Ralph Stanley Announces Retirement

Ralph Stanley Retires

Bluegrass singer and banjo player Ralph Stanley has announced that he plans to retire in December of 2014. Now age 86, “Dr. Ralph Stanley” has had a storied career with tremendous achievements, including inventing his own banjo playing style, winning three Grammys, and being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. … → read more

CROOKED STILL: Friends Of Fall

Crooked Still: Friends of Fall

      CROOKED STILL Friends Of Fall Signature Sounds 2043 www.signaturesounds.com www.crookedstill.com   I have always admired Crooked Still for their fearlessness and imagination. They have maintained a very high degree of quality, all the while pushing the envelope of possibilities for a new acoustic traditional based string band. … → read more

LAURIE LEWIS: Skippin’ and Flyin’

Laurie Lewis: Skippin and Flyin'

          LAURIE LEWIS Skippin’ And Flyin’ Spruce And Maple 2006 www.spruceandmaplemusic.com   Though virtually unknown east of the Mississippi until the mid-1980s, the past three decades have seen Laurie Lewis establish herself as one of the leading lights of American acoustic music, a genuine national treasure. … → read more

TRUCKSTOP HONEYMOON: Steamboat In A Cornfield

Truckstop Honeymoon: Steamboat In A Cornfield

          TRUCKSTOP HONEYMOON Steamboat In A Cornfield Squirrel 1056 www.truckstophoneymoon.com/   Vocalists, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Katie Euliss and Mike West borrowed the title of their latest project from a true-to-life children’s book by the late folk, country and bluegrass composer John Hartford (it’s also the basis … → read more