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Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers Join Janet Davis to Benefit Breast Cancer Fund

Joe Mullins, Rhonda Vincent and Bill BreezeAward winning bluegrass music group Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers had a marvelous Veteran's weekend hosting the twice annual Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH. Since 2003, Joe and his family, along with the staff of his radio network, and many regional and national sponsors present top Bluegrass talent at one of Ohio's most comfortable convention centers. Friday and Saturday, November 9th and 10th, the show included The Gibson Brothers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage and more. For Joe and his family, the highlight of the weekend was a successful fundraiser in memory of Prudence Mullins, Joe's Mom, who passed away just two weeks before the festival. Janet Davis Acoustic Music partnerrf with Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers for the Breast Cancer Fund benefit.

The Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band “A Fiddlers Holiday”

A Fiddlers' HolidayBurlington, MA -- Acclaimed acoustic musicians The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band will be releasing their live concert album, A Fiddler’s Holiday, on November 20 on Rounder Records. This concert is a musical celebration of the winter holiday season, a time when families gather round hearth and home to keep their spirits warm and bright. The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band is accompanied by the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr. Kevin P. Bartram.

Detour Bluegrass Band Partners with Goodwill to Help Homeless Vets

Detour Donates Check to GoodwillTraverse City, MI -- The Michigan based bluegrass band Detour is donating proceeds from the sales of its song "Homeless Of The Brave" to Goodwill’s Patriot Place project. Patriot Place is a transitional housing community for Northern Michigan’s homeless veterans. Detour recently presented Goodwill with a check for $1,000 which is the first of what they hope will be many installments.

California Banjo Extravaganza with Bill Keith, Alan Munde, Bill Evans Nov 16-18

Bill Keith, Alan Munde & Bill EvansBluegrass music banjo artist/instructor/composer Bill Evans wants to let you know about three northern California concerts and an afternoon of workshops featuring banjo legends Bill Keith & Alan Munde, along with Bill that is happening November 16-18 in northern California.

Final 2012 “Bluebird in the Bluegrass” Night at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe

Bluebird CafeOn Tuesday, December 11, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) will host the final night of its 2012 “Bluebird in the Bluegrass” series at The Bluebird Café in Nashville. Throughout the year, the concerts have been a successful showcase of bluegrass songwriting talent, and have raised money for the IBMA Trust Fund. IBMA looks forward to continuing its relationship with The Bluebird in 2013.

Country Music Icon George Jones Final Nashville Concert of Career

George Jones Final TourNashville, TN -- Outback Concerts in association with Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones announce the final Nashville show as part of The Grand Tour to be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Friday, November 22, 2013. Special guest Tanya Tucker will be on hand for the Nashville concert amongst other friends of The Possum, yet to be announced.

Doyle Lawson Elected President of Bluegrass

Doyle LawsonBristol, TN/VA -- Doyle Lawson has been voted the President of Bluegrass Music this week in a poll sponsored by Bluegrass Today Magazine. The poll numbers stayed neck-and-neck between Doyle and Del McCoury, with no one else in close contention for the top spot in the first-ever race for President of Bluegrass. The final numbers reflected 37% of votes for Doyle Lawson and 30% for McCoury.

Experience Americanafest 2013 - Registrations Now Available

AmericanaFest 2012Nashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association is excited to announce that registrations for the 2013 Festival & Conference, slated for September 18-22, 2013, are on sale now at the Super Early Bird rates of $250 for members and $350 for non members.

RockyGrass Academy Registration; Warner Field & Town Park Lotteries

RockyGrass Academy graduation on the St. VrainLyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass reminds us that as we settle into this autumnal lull between the lighting of our Sam Bush jack-o-lantern and the singing of Alice's Restaurant, we urge you to take off the fingerpicks, turn down the new Tim & Darrell album, and spend a few minutes right now crafting your vision of summer 2013. RockyGrass Academy registrations are now open and so are the lotteries for the Warner Field and Town Park campgrounds for the Telluride Bluegrass Music Festival.

Bluegrass Music Profiles Ends Publishing Magazine

Bluegrass Music ProfilesNicholasville, KY -- Bluegrass Music Profiles (BMP), a magazine of Bluegrass Publications, LLC has been a providing the bluegrass music community personal and insightful interviews of bluegrass artists for nine years. the bi-monthly music magazine contained news, articles, interviews, recent releases, photos, ads, links to artists, associations, producers and record labels and was a wealth of information for the fan, talent buyers and others in the industry. BMP announced on their web site that the September/October issue is their last issue.

John Hartford: Aereo-Plain/Morning Bugle—the Complete Warner Bros. Recordings

John Hartford New CD Two of the finest and most significant country /folk albums of the ‘70s, John Hartford’s Aereo-Plain and Morning Bugle are being re-issued by Real Gone Music with a new collection, Aereo-Plain/Morning Bugle—the Complete Warner Bros. Recordings.

Rickie Simpkins to Perform With Dave Sharp Trio at JV’s Restaurant, Dec. 9

Rickie SimpkinsSilver Spring, MD -- Local singer/songwriter Dave Sharp will perform at JV’s Restaurant, in Falls Church, Virginia, on Sunday, December 9th, with his acoustic group, the Dave Sharp Trio. Appearing with the trio will be special guest, Rickie Simpkins, renowned fiddle and mandolin player. Simpkins tours and records with Emmylou Harris and other national artists, including Tony Rice. Last spring, Sharp released a new CD, Rural Roots, on Odessa Records. Simpkins performed on five album tracks and helped a great deal with final mixing. Simpkins is well versed in bluegrass, folk, country, and American music.

Song of the Mountain November 3rd Taping was Excellent Show

Lonesome River Band at 30Song of the Mountain had a fantastic concert taping at the Lincoln Theatre last Saturday evening. It was great to have the award winning bluegrass music group Lonesome River Band return to the show. They have not been on the program since our first season in 2005. Sammy Shelor who plays banjo with the Lonesome River Band was last year's recipient of the "Steve Martin Award for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass" which included a $50,000.00 monetary prize.

Annual Shindig Fundraising Concert on Saturday December 1st

Davdi Holt and the Lightning BoltsJoin the Folk Heritage Committee for a warm, festive evening at the annual fundraising concert for Shindig on the Green, featuring headliner David Holt and the Lightning Bolts plus mountain dulcimer virtuoso Don Pedi, Saturday December 1st at 7:00pm in the Upper Anderson Auditorium at Montreat Conference Center.

Buffets, Inc and Charlie Daniels Make Christmas Merry with New CD

Charlie Daniels 2012 Christmas CDGreer, SC -- Buffets, Inc. and legendary music icon Charlie Daniels will be bringing holiday cheer to guests and military families alike with the launch of a new Christmas CD called Hallelujah It’s Christmas Time Again starting this week for just $8.99. Available exclusively in Buffets, Inc. restaurants, the CD features a wide range of classic and original holiday music including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Hallelujah,” as well as a special bonus track reading of Daniels’ “Carolina Christmas Carol.” In the spirit of the holidays, profits from the CD will be donated to the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) for Operation Outdoors, a camp program that assists the children of military personnel during deployment.

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