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New Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Album Due Sept. 30th

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is pleased to announce today's release of Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers' second single "Now The Summer's Gone" from their upcoming album, Another Day From Life (REB-1859). The song is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers. The physical and online versions of the full album will be released Tuesday, September 30th.

IBMA Award Nominee Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Hit Bluegrass Chart

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenAustin, TX -- Hot on the heels of their Aug. 12 Compass Records release, Cold Spell, Washington, D.C.’s Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen learned they received multiple 2014 International Bluegrass Music Award nominations, including a repeat nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year. And last week, the album entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Music Chart with a Hot Shot Debut at No. 3.

Donna Hughes Receives Key to the City at Release Event

Donna Hughes 2 CDsTrinity, NC -- Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes is proud to announce today's two new album releases, From the Heart and Fly, plus the music video for her song “Red Oak Tree.” During last Saturday's red carpet release event, Mayor Protem Jessie Hill of Trinity, NC (Donna’s hometown) presented her with the Key to the City and proclaimed August 23rd as Donna Hughes Day.

Swedish Downhill Bluegrass Band Release Fifth CD “Wonderland”

 WonderlandSwedish Downhill Bluegrass Band is one of Europe’s most prestigious,well known and highly regarded bluegrass bands. The six piece group, consisting of musicians well respected both in Europe and the USA, play traditionally rooted bluegrass with a contemporary flare. The band originates from Bergslagen, a region in Sweden culturally marked by its heavy industries and mining districts.

Nu-Blue & Sam Moore "Jesus and Jones" Video Released

Sam Moore and Carolyn RouthThis is the official video for Nu-Blu and Sam Moore’s George Jones inspired single, "Jesus and Jones." The song serves as the first single from Nu-Blu's upcoming album All The Way, which is set for release on September 16. The official video premiered last Friday on The Boot, after CBS Sunday Morning gave viewers a sneak peek at the first cut of the video. The video was even shared by George Jones' official facebook page to nearly 1.4 million fans. You can purchase "Jesus and Jones" on iTunes Right Now! To pre-order the album, click here.

New Bo Edwards Single, "Old Stiff Knee"

Old Stiff KneeMusically speaking, it's been a slow ride (and somewhat a whirlwind, too) for Georgia native Bo Edwards, who celebrates the release of his debut single "Old Stiff Knee", an original tune blurring the boundaries of Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, and Americana. Using a cherished Edwards family photo from 1927 as the front cover and his conceptual "bad wheel" wheel as the back, Bo invites you to ride along with the old farmer, who's seen his share of life's trials.

Enjoy World of Bluegrass All Expenses Played! Enter by Aug. 29

World of Bluegrass 2014For the second year, Raleigh will become the bluegrass capital of the world when it hosts Wide Open Bluegrass, the weekend festival that is part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass. You could enjoy it All Expenses Played! Enter to win a VIP experience getaway to Wide Open Bluegrass, presented by PNC. It’s all happening October 3-4; a free street festival and larger-than life ticketed concerts at the Red Hat Amphitheater.

Newport Music Festival: Finale to the Bluegrass Festival Season

Blackberry Bushes String BandNewport, WA -- The Newport Music Festival has become the Northwest finale to the Bluegrass/Americana Roots music festival season. Hundreds of traveling festival goers arrive to the picturesque natural wonder of Pend Oreille County, Washington, set up camp for 3 days to watch top notch regional performers and maybe participate in one of the abundant campground jams. It all takes place at the City Park (1033 1st Street) in Newport Washington.

Greensky Bluegrass to Release New Album "If Sorrows Swim" Sept 9

Greensky BluegrassSince their founding at the turn of the millenium, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have fashioned a dynamic, intoxicating sound rooted in classic stringband Americana while branching outward to effortlessly encompass an array of styles and techniques. Their fifth studio album, If Sorrows Swim, is to be released on September 9, 2014 and distributed nationally by Thirty Tigers.

IBMA Youth Council Announces Youth Stage Bands to Play Wide Open Bluegrass

Youth StageNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association Youth Council has chosen the ten bands who will perform on the Youth Stage at the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 as part of the World of Bluegrass event.

Wayne Taylor Releases 8th Project - Movin' On

Movin' OnWayne Taylor has produced his eighth project, a solo album entitled, Movin' On. This CD should prove to be one of his best! This diverse collection of songs features "Red Is The Color", a tribute to his friend Jim Red Cloud from South Dakota, who lost his son in 2010. Wayne draws from life's ups and downs to weave together a colorful tapestry of music. The album covers bluegrass and acoustic music styles showcasing Wayne's broad ability and talent.

Earl Scruggs Center Offers "Scruggs Style" Banjo Workshops Today!

Darrin AldridgeIf you want to learn to play the banjo – if you want to play “Scruggs style” – this is your chance to get started! Join us for Intro to Banjo – Scruggs Style. If you think you want to learn but you don’t even have a banjo yet, don’t let that stop you! The Center has a limited number of student models available for use in the workshop. (Fee is $10 non-members/$5 members) reserve a banjo. We apologize for the late notice however we just received notice of this yesterday.

Legendary Banjo Picker J.D. Crowe on Song of the Mountains

J.D. CroweMarion, VA- J.D. Crowe will headline the September 6th concert taping of Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. This concert will be taped for national broadcast across America for public television.

The Big Push for Bluegrass at Burning Man

Burning Man BluegrassOur bluegrass artist and friend, Andy Owens is on a quest to introduce Bluegrass Music to the Burning Man Arts Festival. Time is short and so is their funding. The Bluegrass Invasion to Burning Man Kickstarter Campaign is still short about $900 and needs to catch up quickly or they can lose all funding collected so far. This is a marvelous concept to introduce the crowd to bluegrass music in a unique way.
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Blue Moon Rising Reunion Concert Dates Announced

Blue Moon RisingKnoxville, TN -- Blue Moon Rising has announced they will perform select tour dates with original band members Chris West (Guitar), Tim Tipton (Bass), Keith Garrett (Mandolin), Randall Massengill (Guitar), Justin Jenkins (Banjo), plus current member Brandon Bostic (Dobro). Three Blue Moon Rising Reunion concert dates have been booked so far, including the kick-off on September 28 at the National Muscadine Festival in Sweetwater, TN.

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