• Della Mae – This World Oft Can Be

    More and more young, traditionally-based bands are finding success in the wider world of music. While many of these groups get their start in bluegrass, they also blend acoustic country, folk, Americana, and pop influences in to create the style

  • Lady Nora – Bennett Sullivan

    We've written once before about Bennett Sullivan, a North Carolina banjo player now plying his trade in New York City. At the time we were covering his Kickstarter campaign to use crowd sourcing to finance recording a project of his original

  • Wood & Wire

    Austin, Texas is known for its music scene – its official slogan is even “The Music Capital of the World.” With the long-running television program Austin City Limits taking place in the city, various types of traditional music have certainly

  • Time – The Kathy Kallick Band

    A frequently discussed issue in the world of bluegrass is the lack of women who have made their mark on the genre over the years. While such award winners as Kristen Scott Benson, Dale Ann Bradley, and Rhonda Vincent have

  • Doctor’s Orders – Don Rigsby

    Almost every fan of bluegrass music would agree that Ralph Stanley is a living legend. Going on seven decades in the music business, and one of the few ‘first generation’ bluegrass musicians still performing, Stanley has influenced countless other musicians

  • Hammertowne – a CD review

    What happens when a group of musicians get together?  They form a band, right? Well, quite often. In the case of Scott Tackett (guitar), Brent Pack (banjo), Chaston Carroll (mandolin), Doug Burchett (bass) and Dave Carroll (guitar), they got together late

  • On The Front Porch – Kenny Thacker

    Many bluegrass musicians first developed their love of this genre from listening carefully to their grandparents and other relatives making music. Kenny Thacker is no different. On his latest release, On the Front Porch, this Kentucky-born pastor pays tribute to