Category: Reviews

Miles from the Hard Road – Allen Shadd

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Folks in the bluegrass community proudly acknowledge that bluegrass is one of the few popular genres of music in which fans are just as likely to cheer a fine instrumental break as they are powerhouse lead vocals. Nonetheless, many excellent musicians still hover somewhat outside […]


IIIrd Tyme Out in Bristol

| September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This review of IIIrd Tyme Out’s CD release concert is a contribution from Jessica Boggs. When Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out walked on to the stage in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Performance Theater in Bristol, Virginia, last Friday night, the crowd was […]


Nothing But Sky – Delta Reign

| September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

When most folks think of the Gulf Coast region, bluegrass is not the first musical style that comes to mind. Maybe blues, maybe country, maybe even the easygoing stylings of Jimmy Buffett. For the folks in Mobile, Alabama-based Delta Reign, however, bluegrass comes first. They […]


It’s About Tyme – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Is there such a thing as a perfect bluegrass album? I guess that all depends on where you stand on the eternal “what is bluegrass, anyway” debate, and which vocal or instrumental styles are appropriate, and all that nonsense. But I still hold that my own […]


Mac Wiseman – All My Memories Fit for Print

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

I just picked up this wonderful, DENSELY PACKED bio of Mac Wiseman, All My Memories Fit for Print, from County Sales. It’s just riveting if you’re into the history of bluegrass and country music, radio, recording, promoting, the music “biz,” and the sharp memories of Mac Wiseman’s […]


David Peterson and The Lindsey Family – two sides of bluegrass Gospel

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two new albums that came in recently cover the wide range of current bluegrass Gospel music so perfectly, that it seems appropriate to review them together. The first comes from David Peterson, whose Old Time Power serves as a classic representation of the way Gospel bluegrass […]


Brown County Bluegrass Festival celebrates 25th anniversary

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

This coverage of the Brown County Fest is a contribution from Artie Werner, bass player/booking agent for The Missy Werner Band, and husband of The Missy Werner. Festival promoter Don Morgan, along with son Rob, achieved a milestone this past weekend as they celebrated the […]


The Gibson Brothers Pick It True for WAMU

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

How do you go to an event like that and not just want to give everything you own to WAMU Bluegrass Country? The Gibson Brothers played their hearts out a couple weeks back at the hip, new D.C. area venue, AMP, for a WAMU Bluegrass […]


Thursday at Gettysburg

| August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether it’s generals Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade or the musicians at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, this resort village in the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania will always be a place where the North meets the South. The stage was set Thursday, August […]


Across the Deep Blue Sea – Original Five

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although most American bluegrass fans are aware of the international bluegrass scene on at least a surface level, thanks to the “International” in IBMA and a few acts like the Kruger Brothers who have gained popularity here in recent years, most folks in the US […]