• Once Upon A Time – Circa Blue

    Once Upon A Time, the latest release from West Virginia's Circa Blue on Orange Blossom Records, is without question their most ambitious and artistically successful recording to date. And it's a testament to the dedication and perseverance of Steve Harris,

  • Familiar with the Ground – The Boxcars

    A new release from The Boxcars is, for many bluegrass fans, a time to celebrate. The group is one of the most talented collections of artists currently on the bluegrass circuit, and they generally release extremely tasteful albums with well-rounded

  • Cold rain comes to Lake Havasu

    This report on the 14th annual Bluegrass On The Beach festival in Lake Havasu, AZ is a contribution from David VanGelder. While the blizzards and cold from back East may have risen to more spring-like temperatures, there was still no comparison to

  • Williamson Family Band Branchin’ Out

    One of the fun parts of writing for Bluegrass Today is watching young artists mature, as individuals and musicians, and watching some family bands graduate from the cute stage to genuine top-tier acts. I’ve watched it happen with The Bankesters, Flatt

  • Frank Solivan Cooks Up a Good One

    Frank Solivan just keeps getting better, as a songwriter, arranger, singer and, not the least, instrumentalist. Recent years have seen a string of solid recordings, IBMA nominations and awards, and growing recognition for Solivan and his band. His newest recording is,