• Rearrange My Heart – Che Apalache

    Rearrange My Heart, the astonishing new CD from Che Apalache, is as challenging as it is creative. It challenges assumptions, sometimes head on, sometimes more abstractly. But it does so to an inventive soundtrack, fueled by fiddle and banjo parts

  • Dick Laird passes

    Dick Laird, whose 60-year run in bluegrass included a stint with Jimmy Martin, died Monday at his home in West York, PA. He was just two weeks short of his 75th birthday. He had been undergoing treatment for cancer. “It’s just devasting.

  • One last party for Eileen Carson Schatz

    Eileen Carson Schatz always knew how to throw a party. The one she planned for Monday was one those fortunate enough to attend will talk about for years to come. Eileen died last Wednesday. In her final days, her body ravaged

  • Dennis Jones passes

    Bluegrass music lost one of its foremost champions Friday when former DJ Dennis Jones died at a hospital in Shelby, N.C., after fighting sepsis for days. He was 62. Dennis was the longtime host of Goin’ Across the Mountain on WNCW

  • John Starling passes

    John Starling, one of the smoothest voices in bluegrass and a founding member of the Seldom Scene, died Thursday night in Fredericksburg, VA. The Grammy winner and member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame was 79. Starling was the last surviving

  • Al Shusterman passes

    Al Shusterman, a longtime presence in the California bluegrass scene, died April 24 after a fall at his home. He was 75. Shusterman spent more than three decades as a DJ, and was still working for KUBU in the Sacramento area

  • Steven Curtis Chapman returns to his roots

    Steven Curtis Chapman is one of the biggest, most honored singer-songwriters in contemporary Christian music, with 48 number ones, a handful of Grammy Awards and dozens of Dove Awards. But he cut his teeth on bluegrass during his early years in