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The Dirty River Ramblers Ramble On with Debut Album

Ramble OnThe Dirty Riber Ramblers are a string band located in and near Omaha, Nebraska. Build like a bluegrass band, the Ramblers cover a wide range of genres from old-time to jam-rock. The band combines their own unique improvisational solowing with their tight vocal harmonies. Their debut album, Ramble On is a collection of original music. The band is now on a mission to share their music far and wide.

Planet Bluegrass Flooded in Lyons, Colorado

RockyGrass at Planet Bluegrass RanchThe rains came and they kept on coming. Lyons, Colorado is home to Craig Ferguson's Planet Bluegrass that hosts the annual RockyGrass bluegrass music festival, as well as Telluride and many others. The beautiful Planet Bluegrass Ranch is situated along side the rock cliffs and the St. Vrain River. The recent 100 year flood that has stricken the front range of Colorado has left much of Lyons and the surrounding areas under water.

University of Illinois Press $2.99 Bluegrass Music Book Sale

Crowe on the BanjoTo coincide with the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event September 24-28, 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina, The University of Illinois Press are offering eBook versions of three University of Illinois Press titles on sale for $2.99 each. The sale will run through September 30.

IBMA Kicks Off “Practice Random Acts of Bluegrass” Campaign

Practice Random Acts of BluegrassNashville, Tenn. (September 11, 2013) — For those looking to show their love of bluegrass music in connection with the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, NC, September 24-28, the answer is simple: practice random acts of bluegrass, document it, and share it with the world. Then, maybe brag about it a little with a specially-created sticker (shown).

Additional Performers and Presenters Announced for IBMA Awards

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky ThunderNashville, Tenn. (Sept 13, 2013) — Additional performers and presenters have been announced for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s 24th International Bluegrass Music Awards, held on Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Awards Show, held at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (Memorial Auditorium), will feature performances and award presentations from some of the genre’s brightest stars, some of the genre’s future stars with the 2013 Bluegrass Youth All-Stars performance, and special live collaborations guaranteed to make this year’s Awards Show a can’t miss event.

Sam Bush Receives Nomination for CMA Musician of the Year

Sam BushFor the third consecutive year, Sam has been nominated for Musician of the Year by the Country Music Association. The Musician of the Year category mirrors 2012 with Sam Bush (mandolin), who was nominated in the category for the first time in 2011; along with Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Dan Huff (guitar); Brent Mason (guitar); and the current title holder Mac McAnally (guitar).

Americana Music Assoc & The CMHoF and Museum Salute Buddy Emmons

Buddy Emmons SaluteThe Country Music Hall of Fame®and Museum and The Americana Music Association continue their partnership this year, once again presenting stellar events in the Ford Theater during the Americana Music Festival & Conference September 18-22, 2013. All programs are included with museum admission and free to museum members and to AMA conference registrants with badge. Program passes are required for each program and can be obtained at the museum two hours prior to the start of the program. Programs will be streamed live at

The Tao of Bluegrass Accepted at Mill Valley Film Festival

Peter Rowan with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass BoysThe Peter Rowan Documentary, The Tao of Bluegrass will premiere to live audiences on October 7th and October 9th at the Mill Valley Film Festival. At the Monday, October 7, 7:00 pm screening at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California. Come join a fun evening of music, the film, and Q&A with filmmaker Christine Funk and Bluegrass musician Peter Rowan.

A Look at "Build Me Up From Bones" by Sarah Jarosz Due Sept 24

Build Me Up From BonesNashville, TN – Build Me Up From Bones, the third release from acclaimed 22-year-old singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz, hits the streets September 24th via Sugar Hill Records. Build Me Up From Bones was recorded in the midst of Jarosz’s final semester at the prestigious New England Conservatory (where she graduated with honors) and a rigorous touring schedule. Following her mid-May graduation, she flew straight to Nashville to put the finishing touches on the album. Now set to embark on an exciting new chapter of her life, the songs on Sarah Jarosz’s newest release are a compelling portrait of an artist coming into her own.

Seldom Scene to be Scene at Gordon Center for the Performing Arts Nov 2

The Seldom SceneOwings Mills, MD -- Who would have thought that 40 years after its inception, Bluegrass would reach a second peak in popularity in the early 1970s, and the progressive bluegrass style played by The Scene was particularly popular. Original Seldom Scene mandolin player John Duffey's stratospheric tenor anchored the group, but the vocal blend of The Scene set a new standard that attracted new audiences to what had been niche music. Their weekly shows included bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even classical pop. The band's popularity soon required them to play more than once a week—but they continued to maintain their image as being seldom seen, and on several of their early album covers were photographed with the stage lights on only their feet, or with their backs to the camera.

Bluegrass for Hospice 2013 will be held on Saturday October 26

Bluegrass for HosiceHeadlining this year's Bluegrass for Hospice will be Larry Sparks, celebrating 50 years in Bluegrass entertainment, along with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, a Rebel recording artist. The event will be held on Saturday October 26, 2013 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland. Bluegrass for Hospice is a one day music festival and a family oriented event that is a fundraiser for our local Hospice House of St. Mary’s County.

Southern Writer Sharyn McCrumb Presents New Novel “King’s Mountain”

King's MountainSharyn McCrumb, New York Times Best Selling Author, will be at the Abingdon Muster Grounds on September 22, 2013, from 2:30 – 5:00 pm, where she will read from her newest Ballad novel, King’s Mountain. While at the northern trailhead of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Sharyn McCrumb, purchase the new novel, and have it autographed. Artists, musicians, and re-enactors will be a part of the event.

BCM Partners with ETSU for Mountain Stage

Mountain StageThe Birthplace of Country Music® (BCM) and East Tennessee State University will work together during the Johnson City Sessions Weekend, to be held October 18-20, 2013, in Johnson City, Tenn., to bring West Virginia Public Broadcasting's "Mountain Stage with Larry Groce" to ETSU's DP Culp Center that Sunday. The line-up includes the singer-songwriter and instrumental duo of Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, bluegrass phenom Sarah Jarosz, and Old Man Luedecke.

YMSB 8th Annual Harvest Music Festival Lineup Announced

Harvest Music Festival 2013With just under 6 weeks to go before Yonder Mountain String Band’s 8th annual Harvest Music Festival, things are gearing up at the majestic Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas, in preparation for this year’s event, October 17-19, 2013. Multi-day passes are on sale and the festival has just released single day tickets for your dancing pleasure. With 4 stages, nearly 100 sets of music, workshops, outdoor activities, including plentiful kid-friendly programs, this year’s Harvest Music Festival is not to be missed.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Release First Pinecastle CD

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Nashville, TN (September 10, 2013) Pinecastle Records is very proud to present today’s new self-titled album release by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. The album features tunes by some of today’s top songwriters including: “That’s Kentucky” written by Dixie Hall and Tom T. Hall; “All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye” written by Terry Foust and Ray Edwards; along with many tunes written and arranged by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road band members.


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