• Dave’s Dozen – My 2021 Favorites

    It’s time for the annual challenge: Picking my "dozen" favorite bluegrass recordings for the previous year. First, the usual cautions. This list is obviously very subjective, just one guy's opinion. The list represents my favorites, not necessarily the best. And it's

  • Giving thanks, bluegrass edition

    I've never celebrated Thanksgiving in my own home. That means 64 holidays at my parents, my in-laws, a West Coast dinner out with an uncle, and a long weekend with my college girlfriends family in Pittsburgh. That string will be broken

  • Dave’s Dozen For 2019

    I’ve been at this reviewing game for a decade now, and for most of that time I’ve assembled some sort of best-of list at the end of the year. For a while now, it’s been Dave’s Dozen. And it still

  • The Story Behind the Song – Weeds

    Weeds (Where the Flowers of Love Once Grew) was written by David Morris and Chris Dockins, two emerging song-writing talents in the bluegrass music fraternity. They wrote the song in in February 2013, during what was their “second or third writing

  • More photos from Loudoun

    As promised, here are more of Frank Baker's photos from last weekend's Loudoun Bluegrass Festival. This batch captures the competition, the barn dance and the overall Loudoun vibe. This weekend, Frank will be snagging images at Gettysburg. Look for those

  • Smilin’ Dave gets shorn

    Today was the day! Songwriter, Bluegrass Today correspondent, and noted bluegrass bon vivant David Morris went under the knife... or I should say, the clippers... in honor of bluegrass buddy John Miller, who is now completing the last of his treatments for tongue

  • Songwriter to Songwriter: Jeff Rose

    During IBMA week in Nashville last month, David Morris spent a few minutes with Jeff Rose of Detour for this next installment of Songwriter to Songwriter. They talked about Quarterline Road, a song from the band's latest CD, A Better Place,

  • Jim Lauderdale at IBMA

    We reported last week that Nashville singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale had a new CD, Carolina Moonrise, which was released this past Tuesday. On Tuesday, Jim sat with us to talk about the record, and how he came to write with Grateful Dead

  • Joe Newberry at IBMA

    More winners from Bluegrass Today! OK... that may be overstating the point, but David Morris did catch up Thursday afternoon with a number of eventual IBMA Award winners, just hours before the awards presentation that evening. Here is his discussion with Joe