• New single from Mark Houser

    Mark Houser is releasing a new single to radio on Tuesday. It's the title track to his 2012 Rural Rhythm album, Uneven Road, which we reviewed earlier this year. This appealing singer and songwriter is supported here by A-list pickers. Cory

  • Pikelny & Friends: This Ain’t A Hobby

    In the bottom of Shriners' Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN, a packed house was anxiously awaiting "the one and only second performance" of a band they'd never heard. Noam Pikelny with his friends Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla, Barry Bales,

  • Uneven Road – Mark Houser

    Singer-songwriter Mark Houser has bluegrass running through his veins. As Lester Flatt’s cousin, it’s no surprise that he has spent his whole life listening to bluegrass music. Though he has previously recorded a country album and written several songs which

  • Noam Pikelny announces 2013 tour

    Noam Pikelny, banjo player with Punch Brothers, is set to use some downtime with the band this year to tour in support of his 2011 solo project, Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail. The record had been nominated for

  • Tim Shelton taking a new direction

    During last weekend's Pickin' In The Panhandle festival in West Virginia, we spoke with NewFound Road front man Tim Shelton about his next recording project. As Tim tells it, the record will find him stepping outside the bluegrass realm, exploring another

  • River Of Regret from Mark Houser

    Rural Rhythm Records has released a first single from Uneven Road, due September 11 from singer/songwriter Mark Houser. Mark has been writing long enough to have more than 80 cuts by artists in the bluegrass, country, pop and Christian markets. Three

  • AKUS to mark Simpsons quincentenary episode

    Bluegrass music... it's a powerful thing! Earlier this week we were talking about pop chanteuse Adele and her fondness for bluegrass music, and now there's word that animated dynamo The Simpsons has called on Alison Krauss & Union Station to provide

  • The Barry Bales podcast

    Did you know that Barry Bales has his own audio podcast? Well he does. The bass player for Alison Krauss & Union Station, in-demand Nashville session player, and notable bluegrass producer has set out to publish a new solo podcast each