• Joey Cox to Linda Lay & Springfield Exit

    Joey Cox has been announced as the new banjo player with Mountain Fever recording artists Linda Lay & Springfield Exit. It is a prestigious position for this northern Virginia-based group, a spot previously held by such top pickers as Tom

  • The Sideman Steps Out

    Regular readers of Bluegrass Today will have surely noted my occasional musings on how few really outstanding new recordings come across my desk, as a percentage of total new projects. It has also been noted how often these exceptional albums

  • Banjo extravaganza in Galax

    Galax, VA has a long history in the development and preservation of bluegrass and old time music. The annual Old Fiddlers Convention held there each year since 1936 draws thousands every year to jam, socialize and compete for the coveted

  • Shannon Slaughter solo project coming soon

    Shannon Slaughter, guitarist and vocalist with Lou Reid and Carolina, is working on a solo project that will showcase both his muscular vocal style, and his clever and thoughtful songwriting. He has been recording this month at Eastwood Studio in

  • More changes in Quicksilver

    Doyle Lawson has made another set of changes to the Quicksilver lineup. Dale Perry will come on board to play banjo and sing bass, and Jason Leek will play bass and sing tenor. The new band will take the stage

  • Aaron Williams: Inside

    Kenny Smith is a name known well to bluegrass fans interested in instrumental prowess. Mr. Smith has won numerous awards, including a brace of IBMA trophies for Guitar Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999. Smith currently fronts his

  • Joey Cox newest member of Quicksilver

    And the bluegrass band scramble continues... Joey Cox will be the newest member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, replacing Chris Warner who stepped in briefly when Terry Baucom left the band in March. Just 24 years old, Joey has already had