Tag: Adam Steffey

Sneak peek from Steve Gulley

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Steve Gulley has shared samples of a few tracks from his upcoming Rural Rhythm album, Family, Friends & Fellowship, due for wide release on July 22. While not an explicitly Gospel project, Gulley sees this one as an attempt to share his own faith journey, and […]

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Adam Steffey – The Graduate

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We’ve mentioned several times the fact that mando-monster Adam Steffey was a staff instructor in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University. Students at the school have the good fortune to take mandolin lessons from one of the most […]

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Just To Hear The Whistle Blow from Tim Stafford

| June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Blue Highway’s Tim Stafford has released a debut single from his upcoming album, Just To Hear The Whistle Blow. It’s the title track, which tells of the sort of regrets that may occur in middle age. Joining Tim on guitar and lead vocal on this […]

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John Bowman exits The Boxcars

| June 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
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John Bowman, one of the five founding members of bluegrass supergroup The Boxcars, has announced that he is leaving the band. Over the past few years, Bowman has been increasingly focusing his energy towards preaching and singing in churches, often along the route he travels […]

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Debut single from Dave Yates

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Dave Yates is a well-known bluegrass figure in East Tennessee. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the bluegrass program at ETSU since 1999, and is a recognized performer from Bristol to Johnson City to Asheville, NC and beyond. If you buy an album […]

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Motley – Andy Lowe

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For his debut solo album, North Carolina banjo man Andy Lowe could have taken the easy route and released a solid collection of Scruggs tunes, mixed in with a few originals and vocal numbers. He certainly has the banjo skills to handle it. Instead, Lowe […]

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George Shuffler is The Boy From Valsese

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As we approach the 70th anniversary of the original bluegrass band, we find ourselves missing a good many of the pioneers that brought it to life. Many have received flowers while they were living, while others passed before seeing bluegrass stabilize into a widely recognized […]

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Irene Kelley’s Pennsylvania Coal

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I wasn’t prepared for what happened the first time I hit play on Irene Kelley’s new CD, Pennsylvania Coal. I’ve known and admired her work as a songwriter and I knew from reading the liner notes that the picking would be terrific. That’s a given […]

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New Tim Stafford album on the way

| December 16, 2013 | 2 Comments
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In addition to the next Blue Highway CD, The Game, due January 21 on Rounder, guitarist Tim Stafford is starting a new solo project of his own today. He’ll be recording with frequent collaborators Adam Steffey on mandolin, Barry Bales on bass, and Ron Stewart […]

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2013 Bluegrass Grammy follow-up

| December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Following up on our notice earlier about the announcement last night of the nominees for the 2014 Best Bluegrass Album in the The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy award, we got some reaction to the news from two of the nominees. The five nominees […]

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