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“Build Me Up From Bones” from Sarah Jarosz Due September 24

Sarah JaroszNashville, TN -- Build Me Up From Bones, the third release from acclaimed 22-year-old singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz, is set to be released October 1st 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.

Head For The Hills Released “Blue Ruin”, Featured in CMT Edge

Head For the Hills - Blue RuinAsheville, NC -- Head for the Hills is pleased to announce their third studio album, Blue Ruin, released July 9th, 2013. Blue Ruin sees the Colorado quartet fusing bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop and indie rock into songs inspired by love and misery and comic books. Think Meta-fictional sea shanties, pop-infused newgrass murder ballads and urbane lyricism, twang and punch. Featuring twelve new original songs marked by moving narratives and stellar musicianship, Blue Ruin showcases the quartet's contemporary take on acoustic music; embracing the bluegrass pedigree while looking forward.

Leftover Salmon Teams Up With Breckenridge Brewery to Deliver Music

Leftover SalmonAsheville, NC -- Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado has a big fish on the line. The brewery recently announced it has teamed up with Colorado bluegrass band Leftover Salmon to deliver new music to fans exclusively through Breckenridge beers. Leftover Salmon will debut four original songs from July to October, and they will be pre-released exclusively through Breckenridge Brewery’s 12-pack Sampler Packs. Song download codes will be provided on four collector’s item Artist Series coasters packaged within Sampler Packs.

Birthplace of Country Music a Partner in Bringing "America's Music" to Bristol

 Birthplace of Country MusicBristol, TN/VA -- The Bristol Public Library (BPL) is hosting a new six week program series entitled “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.” The series features documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music. The series allows audiences to focus on uniquely American musical genres including blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n’ roll, mambo and hip hop. The first session—Blues and Gospel—will take place July 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Library. Sessions will continue on each Saturday through August 10, 2013.

Dailey & Vincent's "Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman" Concert to Air Live July 18

Dailey &VincentWhen celebrated bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent take the stage at the historic Ryman Auditorium on July 18, they will chalk up another “first” in a milestone-filled career. The concert will be the very first live broadcast of a “Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman” show, and will air on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction channel.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersXenia, OH -- The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) reigning Emerging Artist of Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are set to reach a career milestone when they make their Grand Ole Opry debut in Nashville, Tennessee later this month. Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will perform on the Grand Ole Opry on July 27th and are in fact, guests on Bill Anderson's portion of the show. Other performances that night will include Vince Gill, Paul Franklin and Ronnie Milsap.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Sign with Pinecastle Records

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadNashville, TN -- Bluegrass crowd-pleasers, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road is happy to announce their recent signing with legendary label, Pinecastle Records. The band's new single, All We Ever Do is Say Goodbye, is now available on AirPlay Direct and will be featured on their upcoming, self-titled album to be released on September 10, 2013.

Carter Family Fold Presents Wry Straw Reunion July 13

Wry StrawHiltons, VA -- No longer performing as a trio, all are incredibly talented in their own right and continue to perform old time music today. John McCutcheon may be a folk music phenom now, but in his Virginia youth he played with a low-key Appalachian old-time string band Wry Straw. The trio, which consists of the Gammy-nominated John McCutcheon, Tom Bledsoe, and Rich Kirby, will play a reunion concert at the Fold which will have the feel of homecoming for the musicians as well as their audience. Though the trio hasn’t played together in over 30 years, all three have impacted the world of mountain music independently. Saturday, July 13th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special reunion concert by Wry Straw - an old time band that often performed at the Fold when it was still in its’ infancy. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

Steep Canyon Rangers' Release Sophmore CD "Tell The Ones I Love" September 10

Tell The Ones I LoveOn September 10, 2013, Rounder will release the Steep Canyon Rangers’ Tell The Ones I Love, the follow-up to 2012’s Grammy-winning Nobody Knows You. This album was somewhat of a departure for the band: when the time came to record, they headed north to Levon Helm’s famed studio in Woodstock, NY, with Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell.

Bluegrass for Babies - Healthy Kids for a Brighter Future

Bluegrass for Babies 2013Cincinnati, OH -- Bluegrass Music has always been charitable -- especially when it comes to kids. Bluegrass for Babies was launched as an annual bluegrass music benefit concert in 2009, Bluegrass for Babies has evolved into an organization that provides tools, resources, and year-round special events centered on helping parents create an environment to raise healthy children, right from the start.

Fans Send Crate Full of Get Well Wishes to Little Jimmy Dickens

Little Jimmy DickensNashville, TN -- / Grand Ole Opry icon Little Jimmy Dickens was greeted over the Independence Day holiday weekend with a crate of cards and letters sent by friends and fans to wish him well as he undergoes three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords.

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Fest Features Top Name Lineup

Gibson BrothersThe Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival (MBOTMA) at El Rancho Mañana takes place August 8-11, 2013. This event, produced by the non-profit Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA), has been nominated three times as Bluegrass Event of the Year (2005, 2007, & 2010) by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in Nashville. This year's headliners will include the IBMA's Entertainers Of The Year - The Gibson Brothers!

Andy Hatfield Joins Bluegrass Express

Bluegrass ExpressBluegrass Express of northwestern Illinios is excited to welcome multi-instrumentalist Andy Hatfield to the band on mandolin and guitar. Andy was the 2011 National Flatpicking Guitar Champion at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. He also took second place in the mandolin contest at the 2012 Walnut Valley Festival, after a third place finish in the mandolin contest the year before. Andy has been an instructor at Steve Kaufman's Gold Award winning Acoustic Kamp. "Andy is a fantastic musician, and we're looking forward to playing a lot of great music with him."

Banjo Man Jason Davis To Release New Solo Album Tuesday

Second Time AroundWillis, VA) — Acclaimed banjo player and well-known sideman, Jason Davis, is set to release his brand new solo project, Second Time Around, on Mountain Fever Records next Tuesday, July 9th. The first single from the record, “Bootleg John” released to radio in April. The album boasts a solid list of guest players that form its core rhythm section. Guests include Kevin McKinnon on guitar and mandolin, Kameron Keller on bass, Josh Swift on Dobro, and fiddlers Justen Haynes and Ron Stewart who split the bow work. A gathering of some of Davis’ favorite singers in bluegrass are also featured including Greg Luck, Shawn Lane, Steve Gulley, Junior Sisk, Jason and Justin Tomlin, Dwight McCall, Daniel Salyer, Darrel Webb and Eli Johnston.

Alison Krauss Celebrates 20th Anniversary As Grand Ole Opry Member

Alison Krauss & Jamie JohnsonNashville, TN -- / The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® honored Alison Krauss on her 20th anniversary as an Opry member July 3rd at the Wednesday Night Opry with performances by Alison Krauss and Union Station, bluegrass great Larry Sparks, multi-award-winner Jamey Johnson, and more. Krauss was inducted as an Opry member on July 3, 1993. When Krauss joined the Opry at 21, she brought with her the hot pickers of Union Station. Krauss became the first bluegrass artist in 29 years to be inducted and the youngest cast member at the time.


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