• Jim VanCleve heading back home

    Jim VanCleve, Mountain Heart fiddler and busy Nashville session player/producer, is set to return home today from his weekend stay at the Vanderbilt Medical Center. He had been hospitalized on Friday after his white blood count plunged to a dangerous level

  • Jim VanCleve suffering from Dengue Fever

    Jim VanCleve, Mountain Heart fiddler and one of the busiest session players and producers in Nashville, is hospitalized today for a blood transfusion after contracting Dengue Fever during a visit St. Croix last week. The disease is spread by mosquito bites, and fortunately

  • The Christmas Song from Josh Shilling

    Josh Shilling, Mountain Heart's bluesy lead singer, has released a Christmas single. It's his pared-down version of the  perennial Mel Torme classic, The Christmas Song. With just Josh's voice and his piano, this track recalls how Shilling plied his trade prior

  • Josh Shilling Letting Go video

    We've written before about Letting Go, the debut solo project from Mountain Heart vocalist Josh Shilling. And as Josh has mentioned in previous posts, this isn't a bluegrass record, though it does feature contributions from notable grassers like Shilling's bandmate Aaron

  • You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

    This post is a contribution from Mountain Heart lead vocalist Josh Shilling. He describes how the band went from what was expected to be an uneventful bus ride to Grey Fox this week, to events that turned them and their

  • Mountain Heart to New Frontier Touring

    Mountain Heart is taking a step up towards the big time. Their rowdy, hybrid show, which mixes elements of bluegrass, blues and rock music, will be represented by New Frontier Touring. They will continue to be managed by Brian Smith of

  • Mountain Heart sellout streak

    Mountain Heart is having a heckuva strong start to their new year. Fiddler Jim VanCleve tells us that they have kicked off 2012 with a string of ten sold out shows, with a couple of nearly full houses in the mix

  • Baucom, Rice and Mountain Heart

    Mountain Heart performed in Augusta, GA on Friday evening, along with special guests Terry Baucom and Tony Rice. On these shows, the material tends to focus on Rice's rich catalog of music, as this video attests. It has Barry Abernathy taking