• Kenny & Amanda in the studio

    The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band have spent much of the past two weeks recording at Gat3 studio in North Carolina, completing a new album which will be released soon on the Gat3 label. They tracked 14 new songs with the

  • No Part Of Nothin’ – Alan Tompkins

    Alan Tompkins is a true Renaissance man, what once was called a dilletante without a hint of disparagement. Growing up in western Kentucky, he developed a passion for traditional music, and found that he possessed a knack for playing and singing

  • 2012 Bluegrass All-Star Jam

    This past few years have seen a bluegrass variety show travel across the eastern US, billed as the Bluegrass All-Star Jam. Over the years it has hit dozens of cities, with a live concert featuring a bevy of top bluegrass

  • LRB and the Smiths on WDVX

    Two big bluegrass shows are scheduled for the next two days on Blue Plate Special, WDVX's live performance program out of Knoxville, TN. Lonesome River Band will be featured on today's (12/2) edition of the show, with Kenny & Amanda Smith

  • Kenny & Amanda announce new band

    Kenny & Amanda Smith have lifted the veil on their new lineup, bringing a trio of talented youngsters into the fold. All three have a brothers-in-bluegrass side of their story. Siblings Corey and Owen Piatt are on mandolin and banjo respectively,

  • The Kenny & Amanda Smith BAND

    We just heard again from Kenny Smith, who said he is getting all sorts of phone calls from folks who think that he and Amanda have disbanded their group, and will be playing strictly as a duo henceforth. News flash:

  • New look for Kenny & Amanda

    We heard today from Zak McLamb, bass player with Kenny & Amanda Smith this past 7 years, with news that he has left the band. He tells us that mandolinist Spencer Strickland and banjo man Trent Calicutt are also moving on. On

  • Aaron Williams checks in

    We got a end-of-the-year note today from Aaron Williams, the talented young mandolinist who had spent the past few years touring with Kenny & Amanda Smith. He wanted to let all his bluegrass friends know what he is up to