• Croweology – Rickey Wasson

    Has bluegrass music gotten better over its somewhat brief 70 year history? I'm not talking about how the music that is categorized as bluegrass has expanded over this time, and how people may feel about that, but about the core

  • Rickey Wasson Band launches

    Rickey Wasson, long time guitarist and lead singer with J.D. Crowe and The New South, has announced the formation of his own group. The Rickey Wasson Band will tour in support of his new album, Croweology, released at the end

  • Croweology coming May 31

    Rickey Wasson became synonymous with the sound of J.D. Crowe & The New South during the band's final years. Singing lead and playing guitar, Rickey's rich, soulful baritone covered all the hits Crowe had recorded with legends like Tony Rice, Keith

  • Wasson/Hymer depart American Drive

    American Drive, who formed from the remaining members of the New South when J.D. Crowe retired at the end of 2012, has announced some personnel changes. Guitarist and vocalist Rickey Wasson and banjo picker Josh Hymer are leaving the group. Wasson wants

  • Gathering – Aaron Ramsey

    Aaron Ramsey may be best known for his role as the mandolin player for Mountain Heart, but on his recent solo project, Gathering, he takes on almost every role imaginable within a bluegrass project. Ramsey not only showcases his noteworthy

  • Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville

    Mike Kelly was kind enough to send a few of the photos he shot on Saturday when the Bluegrass Album Band and some loyal fans braved the rain for a reunion show at the Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival. The weather

  • God Didn’t Choose Sides

    Music about the Civil War is a staple of bluegrass and folk music. There are some memorable songs and terrific collections that recall the pain and anguish of brother fighting brother. But I’m pretty sure there’s never been anything like God

  • Aaron Ramsey – Gathering

    After a full four years of recording and mixing as his schedule allowed, Mountain Heart mandolinist Aaron Ramsey has completed his new solo project, Gathering. Aaron had to find time for his own album amidst touring duties with the band, working

  • Bluegrass Album Band in Sevierville – May 2013

    In addition to a reunion show next February at Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, NC, the original members of the fabled Bluegrass Album Band are set to reassemble again in May during the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival in Sevierville, TN. These shows coincide

  • American Drive

    The newly formed band American Drive may currently be best known for being the most recent version of the “New South” portion of J.D. Crowe and the New South, but don’t let the fact that their fearless leader is retiring

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