• Avery Welter to The Churchmen

    The Churchmen, one of the most enduring and successful bluegrass Gospel groups still touring, have announced the addition of Avery Welter on guitar. He steps in for David Guthrie, who has spent the past ten years running the roads with

  • Brent Pack back to Hammertowne

    Ah... the inevitable pull of bluegrass music. We reported a few months back that Brent Pack had left Hammertowne, a band he had helped found with Dave Carroll in Kentucky some years back. He gave his notice in order to accept

  • Front Country to Organic Records

    Organic Records, an imprint of the Crossroads Music group in North Carolina, has signed San Francisco's Front Country to the label. Their second album, Other Love Songs, has been announced as an Organic release scheduled for April. Front Country is an

  • Steeldrivers reach 100,000 scans

    Longtime bluegrass lovers will recall the buzz that accompanied the release of the first album from The Steeldrivers in 2008. The self-titled project on Rounder featured a new sound in the bluegrass world, and was the first introduction for most

  • Dub Crouch passes

    Missouri bluegrass legend and pioneer, Dub Crouch, passed away January 8, 2017. The  Lord called him home on "The Eighth Of January," in true bluegrass fashion. A banjo picker for over 60 years, Robert W. Crouch held an influential role

  • Songwriter’s Backstory Vol. 5 – ‘Tis Sweet

    This month’s Songwriter’s Backstory features the bluegrass and country standard, 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered, by American bluegrass star, Mac Wiseman. Internationally referred to as ‘the voice with a heart’, Wiseman is one of the original architects of the bluegrass

  • Burn The Barn from Big Country Bluegrass

    Rebel Records has released an advance single from Let Them Know I'm From Virginia, their upcoming album for Big Country Bluegrass. It's a new song from Tracy O'Connell that fits right in with the hard-charging, traditional bluegrass sound this bunch

  • Bible And A Bus Ticket from Wildfire

    Pinecastle has released a debut single from their new album for Wildfire, Rented Room On Broadway. It's the more-or-less title track, Bible And A Bus Ticket, from Craig Wiseman and James Dean Hicks, where one of the lines mentions living

  • Ken Davidson passes

    Ken Davidson manning his Kanawha Records booth at Union Grove in 1971 - photo by Carl Fleischhauer Ken Davidson, perhaps best known for founding Kanawha Records in 1963, passed away on December 20, 2016. He was aged 75. Kenneth Harold Davidson was

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