• Grasstowne’s Dixie Flyer audio online

    The debut single from Grasstowne is available for preview on the Pinecastle Records web site. The track is Dixie Flyer, from their upcoming Pinecastle CD, The Road Headin' Home, due for a June release. The band has generated a good deal

  • Missy Raines & The New Hip

    We told you a while back that Missy Raines was putting together a new band to play a few dates when she's not on the road with Claire Lynch. The band's first performance is coming up the end of this month

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: new members

    We wrote earlier today to tell you about the new hires in Doyle Lawson's band Quicksilver. At the time we promised to bring you more details when we got them. The official announcement just landed in my inbox, including a quote

  • Seneca Rocks! recording continues

    We posted last year about the formation of Seneca Rocks!, a new part-time bluegrass band made up of prominent veteran performers. The group include Dudley Connell on guitar, Tom Adams on banjo, David McLaughlin on mandolin, Sally Love on

  • Doyle Lawson adds new band members

    Doyle Lawson commented yesterday afternoon on his bulletin board that he is hiring fiddle player and bass singer Alan Johnson (formerly with BlueRidge) to take Mike Hartgrove's place, and banjo player Chris Warner (formerly with Jimmy Martin) in place of

  • Rural Rhythm embraces digital distribution

    Rural Rhythm Records has just announced the signing of a digital distribution agreement with existing physical distributor RYKO. RYKO has been handling physical "brick & mortar" distribution for Rural Rhythm for over ten years. Our goal is to provide our artists

  • New from Flatpicking Guitar

    The March/April issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is on the newsstands and in the mail. many subscribers may already have received their copy. The cover feature is on St. Louis flatpicker and instructor, Bull Harman. Other articles this month include

  • Important IBMA deadlines approaching

    Recent updates on the official IBMA web site list a number of important deadlines to keep in mind. April 16 is the last date to apply for funding from their International Outreach Program, which issues grants to further projects that "foster

  • Buncombe Turnpike still in the hunt at CMT

    Over the course of CMT.com's Music City Madness video competition, we have highlighted the progress of a number of bluegrass - or bluegrassy - entries. The second round winners have been announced, and Buncombe Turnpike has made it into the Sweet