• Anchors Aweigh for Danny Stewart

    Danny Stewart has been around bluegrass all his life. His dad, also Danny Stewart, and his granddad are bluegrass pickers, and young Mr. Stewart studied the music in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University. While

  • Country Current salutes the troops

    Kudos to Ted Lehmann, bluegrass blogger extraordinaire, for shooting and posting this video from the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival a week ago. He captured US Navy Band Country Current performing their popular service anthems medley, which is a high point of all their

  • Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa

    While bluegrass listeners are becoming increasingly familiar with the music of Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, which formed in 2008, newer fans may be unfamiliar with Wayne’s background. With his earliest recollection of music occurring at the American Legion where his father

  • It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Day!

    Recently released by Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! is a generous helping of original music spanning the spectrum of bluegrass styles from traditional to contemporary. Upon listening to Wayne's vocal style, it is apparent that he is not a typical

  • Wayne Taylor recovering at home

    Bluegrass singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader Wayne Taylor is now at home and recovering nicely after being hospitalized last week with an acute intestinal condition. Taylor heads his own group, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, and is well-remembered for his many

  • Merry Christmas from Dirty Kitchen

    Here's a bluegrass twist on the 12 days of Christmas... Frank Solivan has announced that he is giving away his entire new CD, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen as a Christmas gift for bluegrass lovers. Starting today (12/13) and running right

  • Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa debut hits

    The debut, self-titled CD from Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa is now available. Taylor is familiar to bluegrass lovers from his 24 years with Country Current, the US Navy Bluegrass Band, headquartered in Washington, DC. Many of those years of service were

  • Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa

    We've posted a number of times about US Navy Band, Country Current, which regularly includes professional bluegrass musicians. The band has maintained a bluegrass unit since 1973 when Bill Emerson joined on banjo. Bill led the band until his retirement in

  • Navy Band holding auditions

    The US Navy Band Country Current, is holding immediate auditions to fill the Mandolin/Guitar vacancy left by the imminent departure of Frank Solivan. The gig involves playing mandolin with the bluegrass unit and electric guitar with the country band. Frank