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Jam Camp Coming to Bluegrass Museum this March

IBMM Bluegrass Jam CampOwensboro, KY -- Here's your chance to play music in a fun environment, connect with other musicians, and receive top-notch jamming tips from an experienced teacher. Join us March 16-18, 2018 for the Wernick Method Jam Camp hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Led by Dave Howard of 23 String Band & the Louisville Folk School, this 3-day camp will take place at the Museum's current location in downtown Owensboro.

Award Winning Volume Five Releases “Milestones”

MilestonesWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is happy to announce the release of the newest album from the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year, Volume Five. Milestones is available to radio and consumers today! Nashville is known as a "10 year town" — indicating it takes a full 10 years to achieve any real success in the music business. And while fans have long been hot on the trail of Volume Five (V5), it's easily said the industry is finally catching on and wising up. After a full decade of playing thousands of shows and making some of the best records in bluegrass, V5 has hit their stride. In 2017, the IBMA honored V5 with Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Drifter," arguably one of the most played tracks of the decade, thus far.

IBMA Foundation Announces $11,600 in Grants to be Awarded in 2018

IBMA FoundationNashville, TN -- The IBMA Foundation, based in Nashville, TN, recently awarded $11,600 in grants to the nine recipients listed below. “We’re proud to announce the largest amount of annual grants in the history of the Foundation, to the highest number of annual recipients,” said IBMA Foundation board chair, Peter D’Addario. “Our recent merger with the International Bluegrass Music Association has been very positive, and we’re very grateful for the support from our donors this year.”

IBMA & Blue Ridge Banjo Camp Announce IBMA Member Scholarship

IBMA & Blue Ridge Banjo Camp ScholarshipThe IBMA is proud to partner with the Blue Ridge Banjo Camp in offering a full scholarship to a lucky IBMA member for this first-ever banjo camp. This scholarship, valued at $1100, will cover cover tuition, lodging and meals at the idyllic Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. Students will have a chance to study with Béla, Tony Trischka, Kristin Scott Benson, Mike Munford and Steve Cooley. The instructional focus will be on the three distinct styles of three-finger banjo playing: Scruggs, melodic, and single string. Designed with intermediate and advanced students in mind, this camp will feature three days and four nights of diverse banjo instruction as well as a a finale concert held in the beautiful Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.

Carolina-Grassers Sideline Spin Tight Tale With New Single, “Thunder Dan”

Sideline: Thunder DanNashville, TN -- Carolina-Grassers, Sideline, spin a tight tale of the dark side with their debut single, "Thunder Dan," for Mountain Home Music Company. The story of a "lone outsider," the track is from the group's upcoming album, Front and Center, due out this spring. "Thunder Dan" is now available to radio via AirPlay Direct, and to music lovers everywhere on all streaming outlets.

The Farm Hands Win Big at SPBGMA 2018

The Farm HandsPinecastle Records artists The Farm Hands have been honored by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA), winning four awards including the coveted "Album of the Year" for their recently released album, Colors. "Rural Route," the #1 Bluegrass Today hit single from the album, won "Bluegrass Song of the Year." The group won "Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall)" and bandmember Tim Graves won "Dobro Performer of the Year."

Ola Belle Reed Song School: A Songwriting Retreat

Ola Belle Reed Song Writer’s RetreatThe Ashe County Arts Council welcomes the weekend retreat of songwriting, making music, and celebrating the work of Ola Belle Reed with the Song Writer’s Retreat. The workshop will be held at the Ashe Civic Center Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15, 2018. It is open to songwriters of all genres and styles, and all accompaniment instruments are welcomed. Instructors: Cathy Fink, Claire Lynch and Sam Gleaves. Tuition $200 adults, $150 students. Assistance available. Call 336-846-2787.

MerleFest to Visit Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Birthplace of Country Music MuseumBristol, TN/VA -- MerleFest, the popular music festival founded by the legendary Doc Watson and presented by Window World, offers music lovers a sneak peek of this spring's festival when MerleFest on the Road tours throughout the Southeast. The tour will make a stop at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Performers on the lineup include two acts that have appeared at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion: The Way Down Wanderers and The Barefoot Movement. Singer-songwriter and guitar champion Andy May will also perform. The Bristol stop will be part of the Birthplace of Country Music's 1927 Society Concert Series.

The SteelDrivers Announce New Lead Singer Kelvin Damrell

Kelvin DamrellNashville, TN -- The SteelDrivers announced that Kelvin Damrell has officially joined the group as lead singer and guitarist. The GRAMMY® winning Rounder Records act had a record year in 2017, touring across the country and selling out six shows in Nashville alone. The band shared this message on their Facebook page:

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle Release New Single “I'm All Right”

“Time Won't WaitNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of “I'm All Right” the new single from Steve Gulley And New Pinnacle. Written by Christoffer Olsson and Jon Weisberger “I'm All Right” is the second single from the group's third Rural Rhythm Records album titled Time Won't Wait.

BBU's Joe Val Festival February 16-18, 2018

The Gibson BrothersBoston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) will hold their 33rd annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival February 16-18, 2018 at the Sheraton Framingham in Framingham, MA. Year after year, this nationally acclaimed celebration of bluegrass music continues to win new converts while delighting seasoned fans. They have a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Their 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Glen Harlow and North Fork at Carter Fold Saturday

Glen HarlowHiltons, VA --
Saturday, January 27th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass and old time music by Glen Harlow and North Fork. Glen Harlow has been singing and playing music since early childhood, learning to sing gospel music from his mother and father. He is a studio musician and a veteran of many Mountain Empire bluegrass and acoustic groups.

Kristy Cox releases “Ricochet” on Mountain Fever Records

Kristy Cox - RicochetWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce the release of a new album from international artist Kristy Cox. Ricochet is available to radio programmers and consumers today! For her new project on Mountain Fever, Cox has once again teamed up with producer and songwriter Jerry Salley.

Turning Ground Joins Wilson Pickin's Roster

Wilson Pickins Promotions proudly welcomes Kentucky based bluegrass band TURNING GROUND to the agency. The Wilson's met up with the band after a Festival performance several years ago in Ohio and became fast friends. Melanie Wilson says, "Their energy and soul during the performance lit the crowd on fire and after meeting them I knew they were something special on and off stage. I've been a fan and we've been pals ever since."

The Price Sisters Release Single from Upcoming Album

The Price Sisters - Singing My Troubles AwayCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is excited to announce the return of Lauren and Leanna Price, The Price Sisters, and their first full-length album for the label, A Heart Never Knows (REB-1868). The forthcoming record, which sees Grammy®-winning producer Bil VornDick back behind the board, is set for release March 23, 2018. A Heart Never Knows marks their second Rebel recording, following their well-received 2016 self-titled EP. Along with the official album announcement, the album's first single, "Singing My Troubles Away" premieres today, via No Depression. A Heart Never Knows is now available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play; fans who pre-order will receive instant downloads of "Singing My Troubles Away" and bonus track "Widow of the Mountain."


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