• Silver Bird – Nick Chandler & Delivered

    Mandolinist Nick Chandler and his western North Carolina based group, Delivered, have made a name for themselves as one of today's premier traditional bluegrass artists. Their latest release, Silver Bird, on Pinecastle Records, is a continuation of the straight ahead

  • Too Late For Tonight – Drive Time

    Central North Carolina-based bluegrass band Drive Time has released a new project, Too Late For Tonight. Drive Time is comprised of Tyler Jackson on banjo, Austyn Howell on guitar, Austin Koerner on mandolin, Katie Koerner on fiddle, and Bailey Coe

  • Lines in the Levee – Town Mountain

    Widely — and wisely — considered one of the current mainstays of the so-called newgrass movement, Town Mountain take a decided step back in time with their new release on New West Records, Lines in the Levee. That’s not to

  • Losing Time – Route 3

    Route 3 of Purdy, MO has been receiving steady recognition for their firm stamp on contemporary bluegrass music. Their second release, Losing Time, on Pinecastle Records places even more emphasis on that originality. Ten of the album's eleven songs were written by

  • Worship With Me – Vic Graves

    Worship With Me is a new recording from Vic Graves. Best known for his stint playing dobro with the bluegrass gospel group, New Road, the Speedwell, Tennessee native now performs solo and has released a gospel CD consisting of ten

  • Wonderland – Martha Spencer

    Martha Spencer’s approach to old time music is as authentic as her life itself. Growing up in the mountains of Virginia, she was raised around various forms of Appalachian sounds. Her life and musical experience has helped her write new

  • What You Need To Prove – Thomas Cassell

    Thomas Cassell possesses a formidable resume. A founding member of the East Tennessee progressive bluegrass band, Circus No. 9, he was accorded the 2020 IBMA Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year award, 2021 National Mandolin honors and, in 2016, the RockyGrass Mandolin

  • Jubilation – Appalachian Road Show

    This review of Jubilation, the new album from Appalachian Road Show on Billy Blue Records, is a contribution from Mason Via, a strong young bluegrass singer and songwriter, currently working with Old Crow Medicine Show. The album opens with the warm

  • Quiet Country Town – Wildfire

    For over twenty years Wildfire has been known for their stylistic blend of country tinged bluegrass along with more traditional sounds. Their latest effort, Quiet Country Town, brings together original material alongside the band’s interpretations of underutilized material from the