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Sweetwater String Band to Moonstruck Management

Moonstruck Management has announced the signing of Sweetwater String Band to an exclusive booking and management deal. The California-based quartet plays a unique blend of acoustic folk tinged with bluegrass and old time roots, or as...Show More Summary

Readers’ Pick: Pushed to the Side by The Coal Men

4 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

THE COAL MEN, Pushed to the Side beats out LYDIA LOVELESS, Real as your favorite for the week of August 19, 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 CHELLE ROSE, […]

Still more from August in Gettysburg 2016

Here is another gallery of images from Frank Baker taken at this past weekend’s 2016 August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. The post Still more from August in Gettysburg 2016 appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Train That Carried My Girl From Town video from The Earls

Rounder has released a second music video from Rattle & Roar, their latest album from The Earls Of Leicester. Like their self-titled debut in 2014, it’s a tribute to the artistry of Flatt & Scruggs, with 17 lovingly rendered reproductions from the catalog of Lester and […] The post Train That Carried My Girl From Town video from The Earls appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Mayer’s Playlist for July/August 2016, Part 2

4 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH Real by Lydia Loveless Lydia Loveless is accomplishing a feat that is all too rare in music today – markedly evolving her art while maintaining her musical identity. Give it some thought and I suspect you’ll agree that it occurs less often than one would think. Before talking about what has […]

John McEuen – Made In Brooklyn

At 70 years of age, most of us are thinking about slowing down and enjoying a well-deserved rest. But not John McEuen. The banjo maven has 50 years of professional music behind him and says that he is as excited about his new project, Made In Brooklyn, […] The post John McEuen – Made In Brooklyn appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Ernie Thacker hospitalized again

We have just learned that Ernie Thacker has been hospitalized again, and that he may be admitted for several weeks with additional surgeries scheduled while he’s there. After joining up with Ralph Stanley at 16 years of age, and spending five years as a Clinch Mountain Boy, […] The post Ernie Thacker hospitalized again appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Rob and Trey back across the pond

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley are enjoying a very warm reception for their new album, The Country Blues. The mix of bluegrass, Americana, and alt-country is winning fans and generating radio play in all three genres, and getting them all sorts of notice in the […] The post Rob and Trey back across the pond appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

More from Gettysburg, August 2016

Here’s Frank Baker’s second gallery of images from the August 2016 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. More to come! The post More from Gettysburg, August 2016 appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

130 – NATO COLES & THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND chat about Baseball, politics, the-midwest an their new record Live At Grumpy’s!

5 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band getting rowdy at the Hi-Dive in Denver! NATO COLES AND THE BLUE DIAMOND BAND are this week’s special guest on Mostly Harmless Podcast! This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the Ratio Sessions!   This isn’t an interview with Nato Coles and The Blue Diamond Band, I could […]

Episode 128: W.B. Walker’s Old Soul Radio Show Podcast (Jeff Ellis & 40 Days, Tim Browning & The Widowmakers, & The Horse Traders)

5 days agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

The Music Featured On This Weeks Episode Is From The Following Albums: Jeff Ellis & 40 Days – Modern Time Blues (2016) Tim Browning & The Widowmakers – Bad Intentions (2016) The Horse Traders – I Don’t Mind (2016) Reverbnation.com/jeffellis...Show More Summary

Conflict resolution in bluegrass wordplay

I was in the recording studio for Mountain Home records all this past week, and sometime right before doing another take on our soon-to-be-released medley of I Did it My Way and Wagon Wheel (in German), Ty Gilpin remarked that all the adjectives we use […] The post Conflict resolution in bluegrass wordplay appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

IBMA announces 2016 Special Awards Nominees

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the nominees for its 2016 Special Awards, which go to those who work in our industry outside the artists and performers whose work is highlighted during the gala awards ceremony during World of Bluegrass week. Show More Summary

Collins Miller to Darrell Webb

The Darrell Webb Band has announced they newest member, Collins Miller, who has joined the group on banjo. Collins is 18 years of age, hailing from Arab in northern Alabama. Arab has the honor of being the namesake of a classic bluegrass instrumental by another Alabama […] The post Collins Miller to Darrell Webb appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Stringworks video tease from Kristin Scott Benson

Mountain Home Music has produced a video tease for their newly-released Stringworks album by Grascals banjo master, Kristin Sctott Benson. The project mixes banjo and bluegrass classics with Kristin’s original tunes, and a few from outside the genre. Show More Summary

Donovan Woods – Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled

6 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

The long, native grasses seem to find a way to root in no more than a half inch of soil, deposited by the never-ending wind in every crack and crevice.  Concrete crumbles and slowly resembles the sky in the many months of winter.  Steel, on the other hand, turns a reddish-brown that’s indistinguishable from the […]

Top 10 Country Albums Chart: July 25, 2016

6 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

The pictured Steven Tyler scores the top new country album on this chart with his Dot Records genre-bending solo debut.

Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: July 26

6 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

There are a handful of new tracks debuting including "Vice," the lead single from Miranda Lambert's forthcoming record.

Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report: July 26, 2016

6 days agoMusic / Country : Rough Stock

Miranda Lambert outscores fellow superstar Jason Aldean with the release of brand new singles. See our rundown and a list of notable and beyond the Top 30 notes here!

Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia to Wilson Pickins

Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Promotions has made another move in the bluegrass biz, signing Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia for booking representation. Randall played bass for Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys for much of the last few...Show More Summary

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