• James Reams & The Barnstormers now available for download

    The new CD Troubled Times from James Reams & The Barnstormers is now available for legal download from the following digital distribution centers. Here's where it's already available: Apple iTunes Napster MSN Music The songs will also be available soon on: Sony Connect Rhapsody MusicMatch You can still buy

  • Nothin’ Fancy hires new bass player

    This just in from Nothin' Fancy. Nothin' Fancy announces with sadness that bassist Tony Shorter has left the band due to personal reasons. In his stead, the band is pleased to announce Eli Johnston, recently of Branson, Missouri but now

  • Debut CD from top European bluegrass band

    Carmel Sheerin & The Ravens, voted European Bluegrass Band of the Year for 2005 this past May, will release their first CD, Runaway, in late August. The band is based in Ireland and features vocalist Carmel Sheerin, her three brothers

  • New Cherryholmes CD due September 27

    Cherryholmes will see the first fruits of their association with Skaggs Family Records realized on September 27 when their self-titled debut project for the Nashville-based label is released. This highly-celebrated family band has been garnering rave reviews for their live

  • Pat Cloud’s banjo web site back online

    I spoke recently with Pat Cloud, banjo player extraordinaire, and am delighted to learn that he is back in the US to stay after many years working primarily overseas. Pat is known in many circles primarily for his contributions to

  • New Dolly Parton CD in October

    Those Were The Days is the title for the next CD release from Dolly Parton, with an October 11 release date cited by Sugar Hill Records. The theme of this recording is Dolly doing duets with a number of notable

  • Uncle Earl moving up the chart

    Uncle Earl, the all-female old time band making such a splash at bluegrass festivals this summer, is featured in the Breaking & Entering column in the August 10 edition of Billboard magazine. This recurring feature offers a glimpse at acts

  • Nickel Creek – Why Should The Fire Die?

    <br /> Why Should The Fire Die? the newest CD from the band Nickel Creek is released today. This CD features several songs that showcase the band's bluegrass roots, but remember that the band members have never, to my knowledge,

  • Keith Sewell debut CD due in late August

    Noted bluegrass/acoustic songwriter and sideman Keith Sewell steps out front with his debut release on Skaggs Family Records. Love Is A Journey is scheduled for an August 23, 2005 release and features 12 new songs written or co-written by Keith.