• The Lonesome Season – Andrew Crawford

    Andrew Crawford bills himself as "a career guitarist, instructor, singer, songwriter, and producer from South Carolina." But in truth, he's more than that. In addition to the time he's spent  touring, teaching and recording, he's also shared stages and studios

  • Harlan County – Natalie Tomlinson

    Natalie Tomlinson is a young fiddler from southeastern Kentucky. For the last few years she has performed as a member of Sunrise Ridge, and just recently joined the cast of the Hatfield McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge, TN. Her

  • Stress Dreams – Greensky Bluegrass

    Confronted by the problems and perils brought on by the pandemic and all the other issues that they and everyone else have been forced to deal with recently, Greensky Bluegrass' aptly named opus, Stress Dreams, manages to find hope in

  • Borrowed Time – Joe Troop

    Best known up until now as the banjo player and chief provocateur for the band Che Apalache, Joe Troop took heart with the arrival of 2021, thanks to the election of a new president and hope that a series of

  • Been A Long Time – Si Kahn

    Si Kahn's sadly overlooked 1997 bluegrass classic, Been a Long Time, gets a reboot nearly 25 years after it was originally issued, a belated attempt to make up for that fact that it languished in obscurity due to the lack of

  • Dave’s Dozen – My 2021 Favorites

    It’s time for the annual challenge: Picking my "dozen" favorite bluegrass recordings for the previous year. First, the usual cautions. This list is obviously very subjective, just one guy's opinion. The list represents my favorites, not necessarily the best. And it's

  • Better Late Than Never – Never Come Down

    Based in Portland, Oregon, Never Come Down are an astute outfit that weave a multi-textured dimension to their grassicana motif. There's a great deal of depth to their approach, one that finds them blending the nominal instrumental elements of traditional