Category Archives: bluegrass

Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard – Who’s that Knocking?

The venerable Ron Thomason has said in describing Hazel Dickens, “She never let questions of pitch or timing get in the way of the music.” He’s also said that “She brought back the chill, the feeling of excitement and power” … Continue reading

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Peter Ostroushko – Slüz Düz Music

I have already talked about Peter Ostroushko (here), so I’ll keep it brief this time. This is, simply put, a totally fantastic album. One of the best I have heard in a long time. If you had to label it, … Continue reading

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Richard Greene – Duets

I’ve already introduced Richard Greene here. So I really don’t need to say much. You should already be drooling… This is his first solo album. Each track is just him and one other instrumentalist. Despite that, the sound is amazingly … Continue reading

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Darol Anger & Mike Marshall

Yeah, you probably saw this post coming. It was only a matter of time before I posted these two alumns of the David Grisman Quintet. If there were ever two musicians destined to play together, it is Darol Anger and … Continue reading

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Kenny Kosek and Matt Glaser – Hasty Lonesome

Boy, once I get started on a theme I can’t stop! Especially when it involves newgrass players, because every time I look at one it leads me to another. These guys have been in the scene since the Country Cooking … Continue reading

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Peter Rowan

Who can say what music really is? It’s a formless energy that moves people. It’s a good place to put your head. -Peter Rowan Ok next in our series of progressive bluegrass-rooted musicians who helped to crete a new form … Continue reading

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Gangstagrass

ahoy. i dig your blog. you might enjoy gangstagrass: http://soundcloud.com/rench/sets/gangstagrass-featuring-t-o-n-e-z-lightning-on-the-strings-thunder-on-the-mic Hey Gangstagrass, nice tunes! Good timing too, as I’m focusing on experimental bluegrass right now. You know, it’s rather surprising that there haven’t been more bluegrass/hip-hop fusions. If Peter Rowan … Continue reading

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