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Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome Play Traditional Bluegrass at Carter Fold

Jeff Brown & Still LonesomeHiltons, VA -- As a member of Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Jeff Brown has performed on many famous stages such as the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, the Ryman Auditorium, and Song of the Mountains – just to name a few. Jeff also toured with the Charlie Sizemore Band and has done fill in duties with Blue Highway, Rhonda Vincent, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and many more. The Still Lonesome Band is made up of Austin Brown, Noah Brown, Meredith Goins, Josh Blankenship, and Josh Underwood. Saturday, March 9th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

ICMC To Discuss The Golden Age of Bluegrass

ICMC 2013Ron Roach, a colleague of long time International Country Music Conference (ICMC) friend Bill Brown at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia will be discussing a fascinating Bluegrass topic. Roach will discuss “The Golden Age of Bluegrass on the West Coast: Early History of the Golden State Boys.” Roach asserts that the “1960s were a Golden Age for bluegrass music on the West Coast. Flatt and Scruggs became a national sensation on The Beverly Hillbillies and the Dillards were regulars on The Andy Griffith Show.

Country Cooperative Initiative Recognizes Mountain Fever Records

Mountain Fever RecordsAs one of the younger bluegrass record labels to appear on the scene in the last few years, Mountain Fever Records has succeeded where a lot of record labels have failed. Service to the Artist. The label says, "our secret formula? It's almost the "Golden Rule" We just treat people the way they should be treated. With respect. We don't sign artists to our label just to make money from them. We are a family and we don't sign anyone that wouldn't be welcome into our homes."

ACMA Announces Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising

Blue Ridge Acoustic UprisingThe Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) announces a new musical gathering for bluegrass, old time and Americana musicians and fans to be held at the Wytheville Meeting Center April 12 & 13, 2013.

Billy Strings & Don Julin Making a Quite a Buzz

Billy Strings & Don JulinBilly Strings & Don Julin play traditional American string band music with energy levels usually associated with extreme sports. A typical set includes haunting Appalachian songs, righteous gospel standards, and blazing bluegrass instrumentals. Honoring the bluegrass musical traditions of Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, and Jimmy Martin, these boys will take you back to that high lonesome sound of yesterday’s bluegrass. No super-slick Nash-pop here. This is your grandaddy’s bluegrass delivered with a pedal to the metal intensity of a moonshine runner.

Its Lights, Camera, YouTube for Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersJoe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are excited to announce that the Radio Ramblers' YouTube Channel has undergone an overhaul with a new look and new videos! Recent playlists include performances from SPBGMA on February 1st and the Kirby Theatre on February 9th. We'll be adding more throughout the year so if you frequent YouTube, stop by our channel, watch a few videos and subscribe while you are there!

Mara Levine's Jewels And Harmony Is #1 Album On Folk Radio In January

Jewels and HarmonyCalled "one of the best singers of her generation" by Christine Lavin, New Jersey-based folksinger and jewelry designer Mara Levine has been creating beautiful interpretations of fine traditional and contemporary folk songs for many years. As her January 2013 release, Jewels and Harmony, reveals, Levine has an ear for both new songs and for classics that can be reshaped to sound fresh and new. Layering one harmony line on top of another, she creates rich tapestries of sound and emotion.

2013 IBMA Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase Announced

IBMA Songwriter ShowcaseNashville, TN -- Have you written a new song that the bluegrass industry needs to hear? IBMA will host a Songwriter Showcase to feature the work of 10 selected songwriters during the World of Bluegrass Business Conference to be hosted in Raleigh, NC Sept. 24028. The exact date and time of the Songwriter Showcase will be announced in the future on the IBMA website.

BCM Presents Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at Blue Stocking Club

Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnThe Blue Stocking Club, Bristol’s longest running service organization, will bring the world’s most celebrated banjoist to the Paramount Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Bristol in order to fund educational programming at the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum. The museum is slated to open on the corner of Moore and Cumberland Streets in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA/TN August 2014.

Newgrass Group Old Man Markley Premier New Song

Down Side UpLos Angeles, CA – LA bluegrass punks Old Man Markley have premiered a new song, “Train of Thought,” from the band’s upcoming album, Down Side Up, today on! Down Side Up is due out on March 5th via Fat Wreck Chords and can be pre-ordered now. Readers can stream Old Man Markley’s new track “Train of Thought” now, exclusively at

IBMA's World of Bluegrass Events and Reservations Opens Today

World of Bluegrass 2013Nashville, TN -- Registration for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013 events – as well as hotel reservations – opens March 1, 2013. The five-day event, which takes place September 24-28, is bluegrass music’s annual industry gathering and family reunion, held for the first time in Raleigh, North Carolina. IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional trade organization for the global bluegrass music community.

Compass Records Signs Bluegrass Band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenNashville, TN -- Compass Records is proud to welcome Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen to its award-winning bluegrass roster. Fresh off their nomination for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year Award, the band will release their Compass Records debut album On The Edge on April 30, 2013. Compass co-owner Garry West welcomes the new addition: “Frank and his excellent band have been making waves in the bluegrass world over the past few years – including their IBMA nomination for Emerging Artist last year - and we're delighted that they have chosen to align with Compass. They are clearly a band on the rise and we are really looking forward to working with them and achieving great things together.”

Abigail Washburn Debuts Theatrical Work 'Post-American Girl'

Abigail WashburnWe are excited to announce Abigail Washburn will debut her first theatrical work, Post-American Girl, at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater March 28 – 30 as part of New York Voices, the venue’s popular commission series designed to help musicians make the leap from songwriting and performance to theatrical production. Washburn’s new stage piece is about an American girl coming-of-age in a swiftly changing global order. It features folk arts of China and Appalachia in shadow puppetry, sacred harp song, traditional music as well as new compositions.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Join The Pink Arrow Project

Junior Sisk with Pink ArrowNashville, TN -- Mary J. Hale, Founder and CEO of the Pink Arrow Project, is proud to announce the multi-award winning bluegrass band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice have joined the organization to help raise awareness of the campaign. The Pink Arrow Project began with Archers Helping Archers, but has now expanded into helping cancer survivors and their families outside the archery community and funding ground-breaking cancer research. align=

James Reams Makes Presentation to Bluegrass Music Museum

IBMM Plaque Presentation with James ReamsOwensboro, KY -- James Reams, of James Reams & The Barnstormers, was in Owensboro, KY this week for a presentation to the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM). A plaque honoring his partner, Tina Aridas (who passed away in 2011), will be displayed in the museum’s library. Director of the museum, Gabrielle Gray, commented that Tina was instrumental in getting the library established at the museum by donating a substantial number of books to get it started. James also made a donation to the museum in Tina’s name and contributed a volume to add to the collection, a limited edition of America’s Music: Bluegrass.


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