Yesterday brought news that Granger Smith (“Backroad Song”) was selected to the prestigeous CRS New Faces Show for 2017 and later brought more, less honored news.
To Celebrate Christmas is a nice blend of joyfulness and reverence.
GILLIAN WELCH, Boots No. 1: Official beats out MATT POND PA, Winter Lives as your favorite for the week of November 25, 2016. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Fall 2016 THE MAVERICKS, […]
David Davis & the Warrior River Boys journeyed from Alabama to the snowy northeast November 26 and 27 for concerts in Bainbridge and Porter Corners, NY, for the Jericho Arts Council and Adirondack Bluegrass League. They drew solid crowds of traditional bluegrass fans. Show More Summary
Circa Blue has produced a lyric video for the title track and first single from their Christmas album, Bells Of Home, with Dawn Kenney. The song, written by David Morris and Dawn Kenney, is based on a 1944 Christmas Day battle in Belgium, during the Battle of […] The post Lyric video for Bells Of Home appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Kacey Musgraves brought the yuletide mood early taking the “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” stage to perform her original holiday soul-tinged tune “Present Without A Bow.” “Present Without A Bow” featuring Leon Bridges can be found on Kacey Musgraves’ holiday album “A Very Kacey Christmas.” (Amazon | iTunes)
This report is a contribution from Martino Coppo, mandolinist and vocalist with Italy’s Red Wine. Each year they host a themed show where they live in northern Italy called Red Wine Bluegrass Party, and Martino sends along some photos and a description. The Red Wine Bluegrass Party […] The post 2016 Red Wine Bluegrass Party appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Good Old Wind, Kingsley Flood (from the self-released Another Other) There’s been a recent trend of artists producing EPs rather than full-length LPs. The economics make sense, certainly for independent artists, in the context of the continuously evolving music industry. I also appreciate the possibility of getting more frequent, albeit shorter, releases from my favorite […]
Mountain Home Music has announced February 10 as the release date for the next album from Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Faster And Farther. It will be their sixth record for the North Carolina-based label. The husband-and-wife team has spent part of this year touring with John […] The post Faster and Farther coming from Darin & Brooke appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
December 1, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Carter Stanley, described as an Appalachian mountain musical legend. With the passage of five decades, fewer of us have been alive long enough to have seen Carter Stanley onstage, some may have done so, […] The post Carter Stanley – 50 Years On appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Day 8 features tracks from Ray Price, Laura Bell Bundy, Jeannie C. Riley, Nickel Creek, and George Jones.
We’ve received a number of questions and suggestions about relief efforts for the many residents of East Tennessee who have been burned out, or lost their employment because of the recent wildfires near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. A good many of the people affected are […] The post East Tennessee wildfire relief appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Country music’s first Digital-era grassroots discovery delivers a project that will almost certainly open more than a few eyes.
If it seems that Aoife O’Donovan has constantly been on tour of late that perception is understandable. She spent a good portion oaf 2016 touring in support of her sophomore album, ‘In The Magic Hour.’ Instead of taking 2015 off O’Donovan will embark on a 21-city tour, entitled the Release ‘The Hounds tour’, that will […]
A few months ago we told you about a book of bluegrass cartoons from Rick Cornish that would soon be available. Rick is a lifetime member of the California Bluegrass Association, a determined bluegrass picker, and an amateur humorist and cartoonist. Well, he’s about to […] The post Bluegrass: Funnier Than It Sounds coming soon appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Bud Bennett, archivist at Radford University in Virginia, has released another set of his interview videos with top banjo players. Over recent months he has recorded lengthy, detailed conversations with banjo masters like Butch Robins,...Show More Summary
While Amy Grant is not a country artist, " Tennessee Christmas", co-written with Gary Chapman, has become a modern country Christmas classic.
As I sit down to write tonight, there is a lit candle putting off a beautiful warm glow, with a slight fragrance of fir. I pack my pipe, and light it, and the smoke begins to fill my office. Then, I realize something. These things […] The post Reflections on the destructive wildfires in East Tennessee appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Fans of flatpicking guitar are as inclined to find the two guitar duo as the ideal place to practice their art as they are the fuller sound of a full bluegrass band. The lead lines don’t have to fight against a full rhythm section to be […] The post Year Of The Dog – Grant Gordy and Ross Martin appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
How do we define “success” in the bluegrass music business? We certainly can’t do it by the standards used in the mass market music world, where success is considered to have been achieved when you own your own airplane and can no longer appear in […] The post Are you a travel fussbudget? appeared first on Bluegrass Today.