• Cannonball from Wood Box Heroes

    Bluegrass super group Wood Box Heroes is back this week with a new single, one written by bassist Barry Bales some years ago with bluegrass-turned-country star Chris Stapleton, called Cannonball. The song isn't actually released until tomorrow, but the band is

  • Wood Box Heroes debut with Made Up My Mind

    Wood Box Heroes, a new bluegrass group made up of some major bluegrass heavy hitters, debuts today with their very first single. The band is based around the songs and singing of guitarist Josh Martin, supported by Seth Taylor on mandolin,

  • Barry Bales, farmer, makes the news

    If you've been following news about the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on small businesses, you will have heard that livestock ranchers and dairy farmers are experiencing some major problems. These small, often family-run, operations had been geared up to produce pork,

  • Grassers score big win at the ACMs

    While Chris Stapleton, former guitarist and lead singer for The Steeldrivers, continued his march through the country music institutions last night in Las Vegas, his dominance at the Academy of Country Music awards last night also included spots for several of

  • The Earls of Leicester, New Bluegrass Royalty

    If you stumbled here through a Google search for information about British bluebloods, you landed in the wrong place. But if you’re looking for bluegrass royalty, here it is. Musically, the Earls of Leicester, some of the best pickers of this

  • Earls of Leicester in September

    Jerry Douglas' next project is something of a departure for him. Typically a decidedly forward-loooking artist focused on new music, the Dobro master is turning his gaze back to the 1950s for The Earls of Leicester, a Flatt & Scruggs tribute