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Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series to Wrap Up 2012 Season

Adam Steffey and The BoxcarsJonesborough, TN -- The Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series will present an award-winning evening of bluegrass music on October 20th when The Boxcars and Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice visit the concert series. Joining The Boxcars and Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice will be Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, The Moore Brothers, and Niall Toner. Produced by Mountain Music Entertainment and nestled in Tennessee's oldest town, the Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series is looking forward to bringing another concert featuring top-notch entertainment to the East Tennessee region. This performance will conclude the 2012 series season.

ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass Says Learn Bluegrass Online From a Pro

Artistworks Academy of BluegrassSince ArtistWorks launched the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass in 2010, thousands of bluegrass hobbyists, pros and absolute beginners have discovered the most effective way to learn guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, double bass and Dobro online.

Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News Webcasting IBMA Awards Show Now!

23rd IBMA Awards ShowCybergrass will be webcasting the 2012 23rd International Bluegrass Music Awards Show this week on their award winning web site. This will be the 17th consecutive year that Cybergrass has webcast this outstanding program. Many fans of the music who wanted to listen to the awards show could access the live streamcasts of the show. Many other fans around the world could not attend the program in person. Cybergrass will have the 23rd International Bluegrass Music Awards online this week beginning Monday, October 15. The awards show was recorded live on September 27, 2012 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Big Country Bluegrass Plays Galax Style Bluegrass at Carter Fold

Big Country BluegrassHiltons, VA -- Big Country Bluegrass was formed by husband and wife Tommy and Teresa Sells in the late 1980s and took its’ name from Tommy’s coon-hunting buddy Jimmy Martin’s instrumental Big Country. The group delivers their own hard driving and heartfelt style of bluegrass music, and it makes them crowd favorites wherever they perform. Whether it’s at a festival in Missouri, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, or at a small, intimate concert in their hometown of Independence, Virginia, the band brings back memories reminiscent of the early days of bluegrass music.

American Legion Bluegrass Starts the Music at Post 238

Larry StephensonHughesville, MD -- The Sons of the American Legion and Jay Armsworthy are gearing up for the next season of Bluegrass music. The music starts back up at the American Legion Post #238 in Hughesville, Maryland. The first show will take place on Sunday November 11, 2012 with the 2012 SPBGMA "Mandolin Player of the Year", Larry Stephenson and his band. The Award Winning, Compass Records recording artist, Larry Stephenson is regarded as one of Bluegrass music’s finest high lead and tenor vocalist.

There's That "Bluegrass" Word Again

Bluegrass WordsI was wading through the various announcements, promotions and press releases I get sent and noticed that probably a third of them have absolutely nothing to do with bluegrass music. It seems that everybody wants to be a part of our little community so, when they send out their press releases, they are sure to mention "bluegrass" as well as some other styles. I've also seen numerous links come up when searching for "bluegrass music" in the various search engines that have absolutely nothing to do with bluegrass and some don't even have anything to do with music either.

AirPlay Direct Connects with International Bluegrass Music Conference

IBMA Awards and AirPlay DirectAirPlay Direct is proud to have participated in, and to have had such a prominent involvement at the IBMA’S World of Bluegrass Conference 2012. The IBMA announced a new annual slate of awards designed to recognize promising new talent in bluegrass music. AirPlay Direct provided prize packages for AirPlay Direct services to the award recipients in the music categories for the new IBMA Momentum Awards. Congratulations to all that received this wonderful new award.

It's Time for the Bluegrass Museum Fall Saturday Lessons Program

Saturday Lessons ProgramOwensboro, KY -- It's time for the Fall Semester of the Saturday Lessons Program, Kentucky BlueGrass AllStars! The International Bluegrass Music Museum encourages you to enroll in this exciting and affordable educational program brought to you by your museum. This Semester we will feature a new course called Bluegrass Boot Camp! Classes start next Saturday, October 20.

Birthplacee of Country Music to Begin New Museum Construction Nov. 1

BCMA StaffBristol, TN/VA - Thursday morning at 11:00am the Birthplace of Country Music announced that fundraising for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is now complete and construction will begin on the former Goodpasture Motors building, located on the corners of Moore and Cumberland Streets in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA, the first of November. The expected completion date for the project is August 2014, just in time for fans coming to the twin cities for the summer race at Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Present Bluegrass in the Schools

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Schools ProgramTeachers for a Day Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike visited the schools in Winchester, TN on October 5th to teach about the history of Bluegrass music. She was doing this program, sponsored by the South Jackson Civic Center, to introduce bluegrass music to the students. Award winning vocalist, Valerie is a lifetime member of the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

Have A Fiddler's Holiday with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band, Video

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family BandBurlington, 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.

Phil Leadbetter Receives Good Stem Cell Report

Phil LeadbetterPhil Leadbetter, affectionately known as "Uncle Phil" is Bluegrass Music's favorite dobro uncle. Phil has been battling cancer for a while now and benefits, concerts and other events have taken place to help him with the high costs involved in fighting this disease. Phil has been in a long battle and after chemo and other methods met with poor results, he switched to a stem cell approach. The initial prognosis is that the stem cell treatment is responding positively. Phil reports that his stem cell doctors told him "I have no reason to think that you aren't cancer free......go on now and live your life."

Premiering On PBS The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance

The Prairie Ramblers and Patsy Montana Courtesy of Michael MontanaSan Francisco -- Narrated by Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance tells the story of a changing America through the lens of one of the nation's most popular country music radio shows during the 1930s and ‘40s: The National Barn Dance. The one-hour documentary weaves rare performance footage, home movies, and candid photographs with firsthand accounts from fans and performers. Interviews with historians, folklorists, and media experts reveal historical and cultural perspectives of this unique period in America’s history. Produced and directed by Stephen Parry with supervisory producer Bob Hercules, The Hayloft Gang begain airing on PBS nationwide September 1, 2011 (check local listings).

Local Appalachian Music Comes to the Blue Deer Center

Catskill Mountain BoysMargaretville, NY -- The Blue Deer Center will be presenting a wide variety of programs in the 2013 season, including yoga, community fires, Plant Spirit Medicine classes and much more. As it closes its 2012 season this fall, the BDC is proud to present this one-day music festival, featuring local talent from the Hudson Valley regional area.

28th Annual Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards October 20

Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music AwardsIt seems to be the time of the year for numerous bluegrass music awards. The International Bluegrass Music Association just completed their awards and now, our neighbors to the north will be holding one of their award ceremonies on October 20, 2012 as the 28th Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards takes place.

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