• The Grass Cats calling it quits

    To add to the rather tumultuous nature of changes that have been announced in the past few weeks comes the news that the North Carolina-based band The Grass Cats is following decisions by the Spinney Brothers and The Boxcars by

  • Clay Hess to Pinecastle Records

    Pinecastle Records has signed bluegrass singer, songwriter, and powerhouse flatpicker Clay Hess to the label. A new record with his Clay Hess Band is expected in 2018. Hess has been known as a guitar phenom for the past 20 years, hitting

  • I Still Pray drops for Kristy Cox

    Australian bluegrass singer Kristy Cox has released a second single from her upcoming 2018 album for Mountain Fever Records. This one is a new Christmas song from Kasey Chambers, I Still Pray, delivered in the traditional bluegrass Gospel format. The track

  • Tommy Long sings again with Carolina Road

    We've written several times this year about Tommy Long, guitarist and lead vocalist with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, and his ongoing battle with throat cancer. Tommy stepped aside from the band in March when he got the diagnosis, and

  • Ron Stewart lands with Seldom Scene

    Ron Stewart’s search for work didn’t last long after the Boxcars disbanded a few weeks back. Next Saturday, he’ll officially join the Seldom Scene at a show in Cincinnati, transferring his stout banjo and fiddle skills from one Grammy-nominated bluegrass

  • Brad Hudson launching solo career

    Brad Hudson, resonator guitarist and vocalist with Sideline, has announced that he will be leaving the group at the end of the year to tour in support of his recent Pinecastle release, Next New Heatbreak. Hudson has nothing but good things

  • Phil Leadbetter leaving Flashback

    Several years ago, Knoxville reso-man Phil Leadbetter organized a reunion concert for the edition of J.D. Crowe & The New South that had recorded the 1994 album, Flashback. The original recording featured Phil on reso-guitar, Richard Bennett on guitar, Don

  • Timepiece drops for Milan Miller

    Milan Miller is more than just a hit bluegrass songwriter. Sure, he's composed chart toppers like Pretty Little Girl From Galax for IIIrd Tyme Out, and What'll I Do for Terry Baucom, but Miller is also a fine singer who

  • King James Boys to Pinecastle

    Pinecastle Records has announced the signing of The King James Boys to the label. The bluegrass Gospel group from South Carolina will have a new record with Pinecastle in 2018. The Boys are Randy Spencer on guitar, Curtis Lewis on banjo,

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