• Dave Adkins Has Nothing to Lose

    Some bluegrass folks are just meant to sing together: Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent. Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley. And a seemingly endless string of brothers, from the Delmores to the Gibsons. Add to that list Dave Adkins and Edgar

  • Russell Moore and Wayne Benson at IBMA 2013

    Among the bluegrass celebrities we caught up with last week in Raleigh were Russell Moore and Wayne Benson from IIIrd Tyme Out. We talked about Timeless Hits From The Past, Bluegrassed, their current album with Cracker Barrel, and how working

  • Fiddler Tim Smith and Friends

    Bluegrass is one of the few genres of music in which instrumental skill is showcased just as much or more than vocal skill. As such, many of the best known tunes in bluegrass are instrumentals, made for showing off a

  • Bibey & Benson CD due March 12

    The long-awaited twin mandolin project from Wayne Benson and Alan Bibey, The Mandolin Chronicles, has been announced for a March 12 release on Pinecastle. It celebrates not only these two stellar musicians, but also the classic prewar instruments they each

  • Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends

    North Carolina fiddler Tim Smith has released a new album, titled simply Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends. Smith has quite a bluegrass pedigree, having worked for three years with The Bluegrass Cardinals, and with five previous solo projects to his credit.

  • Pure & Simple From Robert Hale

    My friend Stacy Grubb, a West Virginia singer-songwriter, sometimes muses that her music is too bluegrass for country and too country for bluegrass. That’s a perfect description for Pure & Simple, the first solo release from Robert Hale, the former

  • Pure & Simple From Robert Hale

    My friend Stacy Grubb, a West Virginia singer-songwriter, sometimes muses that her music is too bluegrass for country and too country for bluegrass. That’s a perfect description for Pure & Simple, the first solo release from Robert Hale, the former

  • LocalGrass – The Moore Brothers

    This is the debut installment of LocalGrass, a new feature on Bluegrass Today. LocalGrass will twice-monthly provide information about bands and artists who are working primarily on a local or regional basis. We hope to be able to provide an early look at

  • Livewire’s One-and-Done Reunion

    Apparently, playing in a bluegrass band is a lot like riding a bicycle. Once you learn how to do it, you don’t forget how, even if years go by without doing it. You might wobble a bit, but the basics