• Traveler – Jerry Douglas

    Bluegrass musicians often stretch the boundaries of the genre, using their chosen instruments to mix their traditional backgrounds with new and different styles of music. Sometimes this results in an interesting concert, a unique collaboration, or simply some fun jams.

  • The Infamous Stringdusters – Silver Sky

    Last fall, as a keynote speaker at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference in Nashville, Chris Pandolfi acknowledged that the Infamous Stringdusters had no interest in attempting to reach all bluegrass fans with their music. “We’re not trying to reposition old bluegrass

  • Monticello – Hard Road Trio

    A century-old adobe building is definitely not a common setting for recording albums – particularly those which feature traditional music. However, for New Mexico-based group The Hard Road Trio, this was the perfect location for their Americana-flavored style of music.

  • No Part of Nothin’ – Alan Tompkins

    “No part of nothin’,” Bill Monroe’s famous phrase describing music unworthy of praise just so happens to be the seemingly unusual choice for the title of the new release this month from Alan Tompkins, the president and founder of the

  • Across the Imaginary Divide

    This review of the new project from Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio is a contribution from David Hollender, professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. David teaches both banjo and upright bass at Berklee, and has