• Video of Vassar in the studio

    And speaking of Vassar Clements... Ampersand Records has made some video footage of Vassar in the studio available on their web site. It is a fairly large file, but does offer a memorable glimpse of a master at work. This

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  • High Ground on Bluegrassradio.org

    We just received a note from Rick Altis with High Ground, noting that they have been selected as the Artist Of The Month on BluegrassRadio.org. Previous recipients of this distinction include Valerie Smith and Blue Moon Rising. Audio samples are available

  • Strait Drive – I’ll Take A Page From Your Book

    The New Jersey based group Straight Drive has released its first band CD on Cabinwood Music. The CD has been receiving airplay throughout the US and abroad. Straight Drive has been performing for four years and has played many Bluegrass festivals,

  • Justin Carbone CD out on Pinecastle

    Pinecastle Records has just released a solo project for Justin Carbone, current guitarist and vocalist with Chicago-based Special Consensus. Prior to joining Special Consensus in 2004, Justin was a member of 2nd Edition, a band he had founded in 1998

  • Appalachian Mandolin and Dulcimer

    Mandolinist Butch Baldassari and dulcimer legend David Schnaufer have just released a new cd of duets showcasing traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian Mandolin and Dulcimer contains 14 songs that Baldassari and Schnaufer perform on a variety of mandolin

  • Steve Huber – in the shop full time

    Steve Huber, owner and builder of the popular Huber Banjo line, has stepped back from performing to focus his attention on banjo production, and just played his last show with The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band. Steve expressed a mix