Trampled by Turtles have become the road warriors of the post-bluegrass, neo-folk, Americana whatever you want to call it scene.
Head for the Hills may show up under the bluegrass genre but their sound is a diverse conglomeration that takes in jazz, newgrass and indie rock as well.
The Del McCoury Band is a family affair, like bluegrass itself, which has been handed down, generation to generation, perhaps more than any other style of music.
Do you like your music old-timey? Do you like your music fast? Toss in great harmonies and a little rock 'n' roll attitude and you have ClusterPluck.
On March 30, 2010 the proud sons and daughters of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, acting through their elected representatives, approved a resolution designating Sam Bush as "The Father of Newgrass Music" and Bush's hometown of Bowling Green, Ky. "The Birthplace of Newgrass Music."
At times, Peter Rowan seems like the Zelig of roots music, that is, like the person in Woody Allen's film of the same name who becomes whoever he is standing next to. In the course of his long career, Rowan has been a bluegrass boy, a new-age Buddhist mystic and truly everything in between.
Old Salt Union hail from Belleville, Ill., a little town just across the river from St. Louis and the home of gone-but-not-forgotten Uncle Tupelo. However, these boys have more in common with Sam Bush and newgrass than Messrs. Tweedy and Farrar.