• Waiting Days – Pert Near Sandstone

    Pert Near Sandstone is well on their way to becoming one of the more influential ensembles setting the course for progressive bluegrass today. Their allegiance to its timeless template is undeniable, but it's equally clear that they can also create

  • Pert Near Sandstone digs deep with Rising Tide

    After eight albums and a career that goes back more than 15 years, Pert Near Sandstone have come to represent the essence of Minnesota’s thriving progressive bluegrass community, environs also inhabited by such likeminded luminaries as Charlie Parr, 4onthefloor, and

  • 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