• Acoustic Lullaby – Tony Wray with Tim Crouch

    As first reported in this publication in March, 2021, Acoustic Lullaby was the brainchild of acclaimed bluegrass banjo player and guitarist Tony Wray, Pinecastle Records owner Lonnie Lassiter, and the company's CEO, Ethan Burkhardt. Lassiter and Burkhardt were new fathers

  • EMD from Scott Vestal and Bluegrass 2022

    Pinecastle Records has released a new single from their upcoming instrumental bluegrass album, Bluegrass 2022. Following in a long tradition begun in 1995, banjo master Scott Vestal has recorded stellar projects for the label in many of these years, each similarly

  • Tim and Dennis Crouch say, Play Ball!

    With the arrival of spring, all the best that life offers is at our fingertips. Fragrant flowers are on display, and love is in the air. The days are getting longer, and soon, outdoor bluegrass festivals will dominate the musical

  • Kentucky Turnpike from Tim and Dennis Crouch

    Rural Rhythm Records has released a first single for their upcoming project for Tim Crouch and Dennis Crouch, produced in collaboration with Engelhardt Music Group in Nashville. The Arkansas brothers are veteran grassers of many years, Tim on the fiddle and Dennis

  • In Our Own Words – Bluegrass Express

    Illinios' Bluegrass Express has released In Our Own Words on Plum River Records, their 8th album since being founded in 1980. The title refers to the fact that all 12 tracks were written within the band. They have a multigenerational angle in the group

  • Debut single from Matt Wallace

    Pinecastle has announced a March 11 release date for For A Season, a solo project from Knoxville bass player and vocalist, Matt Wallace. The album features Matt and a number of other very talented singers, including Paul Brewster, Jesse Gregory,

  • Alan Jackson et al on Letterman

    If you missed Alan Jackson and his all-star band last night on The Late Show with David Letterman - or just want to watch it again - the video is embedded below. He performed Blacktop from his current release, The Bluegrass