• 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

  • Restless Wanderer – R. Wesley Carr

    There's something to be said for subtlety, even when it appears to substitute for flash and finesse. After all, it's often not a matter of how much music is thrown into the mix, but rather how it's applied. R. Wesley Carr

  • Small Town Dreamer – Daryl Mosley

    Some CDs are just meant to be played in front of a cozy fire on a wintry evening, when the listener has time to settle down and sink into the music. Small Town Dreamer, the second Pinecastle release from Daryl