Tag: Sim Daley

Born Bad – Tina Adair Band

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

What have you done for me lately? There may be no more cynically accurate expression that describes the music business. All of the entertainment business, actually. Industry, media and fans all respond to ‘what’s new,’ without necessarily meaning to ignore the rest. And we’ve all seen […]


Born Bad from the Tina Adair Band

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week saw the release of Born Bad from The Tina Adair Band. After a rapid rise in her solo career after she stepped out from her family’s band, Bluegrass Edition, in the late ’90s, Tina dropped out of music to pursue a college degree. […]


Brad Davis: one new guitar and three new records in 2013

| January 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s only January, but fiery flatpicker and noted singer/songwriter Brad Davis has a full year’s worth of notable achievements he can announce all at once. The new Bluegrass Valley Records label has tasked Brad with recording and delivering three new projects in 2013, and Daley Guitars […]


Daley announces guitar division

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Does it seem odd that Nashville’s most celebrated mandolin builder is a banjo playing Brit? Sim Daley performs on the 5 string with the Tina Adair Band and, in addition to building world class mandolins, attends to the cherished instruments of some of the top […]


The Porchlight Sessions

| March 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

A 4 minute trailer has been released from The Porchlight Sessions, a new documentary film from Anna Schwaber that seeks to provide a more accurate glimpse into the culture of bluegrass music and bluegrass people than is common provided in the pop culture. The story […]


New Steffey model?

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sim Daley has introduced a new mandolin, built to Adam Stefffey’s exact specifications. Sim hasn’t decided yet whether it will officially be dubbed the Adam Steffey Model, but that is what it will be no matter what its called. It’s the instrument Adam is playing […]


Tina Adair – back with a new band

| September 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

Tina Adair made quite a name for herself in bluegrass before many performers her age had played their first show. Her family band, The Adairs, won the 1996 Pizza Hut Bluegrass Showdown when Tina was 17 years old, and within a few weeks, she had […]


Christmas in Cornwall

| December 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

Sim Daley, builder of the acclaimed Daley Mandolins, and banjo picker with Cages Bend, shares this lovely remembrance of the Christmas season where he grew up in the south of England. As some of you may know, in a former life I was a commercial […]


Cages Bend

| December 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

Another CD we received at IBMA that we haven’t yet mentioned is Now I’m Lonely from Cages Bend. It’s a release well worth your attention, and we had held off posting about it on Bluegrass Today until online distribution was in effect. The band is […]