• From the Ground Up – Jim Hurst

    With two IBMA Guitar Player of the Year trophies to his name, a passel of solo recordings, and a career spanning several decades, it would be hard for anyone to deny Jim Hurst's expertise on the guitar. His latest solo

  • All the Way – Alex Leach Band

    It’s little wonder why the Alex Leach Band has emerged to the forefront of today’s young up-and-coming bluegrass vanguard. Their new album, All the Way, demonstrates that after only two albums, they already possess the skill and savvy needed to,

  • 2022 Green Mountain festival report

    Punch Brothers at the Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots festival (8/20/22) - photo by Dale Cahill Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots festival which takes place at Hunter Park in Manchester, Vermont, kicked off its third annual festival with a stellar line

  • Place Of Growth – Hawktail

    Hawktail is a quartet that could be defined as a supergroup, considering the high caliber of musicianship. Consisting of fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, mandolinist Dominick Leslie, and guitarist Jordan Tice, the group has released their third project Place

  • Bunch of Grass – Bunch of Grass

    Bunch of Grass may hail from Germany, but in listening to this self-titled debut it's hard to pin them to any specific locale. The fact is, they maintain all the bluegrass basics, from crisp instrumentation to the intellect and emotion

  • Weekend at the Milan Music Fest ’22

    Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out at the 2022 Milan Music Fest - photo © Bill Warren Friday dawned sunny and bright at the 2022 Milan Music Fest. Campground owner/promoter Mark Gaynier and I had a few minutes to chat about the

  • We’re All Crazy – Dave Adkins

    While veteran singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Adkins might insist that we're all crazy, as the title of his excellent new album for Mountain Fever Records suggests, he ought to give himself a personal pass so he's not included in