• Into My Own – Bryan Sutton

    For a great many years, Bryan Sutton has flown under a lot of people's radar. Those 'in the know,' or closely connected to the acoustic music world, recognized the fiery flatpicker as the first guitar gunslinger with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky

  • Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan hit the road

    Ask any musicologist about the origins of old time and bluegrass music, and a disquisition on banjo and fiddle music won't be far behind. Particularly in the Appalachian regions where self-sufficient immigrants from the British isles and their descendants tended

  • Soggy Bottom Boys in Tennessee

    This report and photos are a contribution from Jessica Boggs, a librarian and serious bluegrass fan in East Tennessee. For fans of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? – or simply fans of great traditional bluegrass music – Gatlinburg’s Ole

  • Irene Kelley’s Pennsylvania Coal

    I wasn’t prepared for what happened the first time I hit play on Irene Kelley’s new CD, Pennsylvania Coal. I’ve known and admired her work as a songwriter and I knew from reading the liner notes that the picking would be

  • All-Star Civil War Tribute Due Nov 5

    ATO Records has announced November 5th as the official release date for Divided & United, a two-disc set commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This hearty thirty-two song collection features the best in American music. Drawing from country, bluegrass, and

  • And the Bluegrass Grammy for 2013 goes to…

    Congratulations to Steep Canyon Rangers, whose Nobody Knows You album was just announced as the winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for the Best Bluegrass Album. The Goat Rodeo Sessions (Yo Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan) was awarded