Category: Reviews

Georgia Maple – Edgar Loudermilk

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

To many bluegrass fans, Edgar Loudermilk is likely best known for his solid bass skills, particularly thanks to his long tenure with bluegrass favorites IIIrd Tyme Out. However, over the past few years, Loudermilk has begun to come into his own as a vocalist and […]


Susie’s Cause Bluegrass-Folk Festival takes care of us

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation takes care of people. That’s what it does. And, that is what it did on July 30th during the Susie’s Cause 2nd Annual Bluegrass-Folk Festival at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeyesville, Maryland. The venue could not have been better. […]


Intellitouch PT10 and PT40 tuners

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

OnBoard Research has sent us two of their new tuners to check out, and they are marvelous little devices. If you’ve been around stringed instruments twenty years or so, you’ll recall the excitement when they introduced the clip-on Intellitouch tuner concept in 1997. These slender, rectangular tuning […]


Kristy Cox’s Part of Me

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every once in a while, a music project catches me completely off guard. Kristy Cox’s Part of Me, on Pisgah Ridge Records, is one of those projects, stacking up so far as one of my favorite recordings of the year. Part of the attraction is […]


RockyGrass 2016 – Day 1

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 44th annual RockyGrass festival was held last weekend in Lyons, CO. Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, fans enjoyed the best in bluegrass for three straight days. These are my reflections and opinions as a first time RockyGrass attendee. RockyGrass!! One of the items […]


David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

He’s baaaaaaaack……. David Parmley, a hero to fans of the Flatt & Scruggs style of traditional bluegrass music, has finally returned to touring and recording. As the lead singer for The Bluegrass Cardinals in the 1970s and ’80s, David helped establish a standard for baritone […]


Sister Sadie – a strong debut

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass “supergroups” have become a thing as of late, with side projects merging into full-fledged, award-winning, chart-topping bands. From The Band of Ruhks to Sideline, from Flashback to the Earls of Leicester, supergroups are everywhere and bluegrass fans are loving it. One recent supergroup has […]


Lambert & Walz

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are many traditional songs that are beloved in bluegrass circles; songs that can be heard at every jam session from Telluride to Galax. For their debut album, new duo Lambert & Walz has picked out seven favorites from the public domain, added in two […]


Saturday at Grey Fox ’16

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saturday was full of options and activities for all ages. The family tent had music shows, puppet shows, face painting, and activities for kids. There were dance workshops, called dances (squares, contras, etc), and plenty of bands to dance in whatever what one desired at […]


Red Wing Roots 2016

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Arriving the Thursday night before Redwing is a bit like Christmas Eve. The setup is all there, you can see the shape of still dim lights and, like a little kid, you can’t wait to go sleep in anticipation of what awaits the next day. […]