• For a Season – Matt Wallace

    One of the latest sidemen to make a solo debut is bass player Matt Wallace. A Knoxville, TN native who has done stints with Newton & Thomas, Paul Williams & the Victory Trio, David Parmley & Continental Divide, and Audie

  • Cardboard In Her Shoes – Dave Yates

    Dave Yates' 4-song EP, Cardboard In Her Shoes, has got East Tennessee written all over it. Of course Yates himself is on the faculty in the East Tennessee State University's bluegrass music program, and has plied his trade as a singer, songwriter

  • More photos from Loudoun

    As promised, here are more of Frank Baker's photos from last weekend's Loudoun Bluegrass Festival. This batch captures the competition, the barn dance and the overall Loudoun vibe. This weekend, Frank will be snagging images at Gettysburg. Look for those

  • 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,

  • Wayne Taylor: It’s About Time

    From the moment I had the new solo project from Blue Highway bass player Wayne Taylor in my hands, I couldn't wait to hear what it sounded like. I won't leave you in suspense — it's great. Appropriately titled ("long overdue"

  • It’s About Time – Wayne Taylor

    In one of the most appropriately titled projects in recent memory, Blue Highway bass player and lead vocalist Wayne Taylor has just released his first solo project since joining the group, It's About Time. I had a chance to speak with Wayne recently

  • Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa

    While bluegrass listeners are becoming increasingly familiar with the music of Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, which formed in 2008, newer fans may be unfamiliar with Wayne’s background. With his earliest recollection of music occurring at the American Legion where his father

  • It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Day!

    Recently released by Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! is a generous helping of original music spanning the spectrum of bluegrass styles from traditional to contemporary. Upon listening to Wayne's vocal style, it is apparent that he is not a typical

  • Wayne Taylor recovering at home

    Bluegrass singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader Wayne Taylor is now at home and recovering nicely after being hospitalized last week with an acute intestinal condition. Taylor heads his own group, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, and is well-remembered for his many

  • Frank Solivan’s birthday bash

    Monday was Frank Solivan’s 34th birthday, but the crowd who spent it with him in a Rockville, MD, church hall got the present – two and a half hours of pickin’ and singin’ by an all-star lineup usually only seen