No Depression recently published a beautiful print issue focused entirely on bluegrass music. I was honored when they asked me to contribute. My piece focuses on the current state of bluegrass […]
TRAD-PLUS is my shadowy musical alter ego–a project that combines banjo, vinyl samples, beats, drums, synths, strings and much more. Interference, the debut album from TRAD+, features Nick Falk on […]
This post is a few weeks overdue, but it’s never too late to learn about a great young band. Last year I produced Trout Steak Revival’s new album, ‘Brighter Every […]
When you play a hundred shows a year you have to mix it up. So we fired up the GoPros and took to the balconies for the first installment of […]
We just set sail on a 9 show run, opening for Yonder Mountain String Band. Let the musical experiments begin. More info on the Fathers’ site.
Long before the Stringdusters, I worked as a fly fishing guide in Southwest Montana. Over time, music took over my life and outdoor pursuits faded into the background. Years later, […]
Stefon Harris is an amazing musician–check him out, especially if you are into jazz. But he also has this zen quality about him that is magical. About 11 years ago, […]
They just don’t name them like they did before. A few more titles like this and acoustic music will crush the mainstream…
My grandparents, James and Flo Verhalen, have done a lot of amazing things. Some years back they set up a foundation which gives our family the rare opportunity to do […]
See, we’re ‘blue grass’ just like the ticket says. Or maybe this is proof that nobody really knows what bluegrass is (because it’s definitely not two […]
I want to meet whoever made this ridiculous ad. The paw-on-banjo action is impeccable. Will this instrument ever transcend its reputation?
My older brother is the man. Jono’s been the inspiration for many of my creative endeavors, most notably my music career as a whole. He’s a top notch designer (ceramics, […]
My Dad wrote a great article that went up on the Harvard Business Review’s business blog this morning. This piece looks at the importance of a mission statements in the […]
Acoustic music has many good friends in Japan. I hope they are all OK. From Moonshiner magazine: