• Leylines – Rising Appalachia

    Don’t be misled. Their name may conjure up images of a certain homespun sensibility, but in fact, Rising Appalachia creates a sound with a far more worldly view. Sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, the core of the outfit, are experienced

  • Nofugrass 2019 report

    This report from the 3rd annual Nofugrass in Spain comes from Lluis Gomez, noted Spanish banjo player and teacher. Bluegrass and old time music is growing in Spain, with more musicians, festivals, and fans every year. Case in point is Nofugrass

  • Songs From Lyon County – Dennis K. Duff

    Dennis K. Duff brings with him a wealth of tradition, much of it borne from his family’s own backstory revolving around their early settlement of Lyon County Kentucky. That of course adds authenticity, but equally importantly, it adds a genuine sense

  • 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