When the history of the jam band is written, the Mosier Brothers, and its leader Rev. Jeff Mosier, will loom large as founding fathers.
Ever since Bill Monroe invented bluegrass some 65 years ago, the genre has undergone many changes, but contemporary bands like Curreykorn are still fully in touch with the original sound.
The Travelin' McCourys are the Led Zeppelin of bluegrass, and "Quicksburg Rendezvous" is their "Stairway."
Call it bluegrass, newgrass, jam grass or even mash grass, just don't call Bawn in the Mash late for the pickin', swinging and experimenting party.
Combine a mandolin-playing author, a guitar-slinging comedian, a rockabilly bassist, a bluegrass banjo master and a fiddle-playing road warrior, and you get the Coal Porters -- a UK ensemble with the "punniest" name in bluegrass.
Like Bill Monroe and Mark Twain, John Hartford was a true American original. Now members of his touring group have reunited as the John Hartford Stringband to pay tribute to the late songwriter and old-time music master.