Roots Culture Redefined

Header Main

Place Ads
Tray Wellington Shares a List of Banjo Players Thinking Outside the Box
PlaylistsSep 1, 2021

Banjo maestro Béla Fleck has always followed his muse, jamming with collaborators and crisscrossing continents for decades now. His newest album leads him back to familiar terrain, as My Bluegrass Heart is his first bluegrass record in 20 years. "They nearly always come back," says Fleck, who composed and produced the album (set for a…

Tray Wellington Shares a List of Banjo Players Thinking Outside the Box
PlaylistsAug 30, 2021

One of my favorite things in life is hearing a song for the first time that I know I need to hear again, immediately! Something about the melody or the horn part or the harmony part that catches my ear and get’s stuck in my head. Whenever that happens it's like I need to understand…

Tray Wellington Shares a List of Banjo Players Thinking Outside the Box
PlaylistsAug 16, 2021

My mind has been concentrated on making music for my latest record, Wanderer’s Compass. I let Wanderer’s Compass be a collection of as many influences in music I’ve had as possible. I've been playing long enough that I used to learn my fiddle parts from an LP and move the needle back to catch the…

Tray Wellington Shares a List of Banjo Players Thinking Outside the Box
PlaylistsAug 2, 2021

Amythyst Kiah is having a moment with Wary + Strange, an album that positions her among today's most compelling singer-songwriters. Although she is an East Tennessee native, her personal lyrics somehow feel universal -- this isn't an album about rivers and mountains, but instead touches on identity ("Black Myself"), grief ("Wild Turkey"), and unsolicited advice…

Tray Wellington Shares a List of Banjo Players Thinking Outside the Box
PlaylistsJul 19, 2021

Heya! I’m Ben Reddell, GM of Bedrock LA, and curator of the Grand Ole Echo. What a year, am I right? 2020 had the music world completely shut down, which saddened me to no end. Through the power of computers I was able to remotely finish my EP, LA Baby! And live music is possible…