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Dry Hill Draggers Return to Carter Fold Saturday

Dry Hill DraggesSaturday, October 8th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Dry Hill Draggers.

Flatt Lonesome Claims Three IBMA Awards!

Flatt Lonesome Claims Three IBMA AwardsFlatt Lonesome claimed three International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards on Thursday, September 29th during the association's annual conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to being named IBMA's 2016 Vocal Group of the Year, the band also won Album of the Year for Runaway Train (Mountain Home Music Company) and Song of the Year for "You're The One" written by country artist, Dwight Yoakum.

African Roots of the Banjo at BCM Museum Monday Evening!

Birthplace of Country Music MuseumBristol, VA/TN -- The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is proud to present "African Roots of the Banjo," a lecture by Dr. Cece Conway, followed by a concert with the renowned Blind Boy Paxton on Monday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. The lecture and concert is part of the Lift Every Voice Series happening this fall at the museum.

ClayBank's Debut Album "Playing Hard To Forget" Released

Playing Hard To ForgetNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the debut album Playing Hard To Forget by ClayBank has been released. The current single "Up On Claybank" has appeared on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart several times and is being received enthusiastically by bluegrass radio. Written by band members Zack Arnold and Jacob Greer, "Up On Claybank" features the lead vocal of Zack Arnold and captures the culture and charm of growing up in this rural community.

Foggy Mountain Troubadour: Book Signing with Penny Parsons

Join the fans of Curly Seckler for a book signing with Penny Parsons, author of “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler” at the Earl Scruggs Center! Refreshment packages including one beverage of your choice (wine, beer, or soft drink) and an assorted fruit and cheese plate are available for pre-order.

27th International Bluegrass Music Award Winners

The Earls of LeicesterThe International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) was held Thursday and the winners were announced during the annual Awards Show. The 2016 Awards Show was held Thursday, September 29 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in the Oak City, lovely Raleigh, NC. Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski hosted the gala event.

Michael Cleveland goes Viral "Fiddler's Dream" Video

Fiddler's DreamNashville, TN -- Compass Records writes, "We could not have been happier when the team here at Compass headquarters learned that Michael Cleveland had gone 'viral', racking up over 6M views in a matter of days for a backstage video shot with a stranger's phone. A precious example of the truly deserving finding its place in the landscape of cat videos, pratfalls and teenagers talking about themselves that dominate the internet."

2016 IBMA Momentum Award Winners Announced

Lil’ SmokiesNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the for the 2016 Momentum Awards which were handed out at a luncheon at the World of Bluegrass Business Conference, Wednesday, September 28, at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The Momentum Awards focus on artists and industry people who are in the early stages of their bluegrass music careers. Performance awards go to one band, one vocalist and three instrumentalists, while three industry awards go to a Mentor, Industry Achiever and a Festival/Venue/Event.

Exceptional Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is an Event to Relish

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunin 2016Bristol, VA/TN -- The 2016 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion has come to a close. The start of the region's premier festival was some mighty fine weather and a kick off with some outstanding music. The thing about this festival is that with so many stages operating at the same time, one needs to set up their schedule in advance. The producers of this festival understand that and provide a web site where you can customize your schedule and, they have a mobile app that you can download to manage it while you take in all the other activities. The new Birthplace of Country Music Museum is a must see while you're here -- or really anytime you in the area!!!

John McEuen to Introduce Hi-Def Solo Album

John McEuen Made in BrooklynNashville, TN – Grammy-award winning producer, songwriter and musician John McEuen (one of the founding members of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) steps up the pace in preparation for the release of his new solo album titled Made In Brooklyn.* Scheduled to drop Friday, September 30, 2016 on Chesky Records, the project will be available via all major digital retail outlets (Amazon, iTunes, HD Tracks, etc.).

Carter Fold Presents Whitetop Mountain Band Saturday

Whitetop Mountain BandSaturday, October 1st, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Official IBMA Kick-Off Party with Lonesome River Band

Lonesome River BandRaleigh, NC -- The Official International Bluegrass Association’s World of Bluegrass Kick-Off Party, sponsored by Moonstruck Management, will feature Lonesome River Band who are nominated for four IBMA Awards this year. The party will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre located 126 E Cabarrus Street in Raleigh.

Nothin' Fancy Releases "Where I Came From"

Where I Came FromWillis VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of brand new music from Nothin' Fancy. "Where I Came From" is available to radio today and is the title track of a new album due for release October 7th.

Larry Stephenson Band to Release “Weep Little Willow”

Weep Little WillowNashville, TN -- Whysper Dream Music is proud to announce the new album, Weep Little Willow by the Larry Stephenson Band, will be released on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Wayne Henderson and Friends at Carter Fold Saturday

Wayne HendersonHiltons, VA -- Saturday, September 24th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by an old time band - Wayne Henderson and Friends. Wayne Henderson's top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia. In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. He produces about twenty instruments a year, mostly guitars; he is almost as well-known for the mandolins he has made. Doc Watson owned a Henderson mandolin.


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