• Deanie Richardson makes hard sound easy

    If Deanie Richardson ever moves on from Sister Sadie or the Likely Culprits and needs a job, her new solo CD on Pinecastle, Love Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard, will be the perfect resume. Richardson masterfully moves through original material, well

  • Wheeling Jamboree remembers Mac Wiseman

    The Wheeling Jamboree will celebrate its 86th birthday next month with a show dedicated to the memory of its one-time director, and two-time Hall of Famer, Mac Wiseman, who died last month. The April 6 show will feature Marty Stuart, Mac’s

  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – Rick Lang

    When it comes to bluegrass Gospel, Rick Lang is one of very best songwriters in the genre. The latest proof can be found on Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout, a dozen songs “from the pen of Rick Lang” on Billy Blue Records.

  • John Starling enters Hospice Care

    From Virginia today comes that somber news that John Starling, a founding member of the Seldom Scene, is seriously ill. “It’s been a long two months, but my father, John Starling, is currently home and in hospice,” his son, Jay Starling

  • Aeonic – Balsam Range

    There are a fair number of bluegrass bands that can make me dance in my seat and cry within the space of a couple of songs. But Balsam Range, while doing just that with the new Mountain Home Music Co.

  • Orrin Star Scholarship announced

    The DC Bluegrass Union has established a scholarship to honor the late Orrin Star, a Washington-area musician and teacher who died in November 2017 at the age of 62. The annual scholarship will fund participation in the summer bluegrass camp that

  • Dave’s Dozen For 2018

    It’s time for one of my favorite things – listening back through all the terrific bluegrass music that was made in 2018 and picking my 12 favorites. It’s also one of the most difficult things I do. Narrowing the list to