• Gypsy Runaway Train from The Roys

    Brother and sister duo, The Roys launch their new CD, which hits today, with an album release party at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Nashville on June 6th.  The much anticipated third project, Gypsy Runaway Train, features seven standards and six

  • Second Street in O’boro to be renamed?

    Nashville has its Music Row and Memphis has its Beale Street. Both are instantly recognizable for specific genres of music associated with them —and country and blues, respectively. Now Mayor Ron Payne wants Second Street in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, to have

  • Banjo Safari – Year 2

    Calling all intrepid photographers. Do you play banjo also? How about a trip to the home of the banjo, Africa? And why not enjoy the sights and sounds of an African safari and, at the same time, improve your banjo

  • Kara Kiker to Full Assurance

    Kindred Records bluegrass Gospel group Kevin Carter and The Full Assurance Band welcomes new addition 16 year old fiddle player Kara Kiker. Kiker, who will assume the duties as fiddle player and harmony singer for the North Carolina based band, actually

  • Hammertowne – a CD review

    What happens when a group of musicians get together?  They form a band, right? Well, quite often. In the case of Scott Tackett (guitar), Brent Pack (banjo), Chaston Carroll (mandolin), Doug Burchett (bass) and Dave Carroll (guitar), they got together late

  • Long Road Home – Back To Dixieland

    What's more retro than a vinyl 45? Long Road Home, the quintet formed in 2005 by Martin Gilmore (guitar) and Justin Hoffenberg (fiddle), and now additionally consisting of Pete Wernick (banjo), Jordan Ramsey (mandolin) and Andrew Bonnis on bass, has announced

  • On This Day #12

    On This Day……………………… On May 15, 2002 Ray Park died. Ray Park (guitar and fiddle) is most notable for his partnership with mandolin player Vern Williams. In 1959 they formed a band called the Carroll County Country Boys; the very first bluegrass