acoustic · banjo · bluegrass · bouzouki · country · dobro · male singer · old-time · singer-songwriter

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West: The Holy Coming of the Storm (MP3)

Here’s another sweet new record that has come to Fiddlefreak by way of Devon at Hearth Music. The Holy Coming of the Storm from Cahalen Morrison and Eli West hit the streets on January 30 and has been stuck in my CD player ever since. Their new old-time bluegrass songs strike just the right balance… Continue reading Cahalen Morrison and Eli West: The Holy Coming of the Storm (MP3)

acoustic · banjo · bluegrass · male singer · mandolin

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (MP3 Download)

Today marks the release of Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band’s new record titled Legacy (COM 4543). Legacy is a satisfying ramble through 13 tracks of mellow retro-trad newgrass, most of them written and sung by Peter himself. His merry band of veteran pickers is composed of Jody Stecher on mandolin, Keith Little on banjo, Paul Knight… Continue reading Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (MP3 Download)

acoustic · bluegrass · female singer · male singer · rock

Raconteurs/Skaggs “Old Enough” Video

What is folk music? If we’re gonna use the term we need a definition, don’t we? According to Wikipedia: “The original meaning of the term ‘folk music’ was synonymous with the term ‘traditional music’… the term ‘traditional music’ was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the other definitions that ‘folk music’ is… Continue reading Raconteurs/Skaggs “Old Enough” Video

bluegrass · old-time

Old Time vs. Bluegrass

Note from Fiddlefreak: This post has been here for over 5 years, and it consistently garners more hits than anything else here on It appears that Peter has updated his original post during this time, making it even better, and more funny. So remember, this is humor, people… not Gospel.  Peter Feldmann is a… Continue reading Old Time vs. Bluegrass