• Big doin’s at Mountain Fever

    I had the occasion on Sunday to spend some time at Mountain Fever Studios in Willis, VA. Delta Reign was up from Alabama recording their first project for the Mountain Fever label, and I enjoyed hearing more of their quirky blend

  • BP spills bluegrass along the Gulf Coast

    We all recall the localized devastation of communities along the US coast of the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deep Water Horizon oil rig in April 2010, and the resulting discharge of nearly 5 million barrels of

  • Karl Alex Smyser Banjo Band

    In the course of catching up recently with Pat Murphy, banjo player with Delta Reign, the conversation eventually lurched into the topic of pre war instruments - as discussions among banjo players are wont to do. Pat had acquired a late