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Summergrass is Only Two Months Away

Summergrass 2013San Diego, CA -- Summergrass San Diego is now going into its eleventh season. What a wonderful festival they have created. Currently, the producers are gearing up for another fantastic festival. So, mark you calendar for this premier happening in San Diego County, August 16-18, 2013, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA.

Backstep Old Time Band Returns to Carter Family Fold

Backstep Old Time BandSaturday, June 15th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Backstep Old Time Band. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free. Backstep performs old time stringband music in the “Round Peak style” native to Mount Airy, North Carolina. Known for its driving rhythms and prominent melodies, Round Peak music is just the thing to make you kick up your heels and dance. Backstep features Chester McMillian (a founding member of the band) on guitar, Nick McMillian on fiddle (he also plays banjo and bass), and Kelley Breiding on banjo.

IBMA's “Bluegrass Ramble” Showcase Artists Selecfted

IBMA LogoNashville, TN (June 5, 2013) — Artists have been selected for the “Bluegrass Ramble” showcases, which will take place at seven different venues throughout downtown Raleigh, North Carolina during the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass 2013 event, September 24-28.

Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas Gather Friends for Americana

(L-R) - Jed Hilly, Executive Director, Americana Music Association; Randy Goodman, Nashville Music Council; Alison Krauss; Jerry Douglas; Jon Brancheau, Vice President/Marketing, Nissan; Lenore Kinder, Talent Buyer, AEG Live /The Messina Group. Photo by Erika GoldringAlison Krauss and Jerry Douglas gathered friends Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, Teddy Thompson, Angel Snow and Sarah Jarosz this past weekend (6/1) for "Cross County Lines," a preview concert for Americana Music Association's new one-day festival to be held in Franklin, TN during the Spring 2014. The new festival will complement the Association's week-long festival and conference, now in its 14th year, held in the Fall (Sept. 18-22).

Two Big Fundraising Concerts for Song of the Mountains

Ralph StanleyMarion, VA -- Song of the Mountains will present two talent packed fundraising concerts at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA on Saturday, June 22nd. “We will be presenting a matinee at 2:00 pm and an evening concert at 7:00 pm”, states Tim White the show’s host and executive coordinator. “We are excited that Ralph and Nathan Stanley will be on the evening concert and also at our pre-concert meet and greet at 5:30 the same day”, says White.

Chatham County Line Takes Stage On 6/13

Chatham County LineAbingdon, VA—The Town of Abingdon has created a Thursday Jams concert series for the summer as part of the Abingdon Music Experience. Starting May 16th until September 19th, there will be nationally recognized bands showcased at the Abingdon Market Pavilion each Thursday. Each concert will start at 6:30pm and will be FREE to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. There will be food and beverage vendors serving BBQ, Hamburgers and Pizza. No coolers are allowed. The events will be held rain or shine. On June 13th, 2013, Chatham County Line will take the stage at the Abingdon Market Pavilion.

Rock House Entertainment proudly welcomes Lonesome Day Records

Bob SegerLonesome Day Records was started in 2002 by Randall Deaton. Since that time they have released several successful albums from some of Bluegrass musics top acts. In recent years they have fallen out of the spotlight. With the same passion that drove him to start his record label, Randall feels that now is the time to bring Lonesome Day Records back to the top as a premier service provider for today's bluegrass artist. With a new artist lineup coming soon, they are gearing up for the release of their Bob Seger tribute album "Silver Bullet Bluegrass" set to release later this year. Randall and all the folks at lonesome day are excited to work with Rock House Entertainment.

Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival June 8–15

Bean Blossom FestivalIndianapolis, IN -- The 47th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival begins this Saturday, June 8 and continues through June 15 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom (Brown County), Indiana. The 8-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 55 bluegrass bands, Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, and so much more. Tickets can be purchased by phone (800) 414-4677 or at the park’s website: Beanblossom.US.

Town Mountain’s “I’m on Fire” Featured on The Bluegrass Situation

Town MountainAsheville, NC -- Hard Drivin’ Carolina String Band, Town Mountain, is touring with their fourth album, Leave the Bottle (Pinecastle 2012). Based in Asheville, NC, Town Mountain is Robert Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, and Jake Hopping on upright bass.

Darrell Webb Band Announces FanJam 2013

Darrell Webb BandFanJam is a new contest that gives the fans a chance to host a late night Jam session with the Darrell Webb Band! Bluegrass Festivals have always been known for their late night campsite jamming! Darrell Webb Band's FanJam will give one lucky winner the chance to invite their friends to jam with Darrell and the boys.

The Recording Academy® Approves Continuing Evolution Of GRAMMY Awards

Grammy AwardSanta Monica, CA -- The Recording Academy® announced today that recording artist and co-owner of MoonHouse Studio Christine Albert was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees, producer/engineer John Poppo was elected Vice Chair, and four-time GRAMMY®-, 12-time Latin GRAMMY®- and three-time Emmy®-winning engineer Eric Schilling was elected Secretary/Treasurer at its annual spring Board of Trustees meeting. Outgoing Chair of the Board and GRAMMY-nominated TV/video producer George J. Flanigen IV was elected Chair Emeritus. As part of the meeting, The Academy's Board of Trustees also approved several changes to the Awards process, including: renaming the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category to Best Metal Performance; expanding the American Roots Music Field by establishing a new category for Best American Roots Song; and renaming and revising the Music Video Field to Music Video/Film Field. This brings the total number of GRAMMY categories that will be recognized at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on January 26, 2014, to 82.

2013 Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Lester FlattThe 6th Annual Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony is this Saturday, June 8th, in North Wilkesboro, NC at the Stone Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner at 6:30pm and Ceremony at 7:15pm. This year's inductees are Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Founder and Banjo Player, Pete Kuykendall...Lester Flatt, Andy Griffith, Norman Blake, The Stoneman Family and Kyle Creed. Terry and Cindy Baucom have been invited to be the presenters for Mr. Pete Kuykendall and they are honored to do so.

Sugar Hill Records To Release Doc Watson Anthology Collection

The Definitive Doc WatsonNashville, TN -- In May of 2012, one of the preeminent figures of American Roots Music, Doc Watson, died at 89 years of age. This summer, Sugar Hill Records will unveil a career-spanning collection, The Definitive Doc Watson, that is an expansive tribute to the Appalachian music legend. An anthology that showcases Watson at his finest, the two-disc, 34-track project highlights the best of his solo work in addition to exploring the many albums he recorded with his son, Merle, as well as select guest appearances he made on the recordings of other artists.

8th Clinch Mountain Music Fest June 8th

Audie blaylock and RedlineClinch Mountain Music Fest is gearing up for its eighth-annual celebration of mountain music in Scott County, Virginia, on Saturday, June 8, 2013. This year’s festival 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. Featuring mountain and bluegrass music of the region, Clinch Mountain Music Fest is a fan favorite.

Lonesome River Band Gets Head Start on Busy Summer Tour

Lonesome River BandNashville, TN -- Lonesome River Band gets a head start on their busy summer tour with numerous June performances including this week’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN and returning as Host of popular Rudy Fest in Grayson, KY. Fans can see Lonesome River Band live at the following shows this month and visit LonesomeRiverBand.com for a complete tour schedule.

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