• Loyal Jones passes 

    Folklorist Loyal Jones, hailed as 'the father of modern Appalachian studies,' and an 'indefatigable and beloved interpreter of Appalachian life and culture,' passed away in Black Mountain, North Carolina, on October 7, 2023. He had been diagnosed with cancer, and

  • Sing Darling Sing drops for Jesse Smathers

    Jesse Smathers, guitarist with the Lonesome River Band, has just independently released a new single, Sing Darling Sing. The lively toe-tapping original tune has an old-time flavor that features a clawhammer banjo, fiddle, and mandolin. This is the first taste

  • Iraq – new single from Carl Bentley

    In his latest release, Indiana bluegrass singer and songwriter Carl Bentley deals with a very difficult subject, one that affects many families of our service members who have been scarred by what they experienced in wartime. It hits especially hard

  • Just 18 music video from Crandall Creek

    Copper Mountain Records has released a new single and accompanying music video for Crandall Creek, featuring the band's newest member, vocalist Carly Greer. Titled Just 18, the song tells of a young woman who leaves home with a dream of music

  • Don’t Look Back video from Remedy Tree

    North Florida's Remedy Tree has released a music video for their latest single, Don't Look Back. The band is the brainchild of Gabriel Acevedo. It was started in 2015 as and indie-folk type band and slowly became Gabriel's dream of a

  • Ray Sparks passes

    The Columbus, OH bluegrass community has lost one of their stalwarts. Ray Sparks, who built and repaired instruments in the region for many years, has died. He passed on September 25 at 89 years of age. Born and raised in Johnson