• Cary, NC Bluegrass Camps for Youth

    This week young bluegrassers in central North Carolina are hard at work boning up on their musical chops at the Youth Bluegrass Camps in Cary, NC. Located just outside of North Carolina's Research Triangle, these camps are sponsored and administered

  • Bluegrass Ramble 2015, Day 1

    I love coming to Ralaigh for IBMA. The whole town is always done up so nice with all sorts of fun ways of welcoming us bluegrass folks - from the moment we arrive at the airport, to walking around the city,

  • The Road’s Not Easy – Ash Breeze

    We've had our eye on the talented Smith family from Fayetteville, NC for some time. They captured our attention initially performing as a family group, The Smith Family, when oldest brother Corey released the first of his two Generation Bluegrass

  • Ash Breeze – Ash Breeze

    Fans of the up-and-coming North Carolina-based Smith Family Band may have been wondering why they haven’t heard anything from the group in the past several months. They shouldn’t worry – the band is still going strong, just under a new

  • Mountain Fever launches new Travianna label

    Mark Hodges and his Mountain Fever label have announced the formation of a new brand for releasing and promoting music outside the bluegrass realm. The Travianna Records imprint will cover the broader Americana genre, starting with Echo, today's debut album from

  • Generation Bluegrass Volume 2 trailer

    Generation Bluegrass, a film made about and by young bluegrass musicians, was released in September of 2012. Corey Smith, guitarist with Ash Breeze, was the impetus behind the project, using the money he made working on his family's farm to

  • Without Love from Ash Breeze

    Mountain Fever has released a debut single from the upcoming self-titled album by Ash Breeze, formerly The Smith Family Band. The group includes siblings Corey Smith on guitar, Nellie Smith on fiddle, Luke Smith on banjo, and Eli Smith on mandolin, along