The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined
MusicJan 23, 2018

On January 27, Folk Alliance International kicks off Grammy weekend with a celebration of this year's Best Folk Album nominees and other American Roots music artists. Hosted by singer/songwriter Rose Cousins, the event at Joe's Pub in New York City will feature appearances and performances by Anaïs Mitchell, Bobby Osborne, Michael Daves, the Secret Sisters, Olivia…

MusicJan 23, 2018

From the Bluegrass Situation and WMOT Roots Radio, it's Hangin' & Sangin' with your host, BGS editor Kelly McCartney. Every week Hangin' & Sangin' offers up casual conversation and acoustic performances by some of your favorite roots artists. From bluegrass to folk, country, blues, and Americana, we stand at the intersection of modern roots music…

MusicJan 23, 2018

Artist: Van William Hometown: Kodiak Island, Alaska Latest Album: Countries Personal Nicknames: My friends call me GOV (Good Ol' Vanny) Which artist has influenced you the most ... and how? It's almost impossible to pick a single artist that stands above the rest as all the influences swirl around my brain like some amalgam of…

MusicJan 22, 2018

Welcome to "A Minute In ..." -- a BGS feature that turns our favorite artists into hometown reporters. In our latest column, Will Varley takes us through his hometown of East Kent along the southeastern coast of England. Kingsdown Beach: On the south coast of England, if you follow the white cliffs six or seven miles east from…

MusicJan 19, 2018

It's never easy to break away from what's comfortable, especially when that comfort comes in the form of bandmates. Going solo, after being one of a few, is a tricky endeavor, and leaving the pack to pave new or different ground comes with no built-in assurances. It works for some (Sting), and not so well…