• Della Mae CD to hit in September

    Well, it looks like the gals in Della Mae were successful with the crowdsourcing project we highlighted last month, as they have announced a September release for their debut full-length CD, I Built This Heart. The band, based in Boston, consists

  • Alison Brown in American Songwriter

    American Songwriter has a nice interview with banjo maven and Compass Records President Alison Brown, on the occasion of her DVD release, Live At Blair. This is a concert with her quartet, along with multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven. The quartet is consists

  • Bluegrass A La Carte (7/13)

    The Dean of Bluegrass University The Chicago Reader has a nice write up about Greg Cahill and his band Special Consensus, as they prepare to celebrate their 35th anniversary. Greg and his band were a big influence on me as a teenager in Kansas City. I

  • Bluegrass at Harvard

    Harvard University has scheduled an academic event on February 6 focused on bluegrass music. The one day seminar is entitled, Fire On The Mountain - A Bluegrass Symposium, and will feature a keynote address and panel discussions including a number

  • Alison Brown Quartet on Mountain Stage

    The recent appearnce by The Alison Brown Quartet on Mountain Stage has just been posted on the show's NPR web page. They perform five songs from their latest Compass Records release, The Company You Keep. Brown has never limited herself to

  • Classical Americana video

    We posted in August about The Nashville Symphony's Classical Americana concert, scheduled for this Saturday (9/12). The show will feature noted bluegrass and folk performers with the symphony, and was programmed as a tribute to the Americana Music Association's convention next

  • Nashville Symphony to feature grassers

    For anyone who will be in Nashville for the Americana Music Festival and Conference (September 16-19), here's a good reason to slip into town a few days early. The Nashville Symphony will be doing a special show on Saturday, September 12,

  • Bluegrass ladies in the Wall Street Journal

    Today's Wall Street Journal has an article on Alison Brown and her company, Compass Records, that also includes brief interviews with three Compass artists who have recent releases - Dale Ann Bradley, Missy Raines, and Brown herself. The article - The

  • New IBMA Board members announced

    The seating of five newly-elected members of  the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association has just been announced. Three incumbent board members return to their seats along with two new members to fill the Board's full complement