Bluegrass Sidemen Release Bumper Crop of Solo Projects

A number of bluegrass sidemen — pickers better known as session aces or as accomplished members of backing bands for more famous stars — have stepped out on their own recently. Among those with titles in the CD racks are fiddler Aubrey Haynie and guitarist Bryan Sutton, and guitarist/mandolinist Dan Tyminski will issue his first solo album, Carry Me Across the Mountain, June 15.