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Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series 14 Dec 7

Tim Grimm and Antsy McClainTrinity Music Productions is proud to present The American Story Tellers - Tim Grimm and Antsy McClain in concert as part of the Acoustic Guitar Masters Concert Series 14. Join Tim and Antsy at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown, KY, December 7, 2013 Show time is 7:30 pm EST. Tickets are $15.00 each. For more information visit

35th Annual Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards Nominees Announced

WinterlineThe Northern Bluegrass Committee produces the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. The nominations have been announced for the 35th Annual Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards which will take place Saturday, November 23rd at the Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka, Ontario. The awards are part of a bigger celebration. The three day event from November 22-24 includes a lot of activities besides the awards including jam sessions, vendors, daily performances from some outstanding bands. Workshops are also available for attendees.

Lloyd Loar's Annual Hometown Bluegrass Festival Set for June 27-29, 2014

Lloyd LoarThe free annual Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival to be held at Marigold Meadows 1212 N. Cedar Street in Lewistown, Illinois June 27-29, 2014 is on. Why Lloyd Loar? Lloyd Loar's parents moved to Lewistown, IL in 1889 when Lloyd was three years old. Lloyd attended Lewistown High School from 1899 to 1903 and began performing in local music programs. Loar went on to study harmony, music theory, orchestration and piano. According to various documents*, Loar returned to his hometown later in life and established an Acoustical Research Laboratory. While Bill Monroe may have been “The Father of Bluegrass", the sound we associate with Monroe’s mandolin came from Lloyd Loar.

Bluegrass for Hospice Event Raises Over $29,000

Larry SparksGreat Mills, MD -- Jay Armsworthy, promoter and creater for Bluegrass for Hospice writes about the big success for this year's event. "On Saturday October 26, 2013 was the 5th year for the Bluegrass for Hospice. It’s a one day Bluegrass music event where all proceeds went toward the Hospice House. The event took in $29,181.68 this year. In 5 years, Bluegrass for Hospice has raised $97,315.00 for the Hospice House. This finally makes this event one of the biggest fundraisers for the Hospice of St. Mary’s."

AmericanaFest Moves to Nashville’s Hutton Hotel

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN - November 15, 2013 - The Americana Music Association has announced it will move its conference headquarters to Nashville’s premier boutique hotel, the Hutton Hotel, for the 15th Annual Festival & Conference to be held September 17-21, 2014. Registrations for Music City’s most comprehensive industry conference will go on sale Friday November 15, 2013 at special early bird / discounted rates.

The Grascals Release “When I Get My Pay”

The GrascalsNashville, TN – The highly anticipated 8th album from The Grascals will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 19th. When I Get My Pay, from Mountain Home Music, is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. When I Get My Pay includes "American Pickers" video featured earlier on Cybergrass and is below.

Balsam Range's Marc Pruett Remembers Hall of Fame Inductee Paul Warren

Marc PruettNashville, TN --- In the wake of winning Album of the Year at the IBMA awards, Balsam Range’s banjo player Marc Pruett paused at a table backstage which held the plaques for Hall of Fame inductees Tony Rice and Paul Warren. Gently touching the plaque for Warren, Pruett was overhead saying simply, “Aw, I miss him. He was my friend.”

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Need Photo Caption

Joe Mullins & Junior SiskJoe Mullins and Junior Sisk had a pile of fun at the photo shoot for the Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! CD. The location was the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Festival in Denton, NC and the photographer was Bill Lusk. Bill has a great blog and shared some behind the scenes photos and also a short video titled "How To Have Fun At Work." One of the photos is in need of a caption and there's a contest to see who comes up with the winner.

Urban Monroes Release New Christmas Single

Urban MonroesJust letting you know that the Urban Monroes have released a new Bluegrass Christmas single entitled "Underneath The Stars." It is an original that also appears on the Menards Retail Stores Holiday CD back in the Midwest.

Band Changes for American Drive, Auditions Open

American Drive at the BirchmereThe end of year band member changes have commenced and this time around American Drive will also be participating. Today comes the announcement that two of their members, guitarist Rickey Wasson and banjo picker Josh Hymer have departed the group. As you may recall, this band was formed when JD Crowe's former New South members continued on under a new name after JD retired from a full time performance slate.

Artist-In-Residence Ricky Skaggs Performs Bluegrass

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Ricky Skaggs is the current Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence. Skaggs will present two intimate evening country and bluegrass music performances on November 18 and 19, at 7:00 p.m. The concerts will be the museum’s first public programs in the new CMA Theater. The performances will be Country Boy at Heart on the 18th and Bluegrass Rules on the 19th.

Planet Bluegrass Post-Flood Update

Planet Bluegrass FloodLyons, CO -- It's been two months since the historic flood devastated much of our hometown of Lyons. As the flood waters receded we vowed to rebuild Planet Bluegrass better than ever. On this two month anniversary, we're even more determined to make 2014 our most powerful summer of festivals in both Lyons and Telluride.

Winter WonderGrass Returns, Lineup Announced

Winter WonderGrass 2014Avon, CO -- The second annual WinterWonderGrass music and brew festival is coming back to the Vail Valley on February 21st for three nights of music, hot local foods, brewery talks and so much more. WinterWonderGrass is a unique, boutique outdoor winter music and beer festival highlighting bluegrass and acoustic roots music from around the country plus Colorado’s finest craft breweries with a focus on local and sustainable products. The Festival takes place at Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado, with Beaver Creek Ski Resort as the perfect backdrop. The new location sits in the heart of Avon within walking distance to hotels, condos, shops, the gondola and public transportation.

Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush - Red

Taylor Swift CMA PerformanceTaylor Swift brought out some of the best to join her in a liver performance of "Red" at the 47th Annual CMA awards show. As Alison and Vince performed their segments, the audience came alive as the cheers raised above the music. Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Edgar Meyer, and Eric Darken performed the collaboration segment at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Band Update

My Big Chance TomorrowRussell Moore gives us another update on him and his band, IIIrd Tyme Out. He starts off with the news..."Hello everybody! I have more 'news' that I'd like to share with you. In an effort to capitalize on a songwriting and solo CD push, Edgar Loudermilk will be exiting the group at the end of this year's touring season. Over the last few years especially, Edgar has spent many hours honing and crafting his songwriting skills and he now feels it's time to bring his work and, also, lead vocal abilities, to the 'front of the stage' and into higher exposure than what his position in Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will allow.


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