• Frank Solivan in the studio

    Frank Solivan was back in the studio last week, but not for a new album with his hot band, Dirty Kitchen. He was in Nashville recording with family and friends for a new solo project on Compass Records. He carried some

  • IBMA announces Momentum Award recipients

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the recipients of their first Momentum Awards in advance of the industry's big week in Nashville. These awards are designed to honor artists and industry folks in the early stages of their careers. Though

  • Big changes in Bearfoot

    Popular bluegrass/Americana group Bearfoot has announced a personnel switch, with Nora Jane Struthers leaving the group to support her upcoming solo project, taking bassist P.J. George along for the ride. In her stead, Bearfoot has brought on guitarist, vocalist and songwriter

  • Leave the Bottle – Town Mountain

    I’m not sure what the definition of bluegrass would be in words alone, but if that definition was set to music, it would probably sound something like Town Mountain’s new Pinecastle Records release, Leave the Bottle. The dozen songs here are

  • Leave The Bottle From Town Mountain

    Pinecastle Records has announced September 4 as the release date for Leave The Bottle, the first release on the label from Town Mountain. The Asheville, NC band consists of Robert Greer on guitar, Phil Barker on mandolin, Bobby Britt on fiddle, Jesse Langlais on banjo

  • Go Parker!

    Go Parker!, the long-awaited solo project from Jeff Parker, mandolinist and vocalist with Dailey & Vincent, is now set for a July 9 release on Lonesome Day Records. From a quick listen to extended samples on Airplay Direct, this sounds like

  • Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass

    Chris Henry has ambitious plans for the summer of 2012. He and his group, The Hardcore Grass, intend to record three albums in Nashville over the next few months. As he explains in his Kickstarter video below, they will cut one

  • Jeff Parker CD in May

    Jeff Parker, the very talented and wildly entertaining mandolinist with Dailey & Vincent, is expecting to release a solo project this May on Lonesome Day Records. If you've caught the Dailey & Vincent show live, you know that Parker has a

  • America’s Music from Sleepy Man Banjo Boys

    America's favorite pre-teen grassers, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, have announced October 4 as the release date for their debut album, America's Music. It's their instrumental tribute to their bluegrass forebears - their musical great-grandfathers? - with 12 tracks featuring the picking

  • Sleepy Man Banjo Boys in the studio

    The now world-famous Sleepy Man Banjo Boys have been in the studio of late, recording an album of traditional bluegrass instrumental music. The timing of this long-planned venture coincides perfectly with their sudden popularity. A number of appearances on national