• Cowan, Darin & Brooke take over City Winery

    This past Saturday night (January 30) modern bluegrass music held forth at Nashville's City Winery. The occasion was a concert by The John Cowan Band, which on Saturday included Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Tyler Collins, Graham Russell, Shad Cobb, and Ed Toth

  • John Cowan with Darrin & Brooke

    It might not seem like an obvious pairing, but the more John Cowan described his upcoming tour with Darin & Brooke Aldridge, the more sense it made. We spoke to the former New Grass Revival vocalist/bassist and current Doobie Brother earlier

  • Frank Solivan in the studio

    Frank Solivan was back in the studio last week, but not for a new album with his hot band, Dirty Kitchen. He was in Nashville recording with family and friends for a new solo project on Compass Records. He carried some

  • John Cowan suffers heart attack

    We have learned that John Cowan suffered a heart attack earlier in the week, and is recuperating at home in Nashville. He has cancelled his scheduled performance in Chattanooga tonight, following a serious bout of weakness and shortness of breath on

  • Artist2Artist: Meaning Beyond The Verse

    “Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art.” – Ursula Le Guin There are lyrics which transcend the words that are chosen, rising above the

  • John Cowan to Compass Records

    When Lisa Jacobi ran her interview with John Cowan earlier this month, she must have used the word "compass" nine or ten times. Was she getting a vibe from Cowan about his next move, or perhaps trying to telegraph news

  • Take Me Home Country Roads, new WV state song

    A resolution to make John Denver's Take Me Home Country Roads an official state song comes before the West Virginia legislature today. It is already the official song of West Virginia University, and today's resolution is expected to pass. To celebrate,

  • Debut single from Phil Leadbetter

    Pinecastle has released a debut single from Phil Leadbetter's upcoming album, The Next Move. It's a new song from Paula Breedlove and Brad Davis called I'm A Ramblin' Rolling Stone. Featured are John Cowan on lead vocals with Sam Bush singing harmony,

  • The Next Move update from Uncle Phil

    We just received an update, and some great studio photos, from Phil Leadbetter. He has been working this past several months at Eagle Canyon Studios in Lebanon, TN on a new solo project, engineered and co-produced by Steve Thomas. Phil tells us that