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Jumpstart Summer 2014 with Dollywood's Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival

Adam Steffey and The BoxcarsPigeon Forge, TN -- A perfect way to jump start the summer, Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass pairs the best barbeque in the South with the biggest names in bluegrass. This May 24-June 8 event includes free daily concerts throughout the park from artists including The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, The Boxcars with J.D. Crowe, Riders in the Sky, The Bankester Family and many more. While the music serves as a treat to the ears, Dollywood’s award-winning food provides the perfect complement for the taste buds. Tender and tangy ribs, pulled pork, barbequed chicken, smoked sausage and more make this the ultimate family picnic.

Charlie Sizemore Health Concerns Continue

Charlie SizemoreOne of our favorite bluegrass artists, Charlie Sizemore, is still experiencing health issues that began last year. Mid 2013, Charlie cancelled all of his scheduled performances. Bluegrass duo Feller & Hill graciously will be filling his performance slots. Charlie remains quite ill as we approach mid 2014 - nearly a year since he announced his health concerns.

Emmylou Harris to Headline Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014

Emmylou HarrisBristol, VA/TN -- A press conference was held Tuesday in the Performance Theater of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum (opening August 1) to announce the highly anticipated lineup for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014. It’s all happening at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, September 19-21, 2014, on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA/TN. More than 55,000 fans, artists, volunteers, and vendors attended the festival in 2013. Discount Weekend Passes are on sale now for $50 through June 30.

The Duhks Return with Beyond The Blue, Out June 24

Beyond the BlueNashville, TN -- The Duhks are back and set to release their long- awaited new studio album Beyond the Blue on June 24. The album shows the band in the best form of its 13 year career. Rejuvenated by a two year hiatus and energized by the return of vocalist Jessee Havey and the addition of new members, fiddler Rosie Newton, drummer/percussionist Kevin Garcia, and guitarist/bouzouki player Colin Savoie-Levac, The Duhks founder Leonard Podolak found an amazing pallet of inspiration for the new project.

Folk Soul Revival to Perform Mountain Music at Carter Fold Saturday

Folk Soul RevivalFolk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy and rootsy acoustic group from right here in the Appalachian Mountains. Their diversity, creativity, and passion are evident to anyone who’s ever seen them perform. With their distinct vocal approaches, back-porch instrumentation, haunting four-part harmonies, and sheer talent, the boys have garnered much success and have attracted a large following. With strong songwriting, spot on vocals, earthy instrumentation, and an unreserved honesty, a Folk Soul Revival concert is consistently eventful. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Folk Soul Revival. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Debut Latest Video on Cybergrass

Livin’ Like I'm DyingLorraine Jordan & Carolina Road premiere their latest video for her song, "Livin’ Like I’m Dying" today here on Cybergrass®. These Bluegrass crowd-pleasers recently released their self-titled cd, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, their highly anticipated album on Pinecastle Records. We recently carried their previous video,"Living With the Shades Pulled Down" on the site and this follow up is a real winner! Their previous release, Back To My Roots, achieved commercial and critical success, charting on Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 30 Singles, and Top 10 Album Chart and reaching #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Charts.

Mac Wiseman Inducted to Country Music Hall of Fame

Mac WisemanNashville, TN -- /CMA/ Nashville, TN -- The Country Music Association announced today that Mac Wiseman, Hank Cochran, and Ronnie Milsap, and will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. “Induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the highest honor achievable for a Country Music artist, songwriter, or industry leader and this year’s inductees are all highly deserving,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Hank’s songs have been recorded by everyone from Burl Ives to Etta James, George Strait to Ella Fitzgerald. Mac is a revered figure in the world of bluegrass and a founding Board member of the Country Music Association. And Ronnie is an incredibly gifted pianist and performer who is also one of the most successful and versatile crossover artists in our genre.”

3rd Annual Crooked Road Youth Music Festival May 10

Gravel Road, Photo by Chelsa YoderAbingdon, VA –Youth musicians from throughout Southwest Virginia will be featured at the 3rd Annual Crooked Road Youth Music Festival on Saturday, May 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon. 25 bands will perform on two stages throughout the day, and an “Old Time Square Dance” will take place inside Heartwood from 5-7 p.m. The square dance will feature Shawn Brenneman, caller, and The Lee Highway String Band.

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series Announces Final Talent Lineup

Vail Summer Bluegrass SeriesVail, CO -- As previously announced, the Arrabelle at Vail Square will play host to the inaugural free Vail Summer Bluegrass Series featuring notable bluegrass talent; the Travelin’ McCourys ft. Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) - July 2, Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band - July 16, Sarah Jarosz - August 13 and the Drew Emmitt Band (Leftover Salmon) - August 27.

Nighthawk from Danny Roberts Out May 20

 NighthawkMandolin master Danny Roberts is no stranger to hard work and well-deserved accolades. The founding member of the award-winning Grascals has won sev­eral awards both on his own and as a member of that 3-time Grammy®-nominated group.

Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's & Bluegrass Festival this May

Fiddler's GroveUnion 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.

Gentlemen of Bluegrass to Release Carolina Memories June 10

Carolina MemoriesHailing from the Carolinas, The Gentlemen of Bluegrass, a collaborative project of master musicians Danny Stanley, JC Rowland, Tom Langdon, Greg Penny and Randy Smith have announced a scheduled release of their latest project, Carolina Memories, on Pinecastle Records, June 10, 2014.

Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Supports Anacostia River

Kingman Island Bluegrass FestivalThe Fifth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival presented by Whole Foods Market, features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with returning headliners The Hackensaw Boys and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River. The event takes place Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Clinch Mountain Music Fest May 3rd 2014 at the Carter Fold

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Clinch Mountain Music Fest is gearing up for its ninth-annual celebration of mountain music in Scott County, Virginia, on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Like last year’s festival, it will be held at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. The goal of Clinch Mountain Music Fest is to preserve and perpetuate the heritage of the Appalachian region through its’ music. This year’s festival is once again dedicated to Jay Dixon who chaired the festival for five years and passed away in January of 2012. The festival features special talent and relies heavily on old time mountain music. Featured artists are the Whitetop Mountain Band, Mountain Park Old Time Band, Nick McMillian and Backstep, and the Dry Hill Draggers. All of these groups are well known to Fold audiences. Expect a day of traditional Appalachian style music and fun!

The Way Down Wanderers Builds Momentum with New EP

Path to FollowEqual parts fast-paced and soulful, this slightly folk, slightly bluegrass 5-song EP by The Way Down Wanderers pulls listeners in with its originality and thoughtfulness. Analog recording, powerfully unique vocals, instrumental solos, lively dynamics and standout melodies make up the experience that is, The Way Down Wanderers debut album, Path to Follow.


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