• Leiper’s Fork Christmas from Ron Block

    Ron Block has a new album, Leiper's Fork Christmas, just now released in time for December. For the second year in a row, the noted multi-instrumentalist of Alison Krauss & Union Station fame has recorded a set of instrumental music with his

  • Carter’s Creek Christmas – Ron Block

    Ron Block has had a productive 2015. In addition to his first-ever full length banjo instrumental CD, Hogan's House Of Music, he has just released a short-form EP of holiday music, Carter's Creek Christmas. Here the focus is on familiar carols and hymns,

  • Hogan’s House Of Music – Ron Block

    Growing up, Hogan's House Of Music was where a young Ron Block learned the beauty and variety of popular music. The retail music emporium was owned and operated by his father in Lawndale, CA and the future guitar and banjo virtuoso

  • Video teaser from Ron Block

    Ron Block is preparing a September 25 release for his first bluegrass banjo instrumental album, Hogan's House Of Music. It will include a mix of his own new tunes, and some bluegrass and old time classics. The title comes from the

  • Artist2Artist: Meaning Beyond The Verse

    “Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art.” – Ursula Le Guin There are lyrics which transcend the words that are chosen, rising above the

  • For The Record: Becky Buller #6

    Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here

  • Nothin’ To You from Becky Buller

    Dark Shadow Recordings has released a debut single from Becky Buller's upcoming album, 'Tween Earth and Sky. Becky is a regular member of Darin & Brooke Aldridge, where she is making her mark as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She fills

  • Soggy Bottom Boys in Tennessee

    This report and photos are a contribution from Jessica Boggs, a librarian and serious bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. For fans of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? – or simply fans of great traditional bluegrass music – Gatlinburg’s Ole

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