• Rocket Man goes bluegrass, x 2

    Bluegrass covers of pop, rock, and country songs have long been a part of our music. Flatt & Scruggs were doing them in the 1960s near the end of their tenure, just as The Country Gentlemen were starting to do

  • Speak My Mind video from The Willis Clan

    It's difficult to imagine any subject more sensitive than familial sexual abuse, nor a more devastating and traumatic experience for a young girl to face alone. No story we've covered here the past few years has resonated more deeply with readers

  • Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes to Travianna Records

    Travianna Records, an imprint of the Mountain Fever label family, has announced the signing of Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes from Asheville, NC. Their sound is a mix of bluegrass, Americana, and original and Appalachian-influenced folk music. Aubrey is the group's lead

  • Glory Bound drops for The Wooks

    These days, most of the alt-bluegrass, or grassicana, bands come from the Pacific Northwest, Canada, or the big cities of the upper midwest. But The Wooks developed their unique contemporary sound in the Bluegrass State, and then took it to

  • Lonesome Panoramic – Hot Buttered Rum

    It ought to come as little surprise that Hot Buttered Rum’s recorded catalog contains a fair amount of concert albums, especially when considering the fact that they’re a band whose instrumental outlay translates well to live performance. With nine offerings

  • Something Higher – Leftover Salmon

    Leftover Salmon find that rare divide between bluegrass tradition and the populist preferences of the jam band world. On their latest release, Something Higher, it allows for a steady influx of sounds and styles that make any attempt at typecasting

  • Queen City Jubilee – The Slocan Ramblers

    The Slocan Ramblers are an ideal example of grassicana’s northern sweep and universal embrace, dancing along the line between bluegrass and old time music. Hailing from Canada, the quartet — Frank Evans (banjo, harmonica, vocals), Adrian Gross (mandolin), Darryl Poulsen