• Hometown Holiday – Darin & Brooke Aldridge

    No matter what genre of music it is, holiday albums tend to fall into one of two categories. They're either a collection of holiday standards, or all original material specifically focused on the celebratory and biblical significance of the season. Hometown

  • If You Hadn’t Noticed – The Goodwin Brothers

    There’s no mistaking the emphatic emotions and outright exuberance that typifies the music made by the Goodwin Brothers. Granted, their timing may have been a bit troublesome, especially considering they relaunched themselves in 2020 while the pandemic was in full

  • Whispers in the Wind – Lindley Creek

    Lindley Creek gained a lot of momentum after the release of their debut project, Freedom, Love and the Open Road, in 2020. The family band's sophomore effort, Whispers In The Wind, once again shows us their strong vocals and keen ability for selecting

  • Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies wrap-up

    Country Gentlemen Tribute Band at Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies - photo © Bill Warren "What a wonderful weekend. It's the social event of the year," promoter Lorraine Jordan said at the close of her 2023 edition of Bluegrass Christmas in

  • Promised Land – Danny Burns

    Irish-born singer/songwriter Danny Burns has done well for himself, especially of late. His cover of the Pogues' Dirty Old Town, culled from his new Bonfire Music Group album, Promised Land, finds Sam Bush in tow, while making it to the

  • Why Live Without – Cup O’Joe

    Unique is a word that often gets thrown around loosely when discussing music. It's generally used as part of a hyperbolic description rarely fitting the artist in question. Cup O'Joe, on the other hand, is an ensemble that fully embodies

  • Waiting Days – Pert Near Sandstone

    Pert Near Sandstone is well on their way to becoming one of the more influential ensembles setting the course for progressive bluegrass today. Their allegiance to its timeless template is undeniable, but it's equally clear that they can also create