• Eat the Moon – FY5

    The group known as Finnders & Youngberg not only has a new album out, but also a new name. On Eat the Moon, their recent release from Swing Fingers Records, the group labels themselves as FY5, a name that perhaps

  • Holidays with The High 48s

    Minnesota's High 48s have joined the ranks of bluegrass groups releasing Christmas music during the 2015 season. Their 10-track offering is entitled Holidays With The High 48s and represents a lighter look at Christmas classics from this popular Upper Midwest

  • Naughty List from Bud’s Collective

    National Media Services has released its annual Christmas album for 2015. Each Fall, the company chooses one of their loyal customers to record a special holiday record, which NMS uses in its own Christmas gift packages for clients, and also

  • Mandolin Originals with Scott Napier

    Need one last Christmas present or stocking stuffer for the mandolin player in your life? Consider Scott Napier’s recently released instructional DVD, Mandolin Originals with Scott Napier. Napier, the longtime mandolin player for the Lost and Found and one of the

  • Waltz Collection – Butch Waller

    Butch Waller’s Waltz Collection (Big Chicken Records, BC 102) is a recently release, an EP length collection of six of his own compositions played by the mandolin ace accompanied by an excellent cast of north Californian bluegrass musicians, some of whom

  • Hamilton County Ramblers

    Hamilton County Ramblers are a relatively new bluegrass group, based in Chattanooga, TN, and composed of veteran bluegrass performers with a wide range in age and interests. What they share is what matters, however: a passion for thoughtful, contemporary bluegrass played

  • Doug Flowers and Friends

    After three decades spent playing with regionally-based artists, and stints with the Little Roy and Lizzy Show and the Clinton Gregory Band, Georgia-based mandolin player Doug Flowers has recently released Doug Flowers and Friends, filled with a number of his

  • Carter’s Creek Christmas – Ron Block

    Ron Block has had a productive 2015. In addition to his first-ever full length banjo instrumental CD, Hogan's House Of Music, he has just released a short-form EP of holiday music, Carter's Creek Christmas. Here the focus is on familiar carols and hymns,

  • Metacognition – Joshua Palmer

    If there is a talented young bluegrass artist out there somewhere, there's a good chance that Tom Mindte and Patuxent Records has an eye on them. Their catalog contains many a title from the likely who's who of the next

  • Song Of The Banjo – Alison Brown

    The Song Of The Banjo is not like any banjo album you have ever heard, even if you've listened to Alison Brown's prior releases. Sure, it features several of her intricate instrumentals, played to perfection, but in addition to guest