• Grasstowne launch swamps BlueRidge

    In the wake of Alan Bibey leaving BlueRidge to help form Grasstowne with Phil Leadbetter and Steve Gulley, the remaining members of the group have elected to disband after fulfilling some dates in early 2007. Alan tells us that they

  • BlueRidge on WNCW this weekend

    BlueRidge will be the guests on WNCW's Goin' Across The Mountain show tomorrow afternoon (12/2). They will perform live in the studio, and discuss their plans for 2007 with host Dennis Jones. The show airs at 1:00 p.m., and can be

  • Alan Bibey and “the new band”

    UPDATE 12/2/2006: Turns out the "new band" will be called Grasstowne after all. I had a chance to speak with Alan Bibey yesterday about his decision to leave BlueRidge and embark on the Grasstowne "new band" adventure with Steve Gulley and

  • Wednesday night at IBMA – part 2

    Here's the second part of late night wanderings around the showcases. There was some really great music being played late last night, and I didn't even make it to any of the jam sessions happening on various floors of the

  • IBMA Keynote address from Jerry Douglas

    Last night's Keynote Address, traditionally offered on the first night of the IBMA World Of Bluegrass convention, was delivered by Jerry Douglas. His address seemed to focus on three basic themes: bluegrass music is in good shape, it is being noticed

  • Joey Cox joins Kenny & Amanda Smith

    Just ahead of the July trading deadline, Kenny & Amanda Smith have acquired Joey Cox from BlueRidge for Jason Davis, and a song to be named later. The trade was announced over the weekend by the Bluegrass Commissioner's office. OK...

  • Episode #32 – Alan Bibey

    This week's edition of The GrassCast features a discussion with Alan Bibey of BlueRidge. Alan talks about their new CD, Gettin' Ready, their first for Pinecastle - and their first all-Gospel release - and we include samples of several tunes

  • New Gospel releases from Pinecastle

    The recently updated New Releases page on the Pinecastle Records web site is almost all-Gospel this week, highlighting three new gospel projects from current Pinecastle artists. The Village Singers, long-time Gospel favorites, have a new CD, He Put The Color In