• New Start for Adkins & Loudermilk

    Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk both had pretty good gigs going when they chatted backstage at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer festival earlier this year. They wrote a song together, then another, and a couple more after that. They sang and

  • New Single from Dave Adkins

    Mountain Fever Records is releasing the first single today from an upcoming solo album from Dave Adkins. It’s a song that Adkins wrote, called Pike County Jail. The song, a full-throttle bluegrass take on crime and redemption, was prompted by the

  • End of the Line for Republik Steele

    Republik Steele, a hard-driving band from eastern Kentucky, is calling it quits. Founding member Kenny O’Quinn said his last show with the band is Friday in Grayson, KY. Vocalist Dave Adkins confirmed that he, too, is leaving the band, which developed

  • Jim Hurst Wows Washington

    When you lay down your cash to hear Jim Hurst pick and sing, you never know what you’re what going to hear, but you can bet you’ll get your money’s worth. That was certainly the case Monday for the 25 or

  • Eric Gibson talks songwriting and more

    David Morris caught up with Eric Gibson, one half of the Gibson Brothers, as IBMA week in Raleigh was winding down last month. They talked about songwriting and a loose concept for the brothers' next album. Eric also shared some

  • The Power and Magic of Music

    Jamie Dailey once told me that every time he steps on stage, he feels he owes it to the fans to give the best performance he can. It doesn’t matter how he’s feeling, how many hours he just spent on

  • The Seldom Scene Turns Back the Clock

    Novelist Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again. The Seldom Scene proved it Sunday night, returning to the venue that provided the seminal band’s first home more than 40 years ago for a show that included current members and

  • Steve Gulley is keeping busy

    David Morris had a nice chat with Steve Gulley last month in Raleigh, where they caught up on Steve's busy schedule and multiple projects going on this Fall. In addition, Steve's remarks about Tony Rice speaking at the Awards Show were