• Larry Sparks Almost Home in March

    March will be a big month for Rounder Records. They have new projects coming from Charlie Sizemore, Steve Martin, Sierra Hull... and Larry Sparks. Sparks, our current godfather of traditional bluegrass, is at the height of his career, enjoying later in

  • Radio Ramblers Gospel CD in February

    Rebel Records has announced February 1, 2011 as the release date for Hymns From The Hills, the first all-Gospel project from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. Mullins has established himself as one of bluegrass music's true Renaissance men. Before purchasing

  • Don Rigsby tribute to Ralph Stanley

    Don Rigsby is hard at work this winter, recording a tribute album to one of his chief musical heroes, Ralph Stanley. Rigsby tells us that it will be called Doctor's Orders, and be released on Rebel Records. He and Ralph picked

  • Sparks guitar discontinued

    OK... so discontinued isn't the right word, but there will be no more of these solid wood, Larry Sparks Blueridge guitars made. When Saga Music introduced their BR-3060 guitar as a Sparks signature model in 2009, it was marketed as

  • Last of the Breed: The Dave Evans story

    Bluegrass fans have loved Dave Evans for years, both for his soulful banjo playing, sing and songwriting, and for his determination in the face of  overwhelming obstacles. Evans had worked with a number of seminal bluegrass bands, including Earl Taylor,

  • Larry Sparks Band reunion

    Larry Sparks has had a number of celebrated bands during his career, even recording recently with star-studded lineups. For many die-hard Sparks fans, however, the band that worked with Larry in the 1990s is considered to be one of his

  • New releases of late

    A number of CDs we have discussed recently on Bluegrass Today have hit this past few weeks. The sophomore release from Grasstowne, The Other Side Of Towne, came out on October 6. As visible as these guys have been since they

  • Larry Sparks to Rural Rhythm Christian

    Rural Rhythm Records will launch their Gospel imprint (Rural Rhythm Christian) with a newly remastered reissue of a Larry Sparks Gospel album released in 2001 to limited distribution. I Just Want To Thank You Lord features Larry with his band at