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Tune Town Old Time String Band with Dr. Mark Hand at Carter Fold

Tune Town Old Time String BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, September 19th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Tune Town Old Time String Band with Dr. Mark Handy.

Alison Brown's “The Song of the Banjo” Coming October 9th

The Song of the BanjoWith The Song of the Banjo, her first album since 2009, GRAMMY-winning musician/composer/producer/entrepreneur Alison Brown plants another flag in her journey of musical exploration. Alison is joined on her latest project by Indigo Girls, Colin Hay, Keb’ Mo’, Jake Shimabukuro, Rob Ickes and Steve Gadd.

Blue Wheel Drive's Hot Bluegrass CD Released on Airplay Direct

Blue Wheel DriveBlue Wheel Drive is an energetic, modern, hard driving bluegrass band based out of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. Their new CD recording, features all original songs with hot instrumentals, and tight harmony singing, all faithfully inspired by the traditional music stylings of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and the Stanley Brothers.

Trinity River Band Getting Lots of Chart Action with Heartstrings

 Heartstrings Callahan, FL -- Trinity River Band is celebrating their hit Heartstrings album that has earned sterling media reviews and global airplay since its release. The album has garnered extensive radio airplay with five impressive tracks appearing on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 chart including the most recent “How Blue,” with lead vocals by two-time IBMA Momentum Vocalist Nominee Sarah Harris, and “Rusty Old American Dream” with sibling Joshua Harris singing the lead.

Inaugural Great Folkgrass Happenstance October 17

Great Folkgrass HappenstanceThe inaugural Great Folkgrass Happenstance will take place October 17 in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. The festival will be held at Ruins Hall and will celebrate some of the region’s best folk and bluegrass musicians. Ruins Hall is shell of the historic Enterprise Manufacturing building, which after years of neglect, has found renewed life as a unique space for music, arts, and popular events.

23 Years of Bluegrass on the Web - Some Observations

Cybergrass 23 Years on the WebI've been posting bluegrass articles on the web longer than anybody and in the 23 years of doing so (we went online September 9, 1992), I've seen some interesting trends. Over the years, this site has carried profiles, events, news, obituaries and editorial content on a very broad array of topics. In over 10,000 articles run, there have been some interesting readership results. I track article readership, links, and such with a Business Intelligence tool that allows me to perform various analytical analysis and it is always a fun exercise to see what lies in the data.

Mountain Fever Records Signs Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed one of traditional bluegrass music's torch-bearers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice to their label. Sisk will begin work on a new album to be released March, 2016.

MerleFest Sponsored Showcases Lineup Announced

MerleFest ShowcasesWilkesboro, NC -- North Carolina’s MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, will sponsor a diverse collection of artists showcasing their music as part of the Bluegrass Ramble during the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass multi-day event in Raleigh, N.C., this fall.

Jon Weisberger Joins AirPlay Direct On IBMA Conference Panel

Jon WeisbergerThis year at IBMA Business Conference 2015, on September 30th at 8:30am EST, AirPlay Direct will be presenting a 1 hour exclusive industry panel on “Who We Are”, “What We Do” and how we benefit “You” directly. This panel is specifically designed for the artists, record labels, radio stations, radio promoters, PR firms, managers, publishers, etc. that comprise the professional, global bluegrass community at large.

Ron Block Announces Instrumental Album Due September 25th

Ron Block - Hogan's House of MusicRon Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station announced, "after over 30+ years of playing banjo and guitar professionally, and nearly 24 years after joining Alison Krauss and Union Station, I'm thrilled to announce preorder for my first ever bluegrass instrumental recording, Hogan's House of Music, on www.RonBlock.Com!"

Danny Barnes Awarded 2015 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass

Danny BarnesDanny Barnes will be the 2015 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. A creative and boundless artist who performs 3-Finger and claw hammer style banjo in all styles of music from rock to bluegrass, Barnes expands the territory of the instrument. Barnes has covered jazz to punk rock and alt-country to various extensions of bluegrass.

Justin Moses to Release New Instrumental EP; Launch New Podcast

Justin Moses - Beyond Measure: The EPNashville, TN -- Justin Moses will release his new six-song solo instrumental project called Beyond Measure: The EP on September 18, 2015. Justin wrote, recorded and performed the entire project himself playing resonator guitar, guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, acoustic bass, lap steel and octave mandolin. You can preview and download the song “Streets of Savannah” now at and signed pre-orders are now available as well. Digital downloads of the whole album will be made available after the release date, but previews are already available on Amazon and AmazonUK.

Cedar Creek Management adds The Kody Norris Show to Roster

Kody NorrisCedar Creek Management is excited to announce the addition of The Kody Norris show to their roster. Kody has appeared on television several times but is most known from his appearances on the RFD Cumberland Highlanders show from Jerusalem Ridge, Kentucky.

Urban Monroes Offer New App for Your Phones

Sweethearts of Ours, Can’t You Hear Us Callin? Urban Monroes Are On Your Phones! The Urban Monroes would like anyone that might be interested to know that they have a new mobile app. It’s available by typing into a favorite device browser or by going to and tapping or clicking on the mobile app icon. Now the band can really be, well, “on the phone.”

Michael Feagan and Fiddlegrass Hit Carter Fold Saturday

Michael FeaganHiltons, VA -- Saturday, September 12th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Michael Feagan and Fiddlegrass. Michael Feagan has played with some of bluegrass music’s finest – Bill Monroe and Larry Sparks to name a few. He’s also worked with David Peterson & 1946 as well as country singer and guitarist Jerry Reed. Michael accompanied Kody Norris on fiddle at the Carter Fold. Michael will be backed by Fiddlegrass – some of bluegrass music’s finest musicians. His newest release – A Fiddler’s Journey – is now available. The CD features dance tunes that even the most seasoned musicians might not know. The release exemplifies the versatility and experience that make Michael’s career so diverse and interesting. A true gentleman, Michael proudly represents bluegrass music at its’ finest.


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