• Grit & Polish – Mark Schatz & Bryan McDowell

    Curtailed from touring by the pandemic, multi-instrumentalists Mark Schatz and Bryan McDowell, both former members of the Claire Lynch Band, opted instead to retreat Schatz’s basement recording studio and cut thirteen tracks that provide a fine representation of combined dexterity

  • Come Home – Bent Mountain

    You would expect that any group of musicians who refer to themselves as Bent Mountain would stay true to that handle by sharing a sound that might have easily have come from hills and heights. Consequently, it stands to reason

  • Self-titled – Tina Adair

    Tina Adair has one of those voices that makes you immediately stop what you're doing to give her your full attention. She's arguably one of the best female vocalists in bluegrass – something her peers have acknowledged the past two

  • Kingfisher – Michael Kelly

    Michael Kelly is a singer and songwriter. There's nothing unusual about that, of course. The music biz is littered with singer/songwriters, most of whom are desperately vying for public attention. What separates folks like Kelly from the competition is not

  • Songs for the Sparrows – Nefesh Mountain

    Often described as a "Jewgrass" band due to the commitment and connection to their religion and upbringing, Nefesh Mountain’s Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff manage to dismiss any disparities between ethnicity and the essence of abject grassicana. So too, as

  • Miss You – Sinner Friends

    Grace van't Hof and Conner Vlietstra — a.k.a. Sinner Friends — take their traditions seriously. Both musicians are seeped in the sounds of vintage bluegrass and the seminal styles of country, ragtime, Gospel, and other musical forms culled from old-time authenticity. Of

  • Waiting Out the Storm – Billy Droze

    Given the angst and uncertainty the world has encountered over the past 18 months, Waiting Out the Storm would seem to be an apt title for Billy Droze's latest release. Then again, Droze knows a little something about longevity and