• 7 due 5/1

    Is this a Seinfeld spinoff or a bluegrass CD? The title of the next Pinecastle release from Nothin' Fancy will carry the title of 7. The numerical reference was chosen by the label since this will be Nothin' Fancy's seventh project

  • Pickin’ On Kenny Rogers out today

    The latest in CMH Records' popular Pickin' On series is out today. Pickin' On Kenny Rogers - The Bluegrass Tribute, as its title suggests, offers instrumental bluegrass arrangements of 12 Rogers hits, including The Gambler, Lucille, Ruby Don't Take Your

  • Claire Lynch audio samples online

    We mentioned last week that Claire Lynch's CD, New Day, was due for release on Rounder on March 28. We also mentioned at that time that no audio samples were yet available online. They are now up on the Rounder web

  • Blue Highway compilation due on Rebel

    Before their days of Grammy-nominated releases for Rounder, Blue Highway released a trio of critically-acclaimed recordings for Rebel Records in the mid-to-late 1990s. Tim Stafford has related how the band was formed after his departure from Alison Krauss & Union

  • Celebration Of Life available now

    We had posted several weeks ago about an upcoming Skaggs Family Records project called Celebration Of Life, a two CD set recorded live at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer festival to benefit the St. Jude Children"s Research Hospital in Memphis,

  • Ralph Stanley Does The Carter Family

    The second release of new Ralph Stanley recordings on Columbia is due on May 30, 2006, entitled A Distant Land To Roam - Songs Of The Carter Family. The new project was produced by T. Bone Burnett, whose collaborations

  • County Records reissue profiled on NPR

    Last week, All Things Considered on NPR carried a feature on County Records' 3 CD reissues containing field recordings of clawhammer banjo music. Originally released on vinyl in the mid-60s, these recordings were heralded by folklorists, and celebrated by fans

  • Mike Cleveland says “Let ‘Er Go Boys!”

    Fiery fiddler, and three-time IBMA award winner, Michael Cleveland's new CD, Let 'Er Go Boys! is out on Rounder Records. It features 17 tracks, with guest artists Vince Gill, Del McCoury, Dan Tyminski, Larry Sparks, Tim O'Brien, Jeff White, Audie

  • John Cowan – New Tattoo

    We recently told you about the upcoming June release of John Cowan's new CD, New Tattoo. At the time there were no audio samples available online. But recently John's Myspace page has been updated with some audio from the new