• 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

  • Bryan McDowell to Claire Lynch

    Claire Lynch has welcomed a new member into her group. Bryan McDowell has come aboard to play mandolin and fiddle, and help with the harmony singing. He steps in for Jason Thomas, who has been with Claire since 2007, and is

  • Blue Yodel #10 – Quantum Lyrics

    I don’t know. Maybe I’ve been watching too much of the Brian Greene PBS series The Fabric of the Cosmos lately. It’s fascinating—things blow up and there’s talk about black holes and eleven dimensions. What I’ve learned is that somewhere there’s

  • Louisa Branscomb – I’ll Take Love

    Noted bluegrass/Americana songwriter Louisa Branscomb is set to release her 9th album on April 26 for Compass Records. I’ll Take Love combines Lousia's compositions with some of the finest vocalists in bluegrass (Dale Ann Bradley, Claire Lynch, Steve Gulley,

  • Claire Lynch OK after close call

    Claire Lynch escaped injury in a frightening auto accident last night that occurred just as she was nearing the end of a weekend's worth of touring with her band. I'll let her explained what happened. "I was alone and had just dropped

  • New Gospel album from Mike Scott

    Mike Scott is known to most bluegrass fans as a banjo picker, having spent lengthy stints with Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass, Jim & Jesse and Ronnie Reno. But Scott is also a talented vocalist and songwriter with a