• Love Somebody – The Goodfellers

    Covering someone else's song isn’t necessarily an achievement. If it's done consistently, it becomes either a pale excuse for a lack of original material, or a fallback position to keep an audience satisfied while biding time until one's muse returns.

  • Chris Jones and the Night Drivers in Ann Arbor

    Singer, songwriter, bandleader, Sirius/XM DJ, and - last but not least - Bluegrass Today humorist/writer, Chris Jones, started his annual Michigan tour at The Ark in Ann Arbor this past Thursday evening. The Night Drivers band is a unique blend of

  • Rebuild – Zoe & Cloyd

    "We are looking for answers," Zoe & Cloyd insist on Rebuild, the opening track from the duo's latest offering of the same name. A mix of new and old songs, the duo (Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller) set

  • Renaissance – Valerie Smith

    Valerie Smith is known in the bluegrass world as both a premier vocalist and songwriter. On her newest release, Renaissance, Smith has given us a collection of songs that focus on varying life themes, such as love, regret, and acceptance. While

  • Hindsight is 2020 – Colebrook Road

    Like many of their peers, Colebrook Road cull from tradition while also paying heed to the contemporary sounds of modern bluegrass, as proffered by the likes of Steep Canyon Rangers, Punch Brothers, and all the other outfits that have become

  • The Next Mountain – Rick Faris

    Rick Faris can claim an impressive backstory, one which found him well equipped to pursue his prowess as both a picker and performer. His father was a touring bluegrass musician who had the distinction of playing at the Grand Ole

  • A Lester Flatt Celebration in Sparta, TN

    Alan Bibey & Grasstowne at the 2021 Lester Flatt Celebration - photo © Bill Warren Sometimes small town celebrations are the best fun. Sparta, Tennessee is the hometown of the legendary Lester Flatt. Sparta celebrates his legacy on the second Saturday of