• Morning Walk – Dave Berry & Friends

    An esteemed contributor to Bluegrass Today, Dave Berry doesn't simply talk the talk. The sounds this San Francisco-based scribe makes with a group of friends and fellow travelers, as represented on his excellent new album, Morning Walk, reflects his reverence

  • Matters Of The Heart – Tony Rook Band

    Like Tony Rook's other recordings, Matters Of The Heart is chock full of contemporary original material. The Minnesota based singer/songwriter has once again put out a collection of material that a listener can engage with and connect to. On top

  • Open the Road – We Banjo 3

    Comprised of two sets of brothers — Enda and Fergal Scahill (on banjo and vocals, and vocals, viola, fiddle, guitar, bodhran, percussion, and Wurlitzer piano, respectively) and Martin Howley (vocals, mandolin, banjo) and David Howley (vocals, fiddle, guitars, banjo, clawhammer

  • Heyday – Lonesome River Band

    The Lonesome River Band is truly a unique group in the world of bluegrass music. Having operated under the same name for over three decades, and with a trail of hits leading back to the early 1990s, they are arguably

  • Wild Mountain Honey – RiverBend

    The Missouri based RiverBend is dedicated to the traditional style of bluegrass music. The group's sophomore release, Wild Mountain Honey, demonstrates their ability to keep that sound alive while combining it with their own identity. The title track, Wild Mountain Honey, gets

  • Odes/Codes – Max Allard

    A first year composition student at Oberlin Conservatory, Max Allard takes an adventurous and — at times — a seemingly unorthodox approach to banjo. With his daring debut album, Odes/Codes, he applies lessons learned from such prestigious and prodigious mentors

  • Acoustic Lullaby – Tony Wray with Tim Crouch

    As first reported in this publication in March, 2021, Acoustic Lullaby was the brainchild of acclaimed bluegrass banjo player and guitarist Tony Wray, Pinecastle Records owner Lonnie Lassiter, and the company's CEO, Ethan Burkhardt. Lassiter and Burkhardt were new fathers

  • Imaginary Lines – Unspoken Tradition

    Like so many of us, in and out of bluegrass, the members of Unspoken Tradition had big plans for 2020, touring in support of, and planning their follow-up to, 2019's superb Myths We Tell Our Young. But COVID interrupted those plans,

  • Big Spring – Kevin Buckley

    A Midwesterner who's well adept at fiddle and old time music spawned from the Ozark Mountains in particular, Kevin Buckley shares a solo debut that reflects both his verve and versatility. He personally describes Big Spring as a celebration of