• Cold Rain and Snow – Jared Rabin

    Jared Rabin's connection to music started early in life, at age five specifically. His initial influences were weaned from his granddad, a first chair violinist for the Chicago Symphony. However, his interest quickly accelerated, leading him to become not only

  • 4.0 – The Farm Hands

    Since first forming eleven years ago, The Farm Hands have garnered considerable recognition for their tasteful blend of bluegrass and Gospel music. Although the group started its journey as a quartet, they have recently expanded to five members, ultimately allowing

  • 2021 Blissfield Bluegrass on the River report

    The tenth Blissfield Bluegrass on the River took place on Saturday, August 14. A wonderful crowd enjoyed fantastic weather and even better music. The festival takes place in Blissfield, Michigan at the Bachmeyer Park on the banks of the River

  • Suburban Cowboy – My Brother’s Keeper

    If the name of the band seems to indicate an inclination towards spiritual suggestion, it's probably no accident. My Brother's Keeper share songs that seem to aim for a higher meaning while also keeping bound to humble circumstance. A five

  • The Battlefield Bluegrass Festival is back

    The pandemic has had and is still having a considerable effect on people’s lives and lifestyle with many performance arts, including bluegrass music, severely restricted with no audiences for well over a year.  As the impact of COVID-19 appears to be

  • Emmylou Harris at Meijer Garden in Michigan

    Emmylou Harris at Meijer Garden in Grand Rapids, MI (August 8, 2021) - photo © Bryan Bolea The heat and humidity did not stop a capacity crowd from lining up, hours before the gates opened, in hopes of snagging prime real estate on

  • Roscommon County Line – Mules and Men

    “Acid-Celtgrass” is a sub-genre that I wasn’t familiar with, but it very appropriately sums up the 4 piece Dublin-based band, Mules and Men. After forming back in 2018,  members Luke Coffey (banjo), Lily Sheehan (guitar), Paddy Cummins (mandolin), and Niall