• Toy Hearts – Femme Fatale

    The Toy Hearts are preparing for the UK release of their new CD, Femme Fatale, and a busy summer touring across Britain, Europe and the USA. The CD features the singing Johnson sisters, Hannah and Sophia, along with Stuart, their

  • Bluegrass Jamboree a hit in Germany

    We had posted back in October about Bluegrass Jamboree, a package show that toured in Germany during the month of December. This was said to be the first such show of its kind, which included sets from Beverly Smith &

  • December bluegrass package tour in Germany

    Bluegrass Jamboree is the name attached to a two-week road show in Germany set for December. Headlining is Steep Canyon Rangers, who will be fresh off their US tour with Steve Martin, and hawking their newly-released CD, Deep In The Shade.

  • Wednesday night at IBMA

    You know that we had a busy IBMA when it's Sunday morning before I have a chance to post comments on the Wednesday night showcase performances. Sugar Hill hosted a reception late Wednesday afternoon, and I enjoyed speaking with a number

  • Live EP from Toy Hearts

    Toy Hearts, surely one of Britain's most aggressive young bluegrass bands, leaves today for a month in the US. The group is based on a family trio, Stewart Johnson and his two daughters, Hannah and Sophia. They will be playing at

  • Toy Hearts on YouTube

    Toy Hearts, one of Britain's top bluegrass acts, has a new video on YouTube. It's the title track of their current CD, When I Cut Loose, recorded earlier this month at the Ely Folk Festival in Ely Cambridgeshire, UK. The group is