Chris Jones & the Night Drivers- Run Away Tonight review

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers Run Away Tonight (Mountain Home) With an immediately identifiable sound and a burgeoning catalog of stellar albums, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers are possibly bluegrass music’s most underrated band. With Run Away Tonight, that has to change. Front-loaded with six original songs—seldom seen in an industry still tied… Continue reading Chris Jones & the Night Drivers- Run Away Tonight review

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Snyder Family Band- Wherever I Wander review

Snyder Family Band Wherever I Wander Mountain Home Reviewed by Donald Teplyske Bluegrass and its associated branches and brambles certainly have an affinity toward family groups. Beyond the requisite brother acts, there is a long tradition of embracing outfits comprised of the most closely knit. From the Stonemans, Lewises and Marshalls, through to the Vincent,… Continue reading Snyder Family Band- Wherever I Wander review

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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- In Session review

My review of the recent DLQ album In Session has been posted at Lonesome Road Review. Released on Mountain Home, it is a return to the quality of music I once expected from DLQ; after a handful of disappointing releases, this one can be highly recommended. Questionable album cover. As always, I thank you for… Continue reading Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver- In Session review

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Darin & Brooke Aldridge- Snapshots review

from Mountain Home Music When one writes about music, one has the tendency to take things a little too seriously, to erroneously delve into things searching for something that isn’t there. We can be accused of expecting every album to be better than the last, to hold up each release to examination expecting it to… Continue reading Darin & Brooke Aldridge- Snapshots review

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Lonesome River Band- Turn On A Dime review

Through some miscommunication, I had thought that Country Standard Time had assigned me the new album from Lonesome River Band to review. Coincidentally, the same evening I submitted my review, Jeff over at CST was posting the review for the album he had actually assigned to a different writer. Jeff decided to post the two… Continue reading Lonesome River Band- Turn On A Dime review

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Crowe, Lawson, & Williams- Standing Tall and Tough review

Crowe, Lawson & Williams Standing Tall and Tough Mountain Home Those surnames are enough to make one sit up and take notice. Three legends of bluegrass, each a member of the IBMA Bluegrass Hall of Fame. All three led (or lead) very successful bluegrass bands, although Williams’ gospel-based Victory Trio is the least generally known.… Continue reading Crowe, Lawson, & Williams- Standing Tall and Tough review

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Reviews posted: Flatt Lonesome and Larry Sparks

Country Standard Time asked me to review two recent releases for them. Flatt Lonesome’s second album, Too– a terrific improvement over their first and in my opinion uneven album- is one that seems to finding some traction in the bluegrass world. The review is posted HERE. A couple weeks ago I wrote quite extensively about… Continue reading Reviews posted: Flatt Lonesome and Larry Sparks

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Balsam Range- Five Review

My review of Balsam Range’s recent release Five is up at Country Standard Time. This will get you there: http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/cdreview.asp?xid=5477 As a bonus, I’m including a link to the free download offered on Balsam Range’s favourite songwriter Milan Miller’s home page. The song is “The Boy From Valdese,” a tribute to George Shuffler; BR’s Buddy Melton… Continue reading Balsam Range- Five Review

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Darin & Brooke Aldridge- Live at Red, White, & Bluegrass

At Fervor Coulee Bluegrass, I’ve posted my review of Darin and Brooke Aldridge’s new live album recorded at the Red, White, and Bluegrass festival this past July. Aldridge played with the final lineup of the Country Gentlemen until Charlie Waller’s death, and the Circuit Riders after that. The husband and wife duo have had significant… Continue reading Darin & Brooke Aldridge- Live at Red, White, & Bluegrass

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