• Dave’s Dozen For 2018

    It’s time for one of my favorite things – listening back through all the terrific bluegrass music that was made in 2018 and picking my 12 favorites. It’s also one of the most difficult things I do. Narrowing the list to

  • Crazy If You Let It – Thomm Jutz

    Thomm Jutz may have taken an unlikely tack in his career, but it’s one that benefitted both him and his muse in any number of ways. Born in Germany, but a staunch devotee of Americana music, he built a career —

  • The Hillbenders – The Hillbenders

    When you’ve soared to a high peak, topping that triumph can be a challenge in itself. In the case of the Hillbenders, a band that turned both rock and bluegrass on their respective ears with an otherwise unimaginable take on

  • Royal Traveller – Missy Raines

    Missy Raines’ reputation as both a bassist and one of bluegrass’ most preferred partisans is well known of course, but such is her skill that her abilities as a singer and songwriter are sadly underrated. Royal Traveller offers opportunity to

  • 2018 Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies, II

    Williamson Branch at the 2018 Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies - photo © Bill Warren Thursday at Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies was kicked off by Jay Armsworthy and Eastern Tradition, from Maryland. They gave an appreciative audience a full measure