• Doyle Lawson on Bill Monroe

    This interview with Doyle Lawson at the July 14 edition of Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman was conducted by Nancy Cardwell. If Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass was looking down from heaven last Thursday night, July 14 at the Ryman

  • Sierra Hull covers Adele on CMT

    CMT has released a web video of Sierra Hull performing a cover of Someone Like You, written and originally recorded by British pop songstress Adele. In addition to her road band, Highway 111, Sierra is accompanied by Ron Block, Justin Moses,

  • Clay Hess on Kickstarter

    Clay Hess, guitarist and vocalist with Sierra Hull & Highway 111, is the latest bluegrass artist to take to Kickstarter for crowdsourcing of his new project, Rain. In this case, Clay is looking for his fans and friends to help raise

  • Sierra Hull is London bound

    Sierra Hull is coming over to the UK to play a couple of showcase dates to help launch the UK release of her new album, Daybreak (Rounder 0658), due to become available in July. The record hit in the US in

  • The Soggy Bottom Fest

    Greetings from a beautiful, but SOGGY DelFest. What a great afternoon we've had.  Sierra Hull and Highway 111 treated us to songs from their recent release and a threw in a couple of oldies and a few gospel number for good

  • Mandolin Mashup 2011 video

    Well... it looks like I was wrong last week about there being no archived copy of the 2011 Mandolin Mashup video from the Berklee College of Music. Berklee mandolin instructor John McGann organizes this show each Spring as a showcase for

  • Sierra rocks it at Berklee

    Speaking of Sierra Hull and Berklee... Here's a video of her helping out a fellow student, Caleb Gilbreath, on his senior recital. Caleb's a drummer, and brought Sierra along to sing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings' 455 Rocket, a hit for

  • Mandolin Mashup at Berklee – and online

    It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Mandolin Mashup 5! Tonight (May 4) at 8:15 p.m., Berklee College of Music mandolin instructor John McGann will host a concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston to celebrate the skill and artistry

  • Songwriting analysis from Mark Simos

    In the first part of our interview with Sierra Hull earlier this month, she discussed her current studies at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. One instructor she mentioned was Mark Simos, with whom she is studying lyric writing