Tag: Andy Leftwich

Andy Leftwich leaving Kentucky Thunder

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Andy Leftwich, fiddler with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder since 2001, has announced that he will be leaving the band at the end of the year. He has literally grown up in the group, starting with Skaggs right out of high school at 19 years […]


Let It Shine from Tammy Jones Robinette

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Southern Gospel artist Tammy Jones Robinette is preparing to release her first bluegrass project, Let It Shine, recorded at Skaggs Place and Hilltop  Studio in Nashville. Tammy has been singing Gospel music since childhood, touring with her mother and father as The Jones Family. As she grew […]


Christmas single for Kenny & Amanda

| December 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Kenny & Amanda Smith have released a new single, just in time for Christmas. It’s When Love Was Born, written by Bernie Herms, Mark Schultz, Stephanie Lewis, and previously recorded by Schultz. The Smiths cut their version recently with Austin Ward on bass, and Andy Leftwich on mandolin […]


New single from Mark Houser

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mark Houser is releasing a new single to radio on Tuesday. It’s the title track to his 2012 Rural Rhythm album, Uneven Road, which we reviewed earlier this year. This appealing singer and songwriter is supported here by A-list pickers. Cory Walker played banjo, Barry […]


Uneven Road – Mark Houser

| February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

Singer-songwriter Mark Houser has bluegrass running through his veins. As Lester Flatt’s cousin, it’s no surprise that he has spent his whole life listening to bluegrass music. Though he has previously recorded a country album and written several songs which have been recorded by bluegrass […]


All the Way to Bethlehem – Donna Ulisse

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

With Christmas quickly approaching, many artists have begun releasing albums full of traditional Christmas tunes. In the bluegrass world, that often consists of such classics as Christmas Time’s a Comin’ or Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, in addition to popular modern songs like White Christmas. Donna […]


The Farthest Horizon – Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

| November 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

One of the chief rules of stage performance, going back to the vaudeville days, is that you never want to follow an animal or a kid act. We don’t get many animal acts in bluegrass, but cute kids have been a staple since the earliest […]


River Of Regret from Mark Houser

| August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rural Rhythm Records has released a first single from Uneven Road, due September 11 from singer/songwriter Mark Houser. Mark has been writing long enough to have more than 80 cuts by artists in the bluegrass, country, pop and Christian markets. Three of his songs have […]


Bluegrass artists prominent among 2012 ICMA nominees

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

2012 nominees for the Inspirational Country Music Awards have been announced, and are rife with familiar names for bluegrass fans. The annual awards are distributed by the Christian Country Music Association, with winners to be announced during ICM week in Nashville this October. Rhonda Vincent […]


Mark Twain – Words & Music

| December 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
Mark Twain Word & Music

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), was an American author and humorist better known by his pen-name Mark Twain. He is best known for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published in 1876) and its sequel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), […]