• Lonesomeville – Rich in Tradition

    It’s not uncommon for bluegrass bands to claim an association with tradition. Some are based in it, some are influenced by it, some have built upon it, while others seem to have completely forgotten about it. One Mt. Airy, NC-area

  • Close Kin follow-up to feature young pickers

    Karl Cooler of Mountain Roads Recordings and singer, songwriter and producer Johnny Williams have teamed up for a follow-up to their 2011 collaboration, Close Kin-A Reunion of Bluegrass & Old Time Music. That album was just what the title suggests,

  • Enter Freeman & Williams

    Freeman & Williams... that sounds like a new duet act, or maybe an ad agency, or legal firm. But it's actually a bluegrass/Americana trio with a new CD set to hit February 7 on Mountain Roads Recordings. The group consists of

  • New Stages for Snyder Family Band

    Mountain Roads Recordings of Bristol, Tennessee, recently released information about the forthcoming album – Stages – by the Snyder Family Band. The release is scheduled for October 18. Stages is the group’s third CD and, like the others, it features the

  • Cullen Galyean RIP

    Cullen Galyean, bluegrass pioneer noted for his hard-driving banjo playing, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early afternoon of July 13, 2010. He had been experiencing poor health for some time. Cullen Galyean, born in Lowgap, North Carolina, in

  • Big Country Bluegrass moves on

    In February we brought you news of the forthcoming CD, titled Back In Time, from Big Country Bluegrass. We indicated at the time that it would be their second album to be released by Mountain Roads Recordings. Now comes the announcement

  • Snyder Family Band sign for the Coolers

    The Snyder Family Band is the latest band to sign for Mountain Roads Recordings. The Lexington, North Carolina, based Snyder Family Band has recently signed for Mountain Roads Recordings, the Bristol, Tennessee, based label run by Karl and Gail Cooler. The family

  • Born Into Bluegrass radio premiere 8/29

    The upcoming Mountain Roads Recordings CD, Born Into Bluegrass - The Songs of Cullen Galyean, will be premiered tonight (8/29) on WBRF FM 98.1 in Galax, VA. The album celebrates the contributions of Galyean, a legendary performer from western North Carolina

  • Wheeler – Bluegrass Gospel

    Last December we mentioned that the recently formed bluegrass Gospel quintet Wheeler, from Weber City, VA, had signed with Mountain Roads Recordings. Their first album following that agreement, Bluegrass Gospel, becomes available today (August 1st). Wheeler consists of the husband and