Tag: Balsam Range

Music That Makes Me Happy for 2014

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a Bluegrass Today reviewer – not to mention as a bluegrass fan in general – I listen to a lot of music throughout the year. Most of it’s good, some of it’s not so good, but a few albums have been great. There’s twelve […]


One Critic’s Picks: The Best of 2014

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the best parts of this job is finding new music in my mailbox on a regular basis. But the fun turns into work at the end of the year, when I wade back through all of that music and try to come up […]


Balsam Range at World of Bluegrass

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

We were fortunate to catch up with Balsam Range the morning after their big wins at Thursday night’s IBMA Awards. They talked about that, and everything else they’re up to these days.


More from Bristol RRR 2014

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion continued Saturday with another beautiful day. Last year’s Saturday schedule was marred by heavy rains early in the day, but this year brought 80 degree temps and nearly cloudless skies. Thanks to Alane Anno Photography, we are able […]


Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival 2014

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Frank Baker was on hand when the 2014 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival was held earlier this month. Here’s his first of several galleries.  


Two Bluegrass Today charts this weekend

| August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last Friday saw two new Bluegrass Today radio airplay charts, with both our weekly and monthly charts hitting on the same day. By examining them both, you can get a snapshot view of what was played on bluegrass radio the previous week on dozens of stations, […]


Songwriter Profile – Milan Miller

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Milan Miller started learning guitar around the age of five. Guitar is his primary instrument, but he also plays the mandolin, bass, piano, and “just enough banjo and Dobro to get myself into trouble.” Miller’s song catalog includes such Balsam Range staples as Calloway County […]


Red, White & Bluegrass 2014

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

This early report from the 2014 edition of the Red, White & Bluegrass festival last week is a contribution from Jessica Boggs, an enthusiastic bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. Sweltering heat couldn’t keep fans from coming out to the first day of Red, White, and […]


Five – Balsam Range

| June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Over the past few years, North Carolina’s Balsam Range has established itself as one of the most consistent hit-producing and award-winning bands in bluegrass music. Now, coming off of the success of 2012’s Papertown (last year’s IBMA Album of the Year), the five-man group has […]


Moon Over Memphis video from Balsam Range

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Balsam Range has offered this clever video to introduce the opening track of their upcoming album, Five. It shows the band’s work on the song Moon Over Memphis, starting with them working up an arrangement in the studio, through to them tracking the cut, and finishing […]