• Thursday report from Grey Fox 2018

    Billy Strings at Grey Fox 2018 - photo © Tara Linhardt Another stupendous year of music kicked off on the stages of Grey Fox on Thursday, July 19, but some folks had already been pickin' and grinnin' a while there on

  • FloydFest adds a bluegrass stage for 2018

    FloydFest in southwestern Virginia was one of the first large-scale music festivals based on a wide variety of musical genres. Since they launched in 2002 the event has changed the culture and the landscape of the sleepy little town of

  • Tellico to Organic Records

    Organic Records, a division of Crossroads Label Group in Arden, NC, has announced the signing of Tellico, from nearby Asheville. The quartet is based on the singing and songwriting of southwest Virginia native Anya Hinkle, and the music she has created

  • The Boxing Reel video from Kittel & Co

    Compass Records has released a music video to highlight their new album, Whorls, from Kittel & Co., surely among the most exciting young string bands to form in recent years. Before people had heard the first note from this bunch,

  • Soul Searching – Mountain Heart

    Mountain Heart has undergone considerable changes throughout their 20 year history, transitioning from a traditional bluegrass band to one whose broad sweep now includes not only bluegrass, but a hybrid grassicana sound that incorporates the wider berth of Americana as

  • Dreams – Twisted Pine

    Whenever a band releases a covers collection, it’s usually an indication that they needed a stopgap of some sort, a momentary respite prior to the planning of their next proper LP. Indeed, given the fact that Dreams is only the

  • Heart Of Stone drops for NewTown

    Mountain Home Music has released a second single this summer from Kentucky's NewTown. The husband-and-wife band features vocals from Kati Penn Williams and Jr Williams, both veterans of the bluegrass circuit for many years. This time it's Kati's turn out front