Category: Media

KET highlights banjo maker Frank Neat

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Banjo players all over the world know the name of Frank Neat, Kentucky luthier and builder of banjos and custom banjo necks of the highest quality. Many aficionados of the five string first noticed Frank when Ralph Stanley was marketing a Stanleytone model banjo at […]


2016 World of Bluegrass showcase artists announced

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the list of artists invited to showcase during the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. It demonstrates just how widely the selection committee interprets the scope of the bluegrass community worldwide. Chosen to showcase this year […]


Mountain Heart does Steely Dan

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

If we told you that a bluegrass-related group had recorded a cover of a Steely Dan song, and gave you three guesses who it might have been, not many folks would need all three. Yep, it’s Mountain Heart, who delivered their version of Reelin’ In […]


Great American Bluegrass on Heartland TV

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new weekly, half-hour bluegrass television program has been launched by the folks who produce the popular Great American Gospel and American Gospel Onstage shows. Great American Bluegrass now airs each Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on Heartland TV. The show features a mix of bluegrass performance videos […]


Niall Toner does Nashville

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ABC TV series, that is. The current season, episode 15, (415) of the American soap series Nashville, broadcast on Wednesday, April 15, featured two of Irish bluegrass mandolin player Niall Toner’s tunes. The instrumentals, composed about 15 years ago – Drunken Daisy, written Toner […]


Blue Highway says Happy Birthday to Gaven

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blue Highway shared a couple of live videos from their 2016 tour to introduce the superb reso-guitar playing of their newest member, Gaven Largent, who turns 20 years old today. Fans of the band who have caught their live show since founding member Rob Ickes […]


$100 Funeral video from James Reams

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s another concept music video from James Reams and his current release, Rhyme & Season. The album is a collection of his songs centered around the theme of urban homelessness, something that Reams experienced as a teenager, and is eager to never suffer again. This new video […]


Hank, Pattie & The Current debut music video

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hank, Pattie & The Current is a brand new group from Raleigh, NC making some waves through the southeastern bluegrass music scene. Today they’re proud to premier their first music video, Losing My Mind. Banjoist Hank Smith, known for his Béla Fleck and the Flecktones tribute […]


Secrets In The Shadows video tease from Buddy and Milan

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Buddy Melton and Milan Miller have released a video tease for another of the songs from their current Secrets, Dreams and Pretty Things duo project. This time the guys take a horror film-themed approach, complete with grainy black & white images and creepy music to introduce the track, […]


Another Weary Mile from Kristy Cox

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Aussie bluegrass singer Kristy Cox has released a new music video for Another Weary Mile, the opening track on her latest album, Part Of Me.   Part Of Me is available now from Pisgah Ridge Records, on Kristy’s web site, and wherever bluegrass music is sold.