The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined

Header Main

Place Ads
Features
SHIFT LIST: Levon WallaceFor Levon Wallace, whipping up a signature dish in the kitchen isn’t unlike songwriting. “Some of the best cooking happens when it's freeform, when it's fluid, when it comes from the heart,” Wallace says. “Sure, we're relying on things like muscle memory and technique, which any musician worth their weight…
FeaturesNov 15, 2017

Becca Mancari may live in Nashville, but the sound she's developed in her music is anything but "Nashville." It makes a good deal of sense, though, when you consider Mancari's earlier life, which included stints in India, the Blue Ridge Mountains, south Florida, and Staten Island. On her debut album Good Woman, Mancari weaves her…

FeaturesNov 13, 2017

Let’s blow up some balloons, get everyone’s signatures on the card, buy a Costco sheet cake, and send each of these bluegrass songs into their golden years with a loving swat on the rear. Buy that motorhome! See the country! Spend more time with your family! 10. “Man of Constant Sorrow” Why is this bluegrass…

FeaturesNov 10, 2017

Chris Hillman -- he of the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers fame -- has returned with a new solo project, Bidin’ My Time, after more than a decade away. As he’s said in countless other interviews, he was resigned to living out the concluding chapter of his musical career. He’d all but packed up any…

FeaturesNov 8, 2017

When the Wailin’ Jennys got back in the studio to record their new album, Fifteen, which celebrates the group’s anniversary together, Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse didn’t have much time. Five days, to be exact. Between the fact that all three women are mothers now and live in different cities, planning and preparation have given…

FeaturesNov 7, 2017

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…