• Special C talks about Country Boy

    Compass Records has created a nice introduction to the upcoming Special Consensus album, Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver, due later this month. It's a video shot in their Nashville studio that mixes music performance clips with band interviews

  • Ashes of Love raises $4k for Steve Thomas

    Last night's Ashes Of Love benefit concert in Nashville raised roughly $4,000 for Steve Thomas. His home was destroyed by fire on New Year's Eve, and most of his and his wife Janet's personal items were lost. As always, the bluegrass

  • Snow Day video from Claire Lynch

    Through our good friends at WAMU's Bluegrass Country, we are able to share this video from a performance at the station earlier this month by The Claire Lynch Band. The show was hosted by Katy Daley, and filmed in their

  • Claire Lynch Band Readies Holiday Project

    The Claire Lynch Band is working on a holiday CD that will be released later this year. The project, which mixes winter songs with Christmas numbers and one Hanukkah tune, will be released on Claire’s own label, at least initially, between

  • Schatz excited about Nickel Creek tour

    Mark Schatz will take a six-month leave of absence from the Claire Lynch Band to play bass during the highly anticipated Nickel Creek reunion this spring and summer. He’s already joined Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins in the studio,

  • A Baker’s Dozen for 2013

    My mailbox and inbox overflowed with music in 2013, as sure a sign as any that bluegrass is alive and well. There’s good news and bad news about that. The good news is that much of that music was very well

  • Coverage from Rhythm & Roots this weekend

    We would like to welcome a new correspondent, Tim Carter, who will be sending us reports and photos from this weekend's Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN/VA. Tim hosts The Saturday Morning Bluegrass Show on WMTN in nearby Morristown, and

  • New music from Claire Lynch

    Compass Records is getting ready to deliver a new CD from the Claire Lynch Band, and if a live performance of many of the songs Monday night in Rockville, MD, is any indication, it’s going to be a doozy. Dear Sister