• Contrabuffoon from EZRA

    Here's a new outfit with an adventurous approach to modern acoustic string music, clearly informed by bluegrass. The quartet calls themselves EZRA, and consists of Jacob Jolliff on mandolin, Jesse Jones on guitar, Max Allard on banjo, and Craig Butterfield on

  • Outbound Plane from Jacob Jolliff

    Adhyaropa Records has released a new single today for Jacob Jolliff from their upcoming album with his group, The Jacob Jolliff Band. Jolliff is a very interesting young artist, a skilled mandolinist who was the initial replacement in Yonder Mountain String Band

  • Lost video from Jacob Jolliff Band

    One great thing about bluegrass culture is that even the most modern artists appreciate the music of the earlier days, while the more orthodox players enjoy what the more contemporary pickers are doing. Here's a great example of that young meets old,

  • Jake and Mike reharm Wheel Hoss

    Jake Jolliff and Mike Barnett, a pair of northeastern bluegrass adventurers, have released a video of their modern reharmonization of Bill Monroe's Wheel Hoss. The leave the basic chord structure intact but take some major liberties with the melody. It's a

  • Walking Distance – John Mailander

    John Mailander is the latest bright light in the fiddle world to emerge from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he has studied under the tutelage of Darol Anger and developed into an adventurous and extremely capable player. His