Category: Music

Michael Cleveland talks Fiddler’s Dream

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

With October 7 set as the release date for Fiddler’s Dream, Michael Cleveland’s first solo record in ten years time, we took advantage of an opportunity to speak with Michael about the new album, and what has changed for him artistically over the past decade. […]


Sons of the South win at OBX

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Sons of the South who took first place in the Mountain Fever bluegrass band contest this past weekend at the Bluegrass Island Festival on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As winners, they receive a booking at the 2017 festival with a $2,000 fee, plus ten […]


Join The Jam! from Annie Savage

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Colorado fiddler and string educator Annie Savage has a new book, Join The Jam, designed to help string musicians become more comfortable in the somewhat daunting jam session environment. It is meant both for the string student and their teachers. In the book, Savage seeks […]


Auditions for Elmer’s General Store

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’ve followed the launch of The Banjo Cellar and Elmer’s General Store in Williamstown, KY over the past year, both businesses with a bluegrass theme. They were established by Elmer Burchett and Megan McKamey, a pair of banjo pickers who saw an opportunity in Williamstown with […]


Nightbird video from The Bankesters

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Compass Records has released a first single to radio from Nightbird, their upcoming November release from The Bankesters. It’s the title track, written by Rick Lang, and sung by eldest Bankester daughter, Melissa Triplett. As ever, she is joined by husband, Kyle Triplett, on banjo, with […]


James McDowell to Carolina Blue

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, we posted that Carolina Blue, a traditional bluegrass band in western, NC, was in need of a banjo player. They have now announced that they found him, living right amongst them in Etowah. The band has welcomed James McDowell into the fold, a young […]


Mickey Galyean to Deep River Management

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Deep River Management in North Carolina has announced the signing of Mickey Galyean and Cullen’s Bridge to an exclusive representation and management agreement. The band is led by Galyean on guitar and lead vocals, continuing the tradition of his father, Cullen Galyean, whose many old school, […]


Willis Clan cancels remaining dates

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you follow entertainment news, you may have seen a recent story about Toby Willis, patriarch of an extremely talented brood of musicians and dancers, 12 in all, who perform together as The Willis Clan. They specialize in bluegrass, Celtic, and country music and reached […]


Rounder reissues classic Mark O’Connor albums

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

In tandem with the release of Coming Home, their recent album for O’Connor Band, Rounder Records has reached back into the vault and issued digital re-releases of three Mark O’Connor albums from the 1970s. These were recorded and released as LPs while Mark was a pre-teen […]


Adam Steffey talks Here To Stay

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here To Stay, Adam Steffey’s new album from Mountain Home Music, is one his fans have been hoping for this past ten years or so. We had a chance to discuss the new record with him last week while he was traveling to a show. Steffey […]