• Adam Steffey – The Graduate

    We've mentioned several times the fact that mando-monster Adam Steffey was a staff instructor in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University. Students at the school have the good fortune to take mandolin lessons

  • John Bowman exits The Boxcars

    John Bowman, one of the five founding members of bluegrass supergroup The Boxcars, has announced that he is leaving the band. Over the past few years, Bowman has been increasingly focusing his energy towards preaching and singing in churches, often

  • Debut single from Dave Yates

    Dave Yates is a well-known bluegrass figure in East Tennessee. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the bluegrass program at ETSU since 1999, and is a recognized performer from Bristol to Johnson City to Asheville, NC and beyond.

  • Motley – Andy Lowe

    For his debut solo album, North Carolina banjo man Andy Lowe could have taken the easy route and released a solid collection of Scruggs tunes, mixed in with a few originals and vocal numbers. He certainly has the banjo skills

  • George Shuffler is The Boy From Valsese

    As we approach the 70th anniversary of the original bluegrass band, we find ourselves missing a good many of the pioneers that brought it to life. Many have received flowers while they were living, while others passed before seeing bluegrass

  • Irene Kelley’s Pennsylvania Coal

    I wasn’t prepared for what happened the first time I hit play on Irene Kelley’s new CD, Pennsylvania Coal. I’ve known and admired her work as a songwriter and I knew from reading the liner notes that the picking would be

  • New Tim Stafford album on the way

    In addition to the next Blue Highway CD, The Game, due January 21 on Rounder, guitarist Tim Stafford is starting a new solo project of his own today. He'll be recording with frequent collaborators Adam Steffey on mandolin, Barry Bales

  • 2013 Bluegrass Grammy follow-up

    Following up on our notice earlier about the announcement last night of the nominees for the 2014 Best Bluegrass Album in the The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy award, we got some reaction to the news from two of

  • Hunter Berry live in Hiltons

    Bluegrass fans got an inside look at the recording process this past Sunday, November 24, when Hunter Berry gathered some of his closest and most talented friends at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia to record a new, live