• Introducing the Tennessee Plow Cleaners

    Bluegrass songwriter, Billy Smith, has formed a new band, the Tennessee Plow Cleaners. The Nashville-based ensemble consists of David Talbot on banjo, Shad Cobb on fiddle, Smith on guitar, and his wife, Marilyn, on upright bass. Ironically, none of the

  • Bill Holden passes

    One of the Blue Grass Boys of the mid-1970s, Bill Holden, passed away suddenly in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 15, 2021 at the age of 71.  William O'Neal 'Bill' Holden was born on July 25, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas, and

  • Very Merry Christmas from Williamson Branch

    Christmastime 2021 is really hitting its stride this week. TV networks other than Hallmark are showing Christmas movies, and the stores are putting up their Christmas displays. Here at Bluegrass Today, we will be sharing a bunch of new Christmas songs

  • ‘Living metronome’ Jason Moore passes

    Jason Moore with Sideline at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - photos by Frank Baker The bluegrass world is running short of positive adjectives following Sunday’s unexpected death of Jason Moore, the 47-year-old bass player for Sideline. "Great. "Amazing." "Superb." They and dozens

  • Stillhouse Junkies to Dark Shadow Recording

    Stillhouse Junkies photo © Renee Cornue Studio Whenever a Bluegrass Ramble showcase artist sets the World of Bluegrass convention on its ear, you can generally expect to see them rewarded with a label deal as a result. Sometimes it happens during

  • New November from Thomas Cassell

    Young mandolinist, composer, and vocalist Thomas Cassell has made quite an impression on the professional bluegrass world in the past few years. Since graduating from the bluegrass program at ETSU, he has performed with Billy Strings, The Bryan Sutton Band, Jim