• 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

  • The Bankesters Grow Up

    One thing I enjoy as a music writer is watching bands develop and improve over the years. Some of the fastest improvement in the last few years has come from The Bankesters, a family band from Carbondale, IL. This point was

  • Tim O’Brien Cooks Up Some Business

    Tim O’Brien, apparently, never sits still. But Bluegrass Today was fortunate to catch up with him twice in recent days, once over the weekend before his solo set at the DC Bluegrass Union festival in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, and

  • More In Store for the Earls?

    Bluegrass fans everywhere can rejoice because Jerry Douglas did something for purely selfish reasons. He wanted to hear more Flatt & Scruggs music. He couldn’t find it on the radio. He didn’t hear it at festivals. And he couldn’t find musicians

  • A Washington Monument Steps Back

    On the night that he won a coveted award, Ben Eldridge had a bit of a secret to share. “I’m cutting back,” the last original member of the Seldom Scene said between signing CDs after the band’s set Friday night at

  • Ben Eldridge to accept 2015 Monument Award

    Forty-four years after he invited some friends over to play music in his Bethesda, MD, basement, Ben Eldridge is on a roll. Last fall, he and other original members of the Seldom Scene were inducted into IBMA’s bluegrass hall of fame.

  • Frank Solivan with the Earls

    Frank Solivan landed a high-profile fill-in gig while his band, Dirty Kitchen, is on its winter break. He’s playing 10 gigs with the Earls of Leicester, the all-star band channeling Flatt and Scruggs. Solivan, fresh off a Grammy nomination, will be

  • That Was Then – Springfield Exit

    One of my biggest gripes as a lover of bluegrass music is to hear terrific picking and singing on a CD only to hear that the band in question can’t replicate that sound – or even come close – on