Tag: Clay Hess

New look for The Clay Hess Band

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Clay Hess Band will have a new look for the 2016 season. Nick Keen left the group in 2015, to be replaced by Dustin Frame on mandolin. Clay has also brought Ray Cossin in to play fiddle. Both should be familiar faces from previous work in […]


Thursday at World of Bluegrass 2015

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have found that while what happens on the stages and showcases is definitely an important part of IBMA, but I think many folks will tell you that a lot of the magic happens here in small rooms and with people meeting each other, or […]


Stacy Grubb overcomes obstacles to sing bluegrass

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most of us know how difficult it can be to establish a career in music, and it’s no easier for bluegrass acts than it is for anyone else. For a young female vocalist trying to raise a new family at the same time, there are extra […]


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 […]


Christmas single from Stacy Grubb and Clay Hess

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stacy Grubb is set to release a new album later this month, produced by Clay Hess, and has dropped a new single this week. But it’s not a track from the new record, but a special Christmas song she wrote and recorded with Hess. Is […]


Old River from Nightflyer

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nightflyer has released a debut single from their upcoming album, Rail River & Road. It’s their version of Hazel Dickens’ Old River, sung by banjo picker Ronnie Stewart, with guitarist Richard Propps taking the tenor. It’s a real vocal showpiece, certain to tickle the fancy of anyone […]


1 from The Clay Hess Band

| June 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Finally… and this time we’re not kidding! The first full album from The Clay Hess Band, entitled 1, will be available July 3 – which coincidentally is Clay’s birthday. Personnel changes, and his busy studio schedule, have delayed this release a number of times, but […]


Fly Me Home – Mark Whitt

| May 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

There’s no denying that almost every bluegrass musician recording and performing today has been influenced by the artists who came before them, particularly “founding fathers” like Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and the Stanleys. Most musicians choose to honor those artists in some way, whether […]


More photos from Gettysburg 2014

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is another set of Gettysburg images from Frank Baker.  


Nightflyer working on sophomore release

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ohio’s Nightflyer is back in action after a long winter. The guys are in the studio this month and next, finishing up what will be their second album for the Kang Records label. A big bonus for the band is the fact that Nightflyer mandolinist, […]