Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley Celebrates Birthday with Rare Nashville Performance

For most Nashvillians, last night was just another cold February evening. But for the lucky few packed inside the Station Inn, it was the chance to see bluegrass legend and Grand Ole Opry member Ralph Stanley celebrate his 87th birthday with a rare – and final – performance at the hallowed bluegrass venue. The concert [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Elizabeth Cook’s Gospel Plow EP

The question was raised at a Northern California music festival in May 2011. Would Elizabeth Cook be willing to play the Strawbery Music Festival’s Gospel Brunch bright and early that Sunday morning? She admits there was some reluctance. Gospel’s a genre she doesn’t often pull from, but she agreed and sat down with two of [...] Read More