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Folk Soul Revival to Carter Fold March 2nd

Folk Soul RevivalHiltons, VA -- Folk 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.

Jerusalem Ridge Festival Recognized by America The Beautiful

Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Music FestivalAmerica the Beautiful marketing agency released their top 10 list of Kentucky events and the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Music Festival was right there. When it comes to special events, fairs and festivals, Kentucky has something for everyone. Whether it's honoring food, history, heritage, or one of the four seasons, Kentucky celebrations are known for their authentic charm. The following is just a sample of the events taking place year round.

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Steep Canyon Rangers Perform May 30

Steve Martin & Edie BrickellPerforming selections from their new album Love Has Come for You, releasing on April 23, 2013, the new musical partners Steve Martin and Edie Brickell combine Martin's expressive five-string banjo work with Brickell's heart-tugging vocals and detail-rich lyrics. Joining this dynamic duo for this performance will be the esteemed bluegrass combo, the Steep Canyon Rangers, with whom Martin has recorded and toured extensively. May 30th, Greenville, South Carolina's The Peace Center will feature Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Today's Special Musical Event: “God Didn’t Choose Sides”

 Civil War True Stories about Real PeopleLincoln Memorial University (LMU) and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) will welcome some of the nation’s top bluegrass music artists including Tim Stafford, Steve Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Marty Raybon, Carrie Hassler and more for a special benefit music event at the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center of the Duke Hall of Citizenship today, Friday, February 22.

Story of the Women Who Built Gibson Guitars During WWII

Kalamazoo Gals"Kalamazoo Gals” by John Thomas is the forgotten story of the women who built Gibson’s “Banner” guitars during WWII. Please join us for an informal gathering and book signing in a unique setting: Retrofret Vintage Guitars. Located in the industrial Gowanus Canal section of Brooklyn, NY, Retrofret will honor Women’s History Month and the release of Mr. Thomas’ book on Sat. March 2, 2013 from 5PM to 8PM.

Keith Urban, Vince Gill “All For The Hall” is Rebels and Renegades

All for the HallNashville, TN -- 2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will return to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 16, for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at $35 and $50 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale March 1 at 10:00 a.m. CST. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on March 1 at Ticketmaster.com.

6th DelFest Bluegrass Music Festival Lineup Announced

DelFest 2013The initial lineup is here! Make plans with friends and family now to join the McCourys on Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Cumberland, MD for a festival experience like no other! The 6th Annual DelFest just announced their lineup for the four-day Memorial Day weekend music festival in Cumberland, Maryland.

DelFest Academy Scholarship Criteria

DelFest AcademyThe Tri-State Community School for the Arts and WFWM Public Radio will offer two scholarships to the DelFest Academy 2013. Scholarships are awarded annually to talented and motivated students who are involved in bluegrass music and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Darrell Webb teams up with AirPlay Direct

Breaking Down the BarriersThe Darrell Webb Band will take part in AirPlay Direct’s 8 year anniversary celebration at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, TN on March 12th 2013. AirPlay Direct will announce the re-launch of their magazine, the Direct Buzz, as well as their partnership with the Hard Rock Café.

Clear Sailing with The Expedition Show's “Stormy Horizons”

The Expedition ShowWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music from The Expedition Show. "Stormy Horizons", the first single from the band's soon-to-be-released CD of the same title, hit radio on Monday. "The Expedition Show proves that the best is yet to come for them and for us," states Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records. "The duets Wayne and Kimberly have done in the past were really good but they hit it out of the park with Stormy Horizons. After the success of their last record, I've been chompin' at the bit for more and this entire album really delivers."

Kruger Brothers to Perform on Song of the Mountains

Kruger BrothersMarion, VA- The Kruger Brothers will headline the Song of the Mountains public television taping at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA on Saturday, March 2nd. Originally from Switzerland, brothers Uwe and Jens Kruger began play­ing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music. Their first public performances were as a duo, busking on the streets of cities throughout eastern and western Europe.

Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival

Special ConsensusTemecula, CA -- Grammy Nominees, The Special Consensus will headline the 13th Annual Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival March 16 and 17. Their album "Scratch Gravel Road" received a Grammy nomination for the 2012 Bluegrass Album of the Year. Known as the best free festival on the west coast by bluegrass fans, this year's Festival features 11 scheduled bands and dozens of impromptu performances throughout the six block town.

Red Oak and Ash due for Feb 26 Release

Red Oak and AshJR Rudd will release his 13 track debut album, Red Oak and Ash next week on February 26th. Rudd recruited some of his favorite St. Louis musicians to perform on his new release. While accustomed to live solo performances, his latest project includes a variety of guest musicians that include Chris Powers (7 Shot Screamers, Griddle Kids), Jerry Green (The Potomac Accord), Mae Soule (North of The Quarter, Salty Dogg), Andy Benn (The Potomac Accord) and Art Link (South Outer Forty, Michael Terry Group).

World of Bluegrass Registration & Ticket Sales Launch March 1

World of Bluegrass 2013Registration for International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Events and hotel reservations will open March 1, 2013, for bluegrass music’s annual industry gathering and family reunion in Raleigh, North Carolina. The five-day event will feature the best in bluegrass music networking, showcasing and professional development, with lower prices across the board for all tickets and hotel rates.

Lonesome River Band Takes Their Bluegrass West

Lonesome River BandAward winning bluegrass music group Lonesome River Band heads west this weekend with performances in California and Arizona over the next several weeks. Their first show of the tour will be held at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA this Friday followed by “A Night at the Grange” concert in Morgan Hill, CA on Saturday. The band will be live in the studio with ‘Sleepy John” on KPIG Radio 107.5 FM on Sunday before traveling to Durham, CA for a concert Tuesday, February 26.

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