• Heart Lake – Ben Krakauer

    Banjoist Ben Krakauer’s first solo album, Heart Lake, is the culmination of a considerable number of kudos he accumulated early on. A professional touring musician since his late teens, he’s adept at bluegrass, jazz, and new acoustic music to great

  • Story of a Beautiful Life – Nick Dumas

    The title of IBMA award winning, multi-instrumentalist Nick Dumas’ new album is autobiographical in every possible way. He was introduced to bluegrass music by his dobro-playing grandfather at an extremely tender age. After picking up the violin when he was

  • Stony Run – Ken & Brad Kolodner

    It seems fair to say that there’s no strong bond than that which exists between parent and child, or, more specifically, as in the case of Ken and Brad Kolodner, the ties that bind father and son. With Stony Run,

  • Better Days – Dave Adkins

    There’s no better way to kick off an album during this troubling times than to do so with a song called Better Days A Coming. Of course, Dave Adkins had no idea when he wrote it what it might mean to

  • With You – Kenny & Amanda Smith

    One of bluegrass music’s favorite couples is Kenny and Amanda Smith. The two have been making music together now for going on two decades, and they’ve racked up an impressive slate of IBMA and SPBGMA nominations and awards over the

  • The Light We Bring – Trout Steak Revival

    Colorado string band Trout Steak Revival has never faltered when it comes to their musical progression, or their efforts to advance their melodic intents. With their fifth studio album, The Light We Bring, they live up to the title’s illuminating

  • Man on the Radio – Wood Belly

    While the majority of professional pickers are known for their astute instrumental acumen, it doesn’t mean that melody need be sacrificed for musicality. Indeed, that’s a belief shared by any number of young bands that identify themselves as either newgrass