bluegrass

With "I’m Not in Love With You," the Nashville musician puts a subversive twist on a familiar motif.
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
That festival was a really cool part of the Las Vegas scene before "Life Is Beautiful," emerged. This is the festival's first
At age 7, she was introduced to the mandolin by her dad, but the fiddle was "what I thought I wanted to play," she said. That changed in 1999 when the Christmas gift from Hull's grandmother, great aunt and great uncle was too big for her tiny hands to hold.
If you choose to go out, you'll welcome the new year by listening to one of your favorite bands with like-minded fans -- instead of attending some overpriced and ultimately disappointing party.
Mr. Fleck's banjo with its bluegrass inflections, and Mr. Corea's piano with his classical flourishes and Latin-inspired rhythmic approach, come from two vastly different musical worlds, but these two wizards made these variants work for the most part, to a surprising degree.
Perfect viewing for any old Tuesday night. The Broken Circle Breakdown is a transcendent meditation on what it means to be alive and where we go when we die. It speaks to the cancer experience without being a cancer movie. I'm not interested in any other kind.
Infusing southern rock with bluegrass and a hybrid of genres and gadgets (he uses chiptune -- producing music via old-school video consoles), firekid recorded his debut album with producer and songwriter Sam Hollander (The Fray, Train).
The massive undertaking of re-creating Tommy included mapping out a strategy at Meyers' Kansas City, Mo., offices in August 2014, then learning the material by listening to the Who's album and watching the wonderfully wacky 1975 film and arranging the music (which longtime Who fanatic Jim Rea lovingly took on).
But seriously, if there's a time to use the word Americana, it's got to be July 4th, right? So here are some genre-bending releases that fit the name.
Colorado-based Yonder Mountain String Band doesn't want to be associated with grass -- blue, new or probably any other. Trouble is the group's musical stylings are hard to define. In a recent Rolling Stone piece about the evolving sound of bluegrass, Yonder's name came up several times
Many of the regional musicians who recorded in Bristol did not go on to fame and fortune, but their contributions to country music are acknowledged and honored at last in this reimagined tribute project.
The group's challenge was familiar to anyone in traditional music: interpret source recordings in an interesting way while remaining true to the spirit of the originals.
I had a chance to catch up with O'Brien in Henry County over Memorial Day weekend at Rooster Walk 6, where we talked about the future of bluegrass and why Americana music seems to resonate with an expanding audience.
Landmarks in Southwest Virginia towns tend to be identified by the reoccurring themes of time-honored country music songs.
Lots of discs have appeared in my box lately on which great women musicians take on tunes and songs stemming from the old-time tree. I thought I'd share my thoughts on some of those here.
It's pretty rare for a rap song to get a makeover that trades its beats in for banjos -- but, as it turns out, it can be
The mandolinist-composer Vivian Li thrives between bluegrass and classical music. No two genres are more hard-set in their ways, but Li and her Pickled Campers apply heat to tradition and the walls come tumbling down; the result is Li's promising debut, Growing in the Cracks.
The wheel of time turns, a year goes by, and once again I'm writing about CDs that people put into my hands at the annual