• Day 1 of the 40th Annual RockyGrass

    This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. This year’s RockyGrass sold out on February 27th, the earliest ever sellout for the festival by two months. For those lucky enough to get tickets, this year’s lineup is

  • Goat Rodeo from House of Blues on PBS

    Regular readers may recall us posting back in January about acoustic supergroup Goat Rodeo Sessions doing a live concert simulcast to movie theaters across the US. The event was streamed from the House of Blues in Boston on January 31, and

  • The Goat Rodeo Rides Again!

    One of the most talked about recording projects of 2011 was the combining of acoustic greats Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, Yo-Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer for their Goat Rodeo Sessions. It’s not straight bluegrass, but it’s not straight anything else

  • Goat Rodeo Sessions on Leno

    Another important release this week is Goat Rodeo Sessions, a superstar project from Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo Ma which dropped yesterday (10/25) on Sony Masterworks. The group was featured on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night,

  • Chris, Aoife and a Goat Rodeo

    A third sneak peek video is out in advance of the October 24 release of The Goat Rodeo Sessions. This superstar project features four renowned instrumentalists, each widely-acknowledged as among the finest to ever play their instruments. Chris Thile is on mandolin,

  • Noam Pikelny: Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail

    Punch Brothers' banjo monster Noam Pikelny is set to releases his second solo project, Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail, on Compass October 25. Fellow Punch Brothers Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge provide mandolin and guitar respectively, while Punchy fiddler

  • Photos from the Festy Experience

    Milo Farineau took in the debut Festy Experience, the recently-concluded three day music event headlined by The Infamous Stringdusters adjacentent to the Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Nelson County, Virginia. The entertainment featured a who's who of modern bluegrass and jam