• Best Loved Bluegrass: 20 All-Time Favorites

    Rebel Records has recently announced news of the forthcoming release on March 25 of a various Artists collection entitled Best Loved Bluegrass: 20 All-Time Favorites (REB-8004). The 20 song anthology embraces some of the classic songs in bluegrass music from some

  • Bluegrass bonanza on TV and radio

    There are a number of great opportunities to catch some live bluegrass on TV and radio over the next few days, many being streamed online. Today (1/15) at noon eastern, Balsam Range will be performing live on WDVX from Knoxville, TN.

  • Note from Mark Schatz

    We got a note from Mark Schatz about his soon-to-be new gig playing bass with Claire Lynch. Mark had been unable to get back with us when we posted recently about him coming aboard, and wanted to share a few thoughts

  • Claire Lynch on WNCW

    Claire Lynch will be appearing on WNCW's Goin' Across The Mountain program on Saturday (1/12) at 2:00 p.m. (EST). She and her fine band will perform live in the station's Studio B, where they will also chat with host Dennis Jones.

  • Mark Schatz joins Claire Lynch Band

    Claire Lynch has announced that Mark Schatz will come aboard as her new bass player in The Claire Lynch Band. Mark has been part of some of the most important ensembles in recent bluegrass/acoustic music history, and is also a recognized

  • Missy Raines strikes out on her own

    Missy Raines has announced that she will leave her position as bass player with The Claire Lynch Band, her musical home for the past 12 years, to focus full-time on her own group, Missy Raines & The New Hip. The band

  • Claire Lynch Sings Crowd Favorites

    Our UK correspondent, Richard F. Thompson, shares this review. Claire Lynch has recorded five CDs for the Rounder label previously. The latest, Crowd Favorites (Rounder 0600), consists of several songs in a 'best of' collection that in typical fashion these

  • Claire Lynch audio online

    When we noted the release of Claire Lynch's new CD earlier this month, we mentioned that audio samples were not available yet online. Well, they are now. Rounder Records has samples from all 14 tracks of Crowd Favorites up on their

  • Crowd Favorites from Claire Lynch

    Claire Lynch's latest Rounder release, Crowd Favorites, is out this week. As we mentioned in an earlier post, the CD includes both previously-released tracks from her prior Rounder projects, and four re-recorded songs from her Front Porch String Band days. There

  • Claire Lynch, Crowd Favorites, on XM

    As we reported back in June, Claire Lynch's next CD is set for an October 9 release on Rounder. Crowd Favorites is a "compilation with benefits" project, mixing 10 previously released tracks from her several Rounder projects with four newly