• Twenty – Deeper Shade of Blue

    Twenty years is a big milestone, especially for a touring bluegrass band. Deeper Shade of Blue, based in Monroe, North Carolina, has chosen to celebrate theirs with the release of Twenty, a collection of new material that demonstrates the group's

  • Americana Wandering – Frank Ruck

    Frank Ruck of the New Jersey-based Blue Jersey Band has released an album that is solo in every sense of the word. The bulk of the material contained within Americana Wandering was written by Ruck, and all of the vocals and

  • Talking To Space – Standard Crow Behavior

    The German-American trio Standard Crow Behavior— Judith Beckedorf (vocals, mandolin, banjo), Steve Voltz (vocals, guitar), and Filip Sommer (vocals, violin, mandolin) — offers an approach that's both unique and well-rooted in archival origins. A blend of bluegrass, folk, and a

  • Rare and Fine – Mike Compton

    Bill Monroe was arguably one of the most prolific composers in the history of American music. All throughout his life and career, Monroe was constantly creating new ideas and expressions. While many of his compositions were recorded in the studio

  • River Wild – Jeremy Garrett

    Over the years with the Infamous Stringdusters, Jeremy Garrett's muscular, bluesy fiddle work became an instantly recognizable part of his musical identity. So I was eager to hear how that sound played out on River Wild, his back-to-his-bluegrass-roots CD for