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Whitetop Mountain Band Returns to Carter Fold March 10th

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 10, 2018, 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. Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band's members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region's style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There's everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s.

Debut Rebel Release From Peter Rowan Coming April 20th

Carter Stanley's EyesCharlottesville, VA -- Peter Rowan was just a young bluegrass boy when he caught the attention of Bill Monroe, who made him an actual Blue Grass Boy in 1963, or maybe '64. Rowan isn't certain exactly when he became the band's guitarist and lead singer, but the moment Monroe introduced him to fellow icon Carter Stanley is etched in his memory just as indelibly as the inked entry in his 1966 diary. Within a few months, Stanley would be gone, but the impact he and his brother, Ralph, had on Rowan—and the world—would grow even stronger. He acknowledges their influence, and finally gives the story of that meeting a definitive telling, with his new Rebel Records album, Carter Stanley's Eyes.

Sideline Welcomes Fiddler Daniel Greeson to Their Fold

Daniel Greeson by Michael G. StewartNashville, TN -- Carolina-Grassers Sideline will officially welcome fiddler Daniel Greeson to the fold at their Big Lick Bluegrass Festival show in Oakboro, North Carolina on April 13. Just 21, Daniel already has years of experience under his strings. The Jamestown, North Carolina native began playing fiddle when he was only six years old - after his uncle found a fiddle in the trash. Under the tutelage of J.B. Prince, he would go on to join the famed Junior Appalachian Musicians program. JAM offered Daniel the chance to meet many great players - and he would go on to study under Dewey Brown and Hunter Berry. Currently enrolled in the Bluegrass program at East Tennessee State University, Daniel has been a traveling member of the Bluegrass/Gospel group, The Churchmen, for the last three years.

New Dale Ann Bradley Video “Blackberry Summer”

Dale Ann BradleyDale Ann Bradley has shot a video for her hit song "Blackberry Summer." The video was filmed on location at Taylor's Mill in Taylors, SC by Bonfire Studio's videography team. The song is just one of the latest to chart from her self-titled album released in August of 2017. Since the release of the album, she has been nominated for "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the IBMA, The video was filmed on location at Taylor's Mill in Taylors, SC by Bonfire Studio's videography team.

Dave Adkins New Single “I Can Only Imagine” Released

I Can Only ImagineRight Or Wrong. The new single, specifically geared toward inspirational, Christian and gospel radio programmers and fans, is titled "I Can Only Imagine," and is available today.

Grammy Winning Earls of Leicester Record Live Album at Country Music Hall of Fame

Earls of LeicesterNashville, TN -- The Earls of Leicester, the Grammy award-winning, critically acclaimed sextet founded by AirPlay Direct Artist Endorsee and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas, performed a two night run at Country Music Hall of Fame's CMA Theater, February 24th and 25th. The two night performance is special for the band as the recordings will be used for a live album due later this year.

Sideline Promotes Upcoming Album with “Song For A Winter's Night”

“SongNashville, TN (February 23, 2018) - Sideline's ethereal version of “Song For A Winter's Night” is now available for fans to stream and download on all digital platforms, following a global premiere on Roughstock. Radio will find the North Carolina Bluegrassers' tune on AirPlay Direct, and a compelling, black & white companion video can be seen below.

Rebel Records Signs Traditional Bluegrass Band High Fidelity

High FidelityRebel Records is excited to announce the signing of High Fidelity to their artist roster. The Nashville, TN based group is led by Jeremy Stephens and his wife Corinna Rose Logston. Stephens cut a well received instrumental album entitled Scarlet Banjo for Rebel Records in 2000. Their Rebel debut is expected for an early Summer release. High Fidelity is a traditional bluegrass band comprised of young musicians with a passion for the past.

April's “Johnny Cash: Forever Words” Features Bluegrass Artists

Johnny Cash: Forever WordsNew York, NY -- Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Johnny Cash: Forever Words--a collaborative album consisting of songs created from Johnny Cash's unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters set to music by an astounding array of contemporary artists--on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Peter Rowan's Twang & Groove Featuring Bobby Black to Play Osher Marin JCC

Peter RowanSan Rafael, CA -- Two amazing music legends will take the stage when Peter Rowan's Twang & Groove Featuring Bobby Black performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Osher Marin JCC. Grammy-award winning Peter Rowan returns to the Center with a collaboration of bluegrass luminaries featuring Bobby Black on pedal steel. This evening offers two legends for the price of one. Fabulous, original and traditional bluegrass music with vibrant harmonies. Concessions include light snacks, beer & wine for 21+. Reserved Table & General Admission options.

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.


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