• Pat Murphy passes

    The bluegrass scene along the US gulf coast lost one of their biggest champions last week when Pat Murphy died at his home in Mobile, AL. He was 67 years of age, and passed after an exhaustive battle with a

  • Nothing But Sky – Delta Reign

    When most folks think of the Gulf Coast region, bluegrass is not the first musical style that comes to mind. Maybe blues, maybe country, maybe even the easygoing stylings of Jimmy Buffett. For the folks in Mobile, Alabama-based Delta Reign,

  • Bean Blossom 2015 – Day 4

    Daniel Mullins will be reporting from the 2015 Bean Blossom Festival all week, as Internet service in the campground allows. Check back each day for his reports and photos. The fourth day of the 49th Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival could have

  • Nothing But Sky coming from Delta Reign

    Those of us who live in the bluegrass-rich areas of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky can easily lose track of the fact that a great many fans - and pickers - aren't always so lucky. In today's world, fans can

  • Mountain Fever launches new Travianna label

    Mark Hodges and his Mountain Fever label have announced the formation of a new brand for releasing and promoting music outside the bluegrass realm. The Travianna Records imprint will cover the broader Americana genre, starting with Echo, today's debut album from

  • Delta Reign, Volume Five have new representation

    Two Alabama-based bluegrass groups have recently announced changes in representation. Delta Reign and Volume Five have both signed with the Dendler Management Agency in Dayton, OH. They join Trinity River Band, Skip Cherryholmes Quintet, and New Outlook working with Marsha Dendler. Dendler has been

  • Calm Before the Storm – Delta Reign

    Bluegrass musicians have always been known for drawing from other musical styles, particularly in the past several decades. Alabama-based band Delta Reign is no different, starting with a bluegrass standard – three-finger banjo – and building around it, adding swing,

  • Delta Reign CD release broadcast

    Today marks the official release of Calm Before The Storm, the first Mountain Fever album from Alabama's Delta Reign. To celebrate, the band will be hosting a CD release party and concert tonight at the Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in their

  • Columbus Stockade Blues from Delta Reign

    Mountain Fever has released a debut single from Calm Before The Storm, their first album with south Alabama's Delta Reign. The track they've chosen is the old favorite, Columbus Stockade Blues, but not the way you're used to hearing it. They