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Flatt Lonesome's Kelsi and Paul Harrigill Honored for Songwriting

KelsiArden, NC – Crossroads Entertainment and Pisgah Ridge Records extend congratulations to Paul Harrigill of Flatt Lonesome on his first place win in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest. Along with his sister Amber Nugent, Paul co-wrote “I’m Blue” which took top honors in the Bluegrass category.

Crooked Road Ramblers Ramble to Carter Fold Friday

Crooked Road RamblersThe Crooked Road Ramblers play traditional old time dance music from the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. Members of the band are Kilby Spencer on fiddle, John Perry on guitar, Peco Watson on clawhammer banjo, Donald Hill on guitar and vocals, Wayne Dye on mandolin, and Karen Carr on bass and vocals. Most of the band are second and third-generation musicians who now play old time mountain music influenced by their families and communities. Friday, May 9th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special concert by Kilby Spencer and the Crooked Road Ramblers as part of the Fold’s Footstompin’ Friday series. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Music City Roots Celebrates 200th Show Wednesday

Music City RootsThis week, when Music City Roots goes live from The Loveless Cafe Barn at 7 pm on Wednesday May 7, it will mark the show’s 200th episode. Since going on the air in October 2009, the show has averaged 44 shows a year, giving Nashville’s vibrant roots and Americana music scene a weekly international platform via radio, television and the web.

Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary at CMA Music Fest

Rhonda Vincent & Daryle SingletaryNashville, TN -- Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary are set to present "An Evening of Traditional Country Music" on June 5th at the Nashville Palace (2611 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214). Saddle up, because this is one ride that you won't want to miss! The show will begin at 8:00pm, so make sure you're not late! Tickets are just $20, and are available at the door, or you can buy them right now at NashvillePalace.Net.

Bluegrass at the Pines Festival Supports the Arts

Cathedral of the PinesIn support of the arts, the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, NH, today announced the “Bluegrass at the Pines” festival on Sunday, July 13, from Noon to 8:00pm. “It’s time for New Hampshire to enjoy summer bluegrass,” says Don Upton, Chairman of the sponsoring organization. The one-day event, which overlooks majestic Mt. Monadnock in southwest New Hampshire, features great bluegrass music by several New England bluegrass bands that are well-known in the region. This is one of the very few day-long bluegrass festivals scheduled in New Hampshire in 2014, according to several bluegrass-related websites.

Ebby Jewell & The Bluegrass Kinsmen Releasing “Renewal”

RenewalEbby Jewell and The Bluegrass Kinsmen are looking forward to their 43rd year of picking Bluegrass. They are working hard to expand their audience by playing some larger venues - a little farther from the Southwest Virginia home base of Tazewell, Russell, and Buchanan Counties, but their heart will stay with their local fans. Ebby Jewell & The Bluegrass Kinsmen who have been around since 1971. Ebby who formed the group with his brother Shelby decided to rebuild the band in 2013 upon the retirement of Shelby.

Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival May 23-25

Cockman Family Bluegrass BandUnion Grove, NC -- In 1924, H.P. Van Hoy, a schoolteacher and fiddler, thought of an innovative way to raise money for Union Grove School; he would hold a fiddler's convention. The convention became a tradition, carried on in recent years by Harper A. Van Hoy, H. P. Van Hoy's son. On May 23-25, 2014, the fourth generation of Van Hoy descendants will open the gate for the 90th iteration of that acclaimed musical institution: a weekend of competition, performances by invited musicians, workshops, jamming, and the renewal of years-long friendships. This is the oldest fiddler's contest in North America, acclaimed a Local Legacy by the Library of Congress, icon of the genre, and not to be missed. The Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival is held at 1819 West Memorial Hwy., Union Grove, NC.

Lester Armistead has Passed Away (Updated)

Lester ArmisteadThe Tennessee Mafia Jug Band family is saddened to share that our dear Lester Armistead has crossed over. It is now a joyous day for him as he has surely been welcomed warmly to Heaven, but a heartbreaking day for those of us who had the honor of knowing him, working with him, loving him, dancing and playing with him. Please remember our family in your prayers. And please know what great joy YOU gave to him every day by allowing him to entertain you.

Lumberjack Feud Adds New Bluegrass Band for Pre-Show

Mountain JacksPigeon Forge, TN -- New Lumberjack Feud pre-phow to feature award-winning Bluegrass artist Darrell Webb. The all-new Mountain Jacks band includes decorated bluegrass artist, Darrell Webb. Webb holds awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. He is also a Grammy nominated session musician.

Free Mark O’Connor Lecture-Demo At Belmont University, May 4th

Mark O'ConnorNashville, TN - On May 4th, Mark O’Connor will present a free lecture-demonstration to the public on his best-selling string teaching method, the O’Connor Method, at Harton Recital Hall in Massey Performing Arts Center, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. This is O’Connor’s first public appearance in Nashville since performing with the Nashville symphony in March 2007.

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Lineup Announced

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2012Nashville, TN -- Springer Mountain Farms has June and July at the world famous Ryman Auditorium packed with Thursday night bluegrass as they once again present Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman. This annual fare of bluegrass music is just the thing to make summers hotter than ever. This year, the lineup if fully loaded with some of the finest in the genre.

UVa-Wise Bluegrass Band in The Crooked Road Youth Music Series

UVa-Wise Bluegrass BandAbingdon, VA -- The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents a Youth Music Series concert on Thursday, May 8th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia. The concert will feature the UVa-Wise Bluegrass Band from Wise County.

At The Feed & Seed Awarded Best Documentary

Lonesome Will Mullins BandAt The Feed & Seed, an independent film written and directed by April Janow and Dax Cuesta, recently won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 15th Annual Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival, held April 3-13, 2014 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. At The Feed & Seed, also a Best Music Documentary nominee, was screened at the historic Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and was followed by a rousing bluegrass and claw-hammer banjo performance by Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys, one of the film’s featured bands.

Two Brand New CD's from Donna Hughes Coming

Donna HughesSinger-Songwriter Donna Hughes announced that she has recorded 29 brand new songs and now, she's looking for fants to help her bring not one but, two new CDs to the market. She has two new albums and two music videos releasing in 2014. From The Heart, a Bluegrass album, and a piano album, Fly.

Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off Summer Season at Chantilly Farm

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutChantilly Farm invites the public to come out for the one of the region's largest bluegrass and mountain music events to kick off the venue’s summer season. In its fourth year, the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival will feature performances from some of the most notable acts in Bluegrass music. The one day event takes place at Floyd County’s Chantilly Farm (2697 Franklin Pike SE) on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 11am until 10pm.


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