• Onwards – Mile Twelve

    We've written a good bit about Mile Twelve in recent months. The Boston-based group has been making noise in bluegrass with their virtuosic approach to the music, clever songwriting and arrangements, a nose-to-the-grindstone attitude, and a youthful energy that appeals

  • Festy 2017 report, part un

    The Infamous Stringdusters and Sam Bush Band jam at the 2017 Festy Experience - photo by Teresa Gereaux This is the first of two reports on this year's Festy. We'll also have a lovely photo essay and report from Gina Proulx

  • Flatt Lonesome Brings Beauty to the Darkness

    Flatt Lonesome’s outstanding new Mountain Home Music release, Silence in These Walls, should come with a warning label: “Proceed with caution if you’ve just had a fight with your significant other, are lonely or feeling lost in the world. You

  • Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2017

    The Infamous Stringdusters at the 2017 Rhythm & Roots Reunion - photo by Teresa Gereaux Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion was true to its roots. There was one moment from the Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys set on Sunday afternoon

  • Before Breakfast – The Grascals

    The cover of the new CD from The Grascals shows the six bandmates around a table holding seven coffee mugs. It’s almost as if they’re waiting for you to join them. You can call it truth in advertising. Before Breakfast is

  • Hammertowne’s Homage To Hillbilly Heroes

    If there was an IBMA award for blue-collar bluegrass band, Hammertowne would easily win my vote. No fancy outfits, no frills, just straight ahead traditional bluegrass delivered with a high degree of consistency. The latest evidence of Hammertowne’s craftsmanship is found

  • 2017 Oldtone Roots Music Festival report

    Rootchie Tootchie & the Ragtime Shepard Kings at Oldtone - photo © Tara Linhardt The Oldtone Roots Music Festival has once again dazzled its audience with great music and fun activities for an entire weekend. The festival is located on the