• Ricky Skaggs – Honoring The Fathers

    Just before Christmas John reported advanced news regarding the forthcoming Ricky Skaggs CD Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass - Tribute to 1946 and 1947 on Skaggs Family Records. Although the official release date isn't until March 25th, audio samples from the

  • Rounder to receive Folk Alliance award

    Hot on the heals of the success of Rounder recording artists at The Grammy award show on Sunday comes news of an award for the label itself. The North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance (Folk Alliance) will honor Rounder Records

  • Dave Freeman remembers

    In the latest edition of the County Sales Newsletter, #290, David Freeman, the founder of the longstanding and illustrious retail outlet "for bluegrass, old-time and authentic rural music", is in a nostalgic mood, telling his readers how it used to

  • Kathy Mattea to deliver some Coal

    For some Kathy Mattea is to West Virginia what Patty Loveless is to Kentucky, although the former hasn't embraced bluegrass music as has the latter - until now, perhaps. Raised near Charleston, West Virginia, Grammy-award winning singer Mattea is to release

  • Best Loved Bluegrass: 20 All-Time Favorites

    Rebel Records has recently announced news of the forthcoming release on March 25 of a various Artists collection entitled Best Loved Bluegrass: 20 All-Time Favorites (REB-8004). The 20 song anthology embraces some of the classic songs in bluegrass music from some

  • Longview – Deep In The Mountains

    Rounder Records has announced the release of a new CD from the two-time IBMA Award winning combination, Longview. It is a little over ten years since the debut release by the super group bearing the name Longview and with their first