Bluegrass and folk news
Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at the goings on down in Waldo, FL at the Dixieland Fall Bluegrass Festival.
Jeremy Chapman, mandolinist with The Chapmans, and Shaylon Gray were united in marriage this past weekend. The wedding was held on October 26 in a small ceremony with family and friends in Near Clever, MO. Shaylon is a bluegrass musician as well, a fiddler active in northwestern […]
One of the more interesting young bands plying their trade along the edges of bluegrass, Americana and contemporary pop music is Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies. The group is based in Michigan, but tours extensively across the US. Their curious name came from the bumping […]
Karl Cooler of Mountain Roads Recordings and singer, songwriter and producer Johnny Williams have teamed up for a follow-up to their 2011 collaboration, Close Kin-A Reunion of Bluegrass & Old Time Music. That album was just what the title suggests, a pairing of artists in […]
Here’s another gallery of Gina Proulx’s photos from last month’s Festy 2013. Here she captures Della Mae on stage, and a bunch of Festy attendees in the park.
It seems like everywhere you turn these days, Old Crow Medicine Show is up to something. Whether it’s becoming members of the Grand Ole Opry or taking part in the extremely successful Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Sessions with Mumford & Sons, OCMS has been […]
Two of today’s most noted practitioners of the Tony Rice guitar style are teaming up for selected tour dates next year and beyond. Wyatt Rice is Tony’s brother, who learned at the master’s knee and has served as his rhythm guitarist this past 30 years. […]
We caught up with Alan Bibey over the weekend to discuss all things Grasstowne. Their next Mountain Fever project, Grasstowne 4, is finished but for the mixing, and is set for release early in 2014. Alan said that its completion was delayed by both he […]
Time Machine, the next album from Newtown, is due to hit on November 5. It will be their first project for Pisgah Ridge, a Crossroads affiliate designed for up-and-coming bluegrass acts ready to move up to the next level. Though they won’t be delivered until […]
New York City? That’s right, folks. Alan Jackson is traveling to New York with his Bluegrass Album band to perform music from his new record at a concert tonight at Carnegie Hall. Assisting will be the same bluegrass all-stars who tracked with Jackson this Spring: […]
Alex Campbell, 90, of Conowingo, Maryland, renowned bluegrass musician and disc jockey, passed away peacefully at the Conowingo Veterans Center on October 24, 2013. Alexander C. Campbell was born in Lansing, North Carolina, on May 25, 1923. He was one of 13 children. An older […]
Just two days after The Grascals announced that they would take the next several months to find an appropriate replacement for long-time fiddler Jeremy Abshire, they announced this afternoon that Adam Haynes would be stepping in to the gig. Adam has been working with Grasstowne […]
Here are a few things you can learn from Love Has Wheels by The Bankesters, their first project with Compass Records and the fifth overall from this charming family band. The Bankester girls are all grown up. What started as four cute little girls singing with […]
At last night’s 19th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards in Nashville, The Roys were chosen as Inspirational Bluegrass Artist for 2013, an honor they have received for the past three years running. The brother/sister duet team play contemporary bluegrass with a country vibe that is consistently […]
Jim & Valerie Gabehart have released a new single to radio in advance of their next CD. It’s the title track, I Was Raised in a Railroad Town, written by fellow West Virginian Kevin Williamson of the Farmhands Quartet. Featured are regular band members Valerie Gabehart on guitar and […]
Gina Proulx was at the 2013 Festy in Virginia, and sent back a great many photos from both the stage and the campground. This first gallery captures a pair of performances from Joy Kills Sorrow.
David Morris caught up with Eric Gibson, one half of the Gibson Brothers, as IBMA week in Raleigh was winding down last month. They talked about songwriting and a loose concept for the brothers’ next album. Eric also shared some reflections on reaching such a […]
This is the seventh in a fun new series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love. Amanda Smith started singing in church around the age […]
The City of Shelby, NC has given a lot to the rest of the US. A handful of NASCAR drivers, NFL and MLB players, a notorious bank robber and a sitting US Senator all hail from this town of just over 20,000 residents. The world […]
Bluegrass Valley Records has released a music video for Never Give The Devil A Ride from their new Brad Davis album, Walk On Faith. Davis wrote the song with Paula Breedlove The video was shot near Lewisburg, TN, produced by John Mathis Jr., Susie Aboulhosn, and Norm Blanchard. It […]