• Bluegrass Sales Up?

    Good news has been in short supply for the recorded music industry since the turn of the century. With retailers closing up shop and digital distribution (legal and illegal) eating into label revenues for more than a decade, crying the

  • Rebel remembers Bill Monroe

    Rebel Records recently announced the forthcoming release of two CDs to remember the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe. They have searched their vaults and found a great store of recordings that enables them to release not one, but

  • Dave Evans recuperating from heart surgery

    Bluegrass balladeer and banjo picker Dave Evans is home recovering from a very serious health scare that required heart surgery at the end of July. Evans spoke earlier today with Dave Freeman of Rebel Records, and relayed that he had a

  • Tumbling Bones – Risk Not Your Soul

    I've worked this past few years with Peter Winne in his capacity as a publicist with Rebel Records. And like most folks who work in the bluegrass business, Pete is also a musician. It is as an independent artist that

  • Two new Rebel releases in October

    Rebel Records has two new CDs set for an October 12 release. One is a new project from Big Country Bluegrass, and the other a most-welcome reissue of music from Lost and Found. Bass man Allen Mills is the sole founding

  • Promo job with Rebel?

    Rebel Records is on the hunt for someone to fill a position in their Radio Publicity & Promotion department. The position requires excellent communication and computer skills and a love for Bluegrass and/or Old-Time Music. Applicants must reside in central

  • Rebel releases for 2009

    I caught up with Mark Freeman of Rebel Records recently, and he shared some information about their release schedule for 2009. We mentioned last week that they would have a new Lost and Found CD in March, and Mark tells us

  • Rebel goes west for Spring Creek

    Rebel Records has announced the signing of Colorado's Spring Creek, which they note marks the first time the Virginia label has contracted with a band based west of the Mississippi. It may also mark the first time a new band hits