Reviews

The Spilled Pint

Dale and Darcy Cahill are joined here by long-time friends Neil Rossi and Will Patton to produce an interesting project of mostly Irish/Celtic flavored instrumental medleys.   Rossi and the Cahills have been playing together for over 15 years in the New England area and are often joined by Patton on bass. Dale plays guitar,…

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Triple Shot

Growing up in Georgia, Reynolds liked rock and roll and performed around her home. While in college she discovered that country and bluegrass were the kinds of music she wanted to sing. In the 2000s, she moved to the Washington, D.C., area, found a home performing with local bluegrass bands and teamed up with banjoist…

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Alley Cat

Paul Van Vlodrop hails from Amsterdam in the Netherlands and over the years has become one of Europe’s well-known musicians and artists. He learned to play guitar at an early age, influenced by the popular music of the day by such as the Beatles, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Simon and Garfunkel, and others. Later he…

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Life’s A Gamble

“Banjer” Dan Mazer is originally from the Washington, D.C., area and grew up playing banjo in the manner of Earl Scruggs. He was mostly known as a solo artist, performing and busking around the area at local jams and venues. He relocated to California a number of years ago, and continues as a mostly acoustic…

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Lead and Iron

Chicago-based Henhouse Prowlers call themselves the Bluegrass Ambassadors, for in the past 16 years or so the band has toured over 25 countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia and has even traveled to Siberia. The Henhouse Prowlers are Jon Goldfine (bass, vocals), Chris Dollar (guitar, vocals), Jake Howard (mandolin, vocals) and Ben Wright (banjo, vocals)….

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What I’m For

A Kentucky native, Adkins has had an impressive career in bluegrass music since he started playing the music at Dollywood when he was just seventeen years old.  During this growing period, he played country music and also toured with a rock band from Chicago. For a few years he also was a disc jockey at…

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