• The Churchmen in Hernando, Florida

    The Churchmen perform at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando, Florida - photo © Bill Warren The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando, Florida has a monthly music series. This past Friday they hosted The Churchmen, who are beginning their 30th year

  • Circus No. 9 rocks downtown Roanoke

    Last Friday the young jamgrass quartet, Circus No. 9, spun into Roanoke, VA for a show at a small downtown venue. Since they had kindly invited me out to see them, I took them up on the offer, and thoroughly

  • The Next Eleven Miles – Michelle Canning

    Although it’s only her second album so far, The Next Eleven Miles demonstrates both an eloquence and experience that belies her lack of greater public awareness. A native of northwestern Massachusetts, Michelle Canning can claim the distinction of being the

  • Lifted – The High & Wides

    If there’s one thing in particular that bluegrass stands for, then suffice it to say it’s all about the energy and exuberance. That’s an approach that the High & Wides have taken to heart. Lifted, their stunning new album, lives

  • Aeonic – Balsam Range

    There are a fair number of bluegrass bands that can make me dance in my seat and cry within the space of a couple of songs. But Balsam Range, while doing just that with the new Mountain Home Music Co.

  • Community – Greg Welty

    When Gregg Welty specifies Community as the name of his new album, he apparently means the term be taken seriously. He assembles an all star cast consisting of dozens of major players from all corners of the bluegrass and nu-grass