• reNew – Pat Flynn

    Every so often a recording gets by us. It may be that we didn't receive a copy, or sometimes one just gets lost in the shuffle among the dozens of CDs we get each month. One such case is reNew, the 2014

  • Larry Sparks is the man!

    Driving home yesterday from the Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest, I was struck by one overwhelming sentiment. What a joy it is to live in a world where Larry Sparks is a superstar. It may not be true everywhere, everytime - I'm sure

  • Friday at Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest

    No matter where you may live, it's always good news when a new bluegrass event launches, just as it feels like the loss of a friend when one closes down. Here in Bristol, Virginia this weekend, we're watching the first iteration

  • Wherever I Wander – Snyder Family Band

    How often do we discover bright young talent in family bands? The dynamic seems to entice and encourage the growth of budding pickers, who often develop rapidly in this supportive environment. It seems we never lack for examples, and here's

  • Adkins & Loudermilk

    Adkins & Loudermilk hit with a bang when they announced their partnership back in November of 2013, with reverberations sounding across bluegrass music. Edgar Loudermilk left his position on bass and harmony vocals with IIIrd Tyme Out, and Dave Adkins

  • Band of Ruhks: Old Pals, New Music

    Who cares that geezer rocker Steven Tyler is making a country record? We’ve got real reason to celebrate: Ronnie Bowman made a new bluegrass record! Bowman, who has spent most of his time in country music since leaving the Lonesome River