• Tim Surrett and Papertown Roots Radio

    A whole lot of us picked up new hobbies or pastimes during the pandemic shutdowns starting in 2020. Everyone was stuck at home, and we weren't allowed to visit our favorite haunts. Some folks learned to cook, or garden, while

  • John Holder departs Balsam Range

    John Holder at a Balsam Range show - photo © Mike Duncan After 10 years, John Holder is stepping down as full time sound man for Balsam Range.  "After much deliberation and prayer, I made a decision to turn in my notice

  • The Top Bluegrass Tracks of 2023

    Once again, we have a list off the most played bluegrass songs of the previous year, based on reporting to our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay chart during the 52 weeks of 2023. Congratulations to everyone who made the cut!   ARTIST TITLE LABEL SONGWRITERS TOTAL 1 Blue Highway Lonesome State

  • 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,

  • Evergreen from Balsam Range

    Balsam Range has just released their tenth album with Mountain Home Music, Kinetic Tone, and with it, a new single called Evergreen. This one comes from the writing team of Michael Hearne, Susan Gibson, and Monica Smart, and is sung by

  • We’ll All Drink Money from Balsam Range

    Balsam Range also has a new single this week from Mountain Home Music, a gutty, medium tempo grasser called We'll All Drink Money, written by Adam Louis Wright, who also contributed the band's previous release, What The Years Do. The song

  • What The Years Do from Balsam Range

    Mountain Home Music has released a new single from Balsam Range that is loaded with firsts. What The Years Do is the band's first single in over a year, the first from their next album, and the first with a lineup

  • Alan Bibey joins up with Balsam Range

    Balsam Range has been among the very few bluegrass acts to spend serious time as a headlining act with no changes in personnel over the past two decades. But that reign came to an end when mandolinist and vocalist Darren