• D for Dobro – Chris Eaton 

    Following hot on the heels of 2023's The UK & Ireland Dobro Celebration, comes D for Dobro, from Chris Eaton.  Whereas the 'Celebration' album featured a collection of Dobro players from around the British Isles (compiled, produced, and played on by

  • Long Hill To Climb – Wolfpen Branch

    Given their recent announcement that they’re calling it a day, Wolfpen Branch can claim they're exiting with a worthy epitaph. What will presumably be pronounced the Louisville, Kentucky band’s final album, Long Hill To Climb is a fine effort from

  • Kinetic Tone – Balsam Range

    Balsam Range is one of a select few bluegrass bands that has maintained consistency within their personnel. That, of course, changed in late 2022 with the departure of founding member, Darren Nicholson. Despite this new chapter in the group's journey,

  • Here We Go Again – Nothin’ Fancy

    Given an impressive history that can be traced back nearly 30 years, Nothin' Fancy's considerable accomplishments certainly belie an otherwise unassuming handle. Having tallied eleven full length albums, performances at such prestigious venues as the Ryman Auditorium, Lincoln Center the

  • Songs of Steel and Wood – Steel & Wood

    Based in Petoskey, Michigan, Steel & Wood rightfully describes itself as a band that specializes in heartfelt music borne from tradition, and the roots that originated in Appalachia, specifically the seminal sounds of Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Jim & Jesse,

  • Nervous Energy – Andy Lowe

    Since the release of his first solo effort, Motley, North Carolina banjoist Andy Lowe has performed as a member of the Deer Creek Boys and was crowned the bluegrass banjo champion at the 2022 Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention. On his latest

  • Making The Connection – Roxboro Connection

    Throughout its history, bluegrass music has spawned several bands consisting of seasoned musicians that apprenticed with some of the genre's greatest talent. One of the latest is Roxboro Connection. Made up of veteran sidemen - Ricky Stroud on mandolin, David

  • Capitol B – The MilBillies

    The MilBillies start their sophomore album on a somewhat inauspicious note, courtesy of the easy, unhurried intro to Annie, seemingly an homage to the girl for whom they share some obvious affection. Nevertheless, the restraint doesn't last long, and within