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Judges turn on Mountain Faith

10 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

Tonight on America’s Got Talent, the celebrity judges seemed to turn on Mountain Faith following their spirited rendition of Can’t Feel My Face by Canadian R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, who bills himself as The Weekend. The producers had created a down home, fall-oriented set for the band this […]

Po’ Ramblin’ Boys from Burkenreid to Hoogstaaten

12 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are bringing their hard driving brand of old school bluegrass to western Europe, and have promised to send us updates along the way. Here’s their third installment, from mandolinist C.J. Lewandowski, covering their trip from Burkenreid, Germany to Hoogstaaten in Belgium. The 7 hour drive was […]

Rebel announces Traditional Grass retrospective

14 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

September 18 has been given as the release date for The Blue Are Still The Blues, a 15-song retrospective CD from Rebel Records taken from the four albums recorded for the label by The Traditional Grass in the 1990s. The highly influential group featured the father/son […]

Mountain Faith hits it again tonight on AGT

19 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

All of bluegrass music has been following Mountain Faith Band as they have navigated the pitfalls of America’s Got Talent on NBC this summer. So far, they have won over the judges and the audience voters, and will appear tonight (9/1) in the semi-finals. Only 21 […]

Crowe, Lawson, Williams video from Bean Blosom

23 hours agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

Betsy White shared another of her videos from the 2015 Bean Blossom festival, this time of the legends show from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, and Paul Williams. It finds them performing Once A Day, written by Bill Anderson, and a monster hit for Connie Smith […]

Album Review: Jerry Lawson, Just a Mortal Man

The title for Jerry Lawson’s debut album became almost frighteningly prophetic last year.

Jack Grant back to Detour

With Jeremy Darrow moving to Front Country, Detour has welcomed a previous band member back to the fold. Jack Grant, who followed original Detour bassist Zak Bunce into the group, has rejoined the band. Jack lives in Grand Rapids, MI, close to the rest of Detour. […]

Zac Harmon – Right Man Right Now

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

Good music speaks for itself. Long-time session- and side-man Zac Harmon, who produced and wrote music for artists as varied as Black Uhuru and The O’Jays, has made some good music after launching his young solo blues career. Hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, Harmon spent a number of years playing with soul-blues artists like Z.Z. Hill and […]


Alabama Shakes frontwoman, Brittany Howard, has a side project that surfaces from time to time in the Nashville scene called Thunderbitch. Well, Thunderbitch went and dropped an album this week and it’s everything I wanted the new Alabama Shakes album to be but wasn’t. Check out the video below, stream the entire album over on […]

Urban Monroes drop William’s Still Alive

Not every bluegrass song has a deep meaning, nor a longstanding historical reference. But with William’s Still Alive, the new single from Portland’s Urban Monroes, we get both. Written by the Monroes’ Fran Kent, the song describes her discovery of a document from 1865 that marks her great-great-great-grandfather’s […]

Announcing the Scott Street Banjo Finals

Young banjo players in Virginia are invited to submit entries for the inaugural edition of The Scott Street Five String Finals, a competition created in honor of the late Scott Street, a distinguished Virginia attorney and banjo loyalist who died from a rare cancer in […]

Mac Wiseman – All My Memories Fit for Print

I just picked up this wonderful, DENSELY PACKED bio of Mac Wiseman, All My Memories Fit for Print, from County Sales. It’s just riveting if you’re into the history of bluegrass and country music, radio, recording, promoting, the music “biz,” and the sharp memories of Mac Wiseman’s […]

Single Review: Danielle Bradbery, “Friend Zone”

It’s rare that something comes along that manages to be both so inept in its execution and so appalling in its context and implications that it’s hard to know where even to begin to dissect its failings.

Single Review: Michael Ray, “Real Men Love Jesus”

Its title is lifted from a bumper sticker, and the song itself offers just as much depth.

Jeremy Darrow to Front Country

Front Country has recently brought Jeremy Darrow on board as the band’s new bassist. He takes the spot vacated by Zach Sharpe who left as the band transitioned to a full-time touring group. Darrow received his musical training at the College of the Arts in Philadelphia. […]

Monday Morning Video – Kevin Gordon Rocks in a Car

yesterdayMusic / Country : Twangville

Does anyone else find it amusing to see Kevin Gordon singing about a GTO while sitting in a Fiat? Here’s a fave from Long Time Gone, Gordon’s new album. See the Twangville take on Gordon’s new release here.

Favorite Females’ Covers of Females’ Songs

We can thank the shortsighted radio consultant Keith Hill for one thing: drawing attention to the women of country music in a year where so many of them are making outstanding music. As their mainstream counterparts cycle through a series...Show More Summary

Ryan Cavanaugh to Jeff Austin Band

The Jeff Austin Band has announced that Ryan Cavanaugh has joined the group on banjo, taking the spot recently vacated by Danny Barnes. This has been Jeff’s performing vehicle since he left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2013. Cavanaugh joins Austin on mandolin, Ross Martin on guitar […]

Around The Web – Late August Edition

4 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

We’ve been awful quiet this week, there’s a lot of real life stuff going on for all us and that’s put a bit of a damper on our output. Unfortunately you can expect things to be sporadic for a couple more weeks due to my schedule if nothing else. However slammed we are there’s been […]

Coming Back Home To You from LRB

Mountain Home Music has released a compilation album for Lonesome River Band, containing 12 tracks from the band’s prior projects for the label, which are no longer available on CD. LRB’s Sammy Shelor chose the tracks for Coming Back Home To You along with the current […]

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