New Year, New Bluegrass Artist! Share Your Opinion

We are really interested in promoting new Bluegrass Artists – New Year, New Artist!

Do you have a new artist you know, or recently heard? Maybe it’s an artist who has been around for a while, but just hasn’t received the recognition he or she deserves.

If so, please let us know who they are with the easy to use form below. Let us promote their talent on!

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Wanda Shaner December 29, 2010 at 11:38 am

I am really impressed by The White Lightening Boys and their banjo player, Brian Snider. Thanks for allowing me to express my opinion.

Tom April 5, 2011 at 10:36 am

George Portz & his Friends of Bluegrass, based in Shiloh, IL has been performing for 35+ years. His group has award winning members ans he is the fiddle teacher to Alison Kraus and many others. He conducta several fiddle contests each year and encourages everyone to participate, either instrumentally or vocally, no matter the level of their talent.

Shelley Gluskin April 5, 2011 at 11:13 am

I have been following the Bluegrass and Gospel group “Rhyme”N”Reason for 3 years now.
They are from the Niagara Region of Ontario Canada. They open for a lot of American Bands but in my opinion they are as good or better than the main act. They have 2 CD’s out.

James Cooper April 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

OFF N RUNNIN which is located in White County is one the best bluegrass sounds around..Their guitar player is one of the best in the country and they also have a great banjo player. Check them out. They will be at Battleground,IN Fiddlers Gathering on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Ron Blankenship April 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Saw a couple good bands a week ago at a bluegrass festival at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Dade City, FL. the Florida State Bluegrass Band with Ernie Evans was great, as well as the Gibson Brothers

Jean Hogan April 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm

We really enjoy the Kirby Knob Boys out of – you guessed it – Kirby Knob Kentucky
Three brothers one on bass, one on mando,& one on bass & one son singing lead and playing lead guitar & the local newspaper guy on dobro. Make no mistake. These guys have got it!! Check ’em out- photos and music samples on their web page.

John Ladd April 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm
John Ladd April 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Here’s a song that I’ve worked up with som really good musicians from my area, we play stuff like this and alot of other stuff. I hope you enjoy.

john yocum April 6, 2011 at 7:56 am

been really diggin hogmaw lately

Mary Ann April 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

Chris Thile gets my vote for the best young mandoline player.

Ralph Thompson April 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I enjoy Dry Run Bluegrass out of Mooresville, N>C. They came in 2nd at the Renofest in March. Also, Josh Green out of Pageland, S.C. who plays the fiddle, the mandolin and guitar and teaches music, he plays with a lot upcoming bands.

Finley C. Evans April 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm

The Morris Brothers for WV who now live in Conway,S.C. They have the fast hard driving blugrass sound. They have a great vocal and good harmoney sound as well!

Ida Gunter April 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm

A few days ago I was asked if I could reccomend a bluegrass artist and I told you about “The Abrams Brothers” from Canada. They tour Canada, the U.S.And also go to Isreal every year. They are well loved where ever they go and I think you need to listen to them , better yet, see them in person.
they are great young men. their one site is
You can listen to two of their songs here.
I haven’t heard anything from you so I just wondered if you checked them out.I also have a phone number where they can be contacted.

Jimmy Holsinger May 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm

The Bluegrass Brothers, !!!!

matt kaley May 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm

The Henhouse Prowlers out Chicago are a great traditional BG band with a very contemporary feel. All great musicians…check them out!

Vincent Lehotsky May 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

Gwen Johnson of Conway, SC

Lonnie Weathington May 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm

There is a group from Culman Alabama that has a great sound. The band is Pam Thrower and Shine Bluegrass band. They play traditional bluegrass, modern bluegrass and original tunes written by Pam Thrower. Check them out or just look up Pam Thrower and Shine bluegrass band with your search engine. TRULY BLUEGRASS WITH A TWIST.

Anita Dulaney May 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Virginia Carolina…a group from Roanoke VA. They are very good and their mandolin player is blind. They play bluegrass and bluegrass gospel.

Larry Frost May 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Rockin’ Acoustic Circus as a hot young band is a cut above the rest in my opinion. With Rick Morton who has brought these “something” teens together and given them the basics that have ingrained in them a strong respect for the roots and bloodlines of traditional bluegrass music. But, he has allowed these young virtuosos to bring their musical brilliance and creativity to the table and push the envelope to capture the “newgrass sound” that is that has become a staple of the contemporary acoustic music scene. This blend of the old and the new allows the traditional to live on, while the innovation that is inevitable in any progressive music genre to maintain its roots while opening new avenues of musical adventure. They represent this trend at its best.
Every time I hear them, they have evolved and are leading me down a new acoustical path in total amazement.

Danny Sharp May 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

The Punches Family from Fredericktown, MO is a great family band that went out on the road full time last June 1, 2010. They play a lot of festivals and churches.

eugene okulovich June 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm

i like the Black Diamond Bluegrass band

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