• 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

  • 2022 Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies

    Fast Track at the 2022 Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies - photo © Bill Warren With new dates (the weekend before Thanksgiving), a new venue (WL Mills Auditorium in the Gatlinburg Convention Center), but the same quality show from its promoter

  • Brightest of Days – Sicard Hollow

    It's interesting how bluegrass music often becomes a destination rather than a point of origin. Interesting, but hardly surprising, given the fact that its populist precepts find common ground with so many bands that were weaned on the likes of