• The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent

    Just announced yesterday, Rounder recording artists Dailey & Vincent will be releasing their next recording, a collection of gospel music titled The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent, to be available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations. If it ain't

  • Stages – The Snyder Family

    When I first opened the Snyder Family Band's new CD, titled Stages, before reading the CD jacket and listening to the title cut, the first thought that crossed my mind is that a family band which starts when the children are so

  • Family Chain – John Bowman

    Unlike some of the "bandwagon" tribute recordings that it might be suspected are motivated by commercial appeal as much as a heartfelt desire to spotlight the subject of the tribute, John Bowman's new release, Family Chain, is a personal statement of

  • Carolina Road – Back To My Roots

    Earlier this week, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road released their newest project for Rural Rhythm Records, titled Back To My Roots. After their debut project for Rural Rhythm included some more contemporary and country-flavored material, there is a clear shift back to the

  • The Bluegrass Project

    Thanks to a grant from The Foundation For Bluegrass Music, The Gaston School of the Arts in Gastonia, North Carolina will be hosting The Bluegrass Project on October 14-15, 2011. The project consists of activities for both students and teachers,

  • And A Little Child Shall Lead Them?

    My wife and I recently held a bluegrass festival, Gabefest, and among the bands we booked was a newer group of talented young musicians, Monroeville. One of the reasons we chose them was the fact that we knew they had performed

  • Hard Rock after-party at IBMA

    After having made plans to spend last week at IBMA showcasing, exhibiting, reporting for Bluegrass Today, and otherwise immersing ourselves in the World of Bluegrass, I received a court order setting a hearing for Thursday morning in a case involving over seven

  • Our IBMA Gig Fair experience

    When I'm not seeking truth and justice as the Assistant Prosecutor for Lincoln County, West Virginia, my wife Valerie and I are putting all our energy into re-launching the music career we deferred twenty-five years ago to raise a family in a stable,

  • Tuesday night at IBMA

    Appearing on Tuesday's official showcase, The Farewell Drifters put on a show sure to continue the what-is-bluegrass and what-belongs-at-IBMA debate. After an earlier release from the group that had clear bluegrass ties, including a Scruggs-style banjo component, the Drifters have moved in

  • Monday night showcases at WOB 2011

    Jett's Creek, a relatively new group - formed in 2008 by guitar player Jon McIntosh, and his daughter, lead vocalist Angie Young - opened the 2011 IBMA World of Bluegrass official showcases. They have released two recordings and have signed with Mountain