• Bluegrass Show Opens WAMU’s New Theater

    It’s a lot smaller than the Grand Ole Opry, but if Katy Daley and her colleagues have their way, WAMU’s Black Box Theater in Washington, D.C., will become another must-listen setting for live broadcasts of bluegrass music in front of

  • Circa Blue’s A Darker Blue

    The new release from Circa Blue is accurately named. In A Darker Blue, this Northern Maryland trio puts the blues in bluegrass. The title gives a solid hint, of course. Further evidence comes from a glance through the titles of the

  • Dave Adkins Has Nothing to Lose

    Some bluegrass folks are just meant to sing together: Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent. Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley. And a seemingly endless string of brothers, from the Delmores to the Gibsons. Add to that list Dave Adkins and Edgar

  • Jeanette Williams passes the hat

    Singer-songwriter Jeanette Williams has launched a fund-raising appeal to help underwrite the cost of her upcoming EP. The award-winning singer is using Indiegogo and is trying to raise $5,320. In return, she’s offering rewards ranging from a thank-you email for $1

  • Eagerly Awaited Music for 2014

    ...back Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen This band just keeps getting better. The unit’s debut release for Compass Records, On The Edge, is still getting plenty of airplay, and a pair of IBMA awards (banjo player of the year for Mike Munford

  • Irene Kelley’s Pennsylvania Coal

    I wasn’t prepared for what happened the first time I hit play on Irene Kelley’s new CD, Pennsylvania Coal. I’ve known and admired her work as a songwriter and I knew from reading the liner notes that the picking would be

  • Luberecki Feels Sirius XM Pinch, Too

    Sirius XM listeners who tune in for Ned Luberecki’s “banjo Sunday” shows will have to rearrange their schedules. Luberecki lost his Sunday shift on Bluegrass Junction as part of cost-cutting moves, according to sources familiar with the satellite radio giant’s recent

  • Claire Lynch Band Readies Holiday Project

    The Claire Lynch Band is working on a holiday CD that will be released later this year. The project, which mixes winter songs with Christmas numbers and one Hanukkah tune, will be released on Claire’s own label, at least initially, between

  • Sirius XM Cuts Go Beyond Bluegrass

    Sirius XM management's decision to cancel most shifts for acclaimed Bluegrass Junction DJ Chris Jones is part of a broader plan to eliminate hosts from some of its music channels. In addition to ending Jones' weekday shifts, the satellite radio giant

  • Schatz excited about Nickel Creek tour

    Mark Schatz will take a six-month leave of absence from the Claire Lynch Band to play bass during the highly anticipated Nickel Creek reunion this spring and summer. He’s already joined Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins in the studio,