Tag: Adam Steffey

Motley – Andy Lowe

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


George Shuffler is The Boy From Valsese

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Irene Kelley’s Pennsylvania Coal

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


New Tim Stafford album on the way

| December 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

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 […]


2013 Bluegrass Grammy follow-up

| December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Hunter Berry live in Hiltons

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass fans got an inside look at the recording process this past Sunday, November 24, when Hunter Berry gathered some of his closest and most talented friends at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia to record a new, live album. Along with his bandmates […]


Motley coming from Andy Lowe

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

North Carolina banjo picker Andy Lowe is preparing to release his first solo project, due around the first of December. The 29 year old has been performing regionally with Rockford Express and The Loose Cannons, and also served for a time as banjo player with […]


Hunter Berry to cut live album at Carter Fold

| November 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

Hunter Berry, fiddle player and larger-than-life personality with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, is set to record a live album on November 24 at The Carter Fold in Hiltons, VA. This special show will be staged at 3:00 p.m. (EST), billed as Hunter Berry & Friends […]


Alan Jackson et al on Letterman

| October 30, 2013 | 18 Comments

If you missed Alan Jackson and his all-star band last night on The Late Show with David Letterman – or just want to watch it again – the video is embedded below. He performed Blacktop from his current release, The Bluegrass Album, with Tim Crouch […]


Alan Jackson takes his bluegrass to New York City

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York City? That’s right, folks. Alan Jackson is traveling to New York with his Bluegrass Album band to perform music from his new record at a concert tonight at Carnegie Hall. Assisting will be the same bluegrass all-stars who tracked with Jackson this Spring: […]