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

Review: Summertown Road

Last October while attending the IBMA’s annual convention in Nashville, TN, I heard a group of musicians picking and singing in a lounge area of the second floor of the Renaissance Hotel. I moved closer and found myself captivated by … Read More


  An old African phrase goes something like,”It takes a village… “ Well, it took our HVBA village to make the Gibson Brothers concert such a huge success.  Aside from the fact that we had such excellent musicians with a … Read More

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