• Pert Near Sandstone digs deep with Rising Tide

    After eight albums and a career that goes back more than 15 years, Pert Near Sandstone have come to represent the essence of Minnesota’s thriving progressive bluegrass community, environs also inhabited by such likeminded luminaries as Charlie Parr, 4onthefloor, and

  • Blue Ox Music Festival 2019

    Being a fan of bluegrass and Americana music, Blue Ox Music Festival has been on my radar for a few years, but it wasn’t until this year that I was able to actually experience it. The lineup for the festival consistently

  • Photos from Blue Ox

    When the very first Blue Ox Music Festival was held this past weekend in Eau Claire, WI, Shelly Swanger was there to capture images for the readers of Bluegrass Today. Her photos are brilliant, as always, but it looks like festivalgoers

  • Blue Ox festival launches in Wisconsin

    Here's a great story about the power of bluegrass music. How many of us have thought that if only more people heard and experienced our music live, they would become instant fans. Well it appears that this works on business-minded music