• Dick Smith passes

    Dick Smith at the 2003 IBMA convention in Louisville, KY - photo © Jeromie Stephens Dick Smith, Washington, DC area musician, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday morning July 28, 2022. He was 77 years old. Born October 4, 1943,

  • Eberhard Finke passes

    This remembrance of Eberhard Finke is a contribution from Mark Stoffel, mandolinist with Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, with assistance from Peter Wroblewski and Monika Finke. The European bluegrass scene is mourning the death of Eberhard Finke, 79, revered publisher

  • Rock Hearts sign with 615 Hideaway Records

    Rock Hearts, southern New England's fastest rising bluegrass group, has signed a multi-project deal with 615 Hideaway Records in Nashville. The label is run by Sammy Passamano III, son of Sam Passamano of Rural Rhythm Records, and is known in

  • Cold Hearted Woman from Dave Adkins

    Mountain Fever Records has a new single this week for Dave Adkins, the third from his upcoming We're All Crazy album, due to hit next week. A native of eastern Kentucky, Dave has been singing bluegrass music since he was in

  • Sweet Potato Pie announces personnel changes

    The long running North Carolina female band sensation, Sweet Potato Pie, welcomes new band mate, Jaime Carter, and featured artist, Kevin Richardson (banjo player Crystal Richardson's husband), to their fold. Best known for their distinct harmonies and diverse musical repertoire,

  • Outbound Plane from Jacob Jolliff

    Adhyaropa Records has released a new single today for Jacob Jolliff from their upcoming album with his group, The Jacob Jolliff Band. Jolliff is a very interesting young artist, a skilled mandolinist who was the initial replacement in Yonder Mountain String Band