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Scott Hopkins Solo CD Features Bluegrass Banjo

Scott HopkinsScott Hopkins completed his first self-titled solo music project on June 8, 2013. The CD features ten original tunes and one cover. Guest artists include Andy Hall, Casey Driessen, Tyler Grant, Bryn Davies, Mike Compton, Luke Bulla, Junior Barber, Jesse Cobb, Dave Bevins, Billy Contreras, Beau Stapleton, Andy Greene, Mat Kane, Sten Isachsen and many others!

IBMA Winners Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen at Common Ground on the Hill

Frank solivan & Dirty KitchenFrank Solivan and banjoist Mike Munford (2013 International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year), guitarist Chris Luquette (IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award winner) and doghouse bassist Dan Booth simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they also earned 2012 and 2013 Best Bluegrass Band honors from the Washington Area Music Association. They will be performing at Common Ground on the Hill Saturday, January 11 at 8 PM.

Shannon Slaughter Announces New County Clare Band Members

Shannon and Heather SlaughterNashville, TN -- Shannon Slaughter is proud to announce new band members and updates for the bluegrass band County Clare. Shannon and his wife Heather recently welcomed the addition of a new baby girl to their family. “While Heather will be scaling back some on performing with County Clare and enjoying time with our new little girl, she will still be a part of the band. We are extremely dedicated to being the best parents we can be with Rae. We want her raised around family, friends, and the bluegrass music community because we believe they are the best fans in the world,” says Shannon.

The Rigneys Release New Performance Video

The RigneysJoelton, TN -- Dark Shadow Recording artists “The Rigneys” announce the launch of “Double or Nothing”, the first entry in a series of performance videos. Recorded and filmed live at the South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma, Tn in front of a packed auditorium, the show featured two sets of fine bluegrass from the band followed by two standing ovations.

Steve Weeks New Single and Video Features Bluegrass Style

Change of HeartSteve Weeks' New Single Colorado Springs, CO – What do you get when you give kindie musician Steve Weeks and award-winning film director Dave Franklyn access to paper, glue, scissors, cardboard, paint, and string? Watch the new music video for Steve’s latest single “Change of Heart” and you’ll find out!

Tyler Williams Band Plays Carter Fold Jan 11

Tyler Williams BandSaturday, January 11th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by the Tyler Williams Band. Tyler Williams grew up in Ohio and moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, to study bluegrass music. Ashley Davis is from Fayetteville, North Carolina. When the two of them met at the Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention in 2007 it wasn’t long before they teamed up to form a band.

12th American String Teachers Assoc. Fiddle Tune Composition Contest

12th American String Teachers Assoc.The Twelvth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest is coming up and so is the entry deadline. This event inspires fiddlers from all over to compose their own tunes and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.

California Film Festival Screening of "Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass"

Pioneers of Bluegrass MusicThe line-up for the 7th Annual NCBS and International Bluegrass Music Museum’s Bluegrass on Broadway Film Festival held in Redwood City, CA has been announced and “Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass” made it!

Wish Happy Birthday to James Reams January 10th

James ReamsJames Reams of James Reams & The Barnstormers will be another year older next week. We hope you'll help him celebrate by playing his music in honor of his special day.

Colin O'Brien & Friends in Concert: A Tribute to John Hartford

Colin O'BrienShake the snow off your boots. Bring back the summer, steamboats, and dance boards. Celebrate the music and dance of John Hartford at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, located on the banks of the Ohio River he traversed so often and loved so well. Colin O'Brien & Friends: A Tribute to John Hartford will feature Mike Compton, Sam Grisman and Matt Combs at the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

Bluegrass Artist David Davis Begins 30th Anniversary

David DavisMany mark their 30th anniversary with the lustre of pearls as a gift, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys begin its 2014 milestone with a nomination for its leader. Davis will appear at the 39th Annual National Old Time Country, Bluegrass and Old Time Folk Music Festival in LeMars, Iowa on August 25. Davis of Cullman, Ala. is included among the nominees to the National Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame beside Hee Haw star Lulu Roman and John Carter Cash.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to Perform at Mill Town Music Hall

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverBremen, GA -- Multi-award winning bluegrass musician, Bluegrass Legend and Hall of Fame Member Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver will take stage at Mill Town Music Hall on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. Eagle’s Wing will open the concert with their unique sound of bluegrass instrumental and southern gospel vocals. Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).

Farm Hands Welcome Jesse Turner as New Guitarist

Jesse TurnerThe Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet announce that Jesse Turner has taken over the duties as guitarist/vocalist with the band. Tim Graves of the Farm Hands says, "We're really happy to have Jesse join us. He's talented on so many levels. He's going to be a great fit with us."

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising Hit the Road in New Year

Kathy Boyd and Phoenix RisingKathy Boyd tells us that they are getting ready to hit the road again in a few weeks and wanted to be sure you had time to make travel arrangements to attend the Florence Winter Folk Festival, if you haven't already done so. This wonderful festival takes place in Florence, Oregon the weekend of January 17 - 19th and this year will feature The Brothers Four, John McEuen, Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising, Mike & Carleen McCornack, Barefoot LeRoy, Rick Nestler, The Sagebrush Sisters, 2-Bit Palamino, Catherine Reed, The Three Muses, and Otter Creek."

Ragged Union Announced 3 Front Range January Bluegrass Shows

Ragged UnionTowards the outer edge of bluegrass, where powerful drive meets outsider songwriting –that’s where you’ll find Ragged Union. Centered around the flatpicking, singing and songwriting of guitarist Geoff Union (formerly of the Two High String Band), this particular take on the colorful bluegrass tradition combines influences such as Danny Paisley, John Hartford, and Norman Blake, along with Flatt and Scruggs and Bill Monroe. The music has a raw energy, like a steam-powered bluegrass train, driven at full throttle, wheels coming off the inside rails around the bend and slamming down hard in the straightaway. Ragged Union has already booked three shows for January.


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