• An Update on John Miller

    Bluegrass picker and songwriter John Miller still needs our help. Miller, who plays with The Travelers and the Eastman String Band, is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for tongue cancer, and is unable to work. John has a few weeks of

  • Missy Raines Explores a New Frontier

    Sometimes, you just have to chase a dream, even if it threatens to push you – or your fans -- out of the comfort zone. That’s what Missy Raines did on New Frontier, the latest Compass Records release from Missy

  • Time to Shake Things Up at IBMA

    At one point during Wednesday night’s announcement of nominees for this year’s IBMA awards, Jim Lauderdale caught himself reading the choices for female vocalist of the year for the second time, and Sam Bush kidded about having a déjà vu moment. Unfortunately,

  • Donna Ulisse’s Gospel Collection

    Anyone who is new to sweet-singing songwriter Donna Ulisse is in for a treat when listening to her new Gospel collection, I Am A Child of God. Regular fans, on the other hand, might feel a bit of déjà vu

  • Seldom Scene in the studio

    At long last, here’s some news out of Washington that everyone can feel good about: The Seldom Scene is in the studio working on a new CD. Longtime…Seldom Scene will be released in 2014 on the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label. The

  • Kevin Prater Steps Out of the Shadows

    Veteran bluegrass sideman Kevin Prater is stepping out of the shadows to front his own band. Those who pay close attention to The Kevin Prater Band will hear echoes of the Country Gentlemen and the Seldom Scene, especially in the high

  • A Stars & Bars Reunion

    It’s a good thing Joe Zauner was hungry one night while visiting his aunt and uncle 35 years ago. It cemented his place in bluegrass folklore. Zauner, a picker from the Washington D.C. suburbs, chose a western Maryland pizza shop that