• Book your first gig

    Somewhere deep in my list of items that are on a new bluegrass band’s to-do list was this little, seemingly trivial task: “Book a gig.” I think it was somewhere after selecting stage clothes and seeking endorsement deals. Many—though by no

  • Blue Yodel #12 – Ciúnas Gan Uaigneas

    This year, I mean it. No more abandoning resolutions to learn the fiddle or write a song every week. No more good intentions turned into shovel-ready projects to hell. No more orgy of self-loathing with two guys named Ben &

  • Billboard bluegrass

    What do Alison Krauss, comedian/actor/novelist/art buff Steve Martin, classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma, classic rocker Tommy Shaw, and country star Dierks Bentley have in common? And what does that list have in common with Trampled by Turtles, Steve Ivey, Dr. Elmo (he

  • Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

    Reflecting back on the past year, it's been a busy and eventful one, and I don't need a guardian angel Clarence to help me realize it's a wonderful life. Our CD It's My Turn, released in late 2010, received a good

  • Albums of the Year? YOU Decide!

    Well, 2011 has come to a close, and for bluegrass, it was exceptional year. We saw new releases from nearly everyone, and many were exceptional. It really is a great time to be a bluegrass fan. There are more albums coming

  • Top 11 signs your band is breaking up

    I hope the holiday season has treated you well, that the relatives who gave you that sweater that was two sizes too small saved a receipt, and that you didn’t get sick of Christmas Times a-Comin’ before Christmas time actually

  • A Tack In Your Hammer

    Christmas time is with us again, and while we celebrate the birth of Jesus most of all, it’s also time to reflect on 2011 and recognize that none of us are worthy of the blessings we have received this year.