• Many A Mile with Eddie and Martha

    It took me just seconds to break into a broad smile the first time I listened to Many a Mile, the recent release from Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray and Friends (Patuxent Music). As soon as Eddie’s banjo kicked

  • Country Side of Bluegrass from Janie Fricke

    Recent news of a release by Janie Fricke, titled Country Side of Bluegrass, intrigued me, as one of those who remember her star status as one of the premier female vocalists in country music in the early 1980's. Getting started doing vocals for national advertising

  • That Old Familiar – David Thom

    Besides being a regular correspondent for Bluegrass Today and a West Coast Bluegrass Ambassador, David Thom is also a performing artist who has released yet another fine album, That Old Familiar, on Swollen Records. Recorded at Lewietoons Studio in Berkeley, CA,

  • Old Dirt Road – Shenandoah Drive

    Proving that contemporary tunes sound great when played in a traditional style, the new release from central Virginia’s Shenandoah Drive is rock solid. Their album Old Dirt Road, a collection of twelve tunes both old and new, was recorded at

  • A Million Miles from Harwell Grice

    Having formed after four college friends got together and began playing bluegrass around Radford, VA, the Harwell Grice Band has graced stages from Maryland to Darlington, SC performing their Americana-tinged music over the past five years. Their latest project on

  • Dapple Patti – Munde and Granger

    Dapple Patti is the title of a new CD release from the duo of Alan Munde and Adam Granger. Recorded during April 2011 in Minnesota where Granger lives, the two longtime friends tracked five songs in the studio, with the remaining

  • If Stones Could Talk – Gene and Gayla Mills

    Writing award-winning song lyrics instead of introspective books isn’t quite what a student might expect from their college philosophy professor. However, if you were enrolled in one of Gene Mills’s courses at Virginia Commonwealth University, you’d probably be surprised to

  • Butch Robins’ Imagicnation – Sketches

    As bands often do, Butch Robins’ Imagicnation began as a mere jam session. The way they came about recording their recent project was even accidental. During regular band rehearsals at Tom Ohmsen’s studio in Salem, VA, they began tracking solely with