Wow’s The Word!!!

One of bluegrass music’s legendary fiddlers, Byron Berline, entertained an eager HVBA crowd at Christ Church in Poughkeepsie on Saturday night.  He made his Poughkeepsie debut by the grace of an old army connection with member Fred Robbins who, in … Read More

CD Review: 35 by Special Consensus

I love this album, which celebrates Special Consensus’ thirty-five years through multiple personnel incarnations. The first six cuts feature the current lineup of Greg Cahill, banjo; Ryan Roberts, guitar; David Thomas, bass; Rick Faris, mandolin.  Those of you lucky enough … Read More

CD Review: At His Best Marty Raybon

Marty Raybon, with roots in the group Shenandoah, is an accomplished musician playing with good back-up musicians.  He has a pleasing voice clearly suited to bluegrass or country music.  He began playing bluegrass as a youngster. He was the lead … Read More

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