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Fold Hosts Nathan Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys with Ralph Stanley

Nathan and Ralph StanleyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, September 7th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Special guest will be Dr. Ralph Stanley. Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, age 11 and under $5, and under 6 free. A large tour group from Ireland will be attending the show. They try to make an annual visit to the U.S., and they always visit the Fold when they do. Nathan Stanley is the oldest grandson of Ralph Stanley. He picked up the spoons at six years old, playing on stage with the Clinch Mountain Boys, and became a crowd favorite. He has spent several years playing mandolin for the group. More recently, Nathan has begun to sing lead and play rhythm guitar. He has released four CDs, two of which are gospel.

Bluegrass Band, Cabinet, Announces Fall Tour Dates

Cabinet TourScranton, PA -- When it comes to the music of Cabinet, the essential bywords are soul, simplicity, and serious musicianship. In concert, thecombination of these qualities invariably yields an experience that is so celebratory and moving that the very word Cabinet takes on a new, vivid meaning for anyone in the audience. An inclusive and engaging energy is the uniting through-line as Cabinet weaves bluegrass, country and folk influences to powerful effect. Tight dynamics punctuate gorgeous, soaring harmonies as down-to-earth rhythm and lyrics give way to dreamy jams that are the musical equivalent of the back road scenic route.

Kentucky Thunder's Paul Brewster Releases "3 Minute Heartache"

3 Minute HeartacheLong time Kentucky Thunder member Paul Brewster is set to release his new CD, 3 Minute Heartache on September 10th! The new CD features 10 new original country songs written by Paul. "This is a great country album" says Nashville music icon Bob Tubert. The album features something for everyone; The bluegrass fan favorite "Bluegrass Melodies"...the western swing "Hillbilly Blues", the rollicking "Too Country", the poignant and haunting "Dad's Guitar", the humorous ode to the internet, "Love On Line", and among others, the wistful title cut, "3 Minute Heartache". Brewster's vocal skills are legend... and now... finally exposed... his song-writing genius.

Randy Barnes Joins Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

Randy BarnesXenia, OH -- The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) reigning Emerging Artist of Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will be making their encore appearance in Nashville, TN when they visit two historic music landmarks on Saturday, September 7th — the Grand Ole Opry and the Station Inn. Making his first appearance with the band will be their newest addition to the band, bass player Randy Barnes.

Dailey Vincent Fest in a Few Weeks - Advance Ticketing Ends Soon

Dailey Vincent Fest 2013Join award winning bluegrass artists Dailey & Vincent a their Dailey Vincent Fest in Denton, NC September 20 & 21. The fest is two days of laughter, great music and family memories at the beautiful Denton FarmPark in Denton, North Carolina. Hosts, Dailey & Vincent, will be joined by Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Comedian James Gregory, Della Mae, The Seldom Scene, Comedian Aaron Wilburn, The Quebe Sisters, David Peterson & 1946, The Grass Cats and more.

Museum Has Raised $78 Million, Seeks Final $20 Million

Working On A Building CMHoFNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s capital campaign, which will finance the institution’s 200,000-square-foot expansion, has reached nearly $78 million, Museum Director Kyle Young announced today. Construction on the nearly $100 million project, which will take the museum’s footprint from 140,000 square feet to more than 350,000 square feet, took shape in June 2011 and will be completed in March 2014.

Blue Grass Boys Reunion at Old Town School of Folk Music

Blue Grass Boys ReunionThe classic bluegrass of Bill Monroe is the primary focus of this band of musicians. Bob Black, Tom Ewing and Mark Hembree, all tenured and historical contributors to the vision of Bill Monroe, bring you back to the origins of bluegrass music. Blue Grass Boys Reunion showcases all the finest elements of this exciting and driving music. Through the classic songs with that "high lonesome sound", personal stories and anecdotes from those who knew and played with Mr. Monroe, along with his distinctive instrumentals, they convey the emotive music the Father of Bluegrass created.

October’s 4th Festy Experience Installment Lineup Announced

The Festy October 2013The Infamous Stringdusters announce the lineup for the fourth installment of their annual Festy Experience. JJ Grey & Mofro, The John Scofield Uberjam Band, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Aoife O’Donovan, Marco Benevento, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Lake Street Dive, Della Mae, David Wax Museum, Nathan Moore & Bryan Elijah Smithand others join Grammy-nominated The Infamous Stringdusters for the 2013 event on October 10-13. The complete artist lineup is included below.

Fall Fest at The Hermitage Set for October 5-6

Fall Fest 2013Nashville, TN -- The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, will host “Fall Fest at The Hermitage” on October 5-6, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. “We are excited to resurrect an exciting community event that was held some 20 years ago,” said Co-chair of “Fall Fest at The Hermitage”, Phil Ponder. “The object of the festival is to involve the entire community in a truly varied blend of entertainment, art and food experiences against the backdrop of President Jackson’s beloved home.”

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Full Lineup Announced

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lucky 13It's the Lucky 13 edition of the bluegrass super-festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. This 13th year of the free festival is a great tribute to Warren Hellman who passed away two years ago. Hellman presented the festival to San Francisco as a gift of thanks to the community and as a way of giving back. This year's grand event will take place October 4, 5, & 6, 2013. As was done last year, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass did a series of medley contests as a method for pre-announcing the performers for this years event. The medleys are over and the full list of performers has been announced.

Historic Johnson City Sessions Due in Early October

The Johnson City SessionsBristol, TN/VA -- Last April, Cybergrass reported on the John City Sessions project. The project is a young sibling of sorts to the Birthplace of Country Music's The Bristol Sessions. The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) are working together for the Johnson City Sessions Weekend to be held October 18-20. Bear Family Records is presenting Johnson City Sessions: Can You Sing Or Play Old-Time Music? due that October weekend.

“Memories & Moments” by Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott Out September 17th

Tim O'Brien and Darrel ScottNashville, TN -- The long-awaited studio follow-up to roots-music titans’ celebrated 2000 release Real Time hits the streets on September 17th on Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott's own Full Skies label. The prayers of roots-music fans will at long last be answered with the release of Memories and Moments, the second studio album from highly regarded writer/singer/multi-instrumentalists Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, released on their newly formed Full Skies imprint, a compound of O’Brien’s Howdy Skies and Scott’s Full Light labels. Comprising five songs apiece from O’Brien and Scott plus one memorable collaboration in their timely “Turn Your Dirty Lights On,” along with a pair of chestnuts from Hank Williams and George Jones and a spirited rendition of the John Prine classic “Paradise,” with its author guesting on guitar and vocals, Memories and Moments is a face-to-face record by design.

Earl Scruggs Center to Open this January

Earl ScruggsEarl Scruggs Center - Music & Stories from the American South is scheduled to open January 11th of next year in Shelby, North Carolina. Cleveland County is nestled in the rolling piedmont of the southwestern portion of North Carolina situated in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The Earl Scruggs Center will showcase the history, cultural traditions of the American South and the unique musical contributions of Earl Scruggs, the region’s most pre-eminent ambassador of music. Envisioned as a cornerstone for regional, cultural and economic development, the Center will serve as a cultural crossroads for visitors, students and residents.

5th Annual Bluegrass for Babies Concert Returns to Sawyer Point

Bluegrass for Babies 2013Cincinnati, OH -- On Saturday, September 21, Bluegrass for Babies returns to Sawyer Point for its 5th annual Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert. Running from 3-9pm, the concert will feature performances by some of the region’s top bluegrass bands, plenty of family-friendly activities, a variety of vendors, local and organic concessions and more.

Josh Graves - Bluegrass Bluesman A Memoir Awarded

Bluegrass Bluesman - A Memoir by Josh GravesThe life and music of a bluegrass pioneer, in his own words... A pivotal member of the hugely successful bluegrass band Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, Dobro pioneer Josh Graves (1927–2006) was a living link between bluegrass music and the blues, maintaining ties with black artists and comporting himself as a classic bluesman with a gold tooth and snappy headgear. In Bluegrass Bluesman, this influential performer shares the story of his lifelong career in music. The 176 page Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Josh Graves was released, last September from the University of Illinois Press. Bluegrass Unlimited says, "Yet another must-read book from the University of Illinois Press." The volume has been awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Best Research in Recorded Country Music Category. The book was up for Best Historical Research in Recorded Folk, Ethnic, or Country Music by the association . Last year, Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J. D. Crowe by Marty Godbey won in the History category.


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