• Clay Hess on Kickstarter

    Clay Hess, guitarist and vocalist with Sierra Hull & Highway 111, is the latest bluegrass artist to take to Kickstarter for crowdsourcing of his new project, Rain. In this case, Clay is looking for his fans and friends to help raise

  • Sierra Hull and Rick Hayes

    Sierra Hull has showed up on Bluegrass Today quite a bit this past few weeks. First there was news about a new banjo player for her touring group, Highway 111, and then there's her upcoming CD, Daybreak, due March 8

  • Bartley Brothers in the studio as well

    Also in the studio this month are The Bartley Bothers - Shayne and Rick. They have just finished tracking for their debut album with Rural Rhythm Records and will soon begin the mixing process. Shayne Bartley tells us that most of

  • Randy Kohrs: Devil of the Trail

    Randy Kohrs is in the process of finishing up a new acoustic CD. We don't have a title yet for the CD, but we're told an early fall release on Rural Rhythm Records is the plan. A single has just been

  • Clay & Samantha

    There was another bluegrass wedding in Tennessee last month. Guitar gunslinger Clay Hess, currently working with Sierra Hull & Highway 111, married Samantha West on May 22 in Gatlinburg. They were engaged in mid-February and are living now in Ohio. Congratulations and

  • Clay Hess to Sierra Hull

    Sierra Hull has announced that Clay Hess, formerly of Mountain Heart, will be joining her band, Highway 111, effective January 2009. Clay has been performing with Sierra this fall as his schedule allowed, and is now making the switch official. In

  • St. Louis Flatpick 2008

    Bluegrass has always been a highly participatory genre, with a higher than average number of fans being amateur or part time players as well, something we share with jazz and folk music. One of the surest signs of the continuing growth

  • Hoosier bluegrass workshop

    Next weekend, guitar and mandolin enthusiasts in the Cincinnati area will have a chance to study with Clay Hess and Rick Hayes. Hess is the new guitarist with Mountain Heart, and had previously worked with both Ricky Skaggs and Mark Newton.