“I absolutely enjoyed this project! …There are no weak cuts! …What’s not to love?”
-Mark Raborn, Prescription Bluegrass
THE LIFE WE KNOW tells the Snyder Family Band’s story - from their start as budding young musicians nurtured by their parents to musical prodigies, to their arrival as masters of their respective instruments.
All the while they have developed as performers and artists who continually incorporate many drastically diverse influences into their recordings.
The new single, “Say What You Mean”, written by the band’s guitar player and also one of the lead vocalists, Gary Alan Ferguson, was the winner of the 2015 DCBU Hazel Dickens Songwriting contest.
As Earl Scruggs picked his banjo with machine gun precision at his 1945 debut at the Ryman Auditorium, he set in motion a successful career and enduring legacy that would eclipse anything the humble farm boy from North Carolina could have imagined.
Scruggs’s revolutionary three-finger roll patterns electrified audiences and transformed the banjo into a mainstream solo instrument pursued by innumerable musicians.
Stout succeeds Jack Barton, who resigned as Jamboree President and Coordinator on February 2, after a nine-year tenure.
It’s often said that “it all begins with a song.” From the beginning, the Gibsons have been known as "songwriters' songwriters”—and sure enough, IN THE GROUND is all-original, with only two outside co-songwriters; that alone makes it a stunning achievement.
And while any new Gibson Brothers album would be big news and cause for excitement, the fact that their most recent album, Brotherhood, was a lovingly historical-minded tribute to the brother duet tradition, underlines how much anticipation there’s been for an album of all-new Gibson Brothers originals.
The 27-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer will release her exclusive bonus track version of WINDY CITY in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online nationwide on Friday, Feb. 17.
Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015.
From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.
Steve has been working on occasional projects for the agency utilizing his at-home-recording studio, but looks forward to getting more involved with all aspects of the business and working closely with the bands.
Featuring bluegrass interpretations of the biggest hits of the 1980's, the PICKIN' ON SERIES album (out digitally February 24) kicks off with a spirited rendition of Toto's 1982 hit "Africa."