• Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout – Rick Lang

    When it comes to bluegrass Gospel, Rick Lang is one of very best songwriters in the genre. The latest proof can be found on Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout, a dozen songs “from the pen of Rick Lang” on Billy Blue Records.

  • Reflections – Tony Rook Band

    Like many budding performers, Tony Rook acquired his appreciation for music early on. He was initially enticed after watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. He picked up his first guitar at age 12. His parents, who performed at their church’s

  • The Next Eleven Miles – Michelle Canning

    Although it’s only her second album so far, The Next Eleven Miles demonstrates both an eloquence and experience that belies her lack of greater public awareness. A native of northwestern Massachusetts, Michelle Canning can claim the distinction of being the

  • Lifted – The High & Wides

    If there’s one thing in particular that bluegrass stands for, then suffice it to say it’s all about the energy and exuberance. That’s an approach that the High & Wides have taken to heart. Lifted, their stunning new album, lives

  • Aeonic – Balsam Range

    There are a fair number of bluegrass bands that can make me dance in my seat and cry within the space of a couple of songs. But Balsam Range, while doing just that with the new Mountain Home Music Co.

  • Community – Greg Welty

    When Gregg Welty specifies Community as the name of his new album, he apparently means the term be taken seriously. He assembles an all star cast consisting of dozens of major players from all corners of the bluegrass and nu-grass

  • Dave’s Dozen For 2018

    It’s time for one of my favorite things – listening back through all the terrific bluegrass music that was made in 2018 and picking my 12 favorites. It’s also one of the most difficult things I do. Narrowing the list to

  • Crazy If You Let It – Thomm Jutz

    Thomm Jutz may have taken an unlikely tack in his career, but it’s one that benefitted both him and his muse in any number of ways. Born in Germany, but a staunch devotee of Americana music, he built a career —