• Josh Trivett outruns the Reaper

    Josh Trivett has become a familiar figure in bluegrass music this past few years. His agency, Moonstruck Management, handles the careers of heavy hitters, like Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Cleverlys, Balsam Range and several

  • Government on Horseback video from Si Kahn

    Si Kahn, folksinger, songwriter, playwright, and general purpose agitator, turned 75 last month. A series of events celebrating his many achievements are set throughout 2019, including the May 31 release of his latest album, It's A Dog's Life, recorded with

  • John Goodson passes

    John Goodson, 54, banjo-picker with the NC-based bluegrass Gospel group, The Gospel Plowboys, recognized by their motto "Pray before you play," tight four-part harmonies, and attire of white shirts, red ties, and bib overalls, passed away on Tuesday, May 21.

  • Happy 80th to Dave Freeman!

    Happy Birthday to David Freeman! We hope that you have a wonderful day.  Dave Freeman’s life has been reasonably-well documented in these pages; with this reflective article in February 2008, and an overview of the 50 years of County Sales published

  • Social media for grassers in 2019

    It’s been a while since we discussed social media use by bluegrass musicians and artists, so I thought it might be a good time to reopen the subject, since so much has changed since the last time we did, or

  • The Earl Brothers Say Goodbye To Dixie

    The Earl Brothers have always been something of a contradiction. They are based in San Francisco, usually the home of more progressive bluegrass, but their music sounds like it was discovered in an old tape canister outside of Ralph Stanley's

  • Emma drops for ClayBank

    Mountain Fever Records has released the first single from their upcoming album with ClayBank, perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated projects so far this year. The band has reformed and reorganized since last season, with two members of the original ClayBank

  • Photos from Gettysburg – Spring 2019

    Triple fiddles at Gettysburg from Aynsley Porchak, Becky Buller, Bronwyn Keith‐Hynes - photo by Frank Baker The first of the two annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festivals was held this past weekend in Pennsylvania. Once again, we were fortunate to have Frank Baker