Tag: Kenny Smith

The Next Move update from Uncle Phil

| January 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

We just received an update, and some great studio photos, from Phil Leadbetter. He has been working this past several months at Eagle Canyon Studios in Lebanon, TN on a new solo project, engineered and co-produced by Steve Thomas. Phil tells us that it has been a […]


Walk Along John from John Reischman

| April 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

West coast mandolin master John Reischman has a new album of instrumental music, which he calls Walk Along John. Like his varied career, the album’s 14 named tracks (with one secret) feature the stylistic mix his many admirers have come to expect. There’s blazing bluegrass, […]


Free download from The Rambling Rooks

| January 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Rambling Rooks, the new special project band featuring Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby and Kenny Smith, have a free download offer for bluegrass lovers. It’s a track from their upcoming album, a Ronnie Bowman and Shawn Camp song called Looking For A Reason. In addition […]


Rambling Rooks frozen out of Bristol, take Bowling Green by storm

| January 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

It was supposed to be a little different; the debut performances of both the much-heralded Masters of Bluegrass and The Rambling Rooks had been scheduled for the night before (1/25) in Bristol, TN, but winter ice storms made the outing too treacherous for the bands […]


Masters of Bluegrass, Ramblin’ Rooks debut this weekend

| January 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

They teased us at the IBMA Awards in September with a short performance, but the true magic is about to begin – the Masters of Bluegrass will finally be taking the stage this weekend. The band makes its premiere in Bristol, TN, at the Paramount […]


Bowman, Rigsby, Smith in the studio

| September 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

We talked a good while on Tuesday with Kenny & Amanda Smith, and hope to have a video interview with them before IBMA week concludes. Both were looking spry and chipper, and full of the energy and good humor that makes the Smith’s such charming […]


Bowman, Rigsby, Smith project in the works

| August 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

A powerful trio of bluegrass all-stars have announced plans for a special project, with work set to begin in the near future. Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby and Kenny Smith performed together as members of Lonesome River Band in the mid-to-late 1990s. Each moved from LRB […]


New Kenny Smith video from Gat3

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Glen and Susan Tabor of Gat3 Records have released a second video about the recording of Kenny Smith’s Return CD. The album was out in limited release last Fall – primarily directly from Kenny – and the video is being distributed to promote the record’s […]


Three from ’37

| March 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

The folks at Fretboard Journal posted this video shot during Wintergrass 2012 at their jam suite in the hotel. As it happened, a trio of 75 year old steel string flattop guitars wandered in while the incomparable Kenny Smith was hanging out. Three vintage classics […]


First Tear from Akira Otsuka

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Patuxent Music has released an album from noted mandolinist, Akira Otsuka, entitled First Tear. Joining the former Bluegrass 45 mando man are Tony Rice, Kenny Smith, Phil Rosenthal, Chris Stifel, Al Petteway and David Grier on guitar; Rickie Simpkins, Phil Bloch and Janice Martin on […]