Category: Music

Feller & Hill introduce Gospel CD

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom Feller and Chris Hill have made quick work of establishing themselves as among the top vocal groups in bluegrass. In roughly three years together, with only a pair of albums, these two have demonstrated a firm command of the bluegrass singing style, in duets, trio […]


Scott Street passes

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

W. Scott Street III died on Sunday night, February 1, 2015. He was 70 years of age, and had been suffering this past year from the rare form of cancer that took his life. While Scott was an active banjo player in the Richmond, VA area […]


What a difference two decades make!

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Phil Leadbetter sent along a pair of photographs of J.D. Crowe & The New South, taken twenty years apart. The first is a band promotional photo taken in 1995 when he was in the group with Crowe, Richard Bennett, Don Rigsby, and Curt Chapman. The guys are […]


American Drive taking a break

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

We received a statement this afternoon from American Drive, formed when J.D. Crowe retired at the end of 2012. Essentially, they were the New South without Crowe, and the guys found a new banjo picker and kept it going. Now it seems that they are calling […]


Gavin Largent to Flamekeeper

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced the addition of Gaven Largent to the band, on both banjo and resonator guitar. He takes the spot recently vacated by Glenn Gibson who reported wanting to spend more time at home. Just 18 years of age, Largent has been wowing […]


Backside of Losing from Adkins & Loudermilk

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

With about six weeks to go before the highly-anticipated release of the debut album from Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk, Mountain Fever Records has dropped a single to whet everyone’s appetite. The two veteran grassers started working together in 2013, but their individual recording schedules […]


Lazy John video from Jayme Stone

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of folklorist and field recordist Alan Lomax, Jayme Stone has released a song from his upcoming album that celebrates and recreates the traditional music of the Americas. The song is Lazy John, one actually written by Lomax […]


Wherever I Wander from the Snyders in March

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Snyder Family Band have signed with Mountain Home Music, and will be releasing their first album with the label on March 17. This extremely talented trio features the precocious musicianship of Samantha and Zeb Snyder, with their father Bud on bass. Samantha plays fiddle like […]


Rambling Rooks are now Band of Ruhks

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ronnie Bowman is really excited about the upcoming album from Band of Ruhks, formerly known as The Rambling Rooks. And when Ronnie gets excited, he starts to gush. No holding back for this successful Nashville songwriter, who possesses one of the most iconic voices in […]


Hillbenders going all Tommy on us

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 1969, the rock music world was agog when The Who, one of the top grossing acts on the circuit at that time, released a double album called Tommy. Described as a rock opera, the entire album was based on a single concept, the story […]