• Live at Red, White, and Bluegrass!

    One of the latest groups to put forth a live album is Darin & Brooke Aldridge, with the release of their performance at the Red, White, and Bluegrass Festival in Morganton, North Carolina this past July. With Live at Red,

  • Danny Paisley – Road into Town

    After a brief liaison with Rounder Records, the latest CD from Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Road into Town, has been released by Patuxent Music, (PX CD-238). Paisley has an edge to his voice so hard that it cuts through

  • Christmas the Mountain Way

    For most bluegrass musicians, summer is festival season. However, a number of today’s top artists took a short break from touring this past June to get in the holiday spirit. For Steve Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Mike Scott, and the

  • All the Way to Bethlehem – Donna Ulisse

    With Christmas quickly approaching, many artists have begun releasing albums full of traditional Christmas tunes. In the bluegrass world, that often consists of such classics as Christmas Time’s a Comin’ or Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, in addition to popular modern

  • The Mando Chronicles from Peter Ostroushko

    Noted mandolinist Peter Ostroushko has put together a sizable compendium of mandolin music for his new 3-CD box set, The Mando Chronicles. The music is presented in a number of settings (solo, duet, trio and small ensemble), with each of the three

  • The Outliers Fit In

    The Outliers, as the name of this North Carolina band might suggest, aren’t afraid to stray beyond the bounds of bluegrass for their self-titled debut CD. It’s evident in the song selection, especially on Shout – a pop hit for Tears

  • Two new mandolin books from Mel Bay

    Mel Bay has a pair of new mandolin books, aimed at two different strata of pickers. Children's Mandolin Method, written by William Bay (son of the company's founder, Mel) is just what the title suggests. It follows the familiar method book