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New music from The Cleverlys!

Everybody’s favorite family bluegrass parody cover band is back. That’s right, The Cleverlys have completed a new EP of grassified pop hits called Cash Crop, due for official release August 12. The six tracks include one Cleverlys original (the title track), along with their takes […]

Thursday at Grey Fox 2016

Another great year at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival just concluded this past weekend. It is definitely a family reunion for many people who come from all over the country to see old friends, make new ones, learn some new ideas on their instruments, and of […]

Laura Mainer to Radio Ramblers

Joe Mullins has announced today the addition of Laura Mainer to his Radio Ramblers team. Laura will handle tasks associated with booking representation and managing the band’s office responsibilities from her home in East Tennessee. Mainer has both a bluegrass pedigree and serious credentials on […]

Album Review: Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town

One of the rare concept albums that lives up to its conceit while each song still able to stand on its own, Big Day in a Small Town demonstrates as well that Brandy Clark's debut album wasn't a fluke. She really is this good.

New music from Kenny & Amanda

There are few things more eagerly anticipated around the Bluegrass Today offices than a new recording from Kenny & Amanda Smith. This husband-and-wife duo has created a sound unlike any other in bluegrass and acoustic music, set off by Kenny’s remarkable flatpick guitar, and Amanda’s […]

Ben Eldridge goes out on top

If you get a chance to script your own farewell, it might look a lot like Saturday night, when Ben Eldridge made one last appearance with the Seldom Scene, the iconic Washington, DC-area band that he helped found nearly 45 years ago. You’d be on […]

Monday Morning Video – A Butch Walker Reminder

5 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

As we eagerly await Walker’s forthcoming Stay Gold and the subsequent tour, here’s a quick trip down memory lane to remind us why we’re not only excited for the album’s promised rock quotient but the subsequent tour to support it. This pair of clips come a 2013 performance in Atlanta that reunited Walker with his […]

Readers’ Pick: American Dreamer by Frankie Lee

6 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

FRANKIE LEE, American Dreamer beats out SEAN MCCONNELL, Sean McConnell as your favorite for the week of July 8, 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 Summer 2016 SARA WATKINS, Young in […]

Hall exhibit opens at IBMM

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened their special Tom T. and Dixie Hall exhibit, which will remain open at the museum through June of 2017. It includes artifacts from the private collection of Tom T. and his late wife, Dixie Hall, […]

Lonesome Banjo Chronicles features Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw

The world of online podcasting continues to provide opportunities for folks with something to say, to say it to the wider community at a minimum of expense and trouble. A microphone, a computer, and an online connection is all that one needs to get started, […]

Circa Blue selected for NMS Christmas album

National Media Services, the full-service studio and disc replication facility in Northern Virginia, has a tradition they follow every year. They choose a band or artist from among their list of loyal customers, and invite them in record a Christmas-themed album during the summer. Then […]

Confederate Railroad goes bluegrass

Southern rockers Confederate Railroad have a new album out today, and it retains their well-established image as gruff and gritty bad boys. There’s plenty of Waylon and Willie to be found – quite literally, as guests Willie Nelson, John Anderson, and Colt Ford appear on a […]

John Prine Will Release New album ‘For Better, Or Worse’ This Fall

The other day John Prine teased some upcoming music by posting a picture on his Facebook page of he and long-time collaborator Iris DeMent laying down some tracks in his home studio. Now the great news is out. On September 30, Oh Boy Records will release John Prine’s latest, ‘For Better, Or Worse,’ a thematic […]

The Silks – Turn Me On

last weekMusic / Country : Twangville

For years the description of Big 10 football was “3 yards and a cloud of dust”.  It was straight-ahead, grind-it-out, pigskin football.  Fans in the upper Midwest were proud of their brand of ball, even while the sophisticates on either coast snickered, and it started to reflect not just a sports mentality, but a general […]

Mary Ann video from Abby Hollander

New York bluegrass singer/songwriter Abby Hollander has released a live video of she and her band performing at the Rockwood Music Hall in lower Manhattan earlier this week. It’s their arrangement of Mary Ann – not the classic Jimmy Martin song, but one of Abby’s recent compositions.

Final images from Bluegrass On The Grass

Here are the remainder of Frank Baker’s photos from the 2016 Bluegrass On The Grass festival held on the campus of Dickinson College in Pennsylvania each year. This batch captures images of The Dismembered Tennesseans and Big Country Bluegrass along with shots from the grounds of […]

Storyman – Sam Bush

Sam Bush didn’t feel like he had been avoiding the recording studio when he realized that it had been almost seven years since he had a new album out. Speaking with him yesterday about his latest release, Storyman, he laughed and said, “I’ve been playing […]

Bluegrass lives at Nitro Circus

Nitro Circus, for those uninitiated, is a fast growing action sports franchise that has become extremely popular since debuting on MTV in 2009. Combining dirt bike and FMX racing with daredevil antics, the Circus has won fans worldwide through television and aggressive touring. Much like […]

Tippecanoe & Bluegrass Too debuts in Indiana

A brand new bluegrass festival debuted this past Saturday, July 2nd, at Exploration Acres in Lafayette, IN. Tippecanoe & Bluegrass Too held it’s very first event on the grounds of Exploration Acres, a corn maze and u-pick pumpkin patch that operates mid September through October, now approaching its […]

Artist Spotlight: Jeremy Nail

Texas singer/songwriter puts a health scare behind him with a stellar new album.

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