The May/June issue of Bluegrass Music Profiles was mailed earlier this week, and should reach subscribers over this next few days. Included in this issue is a cover feature on Mountain Heart, on the occasion of their new CD release, Wide Open. Entitled, Wide Open, Keyed Up and Ready To Go!, the article is an in-depth interview with Steve Gulley and Jim VanCleeve, and as is the magazine’s specialty, gets them on the record with their personal reactions to the new project and the band’s success.
Also in this new issue are articles on Tim O’Brien, Edgar Meyer, Cedar Hill, Vernon McIntyre and a special remembrance of Louise Scruggs.
The sneak peek of the next issue (July/August) promises an interview with Marty Stuart. Marty’s latest CD is a live bluegrass release, LIVE at the Ryman.
BMP’s online news page also features an exclusive open letter from Josh Graves, Jr. on his dad’s medical condition. To quote briefly from the letter:
“If all goes well he will get to come home soon. He is already talking abuot the dates that are booked and how he wants to do them. There is no quitting in this man – my Dad. I don’t see how he keeps on going but he does. I hate to complain with a hurt foot or stomach when he has been through as much as he has and hasn’t complained at all. He says the man upstairs is taking care of him.”
Read it all here.