• The Ship That Didn’t Sail

    Lorraine Jordan and Julie King have agreed to send along a bluegrass travelogue this week from the First Quality Bluegrass Cruise, underway now in the Caribbean. This first report comes from Julie, as she and James were heading south to

  • Steve Johnson to MerleFest

    Steve Johnson, Principal with Mountain Music Entertainment has announced that he is closing the agency to take the job of Artist Relations manager with MerleFest. This explains yesterday's announcement that Junior Sisk had left Johnson for representation with Roe Entertainment. Steve says

  • 2013 Bluegrass Calendar ready now

    Ever hopeful in a recession, many businesses are gearing up for sales up to Christmas and beyond. Among the delights becoming available is the 2013 Bluegrass Calendar published by Bluegrass Productions of Virginia. The 2013 edition, the 22nd in all, focuses

  • Carolina Road Homecoming closes down

    When one door shuts, another opens. Or so it would seem judging by this statement yesterday from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. It is great regret that we, Carolina Road, have to announce cancellation of the Carolina Road Homecoming Bluegrass Festival, which

  • Back to My Roots – Carolina Road

    With seven national recordings to her credit, Lorraine Jordan is back at it again with Carolina Road’s second Rural Rhythm release, Back to My Roots. Formed in 1998, the group remains very active on the bluegrass circuit, averaging 60 festivals

  • 33rd Annual Central Canada Bluegrass Awards

    This report on the 33rd Annual Central Canada Bluegrass Awards is a contribution from Martin Chapman. Over the past weekend, the luxurious Deerhurst Resort near Huntsville, Ontario in the heart of Muskoka cottage country, underwent a major transformation. The Province's most well-known indoor and outdoor

  • Carolina Road – Back To My Roots

    Earlier this week, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road released their newest project for Rural Rhythm Records, titled Back To My Roots. After their debut project for Rural Rhythm included some more contemporary and country-flavored material, there is a clear shift back to the

  • A Light in the Window Again

    Rural Rhythm has released a debut single from Back To My Roots, the upcoming Carolina Road project. The song is A Light in the Window Again, a contribution from Tom T. and Dixie Hall, which tells of the restoration of the

  • Bouncing bass players

    A couple of popular North Carolina bands have brought on new bass players this past few days. Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have announced that Eddie Biggerstaff will handle the low end for them on the road. Eddie spent several years

  • New face along Carolina Road

    Lorraine Jordan has a new guitarist and lead singer in Carolina Road. Tommy Long has come on board, and Dustin Benson has moved from guitar to bass. They will also have their new manager Ray Edwards, joining the group on