• 409 – Tom Mindte, Mason Via and Ben Somerville

    There’s always some degree of skepticism involved when you combine the talents of three seasoned musicians versed in different genres and spawned from different backgrounds. So credit Tom Mindte, Mason Via and Ben Somerville with finding common ground within a

  • Tom Mindte’s Pickin’ Party, 2018

    Tom Mindte and Tom Jarboe join the jam at Tom Mindte's Pickin' Party (10/6/18) - photo by Jeromie Stephens Each year Tom Mindte, who runs Patuxent Records in Maryland, hosts a weekend-long pickin' party with his friends, Rodger Nelson and Steve Benedik.

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Tom Mindte

    Tom Mindte, head of Patuxent Music and bandleader of Patuxent Partners, stores an extensive record collection at his studio in Rockville, Maryland.  I asked him how his interest in collecting and music got started. TM:  Dad had a heating and air

  • Bluegrass Show opens WAMU’s new theater

    It's a lot smaller than the Grand Ole Opry, but if Katy Daley and her colleagues have their way, WAMU's Black Box Theater in Washington, DC, will become another must-listen setting for live broadcasts of bluegrass music in front of

  • Two new mandolin projects from Patuxent

    Patuxent Records, based in Rockville, MD, has two new releases celebrating bluegrass mandolin. One involves teaming up a veteran stylist with a newcomer, and the other an exercise of label owner perogative. Frank Wakefield has long been an artist who goes