• I Won’t Take Too Long from MilkDrive

    MilkDrive is another young string band that uses the instruments and techniques of the old time and bluegrass traditions to create their own unique brand of alternative pop music. They are based in Austin, TX, where the wide and varied arts scene

  • Old Settler’s 2013

    The fine folks with the Old Settler's Music Festival in Austin, Texas sent along this gallery of images from their 2013 event earlier this year. Photgraphers are Ron Baker and John Grubbs.  

  • Helium Taxi from Rob Lifford

    Here's a real international bluegrass story, the tale of guitarist Rob Lifford, who grew up in New York, became passionate about bluegrass in South Korea, and ended up in Austin, TX jamming with the guys in Milkdrive. And like those Austin

  • Waves – Milkdrive

    One of the reasons I love bluegrass so much is because it is accessible. Artfully, deftly and masterfully played by virtuosi who weave together pieces of melody, lyric, rhythm, harmony, instrument and arrangement together like spinning straw into gold, the

  • SoHo video from Milk Drive

    Austin alt-acousticians Milk Drive have released a first music video from their debut studio project, Road From Home. The song is SoHo, written by fellow-Austinian Drew Smith. They shot the video (produced and directed by Mike Abb) at a friend's house

  • Milk Drive – The Road From Home

    Adventurous acoustic/alt-grassers Milk Drive are set to release The Road From Home, their first studio album, on April 5. This young Austin-based band includes Noah Jeffries on guitar, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin, Brian Beken on fiddle/vocals, and Matt Medford on bass.