• Kailee Spickes to Lori King & Junction 63

    Midwest bluegrass promoter, bandleader, and performer Lori King has announced a new member of her touring band, Junction 63. Kailee Spickes has joined the band on fiddle. Hailing from Mountain View, AR, Kailee is a skilled multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, mandolin, banjo,

  • Riveter – Sami Braman

    Often times with fiddle-oriented recordings, the tunes tend to be a mix between new arrangements of standard pieces alongside original compositions. Sami Braman's debut solo release, Riveter, relies on a completely original formula, with all ten tunes composed by Braman. Sami, who began

  • Alan Moore Stowell passes

    Alan Stowell performing recently in Florida, and as a younger man This obituary is a contribution from C.P. Heaton, Alan's regular pickin' partner on guitar and banjo in the Gainesville clubs for many years. Florida fiddler and guitarist Alan Stowell, 78, died

  • Jamie Harper to The Grascals

    Jamie Harper - photo by Lakyn Harper The Grascals have announced that Jamie Harper has joined the group on fiddle. In a not-so-subtle nod to the age of the founding members, they also pointed out the 2024 will be Jamie's 20th

  • Radioactive – Jason Barie

    Jason Barie's 2019 release, Pieces, was highly regarded by bluegrass fans for its all-star guests, along with material that was firmly rooted in traditional stylings. Barie's latest effort Radioactive successfully repeats that formula, but with an arguably stronger song selection than the previous project. The recording opens

  • Barnimal from Sami Braman

    Sami Braman is a Nashville fiddler who grew up in Seattle, who has her first album of original fiddle music, Riveter, set for release next month on Padiddle Records. If you recognize her name, it may be from her time

  • Larkspur from fiddler Natalie Padilla

    Natalie Padilla is a rarity in the fiddle world, being equally as adept at folk, bluegrass, Celtic, and old time music, as she is with the classical repertoire as a violinist. Her original music has consistently showed the same breadth

  • Lovin’ of the Game – Michael Cleveland

    Michael Cleveland is generally associated with fiery, traditional-leaning fiddle playing - often the faster and more attention-grabbing, the better. While his latest album from Compass Records, Lovin’ of the Game, goes a long way to continue showcasing his expertise at