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ROMP Fest Announces Additions to 2018 Lineup

Romp Fest 2018Owensboro, KY -- ROMP Fest, produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky, is pleased to release lineup additions for its 15th annual festival, including Leftover Salmon, The Travelin' McCourys, the Jeff Austin Band, and Michael Daves featuring Tony Trischka. The four-day music, camping, and art festival will take place June 27-30, 2018 in Owensboro's Yellow Creek Park.

New Clay Hess Band Single “Cold and Lonely” Released

Cold and Lonely“Cold and Lonely”, the brand new single from the Clay Hess Band, fronted by Grammy Award winning super picker, Clay Hess, is available now on AirPlay Direct for DJ's and radio programmers. This awesome track will be turning the volume up all over the world and pleasing traditional, contemporary and progressive bluegrass fans alike! It's a must listen! Check it out and request it from your favorite station Today!

The Cabin Creek Boys at Carter Family Fold Feb 24th

The Cabin Creek BoysSaturday, February 24th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Cabin Creek Boys. The Cabin Creek Boys play old time hillbilly music from the mountains of southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina, performing at area festivals, fiddlers' conventions, square dances, and other community events. Led by multi-instrumentalist husband and wife duo Chris and Erika Testerman of Lansing, North Carolina, the band also includes Jackson Cunningham of Grant, Virginia, on guitar; Trish Kilby Fore of Galax, Virginia, on clawhammer banjo; and Jerry Steinberg of Salem,Virginia, on the upright bass.

Michael Johnathon's Childrens Tale “Mousie HiWay” Out May 2018

 The Adventures of Banjo Mouse in the Appalachian MountainsFolksinger and banjo picker and former Knott County resident, Michael Johnathon, has produced a musical kids project that will introduce K-7th grade kids to the banjo, bluegrass music and the instruments that play it.

Becky Buller Delivers “Crêpe Paper Heart”

Crêpe Paper HeartNashville, TN -- Dark Shadow Recording delivers a singing bluegrass Valentine with the release of Crêpe Paper Heart, the label's second solo album from 2016 IBMA Fiddler and Female Vocalist Of The Year, Becky Buller. This collection features new songs from the pen of Buller (2015 IBMA Songwriter Of The Year) and her co-writers, performed by past and present members of her ridiculously talented road band, along with an award-winning line-up of guests, including Grammy and IBMA award winners Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush, The Fairfield Four, Rob Ickes and more.

DelFest Announces Additions to 2018 Lineup

DelFest 2018Nashville, TN -- DelFest, produced by McCoury Music & High Sierra Music, is pleased to announce the following lineup additions to the 11th annual DelFest, which takes place May 24-27 at the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland. The thirteen acts announced today, paired with the festival’s initial lineup, solidify DelFest as the premier live music event for fans whose musical tastes span the width of bluegrass, Americana, and improvisation-- fitting considering its namesake, Del McCoury, is the patriarch of the modern day string band.

Tom T. and Dixie Hall are 2018 Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductees

Miss Dixie and Tom T. HallThe Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame is pleased to announce Miss Dixie and Tom T. Hall as their 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees. The award ceremony will be Saturday, September 22, in Bean Blossom, Indiana at the 44th Annual Hall of Fame and Uncle Pen Bluegrass Festival.

Jam Camp Coming to Bluegrass Museum this March

IBMM Bluegrass Jam CampOwensboro, KY -- Here's your chance to play music in a fun environment, connect with other musicians, and receive top-notch jamming tips from an experienced teacher. Join us March 16-18, 2018 for the Wernick Method Jam Camp hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Led by Dave Howard of 23 String Band & the Louisville Folk School, this 3-day camp will take place at the Museum's current location in downtown Owensboro.

Award Winning Volume Five Releases “Milestones”

MilestonesWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is happy to announce the release of the newest album from the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year, Volume Five. Milestones is available to radio and consumers today! Nashville is known as a "10 year town" — indicating it takes a full 10 years to achieve any real success in the music business. And while fans have long been hot on the trail of Volume Five (V5), it's easily said the industry is finally catching on and wising up. After a full decade of playing thousands of shows and making some of the best records in bluegrass, V5 has hit their stride. In 2017, the IBMA honored V5 with Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Drifter," arguably one of the most played tracks of the decade, thus far.

IBMA Foundation Announces $11,600 in Grants to be Awarded in 2018

IBMA FoundationNashville, TN -- The IBMA Foundation, based in Nashville, TN, recently awarded $11,600 in grants to the nine recipients listed below. “We’re proud to announce the largest amount of annual grants in the history of the Foundation, to the highest number of annual recipients,” said IBMA Foundation board chair, Peter D’Addario. “Our recent merger with the International Bluegrass Music Association has been very positive, and we’re very grateful for the support from our donors this year.”

IBMA & Blue Ridge Banjo Camp Announce IBMA Member Scholarship

IBMA & Blue Ridge Banjo Camp ScholarshipThe IBMA is proud to partner with the Blue Ridge Banjo Camp in offering a full scholarship to a lucky IBMA member for this first-ever banjo camp. This scholarship, valued at $1100, will cover cover tuition, lodging and meals at the idyllic Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. Students will have a chance to study with Béla, Tony Trischka, Kristin Scott Benson, Mike Munford and Steve Cooley. The instructional focus will be on the three distinct styles of three-finger banjo playing: Scruggs, melodic, and single string. Designed with intermediate and advanced students in mind, this camp will feature three days and four nights of diverse banjo instruction as well as a a finale concert held in the beautiful Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.

Carolina-Grassers Sideline Spin Tight Tale With New Single, “Thunder Dan”

Sideline: Thunder DanNashville, TN -- Carolina-Grassers, Sideline, spin a tight tale of the dark side with their debut single, "Thunder Dan," for Mountain Home Music Company. The story of a "lone outsider," the track is from the group's upcoming album, Front and Center, due out this spring. "Thunder Dan" is now available to radio via AirPlay Direct, and to music lovers everywhere on all streaming outlets.

The Farm Hands Win Big at SPBGMA 2018

The Farm HandsPinecastle Records artists The Farm Hands have been honored by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA), winning four awards including the coveted "Album of the Year" for their recently released album, Colors. "Rural Route," the #1 Bluegrass Today hit single from the album, won "Bluegrass Song of the Year." The group won "Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall)" and bandmember Tim Graves won "Dobro Performer of the Year."

Ola Belle Reed Song School: A Songwriting Retreat

Ola Belle Reed Song Writer’s RetreatThe Ashe County Arts Council welcomes the weekend retreat of songwriting, making music, and celebrating the work of Ola Belle Reed with the Song Writer’s Retreat. The workshop will be held at the Ashe Civic Center Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15, 2018. It is open to songwriters of all genres and styles, and all accompaniment instruments are welcomed. Instructors: Cathy Fink, Claire Lynch and Sam Gleaves. Tuition $200 adults, $150 students. Assistance available. Call 336-846-2787.

MerleFest to Visit Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Birthplace of Country Music MuseumBristol, TN/VA -- MerleFest, the popular music festival founded by the legendary Doc Watson and presented by Window World, offers music lovers a sneak peek of this spring's festival when MerleFest on the Road tours throughout the Southeast. The tour will make a stop at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Performers on the lineup include two acts that have appeared at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion: The Way Down Wanderers and The Barefoot Movement. Singer-songwriter and guitar champion Andy May will also perform. The Bristol stop will be part of the Birthplace of Country Music's 1927 Society Concert Series.

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