• Solitary Diamond – Laura Orshaw

    There's not much about the fiddle that Laura Orshaw doesn't have an absolute command of, and she demonstrates that to great effect on her new solo effort from Dark Shadow Recording, Solitary Diamond. Arguably one of today's top traditionalists on

  • Black Banjo – Tray Wellington

    Sometimes you can look at the name of an artist or a producer and be pretty sure what's coming. Song after song in the same style, often at similar tempos and mostly in one or two keys. Needless to say,

  • Daily DELights from Delfest ’22

    Ronnie and Del McCoury 'sound checking' at DelFest 2022 - photo by Casey Vock DelFest 2022 is now well underway, and what a time it is already! Here are few DELights from Delfest 2022, Day 1, to give you a flavor of

  • The Brilliant Skies of Mr. Sun

    Mr. Sun is home to three generations of extraordinarily talented musicians, each bringing their own gifts to the band. Although the band can be categorized as American String Music or bluegrass or jazz, as a group, Mr. Sun continues to

  • DobroSinger – Abbie Gardner

    It's not typical for a dobro player to sing lead, especially when the musician in question is a soloist. However, that is exactly what Abbie Gardner of the Americana trio Red Molly has done on her latest solo effort, DobroSinger.

  • Yonderings – Joe’s Truck Stop

    Founded by Joe Macheret (vocals, guitar, big head banjo, fiddle, percussion), Joe's Truck Stop is a decidedly homegrown affair. Yonderlings, the third album by the Cincinnati-based band — which also includes musicians Andrew McPheters (harmony vocals, 5-string banjo), June Youngblood