• Joe Diffie – Homecoming

    Back in the late summer of 2008, we first shared news about country crooner Joe Diffie making a return to bluegrass music, from whence he came before Nashville made him a star in the 1990s. Rounder signed him to a

  • Charlie Cushman, Rob Ickes interviews from Mel Bay

    Mel Bay Publications has launched a video artist interview series on YouTube, and several of the first videos posted feature prominent bluegrass artists. The interviews are conducted by Nashville media personality Erica Cantrell, and include brief bios, playing tips and

  • The Chapmans – Grown Up

    We posted last week with news about The Chapmans signing with Compass Records. At that time, we promised some more details on their next CD soon, and Jeremy Chapman has provided us with just that... "Grown Up (A Revisionist History) is

  • ResoSummit 2009

    This past weekend saw the 3rd annual gathering of resonator guitarists in Nashville known as ResoSummit. The event is co-produced by Rob Ickes and Betty Wheeler for ResoRevolution. Instruction was provided by a team of resophonicians including Ickes, Curtis Burch, Cindy

  • Patty Loveless – Mountain Soul II

    Patty Loveless has enjoyed great success in country music, but always held a love for the mountain music she grew up singing in her native Kentucky. While charting country hits and accepting awards from the CMA and ACM, she found

  • Keith Sewell – The Way Of A Wanderer

    It's not likely that anyone would challenge the talent of Keith Sewell. As a picker and singer, he's worked with Ricky Skaggs, James Taylor, Sam Bush, Marty Stuart, Jerry Douglas and The Dixie Chicks. His songs have been cut by Skaggs,

  • Rob Ickes on NPR

    Speaking of Rob Ickes... He was the subject of a nearly six minute segment on yesterday's (9/20) All Things Considered, broadcast on the majority of NPR stations all over the US. The piece was produced, voiced and written by our friend

  • Rob Ickes at the Red Sea

    I could hear the excitement in Rob Icke's voice when I spoke with him earlier this week about his recent trip to Israel. He and pianist Michael Alvey made the trip to perform at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eliat,

  • Rob Ickes – Road Song

    Reso-guitar mega-monster Rob Ickes has a new CD, focusing on his musical life outside of bluegrass and Blue Highway. Road Song is a collaboration with jazz pianist Michael Alvey on a set of piano/dobro duets, with Robinella providing vocals on three