The Huffington Post featured an article on the Bluegrass Underground concert series, which is held in the Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns.
Craig Havighurst wrote about “banjo magician” Ryan Cavanaugh on String Theory Media: “He’s not the first to play jazz banjo by a long shot (it was a big deal 90 years ago, don’t you know) but he’s the most exciting and ambitious of the post-Fleck pickers out there today…Ryan’s band No Man’s Land, and the music he plays on tour with saxophonist Bill Evans is…literally one degree of separation from Miles Davis. It is in fact the highest level jazz banjo that I’m aware of, and Cavanaugh is only about 31 years old.”
Jim Caliguri of The Austin Chronicle spoke withChris Thile about the upcoming Punch Brothers record as well as The Goat Rodeo Sessions.
Thile, Stuart Duncan, Yo-Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer stopped by the set of The Colbert Report to chat and play a songor two from The Goat Rodeo Sessions.
Pat Green has a new album, Songs We Wish We’d Written II, set for release February 28 on Sugar Hill Records (this is Green’s first project on this label). It’ll include his versions of songs from Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, and others.
Mumford and Sons performed a new song, tentatively called “Ghosts,” for Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia.
Ryan Adams was featured on Pastetalking about his new album and his new home in California. An excerpt in which Adams talks about performing: “I feel so connected to these people that I’m playing for. I feel like that there are no obstacles between the songs and them. I’m so proud every night to give them these songs—I feel like I’m giving people a gift. Them being there and being so open is like a gift back to me. It’s just been a love fest, really beautiful.”
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.