• Old Dirt Road – Shenandoah Drive

    Proving that contemporary tunes sound great when played in a traditional style, the new release from central Virginia’s Shenandoah Drive is rock solid. Their album Old Dirt Road, a collection of twelve tunes both old and new, was recorded at

  • 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

  • IBMA Showcase: Lou Reid & Carolina

    This post is a contribution from Mike Reed, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. Photos for this post come from Roy Swann. As part of the Wednesday night IBMA Showcase, Lou Reid & Carolina (Lou Reid - Mandolin & vocals, Christy

  • Stressful day!

    This post is a contribution from Christy Reid, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. She will be reporting on her experiences at IBMA as a member of Lou Reid & Carolina. This is the first time that Lou Reid and Carolina

  • 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

  • Shannon Slaughter joins Lou Reid

    Lou Reid & Carolina have formally announced a band member change. Kevin Richardson has left the band to pursue a full-time gig with the Larry Stephenson Band. Lou, Christy and Trevor have expressed their best wishes for Kevin as he makes