• The Wildmans to Travianna records

    The Wildmans at FloydFest 2019 - photo © Bob Atamek Travianna Records, an imprint of Mountain Fever Records in Riner, VA, has announced the signing of their newest artists, The Wildmans, an alternative string band from nearby Floyd. These teen sensations approach

  • Track Premiere: Jenny from Natalie Padilla

    Natalie Padilla is among the most versatile young fiddlers on the roots music scene today. Where most specialize in one style - bluegrass, old time, contest, western swing - Natalie plays all of them well, as demonstrated on her new

  • NewTown to Mountain Fever Records

    Mountain Fever Records, located in southwest Virginia's scenic Blue Ridge mountains, has announced the signing of Kentucky's popular NewTown to the label. The Lexington-based group is built around the husband-and-wife team of Kati Penn Williams and Jr. Williams, the two primary

  • I Found Love drops for Darin and Brooke

    It's a busy life for the touring bluegrass musician... I picked that up speaking with Darin Aldridge yesterday, as he was preparing to fly out for a number of shows playing mandolin with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band this week, before

  • Steve Gulley to Lori Lambert Promotions

    Lori Lambert Promotions in Wapakoneta, OH has announced the signing of Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle to the agency. Lambert will provide publicity and social media services, plus booking representation, for Steve and his group, who perform all across the

  • A True Bluegrass Mandolin anthology

    Following up on the successful release of their True Bluegrass Banjo and True Bluegrass Fiddle CDs in 2012, Rebel Records has released two more anthologies True Bluegrass Mandolin and True Bluegrass Guitar (more of this latter compilation at another time). Drawing

  • Gospel Plowboys add two new members

    The central North Carolina based bluegrass Gospel group, The Gospel Plowboys, have acquired two new members: Alec McCallister on fiddle and Charles Honeycutt on banjo. Eighteen-year-old McCallister is from Mocksville, NC. He started fiddling at age 8, playing with his family