• Back To Bluegrass – Francois Vola

    A return to the music one chose to make early on can be like a return journey home. Not surprisingly then, guitarist Francois Vola can relate to that same scenario. His descriptively titled album, Back to Bluegrass, offers the French-born

  • Wednesday at the 2019 Milan Bluegrass Festival

    Po' Ramblin' Boys at the 2019 Milan Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren Wednesday dawned clear and seasonably cool at the Milan Bluegrass Festival. Summer and Brayden McMahan hosted the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association instrument petting zoo. Festival promoter,

  • Footprints In A Song – Circa Blue

    With their fine fifth album, West Virginia’s Circa Blue demonstrate once again why they’ve increasingly become the bluegrass band to watch over the course of the past several years. Adept in their arrangements and assured in their intents, the band

  • Borrowed Tyme – Borrowed Tyme Band

    It becomes very clear at the outset that the Borrowed Tyme Band have no interest in pushing the parameters. Their homespun harmonies and breezy homilies make it clear that they’re content to confine themselves to bluegrass’ traditional trappings, and recreating

  • Kids rule on Sunday at Grey Fox 2019

    Senior group with the Kid's Academy at Grey Fox 2019 - photo © Tara Linhardt As I walked around the campground early on Sunday morning at Grey Fox, I met Susan Byer, who is the present owner of Dancin' Dave's Festival Camping

  • Back to the Country – Merle Monroe

    First things first: Merle Monroe is no relation to Bill. By blood, that is. Musically, however, there are some definite influences from the Father of Bluegrass, as there are from the band’s other namesake, Merle Haggard. As you see, Merle