• Banjo tabs from All In available online

    Banjo tab transcriptions for all of Ron Stewart's banjo parts on the latest Boxcars album, All In, are now available online. They include all solos and backup, transcribed by Canadian banjo picker Russell Sawler, who manages The Bluegrass Outlet. The book

  • Bowman, Rigsby, Smith in the studio

    We talked a good while on Tuesday with Kenny & Amanda Smith, and hope to have a video interview with them before IBMA week concludes. Both were looking spry and chipper, and full of the energy and good humor that

  • New album from Richard Bennett

    Richard Bennett left a powerful mark on bluegrass music in the 1990s as lead vocalist and guitarist with J.D. Crowe & The New South. His strong rhythm and lead guitar, distinctive vocal style and crisp songwriting were a hallmark of

  • Don’t You Worry About Me – Rachel Burge

    West Virginian Rachel Burge may not yet be a household name in the bluegrass community, but judging from her debut solo project, Don't You Worry About Me, that could be about to change. She serves currently as mandolinist with Mountain Fever recording artists, No

  • Go Parker!

    Go Parker!, the long-awaited solo project from Jeff Parker, mandolinist and vocalist with Dailey & Vincent, is now set for a July 9 release on Lonesome Day Records. From a quick listen to extended samples on Airplay Direct, this sounds like

  • No Part of Nothin’ – Alan Tompkins

    “No part of nothin’,” Bill Monroe’s famous phrase describing music unworthy of praise just so happens to be the seemingly unusual choice for the title of the new release this month from Alan Tompkins, the president and founder of the

  • Kenny & Amanda in the studio

    The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band have spent much of the past two weeks recording at Gat3 studio in North Carolina, completing a new album which will be released soon on the Gat3 label. They tracked 14 new songs with the

  • Carrie Hassler – The Distance

    Carrie Hassler has been working hard since her last release (2008’s CHHR2), and her efforts shine on her most recent project for Rural Rhythm Records, the solo album The Distance. The album debuted at number 10 on Billboard’s Bluegrass chart,

  • Wayne Taylor: It’s About Time

    From the moment I had the new solo project from Blue Highway bass player Wayne Taylor in my hands, I couldn't wait to hear what it sounded like. I won't leave you in suspense — it's great. Appropriately titled ("long overdue"