• 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

  • Kenny Smith guitar album

    Also completing a solo project for a Spring release is flatpicker extraordinaire Kenny Smith. The as-yet untitled album will be released on the new label recently founded by Gat3 studios, where Kenny has been recording since his departure from Lonesome

  • Terry Baucom is In A Groove

    We have news today on upcoming projects from two of the most celebrated instrumentalists in contemporary bluegrass. First up is In A Groove, a solo record from Terry Baucom, his first such effort after more than 30 years as a bluegrass

  • Bass Strummit 2011 report

    David Morris attended Bass Strummit III as the winner of Barry Bales’ Have Bass, Will Travel video contest on Bluegrass Today. Here, he shares his thoughts from the workshop. If you need to reach him, he’s probably practicing. Sorry, honey, but