• 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

  • Kenny Smith – Return

    One of the most enjoyable recordings I've discovered this year is Kenny Smith's latest, an instrumental guitar project called Return. The project is special in a number of ways. First of all, it's the first album from Kenny since his 1997

  • AKUS in Roanoke

    Last night (7/21), I was fortunate to catch Alison Krauss & Union Station in concert at the Roanoke Civic Center. She is extremely popular here, as she is in many parts of the world, and the audience was primed and

  • Tales From The Swamp

    Florida banjo picker Scott Anderson has a new CD highlighting his very talented family. Oh... and some of the hottest pickers in bluegrass music! Tales From The Swamp has Scott out in front, primarily on banjo and lead vocals, on a

  • Alison Krauss talks Paper Airplane

    Last week saw the release of Paper Airplane from Alison Krauss & Union Station, their first full band project since 2004. It's a splendid example of why this group, and their superstar lead singer, have made such a powerful impact well

  • Cumberland River on Justified tonight

    We've posted a few times about the FX original program Justified, and the bluegrass-tinged music they use during the show's soundtrack. It started with Rench, a hip hop artist who (as Ganstagrass) incorporates bluegrass elements in his music beds. He landed

  • More on the Kenny Smith guitar album

    Kenny Smith shares some thoughts about his upcoming instrumental album on Gat 3 Records in this new video, which also includes comments from Adam Steffey, Barry Bales and Glenn Tabor of Gat 3. This all-instrumental project will be his first guitar