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Matthew Arndt Exits Kevin Pace and the Early Edition

Kevin Pace & Early EditionSpokane, WA -- Kevin Pace & the Early Edition announce that their fiddle player Matthew Arndt has departed the band effective Sept. 27th. Matthew was the youngest and one of the original members that helped the Early Edition develop the sound and style that has been prominent with the group since their debut in January of 2012.

Regina Bartlett has Died While at the IBMA

Regina BartlettOne of the most significant people in California's bluegrass music scene, Regina Bartlett of Santa Cruz, California, died while attending the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass trade show and convention in Raleigh, North Carolina. Regina was jamming with other bluegrass attendees until the early morning hours. She went to sleep and died in her sleep hours later.

Bill Keith Takes Home the Coveted Brown Jug Award

Bill KeithWell folks, once again it’s time for the Park Slope Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jamboree’s Brown Jug Award. The Brown Jug Award is the brainchild of James Reams, a bluegrass musician and bandleader for over 20 years, who conceived of it as a way to recognize people in the Northeast whose impact on the music deserved to be honored but who might be less likely to be recognized by national organizations since for some of them (unlike this year’s recipient), their impact was only regional in nature.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers' Release “Another Day From Life”

Another Day From LifeXenia, OH -- Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers are pleased to announce their fourth Rebel Records release, Another Day From Life, is now available. Radio programmers may download the CD on AirPlay Direct and it can be purchased on many digital music sites, including iTunes and Amazon, and via the band's website at www.RadioRamblers.com.

Lonesome River Band To Debut New Album at World of Bluegrass

Turn on a DimeRaleigh, NC -- Lonesome River Band is set to debut their new album, Turn On A Dime from Mountain Home Music Company, this week at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. The band will perform at their Pre-CD Release Party on Wednesday, October 1 at the Architect and Social House located at 108 ½ East Hargett St. beginning at 11:00 PM.

Lee Bidgood of ETSU ‘Is there a Belgian Bluegrass?’ at ICMC

Lee BidgoodThe International Country Music Conference (ICMC) always includes a portion of their program dedicated to bluegrass music and ICMC 2105 will be not different. ICMC is pleased to share that long time ICMC friend Lee Bidgood of East Tennessee State University will further extend the ICMC Bluegrass presence. Bidgood will be dealing with “Broken Circle vs the Louvat Brothers: Is there a Belgian Bluegrass?” Most of us probably know nothing about the Bluegrass scene in Belgium. As always, Bidgood will be well prepared, expand our horizons, plus contribute mightily to our enjoyment with his picking prowess!

The Oly Mountain Boys Concept Box Set Album Released

White Horse Box SetThe Oly Mountain Boys' concept album, White Horse, that tells a life story through original bluegrass and contributions from writers and artists has been released. White Horse tells the life story of a fictional historical character, Charlie McCarver, who lived in early 20th century Washington State. It begins with his happiness in youth with wife Lisa-Ann and their children. When his marriage unravels and his family leaves him, the songs chronicle Charlie's psychological crack, descent into violence, and life on the run. The album closes with songs that explore Charlie's memories, regrets, and confrontation with aging and death.

Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome Want You to “Name That Bus!”

Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome with BusJeff Brown & Still Lonesome are very excited to announce that their new means of transportation is a big blue bus. In celebration of this monumental and exciting event for the band, we're having a contest: Name That Bus!

From the Vault -- The Rigneys "Bluegrass Band" Video

The Rigneys: Double or NothingJoelton, TN -- Dark Shadow Recording artists “The Rigneys” announce the launch of “Bluegrass Band”, the third entry in a series of performance videos. Recorded and filmed live at the South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma, Tennessee, in front of a packed auditorium, the show featured two sets of fine bluegrass from the band followed by two standing ovations.

Mountain Home Music Company Launches New Website

Mountain Home Music CompanyNashville, TN -- With two recent Grammy®-Nominated albums, and twenty-two nominations in next week’s International Bluegrass Music Association awards, leading Bluegrass label Mountain Home has launched a new website, http://MountainHomeMusicCompany.com, to serve as an informational hub about their roster of multi-award-winning artists.

Pinecastle to Bring Phil Leadbetter to World of Bluegrass

Phil LeadbetterAfter being diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2011, Phil Leadbetter feared that his 37-year career as a touring and performing musician may be over and yet, recognized the immense blessing of having enjoyed that career. The 2005 IBMA Dobro Player of the Year winner sat down and made a “bucket list” of friends and idols in the music business with whom he’d always wanted to record, or simply wanted to play with once again … if his health would ever allow a return to playing the music he loved.

Bluegrass Radio Station WFNL-FM 102.3 Goes Live for World of Bluegrass

Raleigh BluegrassRaleign, NC -- Curtis Media Group announced Friday the launch of a new station dedicated to Bluegrass music, that "high, lonesome sound," on WFNL 102.3 FM. Curtis Media Group Executive Vice President, Trip Savery commented, “Our commitment to Bluegrass started when WPTF hired Flatt & Scruggs in 1952. We are very proud to bring a part of our heritage back to the airwaves.” Bluegrass music begins on September 26 at noon on WFNL 102.3 FM. WFNL-AM will continue their established programming.

Balsam Range Garners Two More IBMA Nominations

Balsam RangeThe International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the nominees for the Momentum Awards. Each artist was chosen by committees through a multi-stage process involving both musicians and music industry leaders.

Rebel Collection Honoring the Late Larry Rice Due Tuesday

If You Only KnewCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is proud to announce the release of If You Only Knew, a new 16-song anthology dedicated to the late Larry Rice. This "Best Of" collection draws from the five albums Larry recorded for Rebel, beginning with 1986's Hurricanes and Daydreams LP on up through his last project Clouds Over Carolina released just a year before his passing in 2006. Physical and digital versions of the album release next Tuesday, September 30th.

Nu-Blu Talks About All The Way in Track-by-Track Video

All The WayBluegrass music artists, Nu-Blu, are seeing a lot of great review from their latest project, All The Way. The band has put together a nice and lengthy video where they talk about the album and share in the track material. Nu-Blu is dynamic and capable of covering the entire bluegrass spectrum and more, as they do with "Jesus and Jones."

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