• Brittany Haas to Punch Brothers

    Punch Brothers has been an astoundingly resilient group since their founding in 2006. Original bassist Greg Garrison left two years later, replaced by then 22 year old wunderkind, Paul Kowert, but the other founding members - Chris Thile on mandolin,

  • Cambrian Explosion in Boston?

    Here's word of another new EP coming from the burgeoning Boston contemporary bluegrass scene. This time it's guitarist Andy Cambria putting together a solo project with several of his friends. But Andy says that it's really more of a band project, recorded with

  • Haas, Kowert, Tice – You Got This

    Special project bands have become a substantial part of the contemporary music scene, in a sort of self-perpetuating cycle. As the members of more top groups look for performance vehicles outside of their regular band formats, other members of those

  • The Lomax Project

    On top of dealing with a new baby, Colorado banjo player Jayme Stone has an ambitious new project for next year. Called The Lomax Project, this collaboration of traditional string musicians will travel and record in 2014 in honor of American

  • Wood & Wire

    Austin, Texas is known for its music scene – its official slogan is even “The Music Capital of the World.” With the long-running television program Austin City Limits taking place in the city, various types of traditional music have certainly

  • East coast tour by Haas, Kowert & Tice

    The super-picker side project featuring Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert and Jordan Tice is set to embark on an east coast swing starting next week. Haas performs on fiddle with Crooked Still when they tour, as does Kowert on bass with Punch