20 RailGrass Songs

Bluegrass music has a lot of favorite themes: heartbreak, the blues, lonesomeness… hmm let’s see, what else… oh yeah, and trains! Some of the genre’s best anthems integrate the evocative sounds and feelings of the railroad. From Flatt and Scruggs’s … Read More

Review: Robert Hale – Blue Haze

What brings an artist to bluegrass? Robert Hale shows us with his great new CD, Blue Haze. Over the years, Hale has gained attention for his world class musicianship, performing with countless musicians. His background includes playing at the Grand … Read More

From Blue Grass to Bluegrass: Week 8

The Stanley Brothers And The Beginnings of a Genre The mid-1940s edition of Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, featuring banjoist Earl Scruggs and guitarist Lester Flatt, is generally thought of as the “original” bluegrass band. It was “original” … Read More

October 9 Trivia Question

This Contest is Closed The winner is Andy Bing October 9 TRIVIA QUESTION There are more bluegrass biographies out there than most readers suspect. You can learn a LOT about founding figures of bluegrass in books. Also of course via … Read More

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