• Good ‘Cause I’m Gone drops for Backline

    Mountain Fever Records has released a new single, the first from their upcoming project with Backline from South Carolina. This young band is fairly new, working together only since 2016, but they have gained popularity very quickly based on the singing

  • Jerry Foran passes

    Jerry Foran, life-long bluegrass musician and band leader, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Florida on June 7, 2019. He was 73 years of age, just missing his 74th birthday on June 23. Foran had started his bluegrass journey

  • IBMA announces 2019 Songwriter Showcase Artists

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced today the list of writers and songs that will be featured at their Songwriters Showcase during World Of Bluegrass 2019. Each year dozens of songwriters vie to have their new material performed at the

  • If The Kansas River Can from Rick Faris

    Dark Shadow Recording has released a second single today from their upcoming project with Rick Faris, Breaking In Lonesome. Rick is the guitarist with Special Consensus, the band he has toured with this past decade. He started on mandolin with Special

  • Welcome Owen John Grindstaff!

    Finn Grindstaff with his new baby brother, Owen Daniel Grindstaff, banjo player with Merle Monroe, and his wife Kristen, are celebrating the birth of their second child last month. Owen John Grindstaff was born on May 24 at 12:40 a.m. He came

  • Clifftop video from Rebecca Frazier

    Nashville-based guitarist and singer/songwriter Rebecca Frazier has released another of her clever music videos, again for one of her original instrumentals. The tune is called Clifftop, named for the popular Appalachian String Band Music Festival in West Virginia held near the

  • Ray Deaton passes

    Ray Deaton, the original and long time bassist and bass singer with IIIrd Tyme Out, died earlier today. He was 66 years of age. Prior to helping create IIIrd Tyme Out, Ray had been a member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver,