• Big Trouble from The Dang-It Bobbys

    Over the past several decades, the definition of bluegrass has continually expanded from its origins with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys. The new album Big Trouble from The Dang-It Bobbys, which hit shelves September 20th, further stretches that definition.

  • Degree program update from ETSU

    For almost thirty years, East Tennessee State University has been known for its efforts to promote and preserve traditional Appalachian music. Under the initial supervision of Jack Tottle, then Raymond McLain, and now current program director Daniel Boner, the original

  • Tortoguard from Josh Pickett

    We reported in May that guitar player Josh Pickett, formerly of Amber Collins & No Speed Limit, had made the move to Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time. Now we are pleased to announce his latest venture, Tortoguard Pickguards of

  • On the Brooklyn Road – Nell Robinson

    After singing for twenty plus years almost exclusively within her car, Nell Robinson has set off on a new musical journey and solidified her place within roots music circles with her latest album. She includes many styles (ranging in scope

  • Crash Course in the Blues

    From the front cover’s depiction of a woman walking out the door in red high heels to the sad songs included within Crash Course in the Blues, Wildfire reminds us with their late 2010 release that some of the best

  • Good Friends, Good Times from Haley Stiltner

    Since its founding in 1982 by Jack Tottle, the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Program at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) has helped to further the careers of many of today’s prominent bluegrass and country musicians, including Adam Steffey,