• Croweology – Rickey Wasson

    Has bluegrass music gotten better over its somewhat brief 70 year history? I'm not talking about how the music that is categorized as bluegrass has expanded over this time, and how people may feel about that, but about the core

  • Deep Waters – Lonely Heartstring Band

    Deep Waters, the debut Rounder project for The Lonely Heartstring Band, may well be a precursor of what bluegrass music will sound like in the future. In a way I've yet to see accomplished as successfully before, they manage to

  • Dig In The Dirt – The Farm Hands

    Even if you’re not that familiar with The Farm Hands, you’ve probably heard their recent single, Dig in the Dirt, which has one of the catchiest choruses I’ve heard lately. The song, which is the title track from the group’s

  • Hi-Fi Bluegrass – High Fidelity

    Awake, ye lovers of traditional bluegrass music and take heed. For released to you this year is High Fidelity, a young band that plays and sings it in the old time way. Few things are more remarkable to me than a

  • Georgia Maple – Edgar Loudermilk

    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

  • Intellitouch PT10 and PT40 tuners

    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

  • Kristy Cox’s Part of Me

    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

  • RockyGrass 2016 – Day 1

    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!!

  • David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

    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

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