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Dr. Banjo Says Picking Season is Coming. Want to Jam?

Annie SavageRight about this time of year, many pickers start thinking "This summer I'm going to show my stuff as a musician." If you're starting to get those thoughts, I'd like you to know of a way to help that to actually happen. No, it's not a new music book or DVD (though we do offer those) ... it's an opportunity to come together with others like yourself, in your area -- people with the same goals -- and start making music together.

Dollywood Celebrates 30th Anniversary Season

Dollywood Celebrates 30th AnniversaryPigeon Forge, TN -- Every season brings a completely new experience for Dollywood guests, and the park’s 30th anniversary celebration provides six spectacular festivals and a number of surprises to delight visitors in 2015. From amazing stage shows and award-winning roller coasters to a nightly summer fireworks display and the seven-time winner for Best Christmas Event, guests can enjoy seasons of fun at Dollywood!

Book to Accompany Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats - A New Music CityNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum unveils Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City presented by Citi, a major exhibition of more than 5,000 square feet, on Friday, March 27, 2015. The exhibition will run through December 31, 2016. The exhibit will be accompanied by a richly detailed, lavishly illustrated, 112-page companion book, also titled Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.

The Roys Release New Video "Those Boots"

The Roys: Those BootsNashville, TN -- Award-winning Bluegrass duo, The Roys, have released the video for their latest single, "Those Boots," which serves as the second release off of their latest album, The View. The video deeply connects with their roots, and includes footage of military members, farmers, firefighters and more. The video was filmed and produced by Passamano Bros. Productions, and premiered exclusively on The Boot.

Seventh Annual Marathon Jam Saturday, March 21st

Marathon Jam at Chapel HillThe 7th annual Marathon Jam for the Ft Bragg Fisher House will be held Saturday, March 21st from 1 PM to 1 AM at the American Legion Post 6 in Chapel Hill, NC! Once again founder John Santa and his fellow Marathon Jammers are playing music for twelve straight hours to raise money to support the families of injured soldiers! every single tax deductible penny we receive will stay here in North Carolina, as it has every year!

Tim White, The VW Boys and Friends at Carter Fold Saturday

The VW BoysSaturday, March 21st, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Tim White and the VW Boys and Friends. Tim White is the banjo picker, guitar picker, and baritone singer for the VW Boys. He knew Dave Vaught for several years prior to both of these gentlemen forming the VW Boys band which features bluegrass music, magic, and comedy in one self-contained variety show. Fat Albert Blackburn is the third leg of the VW Boys and plays upright bass and sings lead. Dave Vaught is an excellent entertainer and magician who brings his talents to the group as well as playing guitar and singing lead and harmony parts. The VW Boys will provide plenty of dance music for the cloggers and flatfoot dancers at the Fold by having Kevin Jackson accompany them on fiddle. Glen Harlow will also sit in as the group’s mandolin player.

Asheville, North Carolina's Brewgrass Festival Returns

Brewgrass FestivalAsheville, NC -- Brewgrass Festival, Asheville’s original beer festival, is proud to announce the lineup for its 19th annual event happening on Saturday, September 19th. Jeff Austin Band, Big Daddy Love, and Packway Handle Band will perform while over 50 breweries sample a diverse assortment of national and regional craft beers. Tickets for Brewgrass go on sale this Saturday, March 21st at 11 am ET through http://brewgrassfestival.com/

Band of Ruhks Release Exciting New Bluegrass Album

Band of RuhksNashville, TN -- 101 Ranch Records will be releasing the first Band of Ruhks CD tomorrow, a group including Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby and Kenny Smith of the acclaimed Lonesome River Band. Originating from a successful Lonesome River Band reunion in 2010, the band’s self-titled, self-produced debut album is scheduled for release on March 17 followed by a reception and performance on Wednesday, March 18 at the Station Inn in Nashville. The album’s lead single, “Coal Mining Man,” features bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley.

Adkins & Loudermilk Release Self-Titled Debut Album

Adkins & LoudermilkWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records announces the release of the debut, self-titled album from Adkins & Loudermilk. This highly anticipated project has already produced a chart-making first single with "Backside of Losing." What started out as two impressive solo careers has morphed into what is already being described as a powerhouse team of vocals and songwriting. Dave Adkins has already had a successful career fronting his former band, Republik Steel, and Edgar Loudermilk has been known as one of the most solid bass-playing vocalists in bluegrass, having toured extensively with the likes of Rhonda Vincent, Marty Raybon and IIIrd Tyme Out.

MerleFest 2015 to Feature Special Sets and Collaborations

MerleFestWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Window World and taking place April 23-26, 2015, will boast a number of special collaborations and performances at this year’s festival. As regular attendees of the celebrated festival know, these “MerleFest Moments” – as they’re often called – are a frequent result of the artistic, collective spirit of this special yearly musical gathering.

Hot Rize Releases New Video for "A Cowboy's Life"

Hot RizeBluegrass supergroup, Hot Rize recently reunited after 20 years off the road for an extensive tour schedule as well as the release of their new album "When I'm Free". On their last stop in New York, the band recruited Mason Jar Music to put visuals to the new sounds. The results are breathtaking. The first video, available for public viewing today, presents a clear juxtaposition between the city views of New York and the performance of a more traditional bluegrass group.

Bluegrass Underground Announces Full 2015 Season Lineup

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutMcMinnville, TN -- From Living Legends to a pre-teen phenom - BGU has a packed calendar that will feature award winning Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mountain Heart, EmiSunshine, Frank Fairfield, Ben Sollee, Annie Moses Band, Taarka, Front Country, Trace Bundy, Woody Pines, Old Salt Union, Volunteer String Band, Jimbo Darville & the Truckadors and more. Tickets go on sale Saturday 3/21/2015 at 11 AM Central.

Niall Toner Releases "Working On Love"

Working On LoveNiall Toner formed his Acoustic String Band in 2001, and since that time they have released four all-original Albums, and toured all over the World. Last October, Niall returned from Nashville, Tennessee, where he recorded album number five, titled Working on Love, another all-original project. This latest project is comprised of many love songs and tunes inspired by life in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains of County Carlow. Appropriately released on St.Valentine's Day, 2015.

Society of the Four Arts Hosts 10th Annual Bluegrass Concert

Dailey & VincentThe Society of the Four Arts will host their 10th annual Bluegrass concert on April 12, 2015. The 10th Anniversary event will feature the award winning duo, Dailey & Vincent. Dailey & Vincent is one of the top Bluegrass bands in America, and they have quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. Their fantastically powerful vocal blends created four award-winning studio albums, and their heavy touring schedule brings them well-deserved attention from bluegrass, country, and gospel critics and fans alike.

Lonesome River Band To Perform At Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest

Lonesome River BandBristol, TN/VA -- Lonesome River Band will perform Saturday, March 28 at the 1st Annual Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest to be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Bristol, Virginia. The two day event take place March 27 and 28. Tickets are: Two-Day Early Bird Tickets $50; Gate: Friday $30, Saturday $35; Kids 12 and under free. Discounted hotel rates are available.

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