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The Gentlemen of Bluegrass Announce Release of New Album

Carolina MemoriesHailing from the Carolinas, The Gentlemen of Bluegrass, is a collaborative project of master musicians Danny Stanley, Tom Langdon, JC Rowland, Greg Penny and Randy Smith. Their debut Pinecastle Records project, Carolina Memories, releases on June 10th. Recognized for their southern style, bluegrass music; the latest album offers extraordinary harmonies and Waller/Duffey influenced vocals.

Song of the Mountains Fundraising Concert June 21, 2014

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA- Song of the Mountains will present their summer fundraising concert at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The fundraising concert will be presented this year as a 2:00 pm matinee to allow ticket buyers and fans of the concert series to attend the concert early in the day and enjoy the restaurants and stores in Downtown Marion after the concert.

Bluegrass Tyler Williams Band Style at the Fold

Tyler WilliamsHiltons, VA -- Tyler Williams grew up in Ohio and moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, to study bluegrass music. Ashley Davis is from Fayetteville, North Carolina. When the two of them met at the Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention in 2007 it wasn’t long before they teamed up to form a band. Saturday, June 14th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Tyler Williams Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Ricky Skaggs Jams with The Marshall Tucker Band

Ricky Skaggs & Marshall TuckerNashville, TN -- Thousands of fans in attendance at last week's 2014 CMA Music Festival Kick-off Concert in Nashville, Tennessee were in for a special treat during The Marshall Tucker Band's (MTB) hour-long Riverfront set. The legendary Southern Rock group performed on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, awing fans as they ripped through many of their hit songs before introducing their surprise guest, former CMA Entertainer of the Year, Ricky Skaggs.

Award Winning Bluegrass Duo The Roys Release "No More Lonely"

 No More LonelyNashville, TN -- Today, June 10, the award-winning bluegrass duo, The Roys, will release the first single, “No More Lonely,” from their highly-anticipated album The View, scheduled for release in September. The song celebrates a fresh, optimistic look at life and the dismissal of former anguish with the discovery of one’s “true love.” This upbeat track was penned by Lee and Elaine Roy, along with multi-BMI-Award-winning songwriter Steve Dean.

Educator-Fiddler Lauren Rioux Launches "Jam With Lauren"

Lauren RiouxAustin, TX -- Lauren Rioux, Portland Maine’s violin teacher and international performer has created an online learning community Jam With Lauren, that provides students from around the world access to her innovative curriculum and inimitable teaching style. Lauren’s fiddle lessons provide instruction on popular fiddle tunes and the techniques used to play them in social settings, such as jams and gigs.

Buzz Cason to be Honored at Poets & Prophets Series

Buzz CasonNashville, TN -- Nashville rock and soul pioneer Buzz Cason will share stories and songs as the next subject of the acclaimed Poets and Prophets series at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m. The in-depth interview and performance dovetails perfectly with the 10th anniversary of the museum’s Grammy-winning two-disc compilation Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm and Blues, 1945-1970, a set cataloging Nashville’s rich and too frequently overlooked R&B scene, and the exhibit it accompanied. Robert Knight’s iconic “Everlasting Love,” which Cason co-wrote and co-produced, is the album’s luminous closer. More Night Train-related events will be announced later this month.

The Boxcars' John Bowman Takes Solo Journey

John BowmanBluegrass guitarist John Bowman has had an enormously blessed career and has decided to add another chapter to his career. Bowman has announced his departure from The Boxcars to seek a new path followoing his heart performing solo in more of a ministry role. Bowman made his annoucement via his social networking channels.

Tennessee Mafia Jug Band Plays Carter Fold's Foot Stompin' Friday

Tennessee Mafia Jug BandFriday, June 13th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, an old time band, as part of our Foot Stompin’ Friday concert series. Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. From the pastoral hills, hollers, shopping malls, and interstate highways of Goodlettsville, Tennessee - home of Bill Monroe, Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Keith Whitely - and some living country music performers - comes themost entertaining blast from the past since Lester Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys. They’re the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band – guys with a scrubboard and roots like wisdom teeth.

Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters Release New Album

Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass DriftersJohnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny’s long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late and great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. He and his band The Bluegrass Drifters have just released their self-titled CD.

30th MACC/Bluegrass Classic Bluegrass Festival July 16 - 19, 2014

The MACCThe 30th Annual Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC)/Bluegrass Classic Music Festival at Hoover Y-Park, Columbus, Ohio takes place July 16 - 19, 2014. Proceeds from this festival will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated $755,690.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., helping children around the world. This year will be the 15th Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer.

48th Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

Bill MonroeThe Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, winner of the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association’s IBMA Bluegrass Event of the Year Award, will hold their 48th annual festival June 12-21, 2014. This world famous event, known as the longest continuous running bluegrass festival in the world, will take place at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom (Brown County), Indiana.

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited

Orthophonic Joy CoverNashville, TN -- Tourism and music industry representatives gathered today for a special press conference to officially announce the August 2 grand opening of The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, TN/VA and the creation of Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited. It was further announced that a national search is underway for a new band to perform the last track on the Orthophonic Joy recording project, produced by multi-Grammy Award-winner Carl Jackson.
Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited

Museum to Premiere "POWERFUL: Bill Monroe Remembered"

Bill MonroeOwensboro, KY -- The long-awaited premiere of a powerful new documentary produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY takes place at 9:00 PM EDST on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 on Kentucky Educational Television. POWERFUL: Bill Monroe Remembered tells the poignant, riveting story of Ohio County, KY native Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music, through the remembrances of dozens of his "Blue Grass Boys," the name given to the 161 sidemen and women who, at various times, were members of his band from the 1940s until his death in 1996.

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival 2014 Lineup

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival 2014Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival has announced the lineup for the 2014 festival. The 9th annual festival, held from Oct 16-18 on Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas will include event hosts and bluegrass pioneers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, The Jayhawks, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jerry Douglas Band and many more!

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