• Cumberland River to LoweRider Entertainment

    Kentucky's Cumberland River bluegrass band has announced affiliation with LoweRider Entertainment in Nashville for representation. The agency has been operated since 1990 by Sam Lowe, and handles primarily country artists like Mark Collie and Bailey & the Boys. This is a second

  • Cumberland River is back

    Cumberland River, the bluegrass bruisers from Harlan, KY, are back with us again after roughly a year off. Following a raucous start in 2011 owing in part to an association with the FX television series, Justified, the band suffered the loss

  • No more Cumberland River

    Sad news for fans of the gritty, eastern Kentucky based outfit, Cumberland River, who have just announced the immediate dissolution of the group. They recorded a pair of albums for Rural Rhythm Records, and generated a good bit of buzz through

  • Changes in Cumberland River

    Cumberland River has announced some changes in their lineup. Founding member and bass player Joey Jones is leaving the group to dedicate his time to Rock House Entertainment, the booking agency he formed earlier this year. As you might imagine, leaving the guys

  • Rock House Entertainment launches from KY

    There's another new artist management agency in the bluegrass world. Jamie Dean and Joey Jones of Cumberland River have launched a new venture, Rock House Entertainment, to provide booking, publicity, media assistance, and management services for bluegrass bands. Cumberland River made

  • Music from Justified

    Today (1/8/13) marks the season premiere of Justified, one of the few television dramas I follow week to week. I discovered the show two years ago quite by chance, when an episode began after something else I had on. In

  • Christmas the Mountain Way

    For most bluegrass musicians, summer is festival season. However, a number of today’s top artists took a short break from touring this past June to get in the holiday spirit. For Steve Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Mike Scott, and the

  • Bluegrass boy gives country a shot

    The list of country stars with a bluegrass background is an impressive one. Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley both took their training with Ralph Stanley to the top of the country charts, and Vince Gill did some picking and singing

  • Welcome Auriya Stewart!

    Jamie Stewart, reso guitarist with Cumberland River, and his lovely wife Rebekah, are today celebrating the birth of their daughter, Auriya Kenzie. She was born this morning (11/5/12) at 7:33 a.m., weighing 7 lbs, 14 oz, and stretching to 22.25''. Mother and child are

  • Christmas The Mountain Way

    Rural Rhythm has released a promotional video in support of their upcoming 2-disc package, Christmas The Mountain Way. It includes both an audio CD and a concert DVD recorded this past June in Pikeville, KY for BlueHighways TV, which will air