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Kim Robins Debuts on Pinecastle with “Raining in Baltimore”

Raining in BaltimorePinecastle Records is excited to announce Kim Robins's label debut recording Raining in Baltimore. The album will be available this Friday July 21st, 2017. Robins shows off her songwriting on the album with three out of the twelve tracks to her credit including the title track. She will be a featured songwriter at the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass this fall. Robins enlisted some big time help on Raining in Baltimore with Ron Stewart and Rickey Wasson co-producing and performing on the album. Other personnel on the album include Adam Steffey, Harold Nixon, Alicia Wasson, and Shannon Slaughter.

O’Connor Band Headlining Susie’s Cause Benefit Concert

Mark O’Connor featuring the O’Connor BandSusie’s Cause and Stages Music Arts to Present 2017 Grammy Award-Winning O’Connor Band at 3rd Annual Bluegrass-Folk-Classical Summer Benefit Concert The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, together with Stages Music Arts, is proud to present three-time Grammy Award-winner Mark O’Connor featuring the O’Connor Band as the headliner of the Bluegrass-Folk-Classical Festival: A Musical Fusion Gathering, to be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md.

Mountain Park Old Time Band Returns to Carter Fold Saturday

Mountain Park Old Time BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Mountain Park Old Time Band. Mountain Park Old Time Band was formed ten years ago as a group of friends who happened to enjoy old time music got together to have a good time. Over the past several years, the Mountain Park Old Time Band has been creating a stir in old time music circles.

Netherlands ETSU Dobroist Awarded Share America Foundation Scholarship

Owen SchinkelRinggold, GA -- The Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its 2017 scholarship winner recently at Ringgold's Patriot Hall in Ringgold, Ga. The scholarship honors students excelling in the Appalachian musical arts. Dobroist Owen Schinkel of Johnson City, Tennessee was selected as a Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship winner receiving a $1,250 scholarship from the organization for continuing his music studies. While in Ringgold, he also appeared both at Sacred Sounds Fridays at Ringgold's Patriot Hall, on the long-running Ringgold Opry at the Ringgold Depot and toured the region's historical sites meeting many locals and tourists.

Bluegrass Stars Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 19-22

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverThe 34th Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival featuring four big days of prime bluegrass music takes place July 19 through July 22 outside Columbus, Ohio. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Flatt Lonesome, Hammertowne, Blue Highway, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Steel Drivers, Balsam Range, Grascals, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standarrd Time, and many more will be appearing.

Bonfire Records Signs First Artist Wilson Banjo Co.

Wilson Banjo CompanyBonfire Records has signed Upstate South Carolina bluegrass band Wilson Banjo Co. Their first full-length album Spirits in the Hills will be released in October. Bonfire's mission is to develop American roots music artists and artists local to the Greenville, SC area.

Mathan Holt Announces No 2018 Bluegrass on the Plains

Auburn, AL -- By now, the entire bluegrass community and beyond has either met Mathan Holt or knows his reputation of being one of the most successful festival producers and broad-thinkers in our genre of music. Mathan launched Bluegrass On The Plains in 2011 at his large and first-class campground, University Station RV Resort, a venue he originally built to accommodate fans of Auburn University's Tigers Football program.

Big Country Bluegrass at Carter Family Fold July 15th

Big Country BluegrassHiltons, VA -- Saturday, July 15th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Big Country Bluegrass. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Steep Canyon Rangers to NC Music Hall of Fame

Steep Canyon RangersNot only do the Steep Canyon Rangers have a new album coming, they are also being inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s eight inductees. The Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Kannapolis, NC. This red carpet event is open to the public. VIP and General Admission tickets are on sale now.

The Grascals' “Before Breakfast” A Fresh Brew Of Bluegrass Perfection

The Grascals Before BreakfastNashville, TN -- The Grascals' newest album, Before Breakfast, offers fans a hot shot of diversity with a freshly brewed mix of Bluegrass perfection. The 12-song collection will be available September 1. Fans who pre-order HERE now will receive "Sleepin' With The Reaper" as a "grat track."

Live Album “A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk” Due September 15

A Tribute to John D. LoudermilkNashville, TN -- One of America's most beloved songwriters will be honored September 15 with the release of the Vector Recordings album A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk. Among the more than two dozen musicians memorializing the composer of "Tobacco Road," "Abilene," "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," "Waterloo," "Indian Reservation," and "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" are Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and renowned guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and John Jorgenson. The evening was hosted by songwriter and music historian Peter Cooper.

Hammertowne Releases Newest Album “Hillbilly Heroes”

Hillbilly HeroesWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is excited to announce the release of Hillbilly Heroes from Hammertowne. The band's third album for Mountain Fever is also available wherever great music is sold beginning today!

American Banjo Museum Receives Grant from Oklahoma Humanities

American Banjo MuseumOklahoma City, OK -- The American Banjo Museum in partnership with the Oklahoma History Center, was recently awarded a grant for $5,000 from Oklahoma Humanities to host two education seminars titled "Back to Our Roots: And Exploration of Roots Music".

The Garrett Newton Band to Wilson Pickins

Young Heart, Old SoulGarrett Newton, at all of 17 years old fronts this up and coming band with his on point Scruggs style banjo picking that has earned high praise from many of his industry peers. At his young age, he has already played onstage with national artists such as Marty Raybon, Kenny Ingram, Ben Greene, Steve Dilling, and James King. Now, with the assistance of the bands bass player and well known industry professional, Lorraine Jordan, Newton is backed by some of the finest pickers around.

BCM Celebrates 90 Years of Legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions

90 Years of Legendary 1927 Bristol SessionsThe Birthplace of Country Music Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the 1927 Bristol Sessions. This summer the Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) celebrates the 90th anniversary of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings with an exciting series of panels, performances, premieres, and promotions showcasing the deep impact of the Sessions. Kicking off on July 15 with a symposium featuring Ralph Peer II, Barry Mazor, and the producers of the PBS documentary American Epic, the celebration continues through the award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival September 15-17, 2017.

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