• Scott Vestal wins 2017 Steve Martin Prize

    Over this past weekend, the 2017 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music was awarded to Scott Vestal. This makes him the 8th recipient of this prestigious prize, which recognizes a player who has demonstrated "a fresh

  • Seth Taylor in the studio

    Seth Taylor, lead guitarist with Dailey & Vincent, is in the studio completing his first solo project in Nashville, with Jim VanCleve producing. The 20 year old wunderkind first hit the scene playing with Pine Mountain Railroad while he was still in high

  • For The Record: Becky Buller #4

    Once again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail their recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here

  • Music Politics from Mickey Boles

    Don't bring up religion or politics in polite company. That's what they always say. But Tennessee bluegrass singer/songwriter Mickey Boles is breaking both those rules in his new song, Music Politics. It examines the eternal question of who makes it in the

  • Poison Cove – Milan Miller

    While most bluegrass albums contain at least a few updated versions of old standards, there’s also some great new original music coming out these days. Milan Miller, the writer behind recent fan favorites Caney Fork River (Balsam Range) and Pretty

  • Pinecastle signs Newton and Thomas

    Mark Newton and Steve Thomas are the latest artists to be signed by Pinecastle Records, it has been announced today. A new duo project, Reborn, is scheduled for an April 9 release. Both of these fine musicians have enjoyed a long