• An Unearthed Gem from Lauderdale and White

    Jim Lauderdale’s newest record is also his oldest. Like a treasure unearthed from a time capsule, it’s a perfectly preserved artifact from a particular point in time, in this case 1979. The short history of the Yep Roc CD, Jim Lauderdale and

  • Cover Story – Love Canon

    Cover Story, the 4th album from Virginia's Love Canon, is among the most interesting releases we have covered at Bluegrass Today. It's not really a bluegrass record in the traditional sense of the word, or even an exhibition of bluegrass

  • Ida Clare’s self-titled album

    Though the cover art pictures a woman who resembles a cross between Rosie the Riveter and Ellie May Clampett, it mostly serves as a reminder that neither books nor albums can be judged by their covers. Ida Clare is a

  • Denver Snow – Flashback

    A super group of sorts, Flashback is essentially an offshoot of the revered bluegrass band, J.D. Crowe And The New South, absent its leader. The group’s current roster includes Don Rigsby (mandolin, vocals), Stuart Wyrick (banjo, vocals), Richard Bennett (guitar,

  • Soul Searching – Mountain Heart

    Mountain Heart has undergone considerable changes throughout their 20 year history, transitioning from a traditional bluegrass band to one whose broad sweep now includes not only bluegrass, but a hybrid grassicana sound that incorporates the wider berth of Americana as

  • Dreams – Twisted Pine

    Whenever a band releases a covers collection, it’s usually an indication that they needed a stopgap of some sort, a momentary respite prior to the planning of their next proper LP. Indeed, given the fact that Dreams is only the

  • Heart Wide Open – Kristi Stanley

    It’s not often that a stomach virus can help inspire a song. In Kristi Stanley’s case, it was a bug that forced her to take to her bed while offering the opportunity to meditate on her mother’s memory. She drifted

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