Alison Brown’s "gorgeously melodic compositions... were complemented by lush yet never overbearing arrangements" at the BBC SSO concert along with Michael Marra and Frankie Gavin & De Dannan; is mentioned in this Boston Globe article regarding the documentary The Banjo Project: The Story of America’s Instrument. More on the upcoming Celtic Connections (in which Alison will be performing) is covered on The Perceptive Travel Blog.
The A.V Club web series Undercover’s new season is about to begin! Each week an artist or band selects a song from a list compiled by The A.V. Club to cover. The performance is filmed and once that song is covered, it is taken off the list.
This year The A.V wants you to choose which songs will be covered and our very own Colin Hay is included on the list for consideration. You can choose his song "It’s a Mistake" (Men at Work) under the "Totally ’80s" category. Click here to vote!
Check out the two latest episodes of Richard Julian’s Grooveable Feast. Episode 5 features "Top 100 Living Songwriters" Josh Ritter. Watch it here and read American Songwriter’s article on the episode here.
Episode 6 features Gypsy, Punk, Country, Boogie band Dirtfoot. Watch it here.
Country Standard Time also discusses the new release and history with Bluegrass here.
Richard Julian’s Girls Need Attention is included in Houston Press’ "Lonesome, Onry and Mean’s Top 11 Obscure 2010 Albums".
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band’s Legacy is included in No Depression’s "10 Best Roots Albums of 2010" and "Featured Bloggers’ Top 20", "Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Bluegrass Albums of 2010", Greg Cahill’s Top 10 (Pacific Sun Music), Jam Bands Online’s "Best Albums of 2010" and The Honey Dewdrop’s favorites of 2010.
Legacy is "a collection of standard bluegrass fare, played with exceptional talent." (The Valley Advocate)
John Hartord Stringband’s Memories of John is included in The Corner’s staff picks of 2010’s Best Music.
Joe Derrane’s Grove Lane is "full of quality, and a further testament to the living legend that is Joe Derrane." Read the full reveiw from Irish Music Magazine here.
Jeremy Chapman is featured in Jan/Feb issue of Blugrass Music Profiles’ "Bluegrass Favorites".
Colin Hay on Live at the Corner "...hasn’t lost any of the clever wit that made him a darling of MTV back in [Men at Work’s] heyday." (Daily Local News - PA)
Dala’s Everyone is Someone is "...an appealing mix of fluid Everly Brother-ish soaring, catchy pop melodies, Brit-folk acoustic jangle and some 70’s Laurel Canyon pop a la Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills and Nash and Fleetwood Mac." (Direct Current Music)
Irish American News names Lúnasa as Artist of the decade, Jimmy Keane as Male Musician of the decade, The Brock McGuire band as Band of the decade, and Liz Carroll as Female Musician on the decade.
The Chattanooga named The Waybacks as the Best Riverbend Concert of 2010.
Alison Brown and Joe Craven will perform at Arkansas’ State University on January 18th. Read the article here.
Missy Raines takes part in the Bass Summit.
Noam Pikelny’s Steve Martin award mentioned in PopMatters.
Téada shares its "luck of the Irish" with California.