• A pair of reissues from 1978

    Rounder Records has brought back a couple of classic recordings from 1978, capturing a moment when what we might call progressive bluegrass music was still in the process of defining itself. Both albums are brimming with innovative ideas, and should

  • Casey Driessen photos from TDYH tour

    Casey Driessen is not only a fiery fiddler, a fearless improviser and a very talented musician overall. He is also a skilled photographer, with a great eye for a good shot. Casey was tapped to play fiddle on Béla Fleck's Throw

  • Rounder Records Celebrates 40 Years

    Monday night fans and musicians filled the Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville to help Rounder Records celebrate forty years in the record business. I really feel like we did help them, because the show was not only a concert,

  • Rounder celebrates the big 4-0

    It seems like only yesterday that we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of bluegrass music, marked by the first Grand Ole Opry performance in 1946 by the "Original Blue Grass Band:" Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Chubby

  • Béla Fleck live online

    What a tough gig... Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer are touring in Hawaii, and we are all invited to join them today - in the cyber sense of the word. Their live show in Honolulu at the Road Runner

  • Béla Fleck at Berklee

    Béla Fleck made another of his periodic visits to The Berklee College Of Music in Boston last week, a visit chronicled on the school's web site. He was in Boston as a part of the publicity tour for his documentary film,

  • Bryan Sutton Almost Live out today

    Almost Live, the latest CD from flatpicker supreme Bryan Sutton, is out today (7/14) on Sugar Hill Records. It is a set of ten songs and tunes featuring Bryan in the studio with many of the artists with whom he has

  • Bryan Sutton – Almost Live

    Bryan Sutton is on everyone's short list of top flatpick guitarists, something that has made him Nashville's #1 call for recording and short term tour work. This has given him a stable career and a fairly normal home life, by

  • Throw Down Your Heart on Reelz

    Béla Fleck and his filmmaker brother, Sascha Paladino, were interviewed recently on the ReelzChannel, a web site for serious movie buffs. They discussed their new film,  Throw Down Your Heart, the documentary film about the making of Béla's new CD