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Highly Anticipated Hammertown Debut Album Released

HammertowneWillis, VA — Mountain Fever Records is proud to release the debut of Hammertowne’s new self-titled album today. Hammertowne is a five man group that originates in the “cradle of bluegrass music” of the Eastern Kentucky foothills. This inaugural effort features original band tunes, two originals by talented young songwriter, Kyle Burnett and three traditional songs. The track list includes “ I’m Thinking You Don’t Love Me Anymore”, “Cherokee Maiden,” “Movin',” “This Old Martin Box,” “Iver Johnson is My Name” and more.

Dailey & Vincent's "Steel Drivin' Man" Video Premieres On CMT Pure Country

Brothers Of The HighwayAcclaimed bluegrass music duo Dailey & Vincent have released “Steel Drivin’ Man,” the first single off their highly anticipated new album Brothers Of The Highway (Release Date: May 7 on Rounder Records). The video for “Steel Drivin’ Man” premiered on CMT’s Pure Country channel this week. This 6th studio album by Dailey & Vincent features a pair of original Jamie Dailey compositions as well as ten stirring and evocative new interpretations of songs made famous by the likes of Vince Gill, the Louvin Brothers, Kathy Mattea, Bill Monroe, Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, George Strait, and Porter Wagoner.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Release "Some Kind Of War"

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersXenia, OH -- Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are proud to announce the single release of "Some Kind Of War" from their highly successful project They're Playing My Song on Rebel Records. In addition, the band featured the song in a performance with Alternative Strings, a youth orchestra from Centerville, Ohio, and are releasing the performance video simultaneously through their YouTube and Vimeo channels.

$50,000 Raised for BCM Museum Education

Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnBristol, TN/VA -- It was during soundcheck on Saturday when virtuosic banjoist Bela Fleck and his lovely, and very pregant, wife Abigail Washburn learned their performance at The Paramount Center for the Arts that evening had helped raise more than $50,000 for educational programming at the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum.

“Pete Seeger: The Storm King” Audio Collection Published

 The Storm KingNew York, NY -- Hachette Audio, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced that it has published a truly unique audiobook—Pete Seeger: The Storm King. The Storm King audio collection presents Pete Seeger’s captivating spoken words in new recordings as he tells his most engaging stories, narratives, and poems—all set to new music produced by world renowned percussionist/producer Jeff Haynes—created by nearly 50 musicians from traditions as diverse as African Music, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical Guitar, Folk, Jazz, Native American Music, and World Beat. “This music brings out things in my words that I never knew before,” says Seeger, who will celebrate his ninety-fourth birthday May 3, 2013.

Dustin Pyrtle Joins Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

New Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverBristol, TN/VA -- Dustin Pyrtle has joined Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver as vocalist and guitarist, stepping to the mic for Michael Rogers who has returned to country music. “The time I had with Doyle Lawson was nothing short of a great honor and one of the greatest experiences of my music career,” said Rogers, who has accepted a position with Syco Music/RCA Nashville recording artist Tate Stevens.

Jim & Valerie Gabehart Launch Kickstarter Campaign

Jim & Valerie Gabehart BandJim & Valerie Gabehart are excited to announce plans for a new recording project, tentatively titled “Loving Life and Each Other”. The couple will be recording at Steve Thomas’ Gain Train Studios in Nashville, along with group members Brandon Shuping and John “Buckwheat” Green. Tracking will begin in May, and Jim & Valerie are shooting for a late summer-early fall release. In conjunction with the recording project, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched and those interested in supporting Jim & Valerie may view a brief video and read more about their plans at

New "Fiddle/Sticks" Video: Casey Driessen and Futureman

Casey Driessen and FuturemanSan Francisco, CA -- Casey Driessen announces the second video from Fiddle/Sticks featuring Roy “Futureman” Wooten, the follow-up to the premiere session with country music drummer Kenny Malone. Fiddle/Sticks is a collaborative exploration of rhythm which pairs GRAMMY nominated fiddler Casey Driessen – the leading voice in percussive fiddle/violin technique (AKA The Chop) – with a list of the landmark drummers and percussionists of our time. Cutting across all genres and traditions, the project documents these rhythmic explorations through recordings, videos, photos and journals.

The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz put Folgers in their Cup

The Fabulous Bagasse BoyzOnce upon a time, many years ago in the early 1950's, in four very divergent parts of the country, four lovely young ladies each gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. These mothers were filled with joy and hope for the future for their young offspring. But in 2002, these mothers' hopes were dashed when the grown boyz converged together to form an alliance. There was much consternation from all corners as this axis of goobers became The Fabulous Bagasse Boyz. Hans "Fritz" Mayers on banjo and mandolin, Willi Sager on bass, Anthony Rushing on fiddle and Rex Hall on guitar came together with the sole purpose of humiliating the musical world with their slip-shod musicianship and annoying arrangements. This was their destiny.

Rocky Mountain Tour Ahead for Eric Lambert & Friends May 3-19

Eric LambertRockin’ Americana stringband Eric Lambert & Friends (ELF) return to colorful Colorado for a packed two-week Rocky Mountain Tour from May 3-19. The emerging trio, led by acclaimed guitarist, songwriter, and music educator Eric Lambert, along with friends Dan Rogers on bass, and Pat Fiddle on mandolin and fiddle, will be traveling peak-to-peak across much of the state from Fort Collins to Durango with many great stops along the way.

Bluegrass Brothers Bring Bluegrass Music to Carter Fold April 13

Bluegrass BrothersHiltons, VA -- The Bluegrass Brothers are a high energy bluegrass band. Playing traditional style bluegrass, they grew up in bluegrass music families in Virginia. One of the finest bluegrass shows in the country, they perform from coast to coast in a soulful, heartfelt manner. In high demand on the festival circuit, they’re on the road more than they are home. SPBGMA named them instrumental group of the year in 2010. Members of the band are Victor Dowdy, Steven Dowdy, Kevin Prater, Chris Hart, and Cason Ogden. Saturday, April 13th, 2013 the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by theThe Bluegrass Brothers. Visit for more details.

Hammertowne's New Album Coming Soon!

HammertowneComing from the "Cradle of Bluegrass Music", as the foothills of Eastern Kentucky are called, This five man group of Dave Carroll, Chaston Carroll, Doug Burchett, Brent Pack, and Scott Tackett came together while working on a solo project for Scott Tackett. Not new to the pro circuit, they all have experience with Dave Evans, Ernie Thacker, New River Line and other groups. The group also garnered the 2012 National Bluegrass B.O.R.N. Award. The band expecting their debut album to be released this coming week according to Dave Carroll.

Award Winning Fiddler Michael Cleveland Offers Fiddle Lessons

Michael ClevelandMichael Cleveland, the International Bluegrass Music Association's 9-Time Fiddle Player of the Year, is embarking on a new venture and is now offering fiddle lessons for intermediate and advanced players. The master musician will be teaching via Skype which is a free video calling application.

Roads Well Traveled is Very Well Done!

Roads Well TraveledAward winning hall of famer and bluegrass music legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksliver have released another outstanding album, Roads Well Traveled. What I love about this album is the fullness of the music. The music doesn't come across as lacking anything. This album not only has that full Doyle Lawson sound, it also has a great collection of songs. This is why Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have such a huge following.

Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers, Edie Brickell at Peace Center May 30

Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers, Edie brickell collagePerforming selections from their new album Love Has Come for You, releasing on April 23, 2013, these new musical partners combine Martin's expressive five-string banjo work with Brickell's heart-tugging vocals and detail-rich lyrics. Joining this dynamic duo are the esteemed bluegrass combo, the Steep Canyon Rangers, with whom Martin has recorded and toured extensively.


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