• Albums of The Year? – 2012 Edition

    Billboard has released their year-end list of the top albums in bluegrass music. As always for the magazine's charts, these are strictly based on sales as measured by SoundScan, and dependent on both Billboard and SoundScan's definition of "bluegrass." Here is their 2012 list: 15. Bright Morning

  • Banjo tabs from All In available online

    Banjo tab transcriptions for all of Ron Stewart's banjo parts on the latest Boxcars album, All In, are now available online. They include all solos and backup, transcribed by Canadian banjo picker Russell Sawler, who manages The Bluegrass Outlet. The book

  • Hot Pickin’ at Red White & Bluegrass

    The photos accompanying this review of the first day at Red, White & Bluegrass were taken by Laura Tate Ridge. To say thousands braved day one of Red White & Bluegrass in Morganton, North Carolina is an understatement. While temperatures reached 105

  • All In – The Boxcars

    From their highly anticipated, self-titled debut release which hit shelves in October 2010, to their recognized success at the 2011 IBMA Awards where they took multiple trophies, The Boxcars have been getting quite a lot of attention within the world

  • Boxcars, Lawson do radio Wednesday

    Big doin's on the radio tomorrow (3/21) for bluegrass lovers. Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. marks the official premier of the highly-anticipated sophomore release from The Boxcars, All In, on Sirius-XM's Bluegrass Junction. All five members of the band sat recently

  • Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman 2012

    The docket for this summer’s Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman was announced this week. This series is an annual celebration of bluegrass sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. (CDT), and tickets are $26.50. Make sure you

  • The Boxcars CD this month

    I just heard from Adam Steffey, who tells us that The Boxcars' second Mountain Home CD, All In, is set for release later this month. This much-anticipated sophomore project will feature Adam on mandolin along with fellow Boxcars Ron Stewart

  • New Boxcars CD almost done

    I caught up yesterday with Adam Steffey, who filled me in on the two biggest events in his life these days. Make that three! His twin sons, Riley and A.P., are occupying much of his energy, but he's also been carving