• Far Away Again – Matt Scutchfield

    After many years of performing and recording as part of other ensembles, Matt Scutchfield has stepped out on his own and released his debut solo project. Combining multiple genres and world cultures, Far Away Again is a unique release. As reflected in the

  • 2024 Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge report

    Lorraine Jordan on stage at her 2024 Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge festival - photo © Bill Warren The second Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge festival was presented by Lorraine Jordan at the Kingsport, TN Meadowview Conference center. The MC duties

  • Field Guide – My Brother’s Keeper

    My Brother's Keeper is best defined not by their output, but rather by their expression. Based in Cincinnati, they eschew any stereotypical sound and lean instead on mood and melody. The band — which consists of brothers Benjamin, Titus, and Joshua

  • Self-titled – Washington County Grass

    The words "recorded live" carry different meanings within the music world. Often times it's associated with a project recorded at a live concert. Other times, it's the term for a field recording made within someone's home or outdoor property. In

  • The Adventure Never Ends – The Wheelhouse Rousters

    Inspired by the natural environs of their native Kentucky, The Wheelhouse Rousters have developed a devoted populist following courtesy of the fact that they're certified festival favorites, having made appearances at such high profile gatherings as Bourbon and Beyond, Telluride Bluegrass

  • Self-titled -Jonny Estep

    On his new eponymous effort, Jonny Estep comes across as a veritable one man music machine. Aside from the fact that he wrote every song, he also sings them all and plays all the instruments, including guitar, mandolin, banjo and

  • Off The Shelf – DownRiver Collective

    DownRiver Collective began as a trio in 2018, but has since expanded into a five piece ensemble which includes Ali Vance on lead vocals, Bailey Warren on fiddle and harmony vocals, John Gray on banjo, guitar, and harmony vocals, Jonny

  • Cascade Highway – Bo Randall

    Cascade Highway marks an auspicious debut for singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Bo Randall, a 33 year old musician raised in Southern California, formerly based in Seattle, and now living in Milwaukee for, he says, "a change of pace, the thriving