• 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

  • Weekend scene at FloydFest Wild ’18

    Matt Cornette with The Lil Smokies at FloydFest 2018 - photo by Teresa Gereaux Saturday and Sunday of FloydFest 2018 brought several bluegrass groups to the Dreaming Creek Main Stage. On Saturday, South Hill Banks and Horseshoes and Hand Grenades kicked

  • Josh Shilling talks Mountain Heart

    It’s not unusual for established bands to continue to carry on long after their original members have departed. There are any number of examples of that scenario taking place, be it Journey and Jefferson Starship or the Allman Brothers, the

  • Cover Story – Love Canon

    Cover Story, the 4th album from Virginia's Love Canon, is among the most interesting releases we have covered at Bluegrass Today. It's not really a bluegrass record in the traditional sense of the word, or even an exhibition of bluegrass