Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen Cook Up a Smoking Hot Sunday Roast

FSDK delivers jammy set as they celebrate 10 years as a band with a two-day live recording run in Westminster, Md. Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen had just finished Lena (Leah By Permission), a song off of the new album, “If You Can’t Stand the Heat,” when bass player Jeremy Middletown launched into the very familiar bass riff of “Whipping Post.” The crowd, there for Solivan’s bluegrass stylings, thought it was a joke. Why not?[…]

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Mile Twelve Releases First Single From New, Bryan Sutton Produced Album; Full Album Due Out Next Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a press release. We did recently write a profile of Mile Twelve for the British Bluegrass News which will appear on this site once the magazine is out in print. We will also be reviewing the new album in the near future and will share that here. We can say, having heard several of the songs on this album performed live already, we really look forward to this release. February 8,[…]

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Aiken Bluegrass Festival Announces Lineup Featuring Del McCoury Band, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, and More

Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release. February 5, 2019 – Aiken, SC – Bluegrass royalty, Del McCoury Band, will headline the 15th Aiken Bluegrass Festival on May 10th & 11th in Aiken, SC. The two-time GRAMMY winner, celebrating his 80th birthday this year, is at the top of a bill that brings the three-stage festival back to[…]

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Yonder Mountain String Band Announces 18-show Spring Tour Run

Yonder Mountain String Band’s 18-date spring tour includes shows with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Fireside Collective, and Dangermuffin. Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release. YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR KICKING OFF MARCH 7 18-SHOW RUN WITH OPENERS HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES, FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE AND DANGERMUFFIN WRAPS APRIL 7 Perennial road warriors YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING[…]

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Belated Merry Christmas from Yonder Mountain String Band

Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release. Acclaimed bluegrass jammers YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND today surprise-released a new live compilation, Hines’ Finds: Volume Two – Fall Tour 2018. It’s available free to fans at http://bit.ly/hinesfindsV2 The band says, “We are excited to release Hines’ Finds: Volume Two – Fall Tour 2018 for your listening pleasure!  Following each[…]

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New Lineup Helps Make Jakobs Ferry Stragglers’ “Poison River” One of 2018’s Top New Releases

Officially, the Jakobs Ferry Stragglers 2018 release “Poison RIver” is the band’s third album. In a lot of ways, though, it feels like a debut effort. Originally formed in 2014, the Stragglers’ sound has always been built around the vocals of founding members Gary Antol and Libby Eddy. That does not change on “Poison River.” What does change on this release, and for the better, is the makeup of the rest of the band. With[…]

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For the Friends Who Make Up Songs From the Road Band, ‘The Stars Aligned’

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published in the British Bluegrass News — BBN85. From a distance, it seemed as if Charles Humphrey III was living a bluegrass musician’s dream. As the bassist, and one of the principal songwriters for the Steep Canyon Rangers, Humphrey was playing to bigger and bigger crowds, crowds fueled in part by the bands 15-plus years of touring and recording, both on their own and in association with Steve Martin.[…]

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Ben Somers’ First Studio Effort, “Poor Stuart,” Is Not Your Father’s Bluegrass

EDITOR’S NOTE: This review was originally published in the British Bluegrass News — BBN85. I hesitated in reviewing this album. Not because I didn’t like it. I did, very much. It’s just that I know how some folks react to anything that does not meet some mythical bluegrass purity test. I don’t want to upset those folks. I also don’t care to get drawn into that long-running debate. So I will make it very clear[…]

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Infamous Stringdusters to Release “Live From Telluride” Album on Friday

Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release.  GRAMMY-WINNING BAND THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE ALBUM, LIVE FROM TELLURIDE, OUT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 AND ADDITIONAL 2019 TOUR DATES INCLUDING A SPECIAL SHOW WITH PHIL LESH & THE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND MAY 29 AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE SELECT PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW & GENERAL ON-SALE FRIDAY   GRAMMY-winning[…]

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Mile Twelve, Sam Bush, Earls of Leicester, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Among Bluegrass Acts in Intitial MerleFest Lineup

Editor’s note: Occasionally we receive press release from artists’ representatives that we think would be of interest to our readers. This is such a release.  For Immediate Release: Initial Lineup and Late Night Jam Announced for MerleFest 2019 Ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. EST on Nov. 13th WILKESBORO, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2018) – MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2019, which will be held April 25-28.[…]

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