Category: Music

Brushwood Songs & Stories from Norman Blake

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Can there be a bluegrass or old time musician more consistently entertaining than Norman Blake? He’s been flatpicking his guitar and singing songs that celebrate a simple life and the old time ways since 1972, delivering a series of cherished albums and remarkable live performances. […]


Arthur ‘Who’ Smith 

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Those who have an interest in classic country music, that of the traditional type of the 1940s and 1950s, will know that Arthur Q Smith is becoming less of a mystery. Known for his excellent and prolific song-writing and a fondness for alcohol, Arthur Q […]


Noam Pikelny solo project in March

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rounder Records has announced a March 2017 release for Universal Favorite, their first recording for Noam Pikelny. Noam’s last project, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, brought him a handful of awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014. The album won him […]


Ray Cardwell to Wilson Pickins

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Melanie Wilson with Wilson Pickins Promotions has announced the addition of bluegrass singer Ray Cardwell to her stable of artists. Ray has returned to pursue a career in our music following a layoff of several years, after having dedicated much of his youth to performing. He is […]


Jeremy Stephens leaving Chuck Wagon Gang

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jeremy Stephens has announced that he will give up his position as guitarist and bass singer with The Chuck Wagon Gang at the end of this month. He has spent the last six years touring with the venerable Gospel group who have been performing under […]


Cleverlys to Moonstruck Management

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Moonstruck Management has announced the signing of bluegrass parody act, The Cleverlys, to their talent roster. The group takes on the pose of a family band, led by a Digger Cleverly, Sr. who plays guitar and sings lead. When the group first emerged a few years […]


UNC School of Music adds bluegrass concentration

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley will begin offering a new Folk and Bluegrass Studies program starting in the Fall of 2017. This will be an instrumental concentration in the common bluegrass instruments for any UNC students in the music department. […]


Faster and Farther coming from Darin & Brooke

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mountain Home Music has announced February 10 as the release date for the next album from Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Faster And Farther. It will be their sixth record for the North Carolina-based label. The husband-and-wife team has spent part of this year touring with John […]


Fourth and Goal from Dukes of Drive

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s football season, everybody, or hadn’t you noticed? The college season is coming to its conclusion and the NFL is hitting the backstretch. And Terry Baucom, a dedicated fan of his Carolina Panthers, and his Dukes Of Drive has released a new single to radio with […]


Leiper’s Fork Christmas from Ron Block

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ron Block has a new album, Leiper’s Fork Christmas, just now released in time for December. For the second year in a row, the noted multi-instrumentalist of Alison Krauss & Union Station fame has recorded a set of instrumental music with his readings of classic holiday favorites. […]