• The Sideman Steps Out

    Regular readers of Bluegrass Today will have surely noted my occasional musings on how few really outstanding new recordings come across my desk, as a percentage of total new projects. It has also been noted how often these exceptional albums

  • 10 digital reissues from Pinecastle

    The resurrected Pinecastle Records has announced a digital re-release of ten classic albums originally found on the Webco label. Pinecastle had acquired Webco back in 1993, and these reissues involve both then-existing catalog items and subsequent anthologies. These include albums

  • Dove award nominations announced

    The Gospel Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2011 Dove Awards. The winners will be announced during their gala awards show on Easter Sunday (4/24) in Atlanta, GA. There are two specific bluegrass categories: Bluegrass Recorded Song of the

  • Baucom reunites DLQ for In A Groove

    We posted last week with news about In A Groove, the upcoming debut CD from Terry Baucom. It's hard to even comprehend describing a "debut" project for a 40 year veteran in the bluegrass music world. Terry got his start right

  • Live At Graves Mountain video

    Rural Rhythm Records has released a pair of videos in conjunction with the upcoming October 26 street date for All-Star Jam – Live At Graves Mountain. The album was recorded this summer during the Graves Mountain Festival Of Music in Virginia

  • Rural Rhythm VIP Showcase

    This post is a contribution from Christy Reid, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. She will be reporting on her experiences at IBMA as a member of Lou Reid & Carolina. One look inside the door of Fisk Room 1 and

  • IBMA Showcase: Lou Reid & Carolina

    This post is a contribution from Mike Reed, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. Photos for this post come from Roy Swann. As part of the Wednesday night IBMA Showcase, Lou Reid & Carolina (Lou Reid - Mandolin & vocals, Christy

  • Stressful day!

    This post is a contribution from Christy Reid, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. She will be reporting on her experiences at IBMA as a member of Lou Reid & Carolina. This is the first time that Lou Reid and Carolina

  • Graves Mountain Memories

    Rural Rhythm Records is set to release a single from their upcoming 55th Anniversary CD, All-Star Jam - Live At Graves Mountain, a collection of 12 tracks recorded at the 2010 Graves Mountain Festival Of Music this past summer. The album

  • Shannon Slaughter solo project coming soon

    Shannon Slaughter, guitarist and vocalist with Lou Reid and Carolina, is working on a solo project that will showcase both his muscular vocal style, and his clever and thoughtful songwriting. He has been recording this month at Eastwood Studio in