Tag: Tim Stafford

Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000 has been raised since December, […]


New Tim Stafford album on the way

| December 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

In addition to the next Blue Highway CD, The Game, due January 21 on Rounder, guitarist Tim Stafford is starting a new solo project of his own today. He’ll be recording with frequent collaborators Adam Steffey on mandolin, Barry Bales on bass, and Ron Stewart […]


Never Thought of Looking Back – Terry Baucom

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

When banjo players release solo albums, they often choose to showcase their skill and speed with a selection of instrumental tracks. They tear into Scruggs tunes, offer unique originals, and perhaps throw in some more progressive tracks for good measure. The focus is on the […]


Gathering – Aaron Ramsey

| September 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 mandolin skills, but also takes […]


Doyle Lawson at ETSU

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are not many music genres in which fans are able to consistently interact with their heroes face-to-face, and even less where stars and legends will willingly sit down and talk or play music with fans. Thankfully, bluegrass is one of those genres. It’s not […]


In the Waiting – Kelley Nelson

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Since its beginnings, bluegrass has been closely connected to Gospel music, with many performers choosing to always include one or two Gospel songs on their records. Entirely Gospel albums have also been quite popular with bluegrass fans. Vocalist Kelley Nelson, a southwest Virginia native who […]


God Didn’t Choose Sides

| February 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

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 Didn’t Choose Sides, the […]


God Didn’t Choose Sides has second Lincoln tie-in

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

To celebrate the launch of God Didn’t Choose Sides Vol. 1: Civil War True Stories About Real People the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) will welcome some of the nation’s top bluegrass artists for a special benefit music […]


Dave Adkins at SPBGMA

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Things were hopping in the lobby of the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville last night here at SPBGMA. We caught Dave Adkins & Republik Steele in a lobby alcove performing their current single, The Way I Roll.  


God Didn’t Choose Sides

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rural Rhythm is preparing a new all-star project for a February 12 release. God Didn’t Choose Sides offers 13 tracks, each a new composition dealing with stories and characters from the US Civil War, picked and sung by a who’s who of contemporary bluegrass artists. The fascination […]