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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.

Dave Adkins has Nothing to Lose March 11th

Nothing To LoseWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records will release the highly anticipated solo debut album by Dave Adkins titled Nothing To Lose on March 11th. The first single, "Pike County Jail,” written and performed by Dave Adkins, and produced by Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk, was released to much fanfair in November 2013 and to high acclaim.

Darrell Scott Releases Single to Benefit Arts Education

There's A World of SongRoanoke, VA --Music Lab at Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Va. today announced the release of the There's A World of Song single, available now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, Shazam, and more. The single was recorded and produced inside Jefferson Center's professional recording studio and arts education hub, Music Lab. All sales proceeds benefit Jefferson Center's efforts to make music education available at the Music Lab to teens in grades 6-12 who want to learn music production, recording, performance, and all the basics of the music business.

IBMA Announces 2014 Leadership Bluegrass Class

 Sheila Selby, Kristi Wilcox, Susie Glaze, Katherine Coe, Jordan Laney, Kayla Hotte.Nashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association is proud to announce the Leadership Bluegrass class of 2014. Leadership Bluegrass is an intensive, three-day program focused on interactive learning and networking experiences that invite participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the bluegrass music industry, along with leadership development issues. This will be the 15th year of Leadership Bluegrass, which now boasts over 350 alumni.

Rural Rhythm Releases Two New Heritage Collection Titles

Rural Rhythm Heritage CollectionNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce two new new titles in its archival Heritage Collection series. The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series will help keep traditional roots music alive and preserved for future generations. The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series includes authentic Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Country Waltzes, Fiddle Tunes and Gospel music performed by many legends & pioneers. Titles are mastered from the original master tapes, with original cover artwork and include many albums never-before available on CD.

Detour Bluegrass Band Signs with Mountain Fever Reccords

Detour Joins Mountain FeverWillis, VA -- Virginia based Mountain Fever Records kicks off 2014 in a big way with the signing of popular contemporary bluegrass band Detour. The Michigan-based band is well-known for their tight focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies that take listeners down a unique bluegrass road. The band’s first single, “Too Blue To Have the Blues,” written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd, is scheduled to hit radio in February.

IBMM Vickie Vaughn Concert: LIVE on WNIN!

The Vickie Vaughn BandOwensboro, KY -- On Friday evening, January 24th, the Vickie Vaughn Band will perform in concert at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Evansville NPR station, WNIN, will broadcast the show live as part of the station's all-day focus on Owensboro. WNIN is inviting all concert attendees to share their enthusiasm for this band -- and bluegrass music -- for all their radio listeners to hear!

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out in Best of 2013 Top 5

 Wayne Benson, Keith McKinnon, Russell Moore, Justen Haynes, Blake JohnsonCumming, GA. (January 21, 2014) – Billboard Magazine has released it's Best Of 2013: The Year In Music, documenting the best-selling albums for the year, including the Top 15 Bluegrass Albums. Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, the latest release from Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, ranks #5 alongside artists such as Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Alan Jackson, and Old Crowe Medicine Show.

Great Performances to Feature Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers, Edie BrickellPasadena, CA -- "Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell in Concert" Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances in March on PBS. Songs from Martin's "The Crow" and "Rare Bird Alert" as well as his Grammy-nominated collaboration with Edie Brickell "Love Has Come For You" Filmed at the Historic Fox Theater in Riverside, CA. Great Performances turns the spotlight on Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell, with their first-ever live concert performance to be broadcast on television. The evening captures their extraordinary performance at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside California last fall.

Detour Set For Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Performance

DetourMichigan based national touring bluegrass music band Detour is set for a highly anticipated performance at the Joe Val Bluegrass on February 16, 2014. The Boston Bluegrass Union will celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days (Feb 14-16) of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The event includes a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. More information, including ticket prices can be found at bbu.org/events/joe-val-festival.

Paul Williams Started Retirement December 31st

Paul Williams and the Victory TrioPaul Williams of Paul Williams & The Victory Trio has announced that he has officially retired fromthe road as of December 31st,2013. Paul has performed bluegrass, gospel and bluegrass gospel for years and has contributed to the lives of many fans and followers. Paul's love for music and the Lord began at the early age of nine when his father bought him an “A” model Gibson mandolin to play in prayer meetings and church services. The love and dedication continue today with Paul and his great band traveling all over the country spreading the good news at churches, festivals and benefits.

Ashes Of Love Benefit for Steve and Janet Thomas

Steve & Janet Thomas Nashville, TN (January 21, 2014) On New Year’s Eve, acclaimed Nashville musician Steve Thomas and his wife Janet, suffered extensive damage to their house due to chimney fire. The music community has graciously come together to present the “Ashes of Love” benefit concert for them on Thursday, February 20th at the Ernest Tubb Troubadour Theater located at 2416 Music Valley Drive in Nashville. Parking is free. Doors will open at 6:00 pm and the concert will take place from 6:45 pm to 11:00 pm.

Help One of Our Own - Kip Martin Benefit Concert Jan 26

Kip MartinOne of our own bluegrassers, Kip Martin is a life-long lover of music! He has been a practicing musician for 40+ years, mostly devoted to bluegrass. Kip is very sick with liver disease. His kidneys are now failing, though he is comfortable and in palliative care. His wonderful friends are putting on the KIP Martin Benefit concert to help with his medical expenses, shots for Birdie the basset hound, outstanding living expenses and aftercare expenses. Kip has given so much to bluegrass beyond just the music. He's authored history, editorial commentary and opinions on his life with the music and has certainly helped others get started or given a helping hand whenever he could.

The Ryde and Gypsies Headed for American Legion Bluegrass

The Hillbilly GypsiesHughesville, MD -- The American Legion Bluegrass concert series starts off the New Year with the next Bluegrass show on Sunday January 26 at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD. This will be a full show, double header with 2 bands: The Hillbilly Gypsies and Remington Ryde. This show is bound to be full of high energy bluegrass music with lots of comedy.

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