• All That’s Left from Three Tall Pines

    In order to write and perform music featuring Appalachian subjects, one does not have to have a rural heritage, as proven by the members of Massachusetts-based band Three Tall Pines. Their latest release, All That’s Left, relies heavily on images

  • Too Blue’s Trouble With The Grey

    Eric Gibson calls Too Blue’s work “music for grown-ups,” and it’s easy to see why on the New York band’s second CD, Trouble With The Grey. This is part jazz – think big-band swing and the Andrews Sisters – part Patsy

  • It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Day!

    Recently released by Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! is a generous helping of original music spanning the spectrum of bluegrass styles from traditional to contemporary. Upon listening to Wayne's vocal style, it is apparent that he is not a typical

  • Many A Mile with Eddie and Martha

    It took me just seconds to break into a broad smile the first time I listened to Many a Mile, the recent release from Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray and Friends (Patuxent Music). As soon as Eddie’s banjo kicked

  • Country Side of Bluegrass from Janie Fricke

    Recent news of a release by Janie Fricke, titled Country Side of Bluegrass, intrigued me, as one of those who remember her star status as one of the premier female vocalists in country music in the early 1980's. Getting started doing vocals for national advertising

  • That Old Familiar – David Thom

    Besides being a regular correspondent for Bluegrass Today and a West Coast Bluegrass Ambassador, David Thom is also a performing artist who has released yet another fine album, That Old Familiar, on Swollen Records. Recorded at Lewietoons Studio in Berkeley, CA,

  • Old Dirt Road – Shenandoah Drive

    Proving that contemporary tunes sound great when played in a traditional style, the new release from central Virginia’s Shenandoah Drive is rock solid. Their album Old Dirt Road, a collection of twelve tunes both old and new, was recorded at

  • A Million Miles from Harwell Grice

    Having formed after four college friends got together and began playing bluegrass around Radford, VA, the Harwell Grice Band has graced stages from Maryland to Darlington, SC performing their Americana-tinged music over the past five years. Their latest project on

  • Dapple Patti – Munde and Granger

    Dapple Patti is the title of a new CD release from the duo of Alan Munde and Adam Granger. Recorded during April 2011 in Minnesota where Granger lives, the two longtime friends tracked five songs in the studio, with the remaining