• Bluegrass Blog awards poll 2010

    OK folks... here we go. The completely unofficial, unaffiliated-with-IBMA Bluegrass Blog Awards poll is now live. We are once again running our readers' awards poll, mirroring the nominees for the International Bluegrass Music Awards. We have done this for the

  • Dogwood Winter – Gully and Stafford

    Sometimes it can be a tad disconcerting reviewing the many recordings that come across our desk each week. Sure, there is a lot of good music, but not so much really great music - the sort that demands multiple listenings

  • Barry Bales video contest

    Have Bass Will Travel... That's the name of a clever YouTube video created by AKUS bass man Barry Bales, and of the video contest we are running on Bluegrass Today in conjunction with the recent release of his AcuTab bass

  • County reissues Robert Byrd fiddle album

    As citizens of West Virginia honor the memory of their recently deceased Senator, Robert C. Byrd, many long-time fans of bluegrass and old time music are recalling the Senator as a musician as well. Byrd played fiddle and sang in

  • G2 – new CD and US tour launch soon

    G2, the world-traveling bluegrassers from Sweden, will soon be winging their way westward to the USA, where they will take up residence for the summer. They have shows booked all across the country, starting with the Father's Day Festival in

  • The Boxcars – yeah baby!

    This past Friday evening (5/14), I had the good fortune to catch The Boxcars at a small venue here in Roanoke. If you haven't heard the name, you will surely be hearing it soon. This is the latest bluegrass supergroup to

  • Crooked Still – Some Strange Country

    Yesterday (5/18) marked the release of the fine new Crooked Still CD, Some Strange Country on Signature Sounds. Like their several previous projects, this one combines a modified string band format (banjo, fiddle, bass, cello) with wispy vocals on a