• Josh Williams – Down Home

    Over the past few years, bluegrass and independent labels have been adopting a policy long employed by the mainstream record companies of not releasing new titles in the latter parts of each year. They correctly presume that media folks are

  • Darol Anger joins Berklee faculty

    Darol Anger, who first came to the attention of the bluegrass and acoustic music worlds through his work on fiddle with the original David Grisman Quintet, has been named as an associate professor at the Berklee School of Music. Since his

  • Singer/songwriter Phyllis Boyens remembered

    Phyllis Boyens-Liptak passed away on 9 December after a battle with cancer. The daughter of old-time singer and songwriter Nimrod Workman, Phyllis Boyens was a soulful mountain singer who recorded her only solo album, I Really Care for Rounder (0162) in

  • Adam Steffey talks about The Boxcars

    We caught up with Adam Steffey yesterday and got a few mote details about The Boxcars, the new band he is assembling with Ron Stewart, Keith Garrett, Harold Nixon and John Bowman. Adam told us that the seeds were sown earlier

  • Separated at birth?

    Walking through the mall with my wife, I noticed a large poster displayed outside an entertainment store. I did a double take, asking myself why they had such a large poster of Chris Thile sitting out, before I realized it

  • Allen Shelton remembered

    Richard Thompson contributes this brief overview of a seminal bluegrass artist. Raymond Allen Shelton RIP: July 2, 1936 - November 21, 2009 As already reported, banjo stylist Allen Shelton passed away on 21 November while in the Centennial Medical Center, Nashville. He

  • Dale Ann with Michael Cleveland

    Here's another interesting package show for 2010. Dale Ann Bradley will be collaborating next year with her old friend and former employee, Michael Cleveland, when she goes on the road with his band, Flamekeeper, for select shows next year. These dates

  • Blue Highway 15th Anniversary

    Here's something you don't see every day...  a bluegrass band celebrating a 15th anniversary - with the same personnel with which they launched. Blue Highway played their first show on New Year's Eve in 1994 with Tim Stafford on guitar, Shawn