• 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

  • Folk For Little Folk – Gordie MacKeeman

    Canadian fiddler, Gordie MacKeeman (also known by the stage name, Crazylegs due to his style of dancing) has released the first volume of Folk For Little Folk. Though the recording is primarily intended for a children's audience, MacKeeman has approached

  • Family & Friends – Shawn Lane

    A favorite voice for many in the bluegrass world is Shawn Lane, whose instantly recognizable vocals have graced a multitude of top tracks from Blue Highway, as well as several hits under his own name. While lots of bluegrass male

  • Moxie and Mettle – Balsam Range

    It's fairly obvious that bluegrass is a crowded field these days. New bands, old bands, solo performers and varied ensembles — all compete for attention and, in the process, make music that really matters Balsam Range is right up there with