The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined
InterviewOct 18, 2017

Guitar virtuoso Billy Strings (born William Apostol) is on the road somewhere between here and there, when he picks up the phone. That question “Where exactly?” gives him pause. “The other day, I couldn’t remember where I was,” he admits, a note of earnestness betraying his 25 years of age. It’s that sweet natured tendency…

InterviewOct 17, 2017

Artist: Flatt Lonesome Song: “Where Do You Go” (originally by Glen Campbell) Album: Silence in These Walls Where did you first hear this song? Charli Robertson: I actually found this song on one of those days where I was just driving around, running some errands, riding around town. When I’m home, I kind of just…

InterviewSep 29, 2017

Josh Ritter is, at his core, a wordsmith. His proclivity for words -- for their exactitude, potency, and even magic -- comes out in his lyrical prowess. He not only summarizes an experience with perceptive poetic force, but also heightens its impact with clever rhythmic structuring. It’s why when he sings “Our love would live…

InterviewSep 28, 2017

On a weekday afternoon in September, Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae are at home in Appleton, Wisconsin. It's been a busy summer. Several weeks earlier, the couple brought 225 bands to town for Mile of Music, the citywide festival that Chisel helped launch in 2013. Not long before that, they hosted the recording sessions for…

InterviewSep 26, 2017

Artist: Darin & Brooke AldridgeSong: “ Someday Soon” (originally by Ian & Sylvia)Album: Faster and FartherWhen did you first hear “Someday Soon?”Darin Aldridge: It’s one of the tunes that Brooke and I have been doing in the living room around our house, as we just sit around playing, coming up with tunes. [Laughs] Suzy Bogguss was…