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The Travelin' McCourys Play Dedication Show for Bob Mavian

The Travelin' McCourysThe Emelin theatre in Mamaroneck, New York will feature the wonderful bluegrass music group The Travelin McCourys Friday, May 17 at 8 PM. This show is dedicated to the memory of Bob Mavian. Over the years, Bob and his wife Barbara graciously opened their home to a number of bands who played at the Emelin. Bob himself was well-known in the bluegrass community as an outstanding musician, especially on mandolin and banjo. He appeared with his band, Horse Country, at some of the very first bluegrass shows that Doug Tuchman and J.Jay Mautner produced at the Emelin, and thereafter was at the Emelin with several different bands including the Case Brothers and Big Apple'achia. Bob was exceptionally knowledgeable about vintage bluegrass instruments, and when he played, the four "T's," as bluegrass pickers like to say, were all there: touch, tone, timing and taste. He was a friend and mentor to countless bluegrass musicians, and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. The Theatre is located at 153 Library Lane in Mamaroneck. Tickets are $15 Students; $44 Advanced; $47 Day of Show.

Song of the Mountains New Season to Start Airing June 15th Across the U.S.

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA -- Song of the Mountains, the award winning public television concert taped at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA announces their eighth season release to affiliates beginning on June 15th across America. Twenty Four new episodes will begin airing on 190 plus public television outlets across the United States and will feature notable bluegrass music entertainers and musicians including Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Express, Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band, Roni Stoneman, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, Janie Fricke, the Steeldrivers, Balsam Range, the VW Boys, Chuck Wagon Gang, Morehead State University Mountain Music Ambassadors, Lonesome River Band, Redhead Express and the Seldom Scene.

Caesar Creek Flea Market Bluegrass Festival 2013 June 8th & 9th

Caesar Creek BGFWilmington, OH -- The Management of Caesar Creek Flea Market is proud to announce “The Caesar Creek Flea Market Bluegrass Festival 2013”. This 2-Day special event sponsored by Yuengling®, benefitting the March of Dimes® will feature tons of fun activities, music, food and flea market shopping for all ages. This exciting event will be held on the 68-acre grounds of Caesar Creek Flea Market located on State Route 73 at I-71 (exit #45) in Wilmington. “It’s the perfect time for our customers to reacquaint themselves with the Flea Market shopping experience while enjoying our newly renovated Indoor Market consisting of 7 fully air-conditioned buildings”, said Greg Dove, President of Levin Service Company, parent company of Caesar Creek Flea Market.

Town Mountain Spring and Early Summer Tour Dates

Town Mountain Bluegrass BandAsheville, NC-- Bluegrass music group Town Mountain is ready and reelin’ to travel the country this spring and summer! They will have stops in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, Colorado, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Washington and Oregon. Notable events include performance at the Leftover Salmon’s Bluegrass Throwdown, John Hartford Memorial Festival, ROMP, The Hampton Taphouse Festival, The Festival of Bluegrass, RapidGrass and much more!

The Time Jumpers Live on A Prairie Home Companion TONIGHT

The Time JumpersNashville, TN -- Nashville's all-star band The Time Jumpers will appear live on public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor." Broadcasting live from The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN the show airs on this evening Saturday, May 11 from 5pm - 7pm Central Time. The show can be heard internationally via public radio, live streaming and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Claire Lynch Announces New Album 'Dear Sister'

Claire Lynch - Dear SisterNashville, TN -- Acclaimed bluegrass singer-songwriter Claire Lynch presents her much-anticipated Compass Records debut album Dear Sister, arriving May 28th. By any measure, Claire Lynch is high on the roots music world’s A-list. Her accolades include two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year Awards, 2 GRAMMY nominations for Best Bluegrass Album, songs recorded by such luminaries as Patty Loveless, The Seldom Scene, Cherryholmes, Kathy Mattea, the Whites and Stephanie Davis, and now the 2012 United States Artists $50,000 Walker Fellowship.

John Cloyd Miller “Cloud of Dust” Places #1 in Bluegrass Category

John Cloyd Miller. Photo by Terry ManierAsheville, NC -- John Cloyd Miller won first place in the 21st annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in the bluegrass category at MerleFest 2013. Miller is a vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player for the Asheville-based band, Red June, a nationally touring acoustic Americana trio that includes his wife, fiddler and vocalist Natalya Weinstein, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Will Straughan. The winning song, “Cloud of Dust,” appears on Red June’s 2012 release, em>Beauty Will Come.

Rural Rhythm Christian To New Day For The CBA Market

Rural Rhythm Christian Nashville, TN (April 30, 2013) Rural Rhythm Records has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with New Day Distribution for exclusive distribution to the CBA market. As of May 1st New Day Distribution will have exclusive distribution rights to the Christian market of physical CD’s for both the Rural Rhythm Records and Rural Rhythm Christian lines. eOne Distribution will maintain their exclusive distribution for both physical CD’s and digital distribution to the Mainstream market.

Americana Awards Nominee Announcement-LIVE on AXS TV May 14, 2013

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association will announce the nominees for the 2013 Honors & Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 14th at 2PM ET/11AM PT. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre in downtown Los Angeles live on AXS TV, with a special encore presentation at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

The Roys Celebrate New Album, Gypsy Runaway Train, With Pre-Release Events

 Gypsy Runaway TrainAward-winning Bluegrass duo The Roys will celebrate their latest new album, Gypsy Runaway Train May 16th with a series of Pre-Release events. Lee and Elaine invite their fans and friends worldwide to tune in to for a live stream as they host the station's Guest Artist Series from 2-3 p.m. That evening, The Roys ask Music City locals to join them at The Silver Dollar Saloon for a preview of the new music from their upcoming June 4th release of their latest Rural Rhythm Records' CD.

Big Country Bluegrass Shares Memories of the Past on Rebel Records

Memories Of The PastCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is excited to announce June 18th as the release date for Big Country Bluegrass's second Rebel recording, Memories Of The Past. Folks can get a little taste of this wonderful new record now by downloading the first single, "I'm Putting on My Leaving Shoes," which is available as a special pre-album promotion via iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers. Disc Jockeys also have the opportunity to download the single by going to AirPlay Direct.

Grand Master Fiddler Championship at Country Music Hall of Fame

Grand Master FiddlerThe 2013 42nd Grand Master Fiddler Championship (GMFC) will be held on August 30 and 31 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN. Since 2005, the championship was held along with the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass trade show and convention in Nashville. The IBMA will hold their event in Raleigh, North Carolina now. The Grand Master Fiddler Championship will remain rooted in Nashville, Tennessee and the 2013 competition will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Competitions will follow the same format as previous years.

Baltimore Bluegrass Band, Across the Tracks at The Patterson Theater May 10

Baltimore Bluegrass BandThe Baltimore Bluegrass Band will be hosted by the Creative Alliance at The Patterson Theater, located at 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, for a Friday evening performance on May, 10th starting at 8:00 pm. The opening act will be the upbeat bluegrass band from Harford County, Across The Tracks. Charge will be $15.00 at the door, $10.00 for members.

The Spinney Brothers “No Borders” Released

No BordersWillis, VA -- Nova Scotia natives, The Spinney Brothers, release their new CD, No Borders, on Mountain Fever Records. Their first single “Grandpa’s Way of Life” hit radio in March and has been receiving great support from DJs nationwide. The Brothers are considered “Canada’s International Bluegrass Band,” and No Borders marks the band’s second release on the Virginia based label and is produced by well-known bluegrass musician Ron Stewart, who's recognizable fiddle playing can also be heard on several songs throughout the record. WAMU’s Bluegrass Country recently featured the Official debut of No Borders, on Tuesday, April 30th.No Borders

Marty Raybon On The Cover Of The Direct Buzz

The Direct Buzz May 2013Nashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that AirPlay Direct’s current issue of the Direct Buzz Magazine showcases Marty Raybon on its cover as the “Artist Feature." The feature focuses on the release of Marty's new CD, and his 40 years entertaining audiences around the world.


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