• Appalachian Reign Remembered – Appalachian Reign

    From 1975-1984, Tom Knowles and his band Appalachian Reign were fixtures in the Washington, DC bluegrass scene. Performing primarily at local night spots and festivals on the East Coast, Appalachian Reign consisted of various instrumentalists and vocalists throughout their nine

  • 2023 Brown County Bluegrass Festival wrap up

    Russel Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out at the '23 Brown County Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren The 31st annual Brown County Bluegrass Festival is complete. Edgar Loudermilk and his staff are to be congratulated on another successful festival. Yes it

  • Self Titled – Jeremy Rilko

    Jeremy Rilko’s initial interest in the banjo, and bluegrass music in general, began after four years in the Air Force, followed by a subsequent stint at Western Michigan University. Between his studies, he found time to attend various bluegrass festivals,

  • Thursday at the Brown County Bluegrass Festival

    Lonesome River Band at the 2023 Brown County Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren After some late night/early morning storminess Thursday turned sunny, hot, and humid at the 2023 Brown County Bluegrass Festival. Every band went on stage damp and

  • Wanderer – Darren Nicholson

    Since leaving the award winning Balsam Range in 2022, Darren Nicholson has shifted his solo career into high gear. His latest release, Wanderer, on Mountain Home Music is an eight song EP, capturing his dynamic abilities as a singer and songwriter. Arkansas Without

  • Nice Time On Earth Today – Buster Sledge

    The Scandinavian bluegrass band that calls itself Buster Sledge possesses a certain savvy when it comes to making their music. That's especially evident on their new album from Grappa Musikkforlag, the happily titled Nice Time On Earth Today. Given the

  • Excelsior – Alan Munde

    Alan Munde needs no introduction in the world of banjo. The American Banjo Hall of Fame member has inspired and taught legions of players through his numerous recordings, instructional materials, and at music workshops nationwide. His latest solo release, Excelsior, gives