• California Report: Ryan Breen of Windy Hill

    Ryan Breen is co-founder and holds down the banjo, vocals, and songwriting chair for the San Francisco bluegrass band Windy Hill. They are the backbone of the Bay area bluegrass world, and in 2018 released their fourth album Live from

  • You’ll Never Know video from Windy Hill

    West coast trad grassers Windy Hill are promoting their fourth album, Live from The Ratz Nest, with a home-style video of one of the tracks. The San Francisco quintet specializes in original bluegrass in a 1950s and '60s style. Ryan Breen

  • Lonesome Garbage Man – Windy Hill

    At a time when so much of the energy in and around bluegrass seems to be centered on envelope-pushing and stylistic redefinitions, it is refreshing to find a young band dedicated to writing and recording in the old time way. Even

  • Anderson Family and Windy Hill

    There’s gold in them thar hills! I don’t know if that’s ever really been said, but it came true last Saturday night in Grass Valley, California, when the Anderson Family Bluegrass Band invited Menlo Park, CA-based Windy Hill to come

  • Windy Hill – Let’s Go To The Fair

    I have on several occasions bemoaned the difficulty of trying to give a fair listen to all the new projects that appear in our mailbox, or increasingly, via digital press distribution. Plain fairness, and sound news judgement, requires that I