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Banjo Legend Tony Trischka - 'Great Big World' out Feb 4

Tony Trischka Great Big WorldOn February 3, Tony Trischka, widely regarded as the most innovative banjoist of his generation, will perform at Joe's Pub in NYC in support of his 17th solo album, Great Big World (February 4 / Rounder Records). His band will feature Michael Daves (guitar/vocals), Mike Barnett (fiddle), Jared Engel (bass) with guests Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Andy Statman (mandolin), Maeve Gilchrist (harp/vocals) and more.

Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie Release New Single

Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie Nashville (January 28, 2014) - Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new single from Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie. Written by Sweet Dixie member and featured vocalist Chris Stifel, the single “Dancin' Annie” is also the title track of the upcoming Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie album scheduled for release on CD and digital formats on March 4th.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Pete Seeger Passes at 94

Pete Seeger, Photo by Anthony PepitoneOne of America's strongest folk heroes, Pete Seeger, passed away at New York Presbyterian Hospital while in his sleep last night at age 94. The often controversial activist, songwriter and performer shared his vision and professed his ideas of social change through the many folk songs and performances through decades of his life.

Bluegrass Underground Wins 4 Emmy Awards

Bluegrass UndergroundNashville, TN -- Producers of the acclaimed PBS music concert event Bluegrass Underground today announced the series is proud recipient of four coveted Emmy awards from the 28th Annual Mid South Emmy Awards. The awards were announced by the National Academy for the Television Arts & Sciences January 26th at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The Del McCoury Band Wins 2nd Grammy For "The Streets of Baltimore"

Del McCoury Band GRAMMY Win 2014Del McCoury was already hard at work in Baltimore’s lively bluegrass music scene when the very first Grammy awards were presented more than 50 years ago, but you couldn’t tell it from the way he bounded up the steps to thank the Grammy voters for honoring his Del McCoury Band’s The Streets of Baltimore at Sunday’s glittering awards show. The trophy marked the group’s second 21st century Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album (as well as Del’s 10th nomination total), and for the silver-haired McCoury, who turns 75 in just a few days, it’s an especially sweet one.

Blue Highways “The Game” Reflects 20 Years of Bluegrass Excellence

The Game“The Game,” the title cut of Blue Highway’s new album, is the tale of a rollicking gambler, stylistically kin to songs like the venerable “Wild Bill Jones,” and other bad man ballads. It is rife with recklessness, immoral behavior, and gunplay. It is the kind of stuff that abounds in the earliest bluegrass, yet is a new original song. It was written by Blue Highway’s Shawn Lane and Alison Krauss’ bass player Barry Bales, and sung by Lane with all the fierceness in his wild tenor voice.

Rhonda Vincent to Release New Album “Only Me” This Week

 Only MeNashville, TN -- Rhonda Vincent – the fiery vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter dubbed “the new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal – is set to release her new two-disc album Only Me on January 28, 2014. In addition to receiving an unprecedented seven consecutive “Female Vocalist of the Year” awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), being named IBMA’s 2001 “Entertainer of the Year,” and being the co-author of the 2004 IBMA “Song of the Year,” Vincent was nominated for a 2006 Grammy® award for “Best Bluegrass Album” for Ragin’ Live, as well as a double nomination in 2007 for “Best Bluegrass Album” for All American Bluegrass Girl, along with “Best Country Collaboration with Vocals” for Midnight Angel featuring Bobby Osborne.

Kindred Records to release new CD with Travis Frye and Blue Mountain

Travis Frye & Blue MountainIrvine, KY (Jan 26, 2014) - Kindred Records has signed a record deal with North Carolina based bluegrass group Travis Frye and Blue Mountain.

Bean Creek Named Best Bluegrass Band At 2014 NCBS Bluegrass Awards

Bean Creek Bluegrass BandBean Creek from Santa Cruz was named Best Bluegrass Band at the 2014 Northern California Bluegrass Awards held in Redwood City on January 25. The 7th annual ceremony was presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society as part of the Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

Del McCoury Band Wins Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY

Del McCoury Band GRAMMY Win 2014Best Bluegrass Album Gramophone Trophy goes to the Del McCoury Band for their album, The Streets Of Baltimore. Other nominees were The Boxcar's It's Just a Road, Daily & Vincent's Brothers of the Highway, Della Mae's This World Oft Can Be and Three Chords and the Truth by James King. All are winners in the eyes of bluegrass fans however, a big congratulations to the legendary Del McCoury Band for their well-deserved win. The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards were held Sunday, January 26, 2014. The announcement of the Best Bluegrass Album took place prior to the main award ceremonies.

Leftover Salmon Announces Spring Tour 2014

Leftover SalmonLeftover Salmon is excited to announce their 2014 Spring Tour. It begins with a two night run at Phil Lesh's famed Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, followed by two nights at the Crystal Bay Club Casino in Nevada, an evening at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA and two nights at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA. The beginning of April brings us Minnesota for performances at Papa Charlie's (Lutsen, MN) & First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN) as well as Madison, WI at the Majestic Theatre. The tour closes with another double header at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, CO.

Recording King Introduces The Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo

RKT-05 BanjoHayward, CA -- Recording King introduces the Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo, bringing 100 years of history into the present with the rugged, road-ready vibe of the Dirty 30's line. The tenor banjo first came to prominence in the early 1900's, and its C-G-D-A tuning is especially well suited for folk, Celtic and Dixieland music.

Dailey & Vincent get New Bus Wrap

Dailey & Vincent Bus WrapThe award winning bluegrass duo, Dailey & Vincent, got all wrapped up in their bus. Or, better, their bus got a new wrap for their sponsors and the band. The group just shared on Facebook the first pictures of the new bus wrap that's been added to their bus, The Mark. They said, "We are honored and thankful to be teamed up with our wonderful friends at Springer Mountain Farms Chicken! We also want to thank our Lord and Savior who for some reason continues to bless us when we aren't worthy. But make no mistake, we are humbled and thankful. Look for us at a show or on a road near you!

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Resume Touring in February

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceJunior Sisk & Ramblers Choice is getting ready to head back out on the road beginning in February. The superb bluegrass music group has got some great shows coming up all across the country, and they are really excited to get to see lots of old friends and make new ones!

John Hartford Memorial Festival Songwriting Contest Accepting Entries

John Hartford Memorial Festival Songwriting Contest/Whipstitch SalliesThe 2014 John Hartford Memorial Festival (JHMF) Songwriting Contest has begun accepting entries, marking the start of its second year inspiring songwriters to go where they haven’t gone before. The songwriting contest is a little different than most, as it takes part in ensuring the legacy of John Hartford continues and thrives. The songwriting contest inspires originality through the history surrounding John Hartford's musical legacy. Contest winners are awarded with a main stage performance and free 3-day festival ticket.

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