• Kathmandu Bluegrass Festival debuts in Nepal

    Participants in Nepal's first bluegrass festival - photo © Eliott Siff On December 9, Nepal saw the first Kathmandu Bluegrass Festival with multiple bands, a packed house, and a big All Star finale, with bluegrass pickers from Nepal, the USA, and

  • Making The Connection – Roxboro Connection

    Throughout its history, bluegrass music has spawned several bands consisting of seasoned musicians that apprenticed with some of the genre's greatest talent. One of the latest is Roxboro Connection. Made up of veteran sidemen - Ricky Stroud on mandolin, David

  • IBMA benefit concert comes full Circle

    IBMA benefit concert at the Station Inn (12/11/23) - photo by David Morris More than 50 years after he helped create the legendary Will The Circle Be Unbroken album with his colleagues in the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and an all-star

  • Capitol B – The MilBillies

    The MilBillies start their sophomore album on a somewhat inauspicious note, courtesy of the easy, unhurried intro to Annie, seemingly an homage to the girl for whom they share some obvious affection. Nevertheless, the restraint doesn't last long, and within

  • High Cold Wind – Randy Steele

    A firefighter who first took up the banjo to decompress and pass the time between emergency calls, Randy Steele has clearly gone beyond and exceeded even his own expectations. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he released his debut disc, Songs From

  • Friday at the Woodbine Opry in Georgia

    Friday Woodbine Opry in Georgia (12/2/23) - photo © Bill Warren We "discovered" the Friday Woodbine Opry a number of years ago. We have since managed to visit a least once a year during our trip to the Jekyll Island Bluegrass

  • Hometown Holiday – Darin & Brooke Aldridge

    No matter what genre of music it is, holiday albums tend to fall into one of two categories. They're either a collection of holiday standards, or all original material specifically focused on the celebratory and biblical significance of the season. Hometown

  • If You Hadn’t Noticed – The Goodwin Brothers

    There’s no mistaking the emphatic emotions and outright exuberance that typifies the music made by the Goodwin Brothers. Granted, their timing may have been a bit troublesome, especially considering they relaunched themselves in 2020 while the pandemic was in full