• Motivational Speakeasy – Jordan Tice

    On first hearing, Jordan Tice would appear to be an artist that's prone to bask in simplicity. After all, the 13 songs on his new album Motivational Speakeasy rely solely on unaccompanied songs played on acoustic guitar, sometime with vocals,

  • Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton

    Credit the esteemed Smithsonian Folkways record label for presenting, for the very first time, a series of historic recordings culled from performances by Doc Watson with his father-in-law Gaither Carlton in New York City's Greenwich Village. It was one of

  • Fox Hollow Memories – Troy Engle

    On his latest album, Fox Hollow Memories, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Troy Engle offers up a series of sweet sentiments, inspired by the time spent writing and hanging with the great Ton T Hall at Hall's Franklin Tennessee farm, Fox

  • Fast Track – Fast Track

    Fast Track is technically a new band – they've just released their debut, self-titled album from Engelhardt Music Group – but the members themselves should be familiar faces to most bluegrass fans. Formed from members of David Parmley's Cardinal Tradition

  • Gasoline – Grain Thief

    Given its unpretentious posture and makeshift inception, Grain Thief's new album, Gasoline, might have reason to offer the impression that it's as volatile as its title implies. Written on the run — in the midst of late night parties, airplane flights,

  • Old Road, New Again – The Dillards

    The influence of the Dillard brothers on the ever-evolving trajectory of modern bluegrass can never be underestimated. One of the prime ensembles that ushered in the merging of that traditional tapestry with a contemporary sound, championed by such '60s standbys