Review: “Susanville” by Dixie Bee-Liners

by Rich O’Hanley “Enter highway. Drive more than 2000 miles.” And so begins the Dixie Bee-Liners concept album, “Susanville.”  The concept is a road trip, but this isn’t Leon Copas or C.J. McCall telling epic tales of the road.  There … Read More

Review: Bluegrass Time

by Tom Brown They say a picture is worth a thousand words and Bluegrass Time by Phil Zimmerman is more than a collection of photographs. The book also contains a host of stories, biographies and interesting bluegrass facts, from the … Read More

Remington Ryde: The Ryde

I really like the Remington Ryde, in the same way I really like local historical museums, small-town fireworks on the 4th of July, and mom-and-pop stores that aren’t big-box chains. I like the Remington Ryde the way I like minor-league … Read More

Ernie Thacker: The Hangman

by Doug Trotter This is an enjoyable listen. Nothing that I would consider really hard driving bluegrass  music, but the songs have bluegrass instrumentation and songs that are reminiscent of Marty Robbins gunslinging ballads. The song that really sticks out … Read More

Dyer Switch: Family Business

First, for those unfamiliar with the Dyer Switch Band; now out of the Albany area they’ve been playing together since 1992, have been inducted into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame, and were nominated as the Bluegrass … Read More

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