• Photos from Blue Ox

    When the very first Blue Ox Music Festival was held this past weekend in Eau Claire, WI, Shelly Swanger was there to capture images for the readers of Bluegrass Today. Her photos are brilliant, as always, but it looks like festivalgoers

  • Blue Ox festival launches in Wisconsin

    Here's a great story about the power of bluegrass music. How many of us have thought that if only more people heard and experienced our music live, they would become instant fans. Well it appears that this works on business-minded music

  • Live video from Pert Near Sandstone

    Pert Near Sandstone has shared a live video performance for one of tracks on their latest CD, The Hardest Part Of Leaving, released April 15. It was shot this past weekend at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, famous

  • The Hardest Part of Leaving

    Pert Near Sandstone has announced an April 15 release for their next album, The Hardest Part of Leaving. The Minnesota-based outfit plans to make it available on CD, 180g vinyl, and digital download though their own label, Pert Near Music. Nate Sipe

  • Ship Of Fools from Pert Near Sandstone

    Pert Near Sandstone is releasing a single from their upcoming album, continuing the bluegrass/old time hybrid sound that has brought them to national prominence. The song is Ship Of Fools, and a limited run of 500 7'' vinyl copies will be

  • Live album coming from Pert Near Sandstone

    This past weekend, Pert Near Sandstone recorded a show for a live album, set for an early 2013 release. First Avenue in Minneapolis was the site for the November 9 concert. The band plans to mix the tracks in December, and have the

  • Pert Near Sandstone at IBMA

    Pert Near Sandstone was one of the invited showcase acts during IBMA's World of Bluegrass in September, bringing their interesting mix of old time and Americana string band music to Nashville for the first time. We spoke with band members Kevin

  • Snake Charmer video from Pert Near Sandstone

    Pert Near Sandstone has a new music video, for the song Snake Charmer from their current Paradise Hop album. This contemporary string band from Minneapolis features Nate Sipe 0n mandolin and fiddle, Kevin Kniebel on banjo, J Lenz on guitar, Adam Kiesling on bass,

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