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Dr. Ralph Stanley Signs With Vector Management

Dr. Ralph StanleyNashville, TN -- Musical titan Dr. Ralph Stanley has signed to Vector Management for career management, joining a roster that includes some of the most iconic musicians, chefs and public figures in the world. Ken Levitan, Vector co-president and founder, welcomes Dr. Stanley saying, “We are honored to be working with such a legendary, prolific artist. He is truly a musical treasure of this generation.”

Del McCoury to be Honored with American Roots Master Award

Del McCoury BandThe Berklee College of Music is set to honor Del McCoury with an American Roots Master award when he performs with his band in Boston on September 12. Berklee College of Music's 2014-15 Signature Series kicks-off with Inspired by Muddy and Monroe with Grammy-winning bluegrass group the Del McCoury Band and acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell on Friday, September 12. Muddy Waters and Bill Monroe are two American music titans who each helped create and define a blues-based genre: bluegrass, in the case of Bill Monroe, and Chicago blues, in the case of Muddy Waters.
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2014 FreshGrass Award Finalists Announced

Berklee Roots RoadshowThe 2014 FreshGrass award finalists are now confirmed. You'll be able to hear all fifteen of these acts at pop-up performances during the festival, so keep an eye and ear out as you explore. Our contest events on Saturday and Sunday mornings are open to everyone, so come down and cheer on your favorite musicians.

The 23 String Band in Concert at the Bluegrass Museum

23 String BandOwensboro, KY -- The 23 String Band has a compelling energy that dances the line between traditional bluegrass and a progressive sound all their own. It's no surprise they were one of the most requested bands in our ROMP survey this year, and we can't wait to hear them again...this time at museum!

Help Leftover Salmon Webcast ‘The Nashville Sessions’ Sept 15th

Leftover Salmon - The Nashville SessionsAsheville, NC -- Bring 15 Years Of The Nashville Sessions Live From The Ryman To Your Home. Help bring this historic night of live music to living rooms around the world! With your help, this one-of-kind concert experience could be webcast live from the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. There are some exclusive items being offered to those who pledge. Our good friends at Music City Roots will be bringing their A-team along with full HD production to capture the night! By pledging, you could help make this live HD webcast a reality. In addition Leftover Salmon will be donating a portion of the funds raised to the Americana Music Association!

New Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Album Due Sept. 30th

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is pleased to announce today's release of Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers' second single "Now The Summer's Gone" from their upcoming album, Another Day From Life (REB-1859). The song is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers. The physical and online versions of the full album will be released Tuesday, September 30th.

IBMA Award Nominee Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Hit Bluegrass Chart

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenAustin, TX -- Hot on the heels of their Aug. 12 Compass Records release, Cold Spell, Washington, D.C.’s Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen learned they received multiple 2014 International Bluegrass Music Award nominations, including a repeat nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year. And last week, the album entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Music Chart with a Hot Shot Debut at No. 3.

Donna Hughes Receives Key to the City at Release Event

Donna Hughes 2 CDsTrinity, NC -- Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes is proud to announce today's two new album releases, From the Heart and Fly, plus the music video for her song “Red Oak Tree.” During last Saturday's red carpet release event, Mayor Protem Jessie Hill of Trinity, NC (Donna’s hometown) presented her with the Key to the City and proclaimed August 23rd as Donna Hughes Day.

Swedish Downhill Bluegrass Band Release Fifth CD “Wonderland”

 WonderlandSwedish Downhill Bluegrass Band is one of Europe’s most prestigious,well known and highly regarded bluegrass bands. The six piece group, consisting of musicians well respected both in Europe and the USA, play traditionally rooted bluegrass with a contemporary flare. The band originates from Bergslagen, a region in Sweden culturally marked by its heavy industries and mining districts.

Nu-Blue & Sam Moore "Jesus and Jones" Video Released

Sam Moore and Carolyn RouthThis is the official video for Nu-Blu and Sam Moore’s George Jones inspired single, "Jesus and Jones." The song serves as the first single from Nu-Blu's upcoming album All The Way, which is set for release on September 16. The official video premiered last Friday on The Boot, after CBS Sunday Morning gave viewers a sneak peek at the first cut of the video. The video was even shared by George Jones' official facebook page to nearly 1.4 million fans. You can purchase "Jesus and Jones" on iTunes Right Now! To pre-order the album, click here.

New Bo Edwards Single, "Old Stiff Knee"

Old Stiff KneeMusically speaking, it's been a slow ride (and somewhat a whirlwind, too) for Georgia native Bo Edwards, who celebrates the release of his debut single "Old Stiff Knee", an original tune blurring the boundaries of Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, and Americana. Using a cherished Edwards family photo from 1927 as the front cover and his conceptual "bad wheel" wheel as the back, Bo invites you to ride along with the old farmer, who's seen his share of life's trials.

Enjoy World of Bluegrass All Expenses Played! Enter by Aug. 29

World of Bluegrass 2014For the second year, Raleigh will become the bluegrass capital of the world when it hosts Wide Open Bluegrass, the weekend festival that is part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass. You could enjoy it All Expenses Played! Enter to win a VIP experience getaway to Wide Open Bluegrass, presented by PNC. It’s all happening October 3-4; a free street festival and larger-than life ticketed concerts at the Red Hat Amphitheater.

Newport Music Festival: Finale to the Bluegrass Festival Season

Blackberry Bushes String BandNewport, WA -- The Newport Music Festival has become the Northwest finale to the Bluegrass/Americana Roots music festival season. Hundreds of traveling festival goers arrive to the picturesque natural wonder of Pend Oreille County, Washington, set up camp for 3 days to watch top notch regional performers and maybe participate in one of the abundant campground jams. It all takes place at the City Park (1033 1st Street) in Newport Washington.

Greensky Bluegrass to Release New Album "If Sorrows Swim" Sept 9

Greensky BluegrassSince their founding at the turn of the millenium, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have fashioned a dynamic, intoxicating sound rooted in classic stringband Americana while branching outward to effortlessly encompass an array of styles and techniques. Their fifth studio album, If Sorrows Swim, is to be released on September 9, 2014 and distributed nationally by Thirty Tigers.

IBMA Youth Council Announces Youth Stage Bands to Play Wide Open Bluegrass

Youth StageNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association Youth Council has chosen the ten bands who will perform on the Youth Stage at the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 as part of the World of Bluegrass event.

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