• Leave The Bottle From Town Mountain

    Pinecastle Records has announced September 4 as the release date for Leave The Bottle, the first release on the label from Town Mountain. The Asheville, NC band consists of Robert Greer on guitar, Phil Barker on mandolin, Bobby Britt on fiddle, Jesse Langlais on banjo

  • Daydreams from Cory Piatt

    Cory Piatt, the talented young mandolinist with The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, has recently completed a solo project. Entitled Daydreams, the album will be released this summer by Patuxent Music. Piatt tells us that he has been working on finishing this

  • Growler – Shannon Wheeler

    Western Virginia fiddler Shannon Wheeler has released a debut EP album. It's called Growler, and features 4 fiddle tunes (2 of them originals), and a vocal. Wheeler is an active road and session player in the Virginia/North Carolina scene, and has

  • Go the Road – Tiller’s Folly

    It wasn't too many years ago that the concept of a “band" began to change from simplistic to more complicated definitions. In fact, at the turn of the last century, many individuals would have considered the act of two people

  • Livewire’s One-and-Done Reunion

    Apparently, playing in a bluegrass band is a lot like riding a bicycle. Once you learn how to do it, you don’t forget how, even if years go by without doing it. You might wobble a bit, but the basics

  • Sleepy Man Banjo Boys in the studio

    The now world-famous Sleepy Man Banjo Boys have been in the studio of late, recording an album of traditional bluegrass instrumental music. The timing of this long-planned venture coincides perfectly with their sudden popularity. A number of appearances on national

  • Donna Ulisse studio video

    Donna Ulisse has released a music video for the song Her Heart Is A Stone Hard Ground, the first from her new album, An Easy Climb. They shot it the same day they recorded the track, right there at Ocean Way

  • Jim Lauderdale – Reason And Rhyme

    Jim Lauderdale is back with more of his Tex-Mex flavored, Buck Owens-inflected bluegrass on a new Sugar Hill CD, Reason And Rhyme, due June 21. Again he is paired with songwriting partner Robert Hunter and co-producer Randy Kohrs, who also adds

  • A final word from Butch Baldassari

    SoundArt Recordings has announced an early August release for a new project from Butch Baldassari and Van Manakas, Leavin' Tennessee, which was completed shortly before Butch succumbed to an aggressive brain cancer in 2009. The album features Butch on mandolin with