• Chris Thile Bach CD coming in August

    It's no secret that many a bluegrass instrumentalist has found themselves fascinated by the music of J.S. Bach. The symmetry, clarity of form, and contrapuntal accents of his compositions have their counterparts in bluegrass and modern string music, though our

  • Walk Along John from John Reischman

    West coast mandolin master John Reischman has a new album of instrumental music, which he calls Walk Along John. Like his varied career, the album's 14 named tracks (with one secret) feature the stylistic mix his many admirers have come to

  • And the Bluegrass Grammy for 2013 goes to…

    Congratulations to Steep Canyon Rangers, whose Nobody Knows You album was just announced as the winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for the Best Bluegrass Album. The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Yo Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan) was awarded

  • Punch Brothers – your roots are showing

    Punch Brothers are one of those acts that help define the dividing line between what is and isn't bluegrass music. Folks who embrace the oft-denigrated "big tent" philosophy see them as a direct antecedent to what Bill Monroe started nearly

  • Thile snags Genius Grant

    Mandolin pioneer Chris Thile has been named as among the 23 recipients of the 2012 MacArthur Fellowship. The annual award, distributed by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, includes a $500,000 grant (paid over five years) which the recipients may

  • Sunday at FloydFest 11

    Sunday at FloydFest 11 (“Lovers Rock”) boasted main stage performances by powerhouses Sam Bush, Bruce Hornsby, and Allison Krauss & Union Station. The side stages were awash with fans, too, with performances by The Rogues, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Ricky

  • Day 1 of the 40th Annual RockyGrass

    This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. This year’s RockyGrass sold out on February 27th, the earliest ever sellout for the festival by two months. For those lucky enough to get tickets, this year’s lineup is