• Rambler’s Choice signs with Rebel

    When BlueRidge split in early 2007, Alan Bibey and Jason Davis became part of the newly formed Grasstowne, and Alan Johnson joined Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Junior Sisk, their soulful lead singer, reassembled his old group, and they have been

  • Dave Freeman remembers

    In the latest edition of the County Sales Newsletter, #290, David Freeman, the founder of the longstanding and illustrious retail outlet "for bluegrass, old-time and authentic rural music", is in a nostalgic mood, telling his readers how it used to

  • Best Loved Bluegrass: 20 All-Time Favorites

    Rebel Records has recently announced news of the forthcoming release on March 25 of a various Artists collection entitled Best Loved Bluegrass: 20 All-Time Favorites (REB-8004). The 20 song anthology embraces some of the classic songs in bluegrass music from some

  • Moondi Klein and Jimmy Gaudreau

    Rebel Records has announced that their first new release for 2008 will be a duo project from Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein. Bluegrass fans remember Gaudreau from his years with The Country Gentlemen, The Tony Rice Unit and his current gig

  • Two new download reissues from Rebel

    Rebel Records has reissued two more classic out-of-print recordings as download-only releases. First up is a Lonesome River Band album from 1988, one which many recent fans of the band may learn about for the first time. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

  • Paul Williams to release 7th Rebel CD

    Here's another post from our all-the-more regular correspondent, Richard Thompson. He writes from England, where he is also a longstanding contributor to British Bluegrass News, a quarterly print publication where he also briefly served as editor. The latest CD from bluegrass

  • Rebel reissues/compilations out today

    The three CD reissues from Rebel that we previewed last month are officially released today. These include a first-time-on-CD reissue of JD Crowe's classic Bluegrass Holiday, and compilations of new-to-CD Gospel cuts from Ralph Stanley, Mountain Preacher's Child, and a budget-priced

  • John Starling & Carolina Star

    Hard core fans of bluegrass supergroup Seldom Scene are inclined to the sort of internecine squabbles that occur among folks fiercely loyal to their favorite sports team. To wit, the familiar arguments about which edition of the team was the

  • Two more Ralph Stanley reissues on iTunes

    Earlier this year, Rebel Records reissued a pair of classic Ralph Stanley recordings as iTunes download exclusives. Now comes word of two others, recently available again from the iTunes Music store. Down Where The River Bends was first released in 1978,