• 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

  • Jayd Raines to Marty Raybon

    Talented multi-instrumentalist Jayd Raines will be starting the new year back with Marty Raybon & Full Circle. Jayd worked almost 2 full years with Marty between 2007-2009, playing bass and singing harmony vocals. I caught them at IBMA during his stead,

  • Christmas the Mountain Way

    For most bluegrass musicians, summer is festival season. However, a number of today’s top artists took a short break from touring this past June to get in the holiday spirit. For Steve Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Mike Scott, and the

  • Silent Night from Marty Raybon

    Here's some more music from Rural Rhythm's Christmas The Mountain Way, their new holiday-themed CD/DVD package. It features live performances from a bevy of top bluegrass pickers and singers, recorded in Kentucky earlier this year. The fine folks at Rural Rhythm have

  • Great news from Chris Wade

    The last time we posted about Marty Raybon's young banjo picker Chris Wade, it was with sad and somewhat depressing news. The 24 year old student in the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program had received a diagnosis

  • Christmas The Mountain Way

    Rural Rhythm has released a promotional video in support of their upcoming 2-disc package, Christmas The Mountain Way. It includes both an audio CD and a concert DVD recorded this past June in Pikeville, KY for BlueHighways TV, which will air

  • Photos from Back 40 Bluegrass Festival

    This report from Back 40 Bluegrass is the first of what we hope will be many contributions from Bryan Dietz. Back 40 Bluegrass Festival occurs twice a year, Memorial Day Weekend and the first weekend in August. Hosted by the Turnbull family,

  • Bluegrass Comes To The Valley this weekend

    Tomorrow (9/15) marks the premiere of Bluegrass Comes To The Valley on RFD-TV. This two-part miniseries will air as part of the network's popular Reno’s Old Time Music program, with Ronnie Reno visiting the famed Renfro Valley in Kentucky. In addition to