• Blue Yodel #1 – Hello World

    As The Bluegrass Blog rolls into Bluegrass Today, I thought I’d take us back to the beginning of the online bluegrass community. Let us recall a simpler time, a time when bluegrass social media meant the letters section of Bluegrass Unlimited,

  • Wade Mainer – An Appreciation

    As reported earlier, Wade Mainer, one of traditional music’s most durable practitioners, passed away on September 12 after a short illness. Born on April 21, 1907 in Weaverville, North Carolina, he was one half of the famous Mainer Brothers, with the

  • Daybreak video from Sierra Hull

    The music video for the title track of Sierra Hull's current Daybreak album has been released through CMT.com. The song is a tender ballad, written bySierra. It's given an appropriately understated treatment by video director David McClister, whose previous work includes

  • First single from Prime Tyme

    Rural Rhythm released the first single from Prime Tyme, the 16th album from Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out over their 20 year tenure, back in March of this year. The song, If Your Heart Should Ever Roll This Way Again,

  • Mustered Courage from Down Under

    I have thought a lot (and written a bit) about the "bluegrass" music being created by young string players whose impressions of its boundaries are shaped by the growing jamgrass scene, and the popularity of such groups as Punch Brothers,