• Chris Jones CD release event in Nashville

    Nashville's venerable Station Inn was the site of a special CD-release concert last Friday night for Made  To Move, the latest album from Chris Jones & The Night Drivers. The room was sold out, standing room only even, with that peculiarly

  • Hanging Tree – Blue Mafia

    A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to catch the last few songs of a Blue Mafia show at the Down Home in Johnson City, TN. Though I’d heard the band on the radio plenty of times (their 2015

  • Feels Like Home – Mary Beth Cross

    In today’s music world, where the boundaries between genres are ever blurrier, many artists choose to step outside of their musical comfort zone and record an album in a different style. Sometimes they take a huge leap – Steven Tyler,

  • Earth & Wood – Tyler Grant

    Guitarist Tyler Grant, a National Flatpicking Champion and winner of the RockyGrass and Wayne Henderson guitar contests, among others, has spent much of his career in the jam band realm, playing with Drew Emmitt and Bill Nershi of Leftover Salmon

  • Where I Came From – Nothin’ Fancy

    Nothin’ Fancy leans heavily on band originals for Where I Came From, their latest project for Mountain Fever Records. With six songs from mandolin player Mike Andes, and two from guitarist Caleb Cox alongside a few covers from artists like

  • Playing Hard To Forget – ClayBank

    One thing for sure looking back on this year is that 2016 has been a banner year for ClayBank. The western North Carolina-based band has gone from dominating at band competitions in the early part of the year to their