Considering Historical Conflict & Conflicted History

JASON RINGENBERG offers a reckoning with history on his 18th solo album, RHINESTONED, featuring the Freedom Riders, Crazy Horse, Jesus Christ and, in spirit, Hank Williams, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, the Carter Family and T...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Deep Roots

Deploying his vast collection of acoustic guitars, Duke Robillard and some high-profile friends (such as Maria Muldaur and Jay McShann) work out on some classic tunes from the '20s through the '40s.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Extra-Savory Bluegrass

The finest in contemporary bluegrass is coming to you from Mobile, Alabama's DELTA REIGN. The band is back, following up its superb Calm Before the Storm with another top-notch outing, NOTHING BUT SKY.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Catch Them If You Can

THE BOXCARS' third album, Grammy-nominated IT'S JUST A ROAD, is the quintet's strongest amalgam yet of inspired covers and impressive original songs in a traditional bluegrass mode.
by David McGee
 

 

 

And The Truth Will Set You Free

JAMES KING, one of our greatest roots singers, takes some classic and relatively low-profile country and bluegrass tunes, puts a great backing band together, and delivers a bonafide classic of interpretive vocalizing.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Then Came The Reign

Though nominally a bluegrass group, Mobile, Alabama's DELTA REIGN brings folk, blues and western swing styles to bear on its music, originals and covers alike,on Calm Before the Storm, our new Album of the Week.
by David McGee