• Moody Bluegrass Two…Much Love

    June 21 has been announced as the official release date for a second set of bluegrass covers of classic songs from legendary 1960’s-70’s British pop-rockers The Moody Blues. The first, Moody Bluegrass, hit in 2004, combining the chart hits from

  • Merlefest Day 4

    Here's a day 4 report on Merlefest 2011 from Georgia Lowrance, delayed by poor connectivity on Sunday. She provided us daily updates, with photos, from her position on the ground in Wilkesboro last weekend. The bulk of the photos

  • New Hot Rize audio

    We posted back in August about the upcoming Hot Rize tour this fall, the band's first since the passing of original guitarist Charles Sawtelle in 1999. They will spend 10 days on the road, hitting clubs and theaters across the

  • Martins and Mamas

    This post is a contribution from Grace Van't Hof, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. She will report about her experiences at IBMA as she tries to promote her group, Della Mae. Let me preface this post by saying that I

  • Hot Rize reunion tour 2010

    Hot Rize hits the road again this fall for their first US tour in more than 10 years. They have a string of dates scheduled later this year with original members Pete Wernick on banjo, Tim O'Brien on mandolin/fiddle and

  • Rising Sun Melodies – Ola Belle Reed

    The name Ola Belle Reed may not be terribly familiar to younger fans of bluegrass and old time music - unless they are inclined to peruse liner notes and songwriter credits on their favorite recordings. Many of her songs have

  • Tim O’Brien CD due in July

    Look for a new release from Tim O'Brien on July 13, an opportune date as this will mark the 13th solo project since his first in 1984. The new album is fully self-produced, and will be on Tim's Howdy Skies Records.

  • Up On The Ridge – Dierks Bentley

    Today, June 8, marks the official release of Dierks Bentley's much anticipated 'bluegrass album,' Up On The Ridge. We have spoken of it several times here on Bluegrass Today, and Bentley has been making a full-on media push this past