• On Time – Colebrook Road

    It could be considered a credit to a band’s songwriting prowess when an album dominated by original material also includes a well known cover, but it’s not necessarily distinct from any of their other offerings. One can give a nod

  • Thursday at the 2019 Milan Bluegrass Festival

    Nothin' Fancy dons the tie dye at the 2019 Milan Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren Thursday at the Milan Bluegrass Festival kicked off with breakfast prepared by the folks from the Union Street Missionary Baptist Church of Monroe, Michigan.

  • Back To Bluegrass – Francois Vola

    A return to the music one chose to make early on can be like a return journey home. Not surprisingly then, guitarist Francois Vola can relate to that same scenario. His descriptively titled album, Back to Bluegrass, offers the French-born

  • Wednesday at the 2019 Milan Bluegrass Festival

    Po' Ramblin' Boys at the 2019 Milan Bluegrass Festival - photo © Bill Warren Wednesday dawned clear and seasonably cool at the Milan Bluegrass Festival. Summer and Brayden McMahan hosted the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association instrument petting zoo. Festival promoter,

  • Footprints In A Song – Circa Blue

    With their fine fifth album, West Virginia’s Circa Blue demonstrate once again why they’ve increasingly become the bluegrass band to watch over the course of the past several years. Adept in their arrangements and assured in their intents, the band

  • Borrowed Tyme – Borrowed Tyme Band

    It becomes very clear at the outset that the Borrowed Tyme Band have no interest in pushing the parameters. Their homespun harmonies and breezy homilies make it clear that they’re content to confine themselves to bluegrass’ traditional trappings, and recreating