• Rounder founders launch Down The Road Records

    Amy Dietz (Exceleration), John Burk (Exceleration), Glen Barros (Exceleration), Bill Nowlin (Down The Road), John Virant (Down The Road), Ken Irwin (Down The Road), Charles Caldas (Exceleration), Marian Levy (Down The Road), Dave Hansen (Exceleration) - photo by Joshua Black

  • Ella Jordan to Cane Mill Road

    Liam Purcell has announced a change in his touring group, Cane Mill Road, involving a fiddle swap at the end of this year. Sam Stage is heading out and Ella Jordan heading in. Purcell launched this group while he was still

  • Rick Faris to Katie K Wrangles

    Katie Kirchner continues to makes waves in bluegrass for her new talent agency, Katie K. Wrangles, by signing singer and songwriter Rick Faris to her roster. This addition marks the third Dark Shadow Recording artist to join the team, following Becky

  • Buck Trent passes 

    5-string banjo picker, down-home humorist, and entertainer extraordinaire Buck Trent passed away in Branson, Missouri, on October 9, 2023 (aged 85).   Charles Wilburn 'Buck' Trent was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on February 17, 1938. He was a precocious talent even

  • Willow video from Sister Sadie

    Mountain Home Music has a new music video this week for Sister Sadie, giving visual energy to their current single, Willow, written by Ashley McBryde. In the video we see the story of this bluesy song, about leaving a misbegotten relationship,

  • Jeff Autry signs with Turnberry Records

    Jeff Autry - photo © Dorothy St Claire Photography Veteran bluegrass guitarist Jeff Autry has signed with Turnberry Records to release his next solo project, Acoustic Swing, a grass-infused collection of bebop and swing standards. A native of just near Athens, Georgia,

  • Delta Queen drops for Billy Gilman

    Pinecastle Records has released a new single from Billy Gilman, one called Delta Queen. Yes... that Billy Gilman, the recent runner-up on The Voice, two-time Grammy nominee, with more than 10 million records sold in country and pop music. Billy hit

  • Harley Worthington passes

    Washington state banjoist Harley Worthington died on September 21 in Everett. He was 82 years of age. Though a native of Tennessee, he lived much of his life near Seattle, where he taught a great many young northwest pickers the ropes