• Blue Yodel #48 – Blue and Grey States

    We’re two years into the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and, I don’t know about you, but it seems to me there hasn’t been a whole lot said about it. The anniversary of Antietam—the bloodiest day in American history—passed on

  • Chris Stuart – Crooked Man

    On my personal list of bluegrass artists who rarely get the exposure and credit they deserve, songwriter Chris Stuart's name is always prominent. Songwriters generally toil in the shadows, and folks in the business are among the few who keep

  • Eric Uglum joins Backcountry

    I suppose it was only a matter of time... Eric Uglum's two mega-talented stepsons, Christian and Austin Ward, became members of Chris Stuart & Backcountry a few months back. Just recently, Chris' Backcountry label released a new CD from Eric and

  • New Uglum/Ward CD available

    The Old Road To Jerusalem is the new CD from Eric Uglum, and his two talented stepsons, Christian and Austin Ward. It is just now released on Backcountry Records, with audio samples available online. Eric plays the guitar and mandolin,

  • Chris Stuart & Backcountry on Bluegrasscountry.org

    Bob Webster at BluegrassCountry.org had a chance to talk with Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley before their performance at Luckett's Schoolhouse last month. That interview is being aired this week on WAMU and online at BluegrassCountry.org. Aspiring songwriters should take note

  • Bluegrass in Oman

    With the Arab Middle East so much in the news these days, and full of so many disheartening images, we are delighted to offer a encouraging story about bluegrass music and the Sultanate of Oman. Oman is located on the