• 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

  • A Few of My Favorite Things

    As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But

  • Trischka, Lynch awarded USA Fellowships

    Noted singer and songwriter Claire Lynch and banjo pioneer Tony Trischka have been awarded 2012 USA Fellowships. These are given annually by United States Artists to recognize American artists of every kind who have demonstrated exceptional ability, and are uniquely influential