Grammy win for ‘Bluegrass Album of the Year!’

Wow, what an incredible weekend! We were blown away to even be nominated for a Grammy for ‘Bluegrass Album of the Year.’ It was a such an amazing honor to win this award, which we shared in a tie with Rhonda Vincent & the Rage….

Trout Steak Revival, ‘Spirit to the Sea’

Many thanks to Trout Steak Revival for bringing me on-board again to produce their new album, ‘Spirit to the Sea.’ These guys are a true band, better than the sum of their parts. Our goal this time around was to dig deep on the songwriting…

Two Worlds of Bluegrass (No Depression)

No Depression recently published a beautiful print issue focused entirely on bluegrass music. I was honored when they asked me to contribute. My piece focusesĀ on the current state of bluegrass affairs and how things came to be the way they are. I look atĀ the growing…

Trout Steak Revival, ‘Brighter Every Day’

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 Day,’ and we are all excited about the results. The album is out now, along…

Denver Bluegrass Generals

The Denver Bluegrass Generals in something Andy Hall and I have been planning for quite some time, and we could not be more excited about how things kicked off last weekend. The idea has always been to bring a cross section of our favorite bluegrass…

TRAD+ LIVE IN DENVER

Gearing up to play this Friday at the One Up in Denver with my man Nick Falk on drums, then head right into the studio to make the first TRAD+ album. Here are some samples. Exciting times, thanks for tuning in.

FATHERS LIVE TRACKS

We’ve been on tour–here are a few live cuts for your listening pleasure. More info at the Founding Fathers site.

FOUNDING FATHERS ON TOUR

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.

THE MUSIC IS IN OUR HANDS NOW

Big thanks to the Bluegrass Situation for inviting me to be a part of their growing musical world. The BGS is the brainchild of Ed Helms–banjo player and long time friend of acoustic music. For my first piece I jumped back into some of the…

BANJO AT THE BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

A few weeks ago I was up in Boston as a guest teacher at the Berklee College of Music, and I’m happy to report that the banjo is cool again. I was there for two days, working with students in the American Roots Music Program…

Winter March

Here’s a new tune that came from the cold weather. Download it at my Bandcamp page.  

GoPro Virtual Tour (Parts 2-3)

We captured the Stringdusters monster fall tour with a bag full of awesome GoPro gear. Part 1 took you backstage (previous post), while parts 2-3 bring you a bunch of music as well as some excellent outdoor adventures. Can’t wait to get back on the…

BG Situation Mixtape

Ed Helms and Co. have a cool thing brewing out on the West Coast: The LA Bluegrass Situation. First they started a festival in LA, now roughly 3 years old, which has featured some of the biggest names in acoustic music (Gillian and Dave, Jackson…