Akira Otsuka: First Tear

        AKIRA OTSUKA First Tear Patuxent 231 www.pxrec.com www.akiraotsuka.com   American Bluegrass fans first became aware of mandolinist Akira Otsuka as a member of the groundbreaking Japanese band Bluegrass 45. Since those days he has been a very busy player in combination with many of the biggest … → read more


The WIld Rumpus: 304

        THE WILD RUMPUS 304 Mudbone 002-03 www.thewildrumpus.com   There is a tradition of irreverent and sometimes reckless behavior among old-time players. The Wild Rumpus travels that road. They describe their sound as “stompgrass” and that is very appropriate. There is very little information about the band … → read more

CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS: Lost Souls & Free Spirits

Chris Jones and the Night Drivers: Lost Souls and Free Spirits

          CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS Lost Souls & Free Spirits Rebel 7518 www.rebelrecords.com   Though his voice is familiar to thousands as a DJ on Sirius XM radio’s bluegrass channel (a gig that has netted him IBMA Broadcaster of the Year honors), Chris Jones’ … → read more

Bluegrass Museum Launches Three New Programs

Radio Bluegrass International, the streaming audio representation of the International Bluegrass Music Museum which was launched in May of 2007, announced on December 11, 2007, that it will debut three new programs beginning December 13, 2008 at 8:00 AM CST. Produced and hosted by well-known bluegrass luminaries from Ohio, Minnesota … → read more