• Blake Bowen to County Clare

    Shannon and Heather Slaughter have announced that Blake Bowen has joined their touring band, County Clare. He has worked previously as a member of Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, and the Tina Adair Band. He

  • County Clare in the studio

    Shannon Slaughter has had a very good year so far. His solo project, The Sideman Steps Out, has been a hit with bluegrass radio, and spent most of the early part of 2012 on our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. He

  • New look for County Clare in 2012

    County Clare, a side project for Shannon Slaughter when not traveling with Lou Reid & Carolina -  a side project when Lou isn't out with Seldom Scene - has announced some personnel changes. Shannon has had some impressive chart success with

  • The Sideman Steps Out

    Regular readers of Bluegrass Today will have surely noted my occasional musings on how few really outstanding new recordings come across my desk, as a percentage of total new projects. It has also been noted how often these exceptional albums

  • Shannon Slaughter solo project coming soon

    Shannon Slaughter, guitarist and vocalist with Lou Reid and Carolina, is working on a solo project that will showcase both his muscular vocal style, and his clever and thoughtful songwriting. He has been recording this month at Eastwood Studio in