Thursday, December 17, 2009

Man of Constant Sorrow by Martin Tallstrom

Brilliant fingerpicking from Swedish Acoustic
guitarist Martin Tallstrom

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stuart Duncan on BBC4's "Transatlantic Sessions"

Brilliant US fiddler Stuart Duncan appeared in the
latest series of BBC Four's Transatlantic Sessions.
Here he is, with Jerry Douglas on dobro, Russ Barenberg
on guitar and Danny Thompson on bass, playing "Lee
Highway Blues" -

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just Published! Dr Ralph Stanley's Autobiography "Man of Constant Sorrow"

"Dr. Ralph Stanley’s funny, sad, gossipy behind-the-scenes autobiography, 'Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times'.
This is not the man of few words you see in concert and
at merchandise tables. Here he talks at length about
his fatherless childhood, his heroic mother, his brother
Carter’s musical brilliance and fatal alcohol addiction.
He pays his respects to such legendary Clinch Mountain Boys
as George Shuffler, Roy Lee Centers and the effervescent
Curly Ray Cline. And Ralph devotes an entire chapter to
his friendship with Bill Monroe. Then there are the
harrowing and hilarious tales of the road, the accidents
and miraculous near misses. It’s a grand and glorious
summation of a musical life well lived."

Review in the New York Times (Oct 13, 09)

Available from or

Listen to 'Man of Constant Sorrow' by
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
[from the album 'Man of Constant Sorrow']

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Man of Constant Sorrow / /

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Listen to the 2009 IBMA Bluegrass Award Winners

10 song mix of tracks by the winners of this year's
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards -
including Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Dailey
& Vincent, Dan Tyminski, etc - see full list of
winners on the IBMA site - take a listen here

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Greens and sidepork" mix

Great mix on 8tracks featuring Big Mama Thornton,
John Lee Hooker, Dr John and more - listen here

The Bluegrass Babies Are Back
With A New Video

"Hush Little Baby" performed by Paul Castle,
vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, drums
Beverly Baxter on harmony vocals & triangle

YouTube Link (please comment/share):

Hush Little Baby lyrics

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bayou Blend - Tab Benoit, Professor Longhair, Rosie Ledet and more

Love brave_margot's "Bayou Blend" - a twelve
track mix of cajun, zydeco and nawlin's blues

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hymn #101 by Joe Pug

Hymn #101 by Joe Pug
[from 'The Nation of Heat' EP]

Monday, May 18, 2009

Canadian Comfort Podcast
hosted by Gail Comfort

Our good friend, radio DJ Gail Comfort, has recently left London to go back to her home town of Winnipeg in Canada. We'll really miss her. Fortunately she'll continue doing her weekly alt-country show 'The Comfort Zone' on CMR Nashville and she's just released the first two episodes of her new Canadian Comfort podcast featuring all Canadian artists - great stuff! Take a listen -

Canadian Comfort Podcast hosted by Gail Comfort
Website/download        iTunes
Listen Now
Episode 1
Episode 2

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bluegrassy - Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Avett Brothers and more

Don't miss this wonderful mix by saraht on 8tracks which includes tracks by Bela Fleck, Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus & Tim O'Brien, Tony Furtado and Dirk Powell, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush & David Grisman, The Avett Brothers, Emmylou, Alison & Gillian and more.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams Sr, Bob Dylan, The Rosinators and more

[Click the play button to listen from the start or double
click on the artist/song title to hear individual tracks]


Ralph Stanley - Pretty Polly
Bill Monroe - Get Up John
David Grisman with the Nashville Bluegrass Band - A Life of Sorrow
Harry Choates - Fais Do Do Stomp
Hank Williams Sr - Honky Tonk Blues
The Rosinators - In My Time of Dyin'
Bob Dylan - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
The Golden Gate Quartet - Daniel Saw The Stone
John Renbourn - Country Blues
Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys - Come, Jilie
Blind Willie Johnson - Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying


On Tour in the UK - April 2009
[A mix of artists touring the UK this month]

Playlist (plays in random order)

Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
Jim White - A Town Called Amen
Bob Dylan - Moonshiner
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks/I Believe I've Transcended
Foy Vance - Homebird
Alabama 3 - U Don't Dans 2 Tekno Anymore
Amadou & Mariam - Mon Amour, Ma Cherie
Heidi Talbot - Time