• Sarah Elizabeth Campbell passes

    Singer-songwriter Sarah Elizabeth Campbell passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas, after a battle against liver cancer. As a child she was exposed to a rare form of Hepatitis C. She was 60 years old. Born on May

  • Bittersweet – Alice Gerrard

    This review is a contribution from Louisa Branscomb, one of bluegrass music's most prolific and celebrated songwriters. Do the math: a legendary singer-songwriter singing her own, plus a producer who understands the impressive scope of the material and how to render

  • Open Wings – Wendy Burch Steel

    Bay Area singer-songwriter Wendy Burch Steel has been writing and performing for almost her entire life. While she taught herself to play guitar at age 11 and played in bands throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she has only recently released

  • Bluegrass for the Rockaways

    California is about as far from New York as you can get in the US, but people there were as struck by the personal tragedies following Tropical Storm Sandy as were the rest of us who escaped unscathed. A group of

  • A Tribute to Hazel Dickens

    It’s only Wednesday, and early Wednesday at that, but I’m willing to bet the best music of the week has already been played and sang at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. To be sure, many terrific bands will roll through the Nashville

  • That Old Familiar – David Thom

    Besides being a regular correspondent for Bluegrass Today and a West Coast Bluegrass Ambassador, David Thom is also a performing artist who has released yet another fine album, That Old Familiar, on Swollen Records. Recorded at Lewietoons Studio in Berkeley, CA,

  • That Old Familiar from David Thom

    Our own David Thom has just released his latest album, That Old Familiar. It includes a handful of his compositions along with arrangements of some familiar numbers from both the bluegrass and country music catalogs. Of course, David isn't really "ours"