• Crossroads announces Pisgah Ridge Records

    Crossroads Entertainment and Marketing, parent company of Mountain Home Music, has launched a new subsidiary label, Pisgah Ridge Records. The new bluegrass imprint will be used for special projects, like the recently-released solo album from The Boxcars' John Bowman, and to offer production,

  • Ron Stewart Boxcars banjo tabs

    Complete banjo transcriptions from the debut Boxcars CD are now available for download purchase from Ron Stewart's web site. And I do mean complete. Each of the album's 13 tracks are transcribed start to finish - solos and backup alike. Russell Sawler

  • Family Chain – John Bowman

    Unlike some of the "bandwagon" tribute recordings that it might be suspected are motivated by commercial appeal as much as a heartfelt desire to spotlight the subject of the tribute, John Bowman's new release, Family Chain, is a personal statement of

  • Hard Rock after-party at IBMA

    After having made plans to spend last week at IBMA showcasing, exhibiting, reporting for Bluegrass Today, and otherwise immersing ourselves in the World of Bluegrass, I received a court order setting a hearing for Thursday morning in a case involving over seven

  • A friendly Battle of the Bands

    The Boxcars and the Gibson Brothers have been crossing paths a lot lately, and not just on the festival circuit. Their current albums, the self-titled debut by the Boxcars and the Gibsons’ Help My Brother, have spent time at the

  • The Boxcars roll along

    Here’s some discouraging news for any bands hoping for a turn in the spotlight during the 2012 IBMA awards show. The Boxcars, early favorites in a number of categories this year, are heading back to the studio next month and

  • Boxcars grace Cashbox cover

    The Boxcars are featured on the cover of the May 2 issue of Cashbox magazine, in celebration of the position of their debut album atop this week's Cashbox bluegrass chart. This latest bluegrass supergroup is anchored by Adam Steffey on mandolin

  • Balsam Range: concert series and webcasts

    Western North Carolina bluegrass group Balsam Range, has announced an exciting new concert series. Taking place at the Colonial Theatre, originally built in 1932 and then restored in 1992 and again in 2006, in the band's hometown of Canton, NC, the

  • The Boxcars roll into town

    We've waxed enthusiastic several times about The Boxcars here on Bluegrass Today, and the release of their debut, self-titled CD on Mountain Home Records gave us another opportunity to do so in September when the first single dropped, and again