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“Bluegrass on the Green” Concert Announced For This Saturday

Uneven Road Nashville, TN -- Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Mark Houser announced details for the upcoming “Bluegrass on the Green” Concert celebrating the upcoming album release of Uneven Road by Mark Houser & Bluegrass Drive. The event takes place Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:00 am (CT) just off the square at 303 West Main Street in Livingston, Tennessee, “The Home of Americana Music.”

Darrell Webb Band Featured on Upcoming BlueHighwaysTV “Behind The Dream”

Breaking Down the Barriers Nashville, TN (September 4, 2012) – 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee, Darrell Webb Band will be the featured artist on an upcoming episode of Rural Rhythm’s Behind the Dream™ TV Show premiering on BlueHighways TV Thursday, September 20 at 8:30 pm ET. The show will re-air on Thursday, September 20 (11:30 pm ET), Saturday, September 22 (4:30 pm ET), and Tuesday, September 25 (5:30 pm ET).

Planet Bluegrass Opens Fall concert Series with Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull and Anne & Pete SibleyLyons, CO -- This Sunday evening (September 9) Planet Bluegrass will open their 2012 fall concert series with 2 favorites from recent RockyGrass and Folks Festivals at the Wildflower Pavillion.

Town Mountain’s New Bluegrass Album “Leave the Bottle” Released

Leave The BottleTo celebrate release week, Town Mountain is offering the title track as a FREE download for one week!
Listen to a fantastic interview (and some great tunes) with Town Mountain’s Jesse Langlais as he talks with Sloane Spencer from Country Fried Rock about the new album, musical influences and more!

The Infamous Stringdusters Announce “Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition”

Silver SkyThe Infamous Stringdusters’ constant, relentless, revelatory musical evolution – is released on October 16, 2012 in a very special Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition. Delivered by SCI Fidelity and the band’s own High Country label, Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition includes a previously unreleased bonus track, “He’s Gone,” and the bonus live album, We’ll Do It Live. Fresh off a huge summer with festival plays at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Wakarusa, DelFest, RockyGrass and many others, now The Infamous Stringdusters gear up for a fall tour in support of Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition. But first, the band’s beloved festival, simply dubbed The Festy, celebrates its third year in the secluded hills of Nelson County, VA - with stellar music, flagship outdoor events, tasty local food, and more.

Leftover Salmon Announces Thanksgiving Weekend at The Boulder Theater

Leftover Salmon Thanksgiving 2012Asheville, NC -- Leftover Salmon is happy to announce a two night run at the Boulder Theater on Friday and Saturday, November 23rd - 24th to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend! NPR’s Mountain Stage heralded Colorado’s Leftover Salmon as “one of the most beloved acts on America's summer-festival circuit” as they’ve returned from an eight year hiatus touring with their new album Aquatic Hitchhiker [released May 22 on LoS Records]. Exploring new new sonic territory, AOL’s The Boot listed Aquatic Hitchhikeras one of the best Americana albums of this year.

Cybergrass Celebrates 20 Years of Bluegrass Music on the Web

Cybergrass 20th AnniversaryOn Sunday, September 9th, Cybergrass - The Bluegrass Music News Network will celebrate 20 years of promoting bluegrass music on the world wide web. What started out as a learning and research project has evolved into one of the most popular bluegrass web sites in the world. The site has a loyal following with many of the readers having been with the site for over a decade.

George Jones Alive and Touring Through the Fall

George JonesNashville, TN -- George Jones is alive and well, and happy to be touring. After performing two successful shows this weekend, Jones is scheduled to appear on average six to eight more shows each month continuing into 2013. In August, George Jones announced what will be his 2013 farewell tour for his fans, titled "The Grand Tour". He decided he is ready to slow down after next year to spend more time with family.

Friends of Mark Newton Benefit A Success

Friends of Mark Newton BenefitNashville, TN -- The Friends of Mark Newton Golf Outing and Music Event held on August 24th in Fredricksburg, Virginia, Newton’s childhood home, to assist the Newton Family with medical expenses following Mark’s hospitalization this Summer was a huge success. Mark Newton was hospitalized unexpectedly earlier this year at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville while preparing for the 20th Anniversary Graves Mountain Festival of Music, an event that Newton helped create with the Graves Family, in Syria, Virginia. The August 24th fundraiser had over 34 golf team participants and culminated with a special concert reunion of the Virginia Squires (Rickie and Ronnie Simpkins, Sammy Shelor, and Mark Newton) and special guests that included Grammy Award winning artist Carl Jackson, Dudley Connell of the Seldom Scene, and Ralph Stanley II among many others.

7th Annual Monroe-Style Bluegrass Mandolin Camp Just Two Weeks Away

Monroe Style Mandolin CampThe International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky has announced that the 7th Annual Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp will be held September 14 through 16, 2012. At the Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp, you will spend three days with the finest mandolin faculty and luthiers and up to 50 of the coolest mandolin students you’ll find on Planet Earth. With registration for each camp capped at 50, the camps' intimate environment allows for ample opportunities to receive personal, hands-on instruction from each of these legends of Monroe-Style mandolin.

Fred Bartenstein’s Latest Bluegrass Work “Bluegrass Bluesman - A Memoir”

Bluegrass Bluesman - A Memoir by Josh GravesFred Bartenstein is excited that the book he edited is coming out in September from University of Illinois Press. Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Josh Graves tells the fascinating story of his life -- from mountainous East Tennessee, to the road with Flatt & Scruggs, to a solo and sideman career, to reflections on the present and future of bluegrass music. Josh is a great storyteller. There are never-published photos, tributes from more than 20 contemporaries and disciples, and information on Josh's instruments and repertoire.

Sony Music Releases Movie Soundtrack to “Lawless”

LawlessNew York, NY -- Sony Music announces the release of the Original Motion Picture soundtrack of Lawless, the true story of the Bondurant Brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on Matt Bondurant's book, The Wettest County In The World, the film tells the story of his grandfather and two brothers, whose bootlegging operation brings them into a terrifying collision with the law and with rival gangsters. The soundtrack, with music by Nick Cave (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party) and Warren Ellis (Dirty Three, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman), is available now. It features music with Emmylou Harris , Ralph Stanley and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) plus a never-before-released bonus track by Willie Nelson.

Fiddle Legend Ray Legere Releases “Liberty” for Election Year

Ray legereIn recognition and support of liberty, the cornerstone of American democracy and the free world, Ray Legere has self-composed and freshly arranged a new release entitled Liberty inspired by US elder statesman Benjamin Franklin whom historians suggest wanted "Liberty" to be the US National Anthem.

Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival Offers New Venue and Feel for 2012

Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass FestivalAn All-American celebration of Union County’s historical covered bridges is coming in just a few weeks. The festival committee members are in full preparation mode. The Pottersburg Bridge is the festival’s featured bridge and will be hosting the event September 21, 22, and 23.

National Endowment for the Humanities America's Music Grant to Illinois Libraries

National Endowment for the HumanitiesThe Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island, Illinois public libraries have been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to present the program America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway. As one of 50 grant recipients nationwide, these four libraries will feature public programs focusing on 20th century music genres that are uniquely American and how they are ingrained in our nation's history and culture.

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