Category: Music

Sister Sadie to Pinecastle

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the big hits of this past summer’s festival season has been Sister Sadie, a special project band consisting of five celebrated bluegrass artists who are also good friends who enjoy picking and singing together. They first got together in 2013 and, working around their […]


Corey Hensley to Echo Mountain

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Echo Mountain Entertainment has announced that they are now representing Corey Hensley and The Corey Hensley Band. Bluegrass fans remember Corey for his time with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, where he played bass and sang for four years. Now he has his own bluegrass and bluegrass Gospel group […]


Mike Compton to Peghead Nation

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pegged Nation has announced that Monroe-style mandolin master Mike Compton has joined their staff of instructors, and will soon be introducing a new video course for the California-based e-learning outfit. The company was launched just over a year ago to provide high level instruction for […]


New look for Special C

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Special Consensus rolled out of their big 40th Anniversary Reunion concert in Chicago over the weekend with some big news for Special C fans. Current guitarist and vocalist, Dustin Benson, will be departing the group after their November 7 show at Nashville’s Station Inn. He […]


Bill Keith passes

| October 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bill Keith, among the very few three-finger banjo players to discernibly widen the scope of the instrument in bluegrass music since Earl Scruggs, has died at the age of 75. He had been suffering of late from the effects of a cancer that had sapped […]


Get To Being Gone from Nothin’ Fancy

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mountain Fever Records has released a debut single from By Any Other Name, their first album for Virginia’s Nothin’ Fancy. For the band, it’s their 12th project together. The single is a new song from mandolinist and vocalist Mike Andes, called Get To Being Gone. You […]


Banjo seminar from Galax

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s some better news from the 2015 Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax. It’s a video produced from a banjo seminar held during the festival week this year at the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax. Moderated by Jeremy Stephens, and including contributions from Ivy Sheppard, Bobby […]


Forbes Family 2 Volume remembrance

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rebel Records has announced a November release of their two-volume anthology of music from The Forbes Family, a bluegrass Gospel band popular during the mid-1980s. From 1984-86, the sibling group recorded three albums for Rebel, only to largely disband as their own individual families began to take […]


New lineup for Bradford Lee Folk

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bradford Lee Folk, one of the most distinctive vocalists to emerge on the bluegrass scene in quite some time, has announced a new version of his touring band, The Bluegrass Playboys, and plans to head into the studio with them for a new project this winter. […]


Preview track from Flatt Lonesome

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Flatt Lonesome has offered a preview track from their new CD, Runaway Train, for our readers. It’s for the song You’ll Pay, written by Danny Roberts and Paul Harrigill, currently the #2 track on our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay chart. The number demonstrates the traits that have brought […]