• Stove Up – Danny Barnes

    When a Danny Barnes album shows up in the mail, you have no idea what to expect. His creativity and musical adventures have kept him from being pigeonholed into any specific genre or style. So as you open his new

  • Songs From The Heart – Billie Reneé

    Perhaps the surest sign that bluegrass has grown to a mature musical form is the fact that it has now segmented itself into a number of subsets. Each has its own dedicated following, with artists catering to the style, labels

  • Joe Val Bluegrass Festival 2017

    The Joe Val Bluegrass Festival is definitely one of the main events of the bluegrass calendar for pickers, students, and fans of bluegrass anywhere in the northeast region of the US. Folks come in from all over to see favorite

  • Debut album from Colonel Zachary Wright

    On February 3rd, Colonel Zachary Wright released a self-titled album steeped in bluegrass tradition. At 15 years old, Zachary is an ace at the Stanley style of banjo playing and this album sure showcases him and his Stanleytone. Don't let

  • Triangular – The Jon Stickley Trio

    If there was some type of IBMA momentum award recognizing “The band that defies all odds,” The Jon Stickley Trio would need to clean a spot on their mantle. The Jon Stickley Trio is surprising everyone, probably even themselves, as they

  • Chris Jones CD release event in Nashville

    Nashville's venerable Station Inn was the site of a special CD-release concert last Friday night for Made  To Move, the latest album from Chris Jones & The Night Drivers. The room was sold out, standing room only even, with that peculiarly