Red Clay Ramblers “Way Down Yonder” from Yonder SINGLE (Red Clay Ramblers www.redclayramblers.com 2001)Buy it!
John Reischman “Joe Ahr's Dream” from Walk Along John (Corvus 2013) N —Great new CD from mandolin master Reischman backed by top-notch players.Buy it!
Del McCoury “High On A Mountain” from High Lonesome and Blue (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2004)Buy it!
The Boxcars “You Took All The Ramblin' Out of Me” from It's Just a Road (Mountain Home www.crossroadsmusic.com 2013) N —The third release by Mountain Heart continues their streak of excellence.Buy it!
Dailey & Vincent “When I Stop Dreaming” from Brothers of the Highway (Rounder 2013) N —When it comes to the close harmony singing style of the Louvins, Dailey & Vincent are as good as anyone.Buy it!
Mark Schatz “Oh My Little Darlin'” from Brand New Old Tyme Way (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 1995) —Mark step-dances behind the fiddle and vocals of Tim O'Brien. Yeah!Buy it!
The New Bad Habits “Shades of Death Creek” (New Bad Habits 2013) N L —Strong stringband music from Chirps Smith, Dave Landreth, Tim Foss, and Andy Gribble.Buy it!
Dirk Powell “Waterbound” from Time Again (Rounder Select 2004) —The flooding caused by snowmelt and spring rains put me in mind of this one.Buy it!
Bryan Sutton, David Holt & T. Michael Coleman “Travelin' Man” from Ready For The Times (High Windy Audio 2013) N —Three of Doc Watson's pickin' pals team up for a CD inspired by the man who continues to inspire us all. Bless you, Doc.Buy it!
The Gibson Brothers “I'll Work It Out” from They Called It Music (Compass Records ww.compassrecords.com 2013) N —I really like the Gibson Brothers. This song is just one example why.Buy it!
Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson “Crazy Creek” from The Mandolin Chronicles (Pinecastle 2013) N —Mando men Bibey and Benson tear it up on "Crazy Creek." This is how it's done right here.Buy it!
Peter Rowan “Mountain Man's Dream” from The Old School (Compass Records ww.compassrecords.com 2013) N —Track for track, this is my favorite Peter Rowan album since DUST BOWL CHILDREN.Buy it!
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell “Sarah Jane and The Iron Mountain Baby” from Love Has Come For You (Rounder 2013) N —Is there nothing Steve Martin can't do?Buy it!
John Balch with Jim Wood “Allendale” from Carry On John (Whipporwill Records 2002) —This is one of my favorite clawhammer banjo albums. Every track is a treat.Buy it!
Don Rigsby “The Mountain Doctor” from Doctor's Orders: A Tribute to Ralph Stanley (Rebel Records www.rebelrecords.com 2013) N —Don Rigsby salutes his main inspiration, Dr. Ralph Stanley. It's a cliche, but yes, this is just what the doctor ordered.Buy it!
Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press “Lonesome River” from Bluegrass Melodies (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2007) —Bobby Osborne shows how to sing a Stanley Brothers song.Buy it!
Mark Newton & Steve Thomas “The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee” from Reborn (Pinecastle 2013) N —Ricky Skaggs helps out on this great old song.Buy it!
Jack Lawrence “Ten Miles to Deep Gap” from Arthel's Guitar (Jack Lawrence 2013) N —"Is that a real tune, or did you just make that up yourself" said someone once to Jack Lawrence and Doc WatsonBuy it!
Maya and the Ruins “Wildflowers” from Take This Song With You (Maya and the Ruins Music 2012) N —Jim Nelson recommended this CD to me. And when Jim Nelson recommends something, you can bet it's good.Buy it!
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms “Gathering Flowers” from Oh Do You Remember (West Sound Records 2012) —Reeb's name backwards spells "Beer." That and her evocative way with a song are just two of the things to like about her.Buy it!
Mike Compton “Forever Has Come To An End” from Rotten Taters (Mike Compton 2011) —Mike Compton is a great American roots artist. If he wanted to back himself with a bunch of tattooed twentysomethings on bass and drums, he could be as big as Wilco. He would never do that.Buy it!
The Lulus “Can't Live With 'Em” from Shout Lulu Shout (Green Strum 2012) L —The Lulus appear with The Carper Family at Off Broadway on Tuesday, May 7.Buy it!
The Carper Family “Cold, Dark and Lonely” from Back When (self 2011) —With The Lulus at Off Broadway, Tuesday, May 5. If only Cindy Cashdollar was touring with them. Her work on the Weissenborn guitar makes this song.Buy it!
The Vern Williams Band “Can't You Hear Me Calling?” from Traditional Bluegrass (Arhoolie Records) R —Jim Wills wanted to hear the Monroe version, but I didn't have it with me. As far as compromises go, having to settle for the Vern Williams Band's version isn't too bad.Buy it!
Flatt Lonesome “Does My Ring Burn Your Finger” from Flatt Lonesome (Pisgah Ridge crossroadsmusic.comurl 2013) N —My wife and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary this week. This dedication before this song was a joke.Buy it!
John Hartford “You Won't Asked To” from Gum Tree Canoe (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 1987) —"So let the world call me a fool, if things are right between me and you, that's all that matters and I'll do anything you asked me to."Buy it!
Emmylou Harris “Wayfaring Stranger” from Roses in the Snow CD ALBUM (Warner Bros. 1980) R —I have never heard a bad version of this song. This one ranks as one of the best.Buy it!
Dry Branch Fire Squad “Golden Ring” from Dry Branch Fire Squad: 30th Anniversary Special (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2007) —In memory of the great George Jones.Buy it!
Mike Auldridge “Take Me” from Bluegrass Dobro (Welk Music Group - X5 Music Group 2012) —Thanks, Lane Gray, for requesting this one.Buy it!
George Jones and Melba Montgomery “Once More” from Bluegrass Hootenanny (United Artists)Buy it!
Ralph Stanley and George Jones “The Window Up Above” from Clinch Mountain Country (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1998)Buy it!
George Jones “Worried Man Blues” from The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family (Dualtone)Buy it!
The Grascals “Choices” from Keep On Walkin' (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2008) —See you yonder, Possum!Buy it!
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