• New look for The New Hip

    Missy Raines has announced a number of changes with her touring group, The New Hip, and has recently signed with the Nashville-based agency Lost Buffalo Artists for representation. The New Hip has welcomed Jake Stargel in on guitar. A veteran of

  • Sierra Hull back in the studio

    Sierra Hull is spending this early part of 2013 tracking for her third Rounder Records album. They are recording at Ben Folds' Studio, the old RCA Studio A, designed by Chet Atkins in 1964. Vance Powell is engineering. In just the few

  • Daydreams – Cory Piatt

    Young Cory Piatt is currently mandolinist with The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band. He has been playing almost half his 17 years, and has developed a stunning mastery of his instrument in this short time, as evidenced by his debut

  • Daydreams from Cory Piatt

    Cory Piatt, the talented young mandolinist with The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, has recently completed a solo project. Entitled Daydreams, the album will be released this summer by Patuxent Music. Piatt tells us that he has been working on finishing this

  • Jake Stargel to Highway 111

    Georgia native and expert guitarist, Jake Stargel, has joined the lineup for Sierra Hull & Highway 111. Jake was most recently the lead guitarist for Mountain Heart. He has also had stints with other renowned bands such at The Greencards, Bearfoot,

  • It’s here – The Speed Of Bluegrass!

    Today's the day! Our brand spanking new Bluegrass Blog theme song, The Speed Of Bluegrass, is now available as a digital single from iTunes or Amazon.com. We commissioned Jim VanCleve last year to compose a tune that would exemplify what we

  • It’s here – The Speed Of Bluegrass

    Today's the day! Our brand spanking new Bluegrass Blog theme song, The Speed Of Bluegrass, is now available as a digital single from iTunes or Amazon.com. We commissioned Jim VanCleve last year to compose a tune that would exemplify what we

  • The Speed Of Bluegrass

    Your Essential Bluegrass Connection That's our motto; that's what we bring. It's also the name of a great new tune by Jim VanCleve, which we have adopted as our theme song. It will be available as a digital single on March

  • The Speed Of Bluegrass

    Your Essential Bluegrass Connection That's our motto; that's what we bring. It's also the name of a great new tune by Jim VanCleve, which we have adopted as our theme song. It will be available as a digital single on March

  • Trial by fire for Jake Stargel

    Mountain Heart's new lead guitarist, Jake Stargel, had quite a first gig with the band yesterday. Right out of the gate, he was on stage with Tony Rice at Red, White & Bluegrass in North Carolina. Here's some video from yesterday's