Tag: Album of the Week

Album of the Week #36 – Dave Evans’ Goin’ ‘Round This World

| February 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

I remember as a teenager, I was riding home in my dad’s blue pickup truck when he told me to pick out a CD from the console for us to listen to. Surprisingly, the CD collection which Dad kept in his truck was quite small. […]


Album of the Week #34 – IIIrd Tyme Out’s Letter To Home

| July 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

Am I the only one who still finds it hard to believe that IIIrd Tyme Out is over twenty years old? Maybe it’s because their music still sounds as fresh. Maybe it’s because Russell Moore’s timeless voice sounds as good as ever. Maybe it’s because […]


Album of the Week #32 – Chris Thile’s How To Grow A Woman From The Ground

| February 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

It was announced a few months ago that bluegrass’ own Chris Thile will be awarded a MacArthur genius grant. Congratulations. There isn’t a more deserving artist. But hold your applause. His award is eclipsed by the honor he is receiving this week: An Album Of […]


Album of the Week #31: The Seldom Scene’s Act I

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Before we rang in the new year, the bluegrass community received some sad news. Dobro innovator, Mike Auldridge, lost his battle with cancer on December 29. Auldridge transformed the resophonic guitar. He took a rousing, unsophisticated, “good time” instrument, and made it intimate, classy, and […]


Album of the Week #30 – Larry Sparks’ I Want To Be Like Jesus

| November 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

As you guys may have noticed, I have been on a bit of a hiatus from writing. This past couple months have been stressful for me and my family. You may have read recently that my grandmother, Prudence Mullins, lost her courageous battle with breast […]


Album of the Week #29 – The Bluegrass Album Band’s California Connection (Vol. 3)

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

My last Album of the Week was Reno & Smiley’s Wanted. Toward the end of the article, Joe Mullins highlighted the song Unfaithful One, written by Sid Campbell. He also mentioned how the song appeared on The Bluegrass Album Band’s third record, California Connection. (If you didn’t look […]


Album of the Week #28 – Reno & Smiley’s Wanted

| August 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

I have been around bluegrass radio my whole life. My grandpa, “Moon” Mullins, was a popular disc jockey in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio for forty-five years, and was instrumental in presenting bluegrass and classic country music to the Midwest. My dad, Joe Mullins, has been […]


Album of the Week #27 – John Starling’s Long Time Gone

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

These days, it seems like everyone is putting out a solo project. Much of the time, solo projects are a great way for an artist to showcase his interests in a more personal manner. Often times, solo projects are a labor of love placing the […]


Album of the Week #26 – Rhonda Vincent’s All-American Bluegrass Girl

| July 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

This past Thursday during a Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman show, Rhonda Vincent celebrated her 50th birthday! (Yes, it shocked me too.) To celebrate the All American Birthday Girl, this Album of the Week will focus on one of Rhonda’s best: All American Bluegrass Girl. […]


Album of the Week #25 – Alison Krauss & Union Station’s New Favorite

| July 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

What’s more American than Alison Krauss & Union Station on the 4th of July? Unless you’re eating apple pie with a Cincinnati Reds game on the radio, while watching fireworks light up the sky…  not much. Let’s face it: no other bluegrass artist in the […]