• Songwriter to Songwriter: Town Mountain

    During World of Bluegrass week in Nashville last month, David Morris caught up with Phil Barker and Jesse Langlais, two of the primary songwriters with Town Mountain, for an episode of his Songwriter to Songwriter series. They talked about various methods to

  • Songwriter to Songwriter: Dawn Kenney

    David Morris took the opportunity of IBMA week in Nashville to conduct this interview with Dawn Kenney, whose song Sing Me Home will be performed at Carnegie Hall in November. That song is the title track of her recently-released album, and

  • Songwriter to Songwriter – Rick Lang

    Here is David Morris discussing songwriting with Rick Lang at World of Bluegrass last week in Nashville. Though he had tracks placed previously, Rick came to the attention of the wider bluegrass world with his Look To The Light CD, released

  • Music to My Ears From Ricky Skaggs

    Imagine the excitement of getting ready to tear open a gift from someone who always comes up with something exciting and wonderful. Then imagine the disappointment when you discover the package contains a shirt. A well-made shirt, for sure. But, in

  • Goodbye to Nashville

    I had a bittersweet moment Saturday morning, seeing Nashville in the rearview mirror. I don’t know when I’ll be back now that IBMA’s World of Bluegrass is heading to Raleigh, N.C., in 2013. But I’m looking forward to seeing what Raleigh

  • Notes and Nuggets from IBMA

    Get ready for some great, new music. While many of us will slow down a bit after IBMA’s World of Bluegrass and Fan Fest, some major bands are in the studio or will heading there shortly. Dailey and Vincent’s new one, due

  • New Song-Selling Service Debuts

    The continuing shift to digital music opens new possibilities for artists, but it also presents some marketing challenges. Fans who hear a song at a show and want to buy a digital version on the spot usually have two options –

  • After Hours With Junior Sisk

    Is there any better singer in bluegrass today than Junior Sisk? When he’s at his best, maybe not. But even when he’s not at his best, he’s very, very good. Tuesday night was one of those times when Junior wasn’t at his

  • A Tribute to Hazel Dickens

    It’s only Wednesday, and early Wednesday at that, but I’m willing to bet the best music of the week has already been played and sang at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. To be sure, many terrific bands will roll through the Nashville

  • From Song Circle to Carnegie Hall

    One of the best parts about IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference is you never know who you’ll meet around the next corner, or who will show up playing in a throw-together band. Two years ago, I dropped by an after-hours showcase