• Happy news from Jayd Raines

    When we reported last week that Randy Barnes was taking over on bass with Marty Raybon, we wondered what had become of Jayd Raines, who had just joined the band earlier this year. We caught up with him over the weekend,

  • Randy Barnes to Marty Raybon

    Randy Barnes is the new bass player with Marty Raybon & Full Circle. He has been out with the band since April 28, and is also participating in the harmony singing. He joins Chris Wade on banjo, Zach Rambo on mandolin,

  • God Didn’t Choose Sides

    Music about the Civil War is a staple of bluegrass and folk music. There are some memorable songs and terrific collections that recall the pain and anguish of brother fighting brother. But I’m pretty sure there’s never been anything like God

  • LocalGrass – Bluegrass on Broad

    Sitting here in my Tennessee home tonight, with an ice storm having passed through the area today and being on our 3rd consecutive week of snow events that included “Thunder Snow” last week, the mind wanders to happier times when

  • God Didn’t Choose Sides

    Rural Rhythm is preparing a new all-star project for a February 12 release. God Didn't Choose Sides offers 13 tracks, each a new composition dealing with stories and characters from the US Civil War, picked and sung by a who's who of

  • That Janie Baker from Marty Raybon

    Marty Raybon also has a new single this week, That Janie Baker, a song he wrote with John Fountain. It will be included on his next Rural Rhythm album, The Back Forty, an all-bluegrass project due for a March release. Marty