Ricky Skaggs (with Eddie Dean) “Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music ”

Ricky Skaggs (with Eddie Dean) “Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music ” Dey Street Books, Publisher Ricky Skaggs has lived a life of music and he’s not done yet. Most folks would be proud of having accomplished in their lifetime what he does in a year. Mr. Skaggs decided a few years ago to write […]

Irene Kelley: “These Hills”

Irene Kelley “These Hills” Mountain Fever Records Irene Kelley has created a bluegrass record which seems just right- well-conceived, with outstanding songwriting, singing and powerful musicianship. From the trickle down banjo run which introduces “Carolina Wind” to the soulful mountain vibe which exemplifies the final cut, “Before You Call Me Home”, Kelly makes a case for […]

EmiSunshine: “Ragged Dreams”

EmiSunshine “Ragged Dreams” Little Blackbird Records EmiSunshine is a preternaturally talented singer and songwriter with expressive gifts belying her years. “Ragged Dreams”, her third studio album, features her vocal power on a range of songs that draw from the country and mountain tradition. Emilie Sunshine Hamilton hails from East Tennessee and gained traction through social […]

“Foggy Mountain Troubadour” By Penny Parsons

“Foggy Mountain Troubadour” By Penny Parsons (Forward by Eddie Stubbs) University of Illinois Press Curly Seckler was a key contributor to one of the iconic “first generation” bluegrass groups- The Foggy Mountain Boys. The group, formed by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, after their nasty split from Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys in the […]