• Circa Blue’s A Darker Blue

    The new release from Circa Blue is accurately named. In A Darker Blue, this Northern Maryland trio puts the blues in bluegrass. The title gives a solid hint, of course. Further evidence comes from a glance through the titles of the

  • Without Love from Ash Breeze

    Mountain Fever has released a debut single from the upcoming self-titled album by Ash Breeze, formerly The Smith Family Band. The group includes siblings Corey Smith on guitar, Nellie Smith on fiddle, Luke Smith on banjo, and Eli Smith on mandolin, along

  • Gathering – Aaron Ramsey

    Aaron Ramsey may be best known for his role as the mandolin player for Mountain Heart, but on his recent solo project, Gathering, he takes on almost every role imaginable within a bluegrass project. Ramsey not only showcases his noteworthy

  • Second Time Around – Jason Davis

    If you've caught a Junior Sisk show this past few years, or heard his last two records, you know what a blistering banjo picker he has in Jason Davis. This month, at the age of 23, Davis is seeing his second

  • Aaron Ramsey – Gathering

    After a full four years of recording and mixing as his schedule allowed, Mountain Heart mandolinist Aaron Ramsey has completed his new solo project, Gathering. Aaron had to find time for his own album amidst touring duties with the band, working

  • Carolina Moonrise from Jim Lauderdale

    Jim Lauderdale is set to release his 21st recording on September 25, a new bluegrass album called Carolina Moonrise. Like his previous grass projects, Jim has again teamed up with Randy Kohrs, who produced and engineered, and also provided reso-guitar. And like

  • Josh Shilling Letting Go video

    We've written before about Letting Go, the debut solo project from Mountain Heart vocalist Josh Shilling. And as Josh has mentioned in previous posts, this isn't a bluegrass record, though it does feature contributions from notable grassers like Shilling's bandmate Aaron

  • Hey, It’s A Beautiful Day – Tasha Turner

    One of the great things about World of Bluegrass each year is the opportunity to meet folks you might never encounter elsewhere. And that is exactly how I made the acquaintance of Tasha Turner, a young bluegrass Gospel singer/songwriter from Arkansas. She

  • Clay Hess – Rain

    Longtime sideman Clay Hess is out with his third solo project, due for wide release during IBMA later this month. Rain finds Hess in his most familiar role: scorching the guitar, on both lead and rhythm. Since first hitting the

  • It’s here – The Speed Of Bluegrass!

    Today's the day! Our brand spanking new Bluegrass Blog theme song, The Speed Of Bluegrass, is now available as a digital single from iTunes or Amazon.com. We commissioned Jim VanCleve last year to compose a tune that would exemplify what we

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