• Flamekeeper on Blue Plate this Friday

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will showcase music from their latest Rounder CD, Fired Up, on tomorrow's (4/29) edition of Blue Plate Special on WDVX. The show features live performances each day at noon (EDT), broadcasting from Knoxville, TN at 102.9

  • Thoughts on Grammy category restructuring

    The Recording Academy, the organization that manages the annual Grammy Awards, generated some controversy earlier this month when they shuffled and reorganized some of the award categories for 2011. In total, the number of categories has been whittled down from

  • Free Sarah Jarosz track online

    Fresh off her second appearance on A Prairie Home Companion over the weekend, Sarah Jarosz is offering a free track download from her upcoming Sugar Hill project online. The song is Annabelle Lee, a wonderful reworking of an Edgar Allan Poe

  • Bluegrass Nation coming soon from IBMA

    I spoke last week with Craig Havighurst, noted Nashville writer and PBS radio journalist, about plans the IBMA is hatching to enhance its online presence and outreach efforts. Craig is also a member of the IBMA Board of Directors, and

  • Grasstowne on WNCW

    Grasstowne is scheduled for a visit with Dennis Jones tomorrow (4/16) on Goin’ Across The Mountain, airing Saturday on WNCW from Spindale, NC. The band has a show tomorrow night in nearby Black Mountain, so Alan Bibey and Steve Gulley have

  • IBMA talks about the Benjamins

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has a couple bits of news to announce this week, both with a focus on cold hard cash. They have an online sales seminar scheduled for April 19, designed to help anyone whose work in the

  • Alison Krauss in Elle

    She's everywhere! Alison Krauss, that is. With yesterday's long-awaited release of Paper Airplane, her first full project with Union Station since Lonely Runs Both Ways in 2004, the music media is aflutter with Alison sightings. One place we were surprised to see

  • Free AKUS track with pre-order

    Traveling this past weekend, I spent almost 8 hours on the road. Much of it was taken up in careful, repeated listening to Paper Airplane, the upcoming project from Alison Krauss & Union Station. You won't be shocked to learn

  • Monroeville single due this month

    We've posted before about Monroeville, their strong contemporary bluegrass sound, and their aggressive approach to marketing and promotion. The band emerged almost fully intact from working with Barry Scott, and have been recording and promoting their new venture since they