• Very Merry Christmas – Williamson Branch

    As the snow flies outside my studio window, and the pressures of unfinished tasks threaten to bring out the grinchiest of my Grinch-like qualities, I'm sitting here wearing a huge who-cares smile. Reality can wait until next week, maybe even

  • Backs to My Roots – Sequoia Rose

    Sequoia Rose is known to the bluegrass community as an award-winning mandolinist and a former member of The James King Band. His latest release, Back To My Roots, is a blend between traditional sounds and more progressive musical ideas. The bulk of the

  • Ain’t Hungover Yet – Grain Thief

    Grain Thief has always had an interest in probing the real roots of traditional music, from the sounds of a string band to the further essence of Americana. With their new live offering, Ain't Hungover Yet, they combine their respect

  • Stumblin’ Out The Gate – Dunlap & Mabe

    Jack Dunlap and Robert Mabe have been performing together for the last three years. In 2020, they officially formed a partnership centered around their original material. Their debut album, Stumblin Out The Gate, is a reflection of the duo's newgrass inflected stylings. The

  • Enjoy the Ride – Vince Herman

    When a musician is at the helm of a successful band for a lengthy period of time — in this particular case, over 30 years — it's easy to get the impression that their creative juices and individual desires are

  • The Perfect Gift – Becky Buller

    As Christmas approaches, it’s a good time to ponder what makes the perfect gift. One thing is certain: As my expiration date draws ever closer, I have a much different definition than I did as a kid. Back then, it was

  • Changes – Amanda Cook

    One of the brightest voices in bluegrass music in recent years has been Amanda Cook, who has continually offered fans a selection of well-written, thoughtful numbers that keep the radio waves hot. Now on her fourth full length project for

  • My Ozark Mountain Home — The Petersens

    There’s something to be said about family bands, as evidenced by the success that was seen by the Jacksons, the Cowsills, the Osmonds, the Nelsons, and any number of sterling sibling combos in pop music history. It's certainly not out

  • North Carolina Breakdown – Cary Moskovitz

    While there have been several recordings based around interpretations of old time tunes on the harmonica, Cary Moskovitz from Chapel Hill, NC takes it a step further. North Carolina Breakdown is a collection of instrumental pieces that are played on the free-reed