• Open the Road – We Banjo 3

    Comprised of two sets of brothers β€” Enda and Fergal Scahill (on banjo and vocals, and vocals, viola, fiddle, guitar, bodhran, percussion, and Wurlitzer piano, respectively) and Martin Howley (vocals, mandolin, banjo) and David Howley (vocals, fiddle, guitars, banjo, clawhammer

  • Odes/Codes – Max Allard

    A first year composition student at Oberlin Conservatory, Max Allard takes an adventurous and β€” at times β€” a seemingly unorthodox approach to banjo. With his daring debut album, Odes/Codes, he applies lessons learned from such prestigious and prodigious mentors

  • Acoustic Lullaby – Tony Wray with Tim Crouch

    As first reported in this publication in March, 2021, Acoustic Lullaby was the brainchild of acclaimed bluegrass banjo player and guitarist Tony Wray, Pinecastle Records owner Lonnie Lassiter, and the company's CEO, Ethan Burkhardt. Lassiter and Burkhardt were new fathers

  • Big Spring – Kevin Buckley

    A Midwesterner who's well adept at fiddle and old time music spawned from the Ozark Mountains in particular, Kevin Buckley shares a solo debut that reflects both his verve and versatility. He personally describes Big Spring as a celebration of

  • Cosmic Banjo – Michael Johnathon

    As anyone even vaguely familiar with the instrument will tell you, the banjo had its origins in Africa long before it became synonymous with bluegrass and other forms of folk music. Nevertheless, the indelible imprint it's made on esoteric American

  • Somewhere Beyond – Breaking Grass

    With a 14 year history that’s found them releasing six well-received recordings, Breaking Grass β€” currently consisting of Jody Elmore (banjo, harmony vocals), Cody Farrar (guitar, lead vocals, harmony vocals), Britt Sheffield (bass, harmony vocals), Tyler Wrote (fiddle), and Zach