Category: Media

Behind The Mic with Larry Roberts

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to keep a good man down in bluegrass music (although we all do like to be lonesome now and then), and radio broadcaster Larry Roberts is a prime example of that. Roberts has been a DJ for almost thirty years, and for the […]


New EP from The Cubero Brothers

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Cubero Brothers (Los Hermanos Cuberos), Spain’s top bluegrass hybrid brother duet team, has released a new EP of their distinctive music, blending Castilian folk music with our beloved bluegrass. A burrasca perdida contains 4 tracks, 2 traditional Spanish songs, and two Cubero originals. Hermano Roberto plays […]


Broken Heart Mended from Hammertowne

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mountain Fever Records has released a single from Hammertowne’s upcoming album to bluegrass radio. Broken Heart Mended is a new song from band banjoist Brent Pack, relying heavily on his driving banjo, who turns in his best Crowe/Stewart impression on the kickoff. Pack is joined by Scott Tackett and David Carroll […]


House Together video from Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t heard Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys in a while, you might be surprised by their new look and sound. Their forward-looking bluegrass sound is sliding more towards Americana. Gone is the banjo, except when Lindsay Rilko grabs one up for some clawhammer, and […]


Bluegrass Roundup – world’s first online bluegrass festival

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

What would you be willing to pay for 9 straight nights of live bluegrass, cybercast right into your home? Well it doesn’t much matter, as the folks at Concert Window who have scheduled Bluegrass Roundup, their first ever multi-day bluegrass festival online, will be offering most of […]


Raleigh concert airs tonight on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

During last year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and Raleigh’s WUNC hosted a special, invitation-only concert at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, located a few blocks from the Raleigh Convention Center where most of the IBMA events were occurring. You had to […]


I Won’t Take Too Long from MilkDrive

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

MilkDrive is another young string band that uses the instruments and techniques of the old time and bluegrass traditions to create their own unique brand of alternative pop music. They are based in Austin, TX, where the wide and varied arts scene seems to blend everything […]


Flamekeeper at SPBGMA

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

As promised, Michael Cleveland unveiled his new young banjo player, Gaven Largent, during his set at SPBGMA last weekend. Largest who had been a SPBGMA regular since he was a young teen showed the audience more accustomed to seeing him sliding around on a reso-guitar […]


Punch Brothers live on Conan

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Punch Brothers took new music from their just-released album, The Phosphorescent Blues, to late night TV, appearing yesterday on Conan. They performed a tongue-in-cheek song of seduction, Magnet, with fiddler Gabe Witcher operating some sort of mechanized percussion.


Introducing Charm City Junction

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new string band has sprung up in Baltimore, taking as their name one of the several nicknames the port city is known by. Charm City Junction plays a hybrid style defined by its diverse members: a bluegrass fiddler (Patrick McAvinue), and old time banjoist […]