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Blue Ridge Music Center, Yadkin Arts Council Presents Winter Concert Series

Samantha SnyderYadkinville, NC -- The quality and diversity of North Carolina's traditional music scene will be on display during the third annual Sounds of the Mountains concert series in January at the Willingham Theater in Yadkinville, North Carolina. The series is a collaboration between the Blue Ridge Music Center and the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center The performances will feature old-time mountain music, progressive bluegrass, and contemporary Americana with some of the Old North State's best roots and traditional performers including Chatham County Line (Raleigh), The Jeff Little Trio (Todd), and the Snyder Family Band (Lexington).

46th Annual RockyGrass Initial Lineup Announced

Lyons, CO -- Now that tickets have been on sale for a week, we thought we'd give you a glimpse of next summer 's festivation on Planet Bluegrass. (As a soundtrack to your excitement, consider streaming up some new music from Richie & Rosie, Balsam Range's new holiday album, or the original "Hot Dawg".)

Bluegrass Breaking Up Christmas Concert at BCM

Breaking Up Christmas ConcertJoin us on Saturday, January 6 at 7pm for a Bluegrass Breaking Up Christmas Concert featuring The New Smokey Valley Boys, The Cabin Creek Boys, and Mountain Park Old Time Band! Breaking Up Christmas is an old Blue Ridge Mountains tradition where people celebrated the 12 days of Christmas with house parties filled with old-time stringband music and Appalachian cheer. January 6 marks the end of those 12 days, and what better way to say goodbye to the festive season and welcome in the new year than with a night of energetic and entertaining old-time music live in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Performance Theater and broadcast via Radio Bristol?

Mountain Fever Records adds ClayBank to Label Roster

ClayBankWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce the addition of North Carolina-based bluegrass band, ClayBank, to their roster. ClayBank will release their debut album for Mountain Fever Records Spring 2018. ClayBank is a new and impressive bluegrass band born out of the fertile musical ground of western North Carolina. The unique story of the formation of the group centers on a bluegrass veteran, who joined forces with a fellow picker in his mid-20s, and two talented teenage musicians that are about to be introduced to the greater bluegrass world. Gary Trivette is the elder statesman of ClayBank, a bassist and banjo player who has previously played with groups such as Carolina Crossing and Southern Accent. While sitting in a side room at the Appalachian State Old-time Fiddler’s Convention in Boone, NC, in 2015, he found himself jamming with then 15-year-old mandolinist Zack Arnold and guitarist Jacob Greer who was 17.

Ricky Skaggs joins Keith and Kristyn Getty for “Sing! An Irish Christmas”

Sing! An Irish ChristmasNashville, TN -- Ricky Skaggs joins Keith & Kristyn Getty for Sing! An Irish Christmas tour in Atlanta and Nashville. Keith & Kristyn Getty and special guest Ricky Skaggs will be making two exciting performances for the holiday season with stops in Atlanta and Nashville. Each show will bring Christmas cheer to the audiences with outstanding performances.

ROMP Fest Announces Initial Lineup for 15th Anniversary

15th ROMP FestivalOwensboro, KY – Celebrating its 15th year, ROMP Festival will return to Owensboro's Yellow Creek Park led by iconic artist, Alison Krauss, bluegrass and country music legend, Ricky Skaggs, the 'Father of Newgrass,' Sam Bush, and Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame member, Doyle Lawson. The four-day music festival will take place June 27-30, 2018.

1st Farm and Fun Time of 2018 with Flatt Lonesome, Uncle Shuffelo

1st Farm and Fun Time of 2018Bristol, TN/VA -- Radio Bristol presents the Farm & Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum with the award-winning bluegrass group Flatt Lonesome and the old-time acoustics of Uncle Shuffelo & His Haint Hollow Hootenanny.

Mountain Music Museum to Reopen in Kingsport, TN, Jan 27

Rick Dollar at Mountain Music MuseumKingsport, TN -– Three months after closing in Bristol, Tennessee, the Mountain Music Museum is gearing up to reopen at its new home at 316 Broad Street in nearby Kingsport, with special guests and new exhibits, on Saturday, January 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

New Service Launches for Bluegrass Radio

GoGo Show PrepNashville, TN -- Shannon McCombs has earned her broadcast stripes with more than 6,000 interviews and thousands of hours of radio specials; getting the latest news and inside scoop from artists in Country, Rock, Americana, Bluegrass and all areas of entertainment. She has produced, hosted or contributed to syndicated content for the Grand Ole Opry, CMT, ABC, CBS, NBC, TNN, GAC, Access Hollywood, and satellite radio. Now, Shannon turns her attention specifically to Bluegrass with a new service called GoGo Show Prep.

Béla Fleck Presents Inaugural Blue Ridge Banjo Camp

Blue Ridge Banjo CampBrevard, NC -- Béla Fleck presents the inaugural Blue Ridge Banjo Camp to be held at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC on August 15-19, 2018. The camp will feature 3 days and 4 four nights of diverse banjo instruction by Béla himself alongside a cast of world class banjo players/instructors. The week will culminate with a finale concert held in the beautiful Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. The instructional focus will be on the three distinct styles of three-finger banjo playing: Scruggs, melodic, and single string. The Blue Ridge Banjo Camp will provide banjo players with the tools to improve their playing and aims to contribute to the overall growth of the fine art of the 5-String banjo.

IBMA and Foundation Complete Merger

International Bluegrass Music AssociationNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association, Inc. and the IBMA Foundation (formerly the Foundation for Bluegrass Music Inc.) have officially merged into a single organization. The merger recognizes and formalizes the historic relationship between the two organizations and will help to strengthen coordination of their fundraising and operations.

Award Winning Bluegrass Returns To The Emerald Valley Opry

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix RisingIt's Oregon's own Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising's annual trip to their beloved Emerald Valley Opry! This time around this award winning group will be performing a combination holiday show and showcase of songs off their 2017 release 40 Years of Lonesome - just in time for your holiday shopping!

Bluegrass Band Nightflyer Signs with Pinecastle Records

NightflyerBluegrass band Nightflyer has signed with Pinecastle Records for a 2018 album. It will be the band's third album and debut for Pinecastle. To celebrate, the band is releasing a Christmas song "Oh Holy Night" as a free download on their website.

Richard Bennett Releases Trribute Single “Wichita Lineman”

Richard Bennett - Wichita LinemanRichard Bennett has released "Wichita Lineman," a new single on Pinecastle Records. The song is a tribute to country music star Glen Campbell who passed away this year in August. Bennett's version is his first release on Pinecastle. In addition to Bennett on guitar and vocals, personnel on the recording include Ronnie Stewart on fiddle, Mark Johnson on banjo, and Todd Phillips on bass.

The Seldom Scene Signs With Rounder

The Seldom Scene Signs With RounderNashville, TN -- The Seldom Scene, widely regarded as one of the most enduring, influential, and acclaimed bands in bluegrass since its formation in the early 1970s, has signed with Rounder Records. Throughout the band's storied 46-year history, they've earned accolades for stellar musicianship and their innovative approach to their repertoire, choosing material from the bluegrass canon as well as from the worlds of country, rock, and pop music, and employing unconventional arrangements and instrumentation on their recordings and in live performances.

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