on our bluegrass tunesmiths, while also raising money for the IBMA […]
This past Tuesday, February 21, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN, opened its doors to four of the most talented songwriters in bluegrass music. Steve Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Kim Fox, and Larry Cordle were on hand for Bluegrass in the Bluebird, part of a […]
The Likely Culprits will make their official band debut, Saturday night at the world famous Station Inn, in Nashville, TN. This new group consists of Ashby Frank (mandolin, vocals), Deanie Richardson (fiddle), Melonie Cannon (vocals), Garnet Imes Bowman (vocals), Brandon Bostic (guitar, vocals), Austin Ward […]
On Jan 6, artists from many genres will come together at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, TN, to celebrate an unsung American fiddle hero, Charles Ingalls. Yes, that Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls-Wilder. It is a widely known, but often forgotten fact that Mr. Ingalls […]
The editors and contributors of Acoustic Guitar magazine have compiled their personal lists of their favorite acoustic albums of 2011. Each contributor picked their ten top albums, making for a total of 100 CDs chosen. While a good many of the records were from several […]
Little Did They Know is latest Christmas single from the Rural Rhythm Christian label. It was written by IBMA-nominated songwriter Rick Lang, and produced by Stephen Mougin. The track features vocals by his wife Jana Mougin, formerly lead singer with the popular European bluegrass band Fragment, with […]
Bluegrass artists The Chapmans are throwing away their razors for the month of November, and asking other male members of the bluegrass world to do the same in order to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer Research. Now eight days into Bluegrass No-Shave November, the band has […]
In Good Company is the working title for Bill Evans’ next album, currently in the final production phase. It will be the third solo project for this noted banjo picker, educator and entrepreneur, whose earlier releases include Native & Fine and Bill Evans Plays Banjo. […]