• Commentary: Why IBMA Matters

    As regular readers of Bluegrass Today may remember, I am not always full of praise when I write about IBMA, some of its actions and some of its leaders. But I don’t think resigning from the organization or deciding not to

  • SteelDrivers Deliver, Again

    When Chris Stapleton left the SteelDrivers a few years back, I was skeptical that the band could recapture the magic with someone else in front of the microphone. His let-it-all-hang-out style defined the band and made its recordings instantly recognizable. So

  • Changes in store for Claire Lynch

    Claire Lynch will step away from full-time touring with her band at the end of 2016 to focus on songwriting, producing and mentoring, and to spend more time with her husband. She sees the change as a new beginning. “I’m just trying

  • Catching Up With the Spinney Brothers

    Maybe the Spinney Brothers should try to negotiate a contract that pays them by the mile. Sure, every bluegrass band racks up the miles, but when home is in Nova Scotia, just about every trip for Rick and Allan Spinney is

  • New Gospel Single from Steve Harris

    The first single and title cut on Steve Harris’ solo Gospel project is being released today on Orange Blossom Records. Sundown, written by Mosie Lister, is a song Harris grew up with, and the familiarity shows. He sings with confidence and

  • Band of Ruhks: Old Pals, New Music

    Who cares that geezer rocker Steven Tyler is making a country record? We’ve got real reason to celebrate: Ronnie Bowman made a new bluegrass record! Bowman, who has spent most of his time in country music since leaving the Lonesome River

  • Time to Help A Bluegrass Friend

    Pardon me, while I get a little personal. Bluegrass musicians and fans are known for digging deep when a member of the community needs a helping hand. Now, it’s time to help an institution that has done so much for bluegrass over