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Clear Sailing with The Expedition Show's “Stormy Horizons”

The Expedition ShowWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music from The Expedition Show. "Stormy Horizons", the first single from the band's soon-to-be-released CD of the same title, hit radio on Monday. "The Expedition Show proves that the best is yet to come for them and for us," states Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records. "The duets Wayne and Kimberly have done in the past were really good but they hit it out of the park with Stormy Horizons. After the success of their last record, I've been chompin' at the bit for more and this entire album really delivers."

Kruger Brothers to Perform on Song of the Mountains

Kruger BrothersMarion, VA- The Kruger Brothers will headline the Song of the Mountains public television taping at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA on Saturday, March 2nd. Originally from Switzerland, brothers Uwe and Jens Kruger began play­ing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music. Their first public performances were as a duo, busking on the streets of cities throughout eastern and western Europe.

Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival

Special ConsensusTemecula, CA -- Grammy Nominees, The Special Consensus will headline the 13th Annual Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival March 16 and 17. Their album "Scratch Gravel Road" received a Grammy nomination for the 2012 Bluegrass Album of the Year. Known as the best free festival on the west coast by bluegrass fans, this year's Festival features 11 scheduled bands and dozens of impromptu performances throughout the six block town.

Red Oak and Ash due for Feb 26 Release

Red Oak and AshJR Rudd will release his 13 track debut album, Red Oak and Ash next week on February 26th. Rudd recruited some of his favorite St. Louis musicians to perform on his new release. While accustomed to live solo performances, his latest project includes a variety of guest musicians that include Chris Powers (7 Shot Screamers, Griddle Kids), Jerry Green (The Potomac Accord), Mae Soule (North of The Quarter, Salty Dogg), Andy Benn (The Potomac Accord) and Art Link (South Outer Forty, Michael Terry Group).

World of Bluegrass Registration & Ticket Sales Launch March 1

World of Bluegrass 2013Registration for International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Events and hotel reservations will open March 1, 2013, for bluegrass music’s annual industry gathering and family reunion in Raleigh, North Carolina. The five-day event will feature the best in bluegrass music networking, showcasing and professional development, with lower prices across the board for all tickets and hotel rates.

Lonesome River Band Takes Their Bluegrass West

Lonesome River BandAward winning bluegrass music group Lonesome River Band heads west this weekend with performances in California and Arizona over the next several weeks. Their first show of the tour will be held at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA this Friday followed by “A Night at the Grange” concert in Morgan Hill, CA on Saturday. The band will be live in the studio with ‘Sleepy John” on KPIG Radio 107.5 FM on Sunday before traveling to Durham, CA for a concert Tuesday, February 26.

Run Boy Run Completes So Sang The Whppoorwill

So Sang the WhippoorwillRun Boy Run has completed their new album So Sang The Whipporwill. For those of you who don't know them, Run Boy Run is an Arizona band that won the 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the 2010 Pick'en in the Pines Folk Festival in Flagstaff Arizona. They have subsequently played as a paid band in Telluride and recently appeared with Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion on January 19th at Gammage Auditorium in Tempe and this weekend at the Fitzgerald Auditorium in St. Paul.

Cracker Barrel Reveals Steven Curtis Chapman's Deep Roots

Deep RootsLebanon, TN -- Five-time GRAMMY® award-winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman brings his inspirational sound back home to his rural Kentucky origins on Deep Roots, the latest exclusive album release from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. The new 12-track CD will feature stand-out collaborations with bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and some of Nashville’s finest players, as well as three generations of Chapman family members including: Chapman’s father, Herb Chapman Sr., brother, Herb Chapman Jr.,son, Caleb Chapman, and daughter-in-law, Jillian Edwards Chapman. The uniquely personal album will be available for purchase in all Cracker Barrel locations, iTunes and Amazon.com beginning March 11, 2013.

Roots Music Report Announces Top 100 Bluegrass Albums

Roots Music Report Bluegrass 100Roots Music Report (RMR) collects data from radio stations and syndicated radio programs around the globe that play all forms of roots music. RMR then tabulates airplay spin totals which then are used to generate the charts. The charts are posted each week so that music makers, radio professionals and the general public can see which artists are being played the most by reporting stations around the planet. At the end of the year, RMR posts their compilation of the top 100 albums in each of several categories on their web site at http://rootsmusicreport.com/

Ohio County Industrial Foundation Continues to Fuel the Fire

Bill MonroeWe thought the end of the Bill Monroe Name marathon litagation was over after the Kentucky Court of Appeals recent decision. We thought that Ohio County Industrial Foundation would settle down. We were wrong. The foundation seems to want to keep this ugly battle alive for eternity. It seems that the Ohio County Industrial Foundation has filed a petition with the Kentucky Court of Appeals seeking a rehearing on their earlier decision. It is hoped that the court will deny this petition and put this to rest.

Moccasin Gap Bluegrass Band to Carter Fold Feb 23rd

Moccasin Gap Bluegrass BandHiltons, VA -- Bluegrass band Moccasin Gap has a repertoire that includes traditional bluegrass tunes as well as more modern bluegrass tunes. The band has three recordings to their credit. Members of the group are: Luanne McMurray, Eric McMurray, Keith Sims, Bob Blackstock, and Daniel Housewright. Luanne is featured on vocals and upright bass. Eric plays the banjo and fiddle and does vocals. John Malayter plays mandolin. Daniel Housewrite plays lead guitar. Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Moccasin Gap. This show was rescheduled due to a cancellation of their February 2nd show. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Dehlia Low will be Performing at Home and MerleFest

Dehlia LowDehlia Low will is getting the opportunity to perform in a hometown show in Ashville, North Carolina at the Grey Eagle on March 22nd. It's a fully seated, evening with the group begining around 8pm, the band will be cracking open the vault and playing some favorites for you, and potentially a few unexpecteds. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended and you can get them locally at Harvest Records in West Asheville, or at this link: http://thegreyeagle.com/events/an-evening-with-dehlia-low/ Dehlia Low echoes the sounds of early country with a strong bluegrass flavor, crafting a fresh originality that feels like home in the flourishing roots music soundscape.

Doyle Lawson's Latest Release Available for Pre-Ordering

Roads Well TraveledDoyle and the guys have completed a new recording that should be out in March. They have been working on it for about 2 months, when they could find the time to get together at the studio. They recorded this one at Josh Swift’s studio and some at Mike Roger’s studio, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver then headed to the studio at Crossroads to start recording some special songs that will be a part of a new opportunity coming up.

Listen To The Music of the VW Boys

Listen To The MusicThe VW Boys offer an exciting and entertaining mix of songs on their latest project, Listen To The Music, from traditional bluegrass favorites, favorite pop songs from their growing up years done in bluegrass style, inspirational gospels, and the usual comedy laced offerings that set the fun loving tone of this group.

Bluegrass Duo The Gibson Brothers New Album - “They Called It Music”

They Called it MusicNashville, TN -- Just months after winning the most coveted honor in bluegrass last fall – the prestigious International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award – The Gibson Brothers are preparing to release their new album They Called It Music on March 26th. On their latest effort, the brothers Eric and Leigh dig deeper into duet harmony than they ever have before. Longtime bandmates Mike Barber (bass), Clayton Campbell (fiddle) and Joe Walsh (mandolin) join in on a set of songs that feature some of the brothers' best originals coupled with a varied collection of creative covers of songs by Loretta Lynn, the Delmore Brothers, Joe Newberry and Shawn Camp.

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