• Claire Lynch at IBMA

    Claire Lynch stopped by our booth yesterday afternoon, and spoke with David Morris about her plans for the future, near term. It sounds as though a new album is on the horizon, with a new label and a bit of a different

  • A Tribute to Hazel Dickens

    It’s only Wednesday, and early Wednesday at that, but I’m willing to bet the best music of the week has already been played and sang at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. To be sure, many terrific bands will roll through the Nashville

  • Claire Lynch to Compass

    Compass Records has announced that Claire Lynch has signed a multi-album with the label, continuing their push to add more bluegrass-related acts to the roster. Other recent signees include The Gibson Brothers, Dale Ann Bradley, Larry Stephenson and Special Consensus. Claire

  • Changes in artist representation

    Three agencies have announced news this week that relate to artist representation in the bluegrass world. Ralph Stanley is now being booked by the Paradigm Agency, based in Nashville. Bobby Cudd with Paradigm will be handling Stanley's dates. Unless you lay your mind

  • MerleFest 2012 in pictures

    The 25th MerleFest was a blast and I had an amazing time shooting all of the spectacular musicians. This was my 5th time at the festival, and even though I wandered around quite a bit from stage to stage, I

  • 2012 Bluegrass All-Star Jam

    This past few years have seen a bluegrass variety show travel across the eastern US, billed as the Bluegrass All-Star Jam. Over the years it has hit dozens of cities, with a live concert featuring a bevy of top bluegrass

  • The Education of Bryan McDowell

    Like any good student, Bryan McDowell worked hard on his lessons before Monday’s big test. And like many of the best and brightest, as soon as it was over he lamented that he should have done better. “I studied hard, but

  • Merry Christmas from Claire Lynch

    On top of announcing a new band member yesterday, Claire Lynch also made audio available for a new song online. It's Heaven's Light, written with Steve Sheehan, which will be included on a Christmas project of hers in 2012. A lovely