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The Most Wanted in Bluegrass Captured at Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass

The Most Wanted Names in BluegrassThe Most Wanted Names in Bluegrass: Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe, Tony Rice, Bobby Hicks, Todd Phillips, The Bluegrass Album Band and more will all come together May 17 & 18 at the Sevierville, Tennessee Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass event.

Bluegrass and More on Song of the Mountains April 6

The GrascalsMarion, VA- The award winning and high energy bluegrass band the Grascals will headline the Song of the Mountains public television concert taping this Saturday, April 6th at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA. Also on the concert with the Grascals will be the old time music of the Whitetop Mountain Band along with two bluegrass gospel bands, the Easter Brothers and Jonathan Buckner and Chosen Road.

Farm Festival, Pig Pickin & Bluegrass Music June 1st

Vandele Farms Pig Pickin & BluegrassLake Lure, NC -- Local farm, Vandele Farms on Cedar Creek announces today that it will host a family oriented “Farm Festival, Pig Pickin & Bluegrass Music” event on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The Pig Pickin will begin around 4pm as Vandele Farms begins serving up their own Pit cooked Pastured pork BBQ complete with all the trimmings. Folks are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs & blankets, eat BBQ and settle in for the event’s main attraction, the Bluegrass music.

Learn Bluegrass Bass in California This Summer

CBA Music Camp Felton, CA -- Aspiring bass players have an opportunity this summer to study with Lisa Burns, a four-time winner of Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bass Player of the Year award. Burns is teaching at CBA Music Camp June 9 through 12 in Grass Valley, California.

Win Lunch for Two with Doyle Lawson

Lunch with Doyle LawsonBristol, TN/VA -- Doyle Lawson is celebrating his band’s 34th Anniversary next week by partnering with a gorgeous restaurant in Bristol called "KP” to bring four Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver fans a celebration lunch with Doyle next Thursday, April 4, in historic downtown Bristol.

Bristol Rhythm 2013 Line-Up Announced

Bluegrass MastersBristol, TN/VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music® is truly "writing the next verse" with a Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion line-up of some of the best songwriters and artists performing today...and at least one headlining mystery act yet to be announced.

Del McCoury, Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush Lead FreshGrass

Del McCoury BandNorth Adams, MA -- Securing its place at the forefront of the bluegrass and roots music scene, the first wave of acts announced for MASS MoCA's (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) expanding FreshGrass festival (www.freshgrass.com) includes legendary bluegrass pioneers, genre-bending bands, and groundbreaking contemporary traditionalists. A new main stage, located on MASS MoCA's expansive and grassy "Joe's Field", has been added to this year's festival. A full slate of afternoon and evening performances-as well as late-night, hoedown-style barn dances-is scheduled for the weekend of September 20-22, 2013.

Charlie Daniels Recovering After Pacemaker Implant

Charlie DanielsMt. Juliet, TN -- Grand Ole Opry star Charlie Daniels is recovering after having a pacemaker implanted today (3-28), at a Nashville area hospital. During a doctor visit on Monday (3-25), Charlie was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia and admitted to the hospital for a series of routine tests. The tests revealed that a pacemaker was needed to regulate his heart rate.

The Blackberries Featured in Crooked Road Youth Music Series

The BlackberriesAbingdon, Virginia – The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Youth Music Performance Series concert on Thursday, April 11th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia. The special concert, co-hosted by WVTF Radio as part of Public Radio Music Month and the Town of Abingdon, will feature the Blackberries.

New Video Series Highlights Southern Traditional Music

Arts Center of Cannon CountyWoodbury, TN -- Award-winning facility The Arts Center of Cannon County (ACCC) is excited to announce the release of the exclusive educational webisode series Music Springs - Southern Music Sources, highlighting the musical history and legacy of southern traditional music. The Arts Center's Grammy® Award-winning independent record label, Spring Fed Records, authored scripts, provided new and archived video footage and access to historical documents. The webisodes were produced by students at Middle Tennessee State University and are being released in stages from March until July 2013 through the Arts Center’s Root Cellar community and other local media outlets.

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Patron Ticket Pre-Sale

Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnBristol, TN/VA -- The Blue Stocking Club, Bristol’s longest running service organization, will bring the world’s most celebrated banjoist to the Paramount Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Bristol in order to fund educational programming at the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum. The museum is slated to open on the corner of Moore and Cumberland Streets in Historic Downtown Bristol, VA/TN August 2014.

There's No Rain with Trinity River Band's New Single

Trinity River BandNashville, TN (March 27, 2013) Trinity River Band is proud to announce their new Radio single release “Today It Don’t Look Like Rain,” that is also available to stations at AirPlay Direct. This beautiful new song, written by Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle, is the title track from Trinity River Band’s album releasing April 30. The award winning singer-songwriter, Carl Jackson serves as Consulting Producer for the new project.

New Staff Position Open with IBMA

IBMA LogoNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced that longtime IBMA staff member Jill Crabtree will be departing the association after a long time of great service. Her departure will be no later than July 1, 2013. This means the association has an immediate position available for the right candidate.

MerleFest 2013 to Feature Special Tributes to Doc Watson

Doc WatsonWilkesboro, NC -- When MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 25-28, 2013, kicks off on Thursday afternoon, it will be a bittersweet moment. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. But for the first time in its 26 years, MerleFest will take place without beloved music icon Doc Watson, who passed away on May 29, 2012.

“Old McDonald Sold the Farm" by Newton & Thomas

RebornNashville, TN -- Pinecastle Records has released the first single, “Old McDonald Sold the Farm" from the upcoming album, Reborn by Newton & Thomas releasing April 30. The lively song was written by Kenny Boudrea, Darryl Landry, and Ryan Roberts and will certainly to appeal to a wide range of listeners with its timely subject regarding the struggles with farm and ranch owners.

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