Review of Night Flyer – Tony Rice

by Peter Conklin Tony Rice is one of my favorite pickers.  He plays bluegrass music with touch of jazz, folk and country.  His album “Night Flyer” proves the point. Here you’ll find bluegrass songs like “I Never Meant To Be,” … Read More

Cowboy Junkies Review

by Pat & Mark Dinges It’s not bluegrass.  And, if you’re not already a Cowboy Junkies fan, chances are this CD/DVD set isn’t for you. However, if you “are” a fan we think you’ll appreciate “Cowboy Junkies: Trinity Revisited.”  It’s … Read More

Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends

Banjo picking devotees of Earl Scruggs, myself included, generally zero in on the “early years” as examples of his best work. By the time you get to the “folk years” of the 1960’s, the recordings pale when compared to the … Read More

Review: Northern Lights – One Day

“One Day,” the new album from long-time New England bluegrass band Northern Lights, isn’t exactly what I’d call “that high lonesome sound,” but it is tight, toneful, and tasteful. To my ears, the 11 tracks revealed diverse influences from newgrass … Read More

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