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What Goes On with Bluestone

Bluestone - What Goes OnRockville, MD -- One of the most vital aspects of Bluegrass music is feeling, sometimes referred to as soul. This fine band, Bluestone, captures this elusive and all too rare quality on their latest project, What Goes On. Based in southern Pennsylvania, about 50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, Bluestone brings together a group of veteran musicians from a part of the country rich in Bluegrass music heritage for their latest album, What Goes On.

Dr. Banjo Says Picking Season is Coming. Want to jam?

Pete Wernick Bluegrass CampRight about this time of year, many pickers start thinking "This summer I'm going to show my stuff as a musician." If you're starting to get those thoughts, I'd like you to know of a way to help that to actually happen.

Asheville’s Tellico to Debut "Relics and Roses" June 2nd

Tellico - Relics and RosesAsheville, NC -- Tellico independently releases their debut album Relics and Roses on June 2, 2015. The album features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle (guitar, fiddle) and Stig Stiglets (bass), and showcases Aaron Ballance on dobro and pedal and lap steel and Jed Willis on mandolin and clawhammer banjo. Guitar virtuoso Jon Stickley (Jon Stickley Trio) produced the album and makes a few guest appearances with drums and guitar.

Guests are the Winners During Dollywood's 30 Days of Thanks

Dollywood Celebrates 30th AnniversaryPigeon Forge, TN -- Dolly Parton today announced Dollywood’s 30 Days of Thanks, a month-long celebration designed to recognize the award-winning park’s loyal guests for helping create cherished family memories for 30 years.

IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival Call for Submissions Opens

IBMA World of Bluegrass 2015Nashville, TN -- The IBMA is excited to present its second annual IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival during World of Bluegrass Week September 29-October 3 in Raleigh, NC! The festival enriches the overall World of Bluegrass Experience! by introducing the bluegrass industry to new bluegrass related films. It serves as a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work, and it also seeks to promote the development of bluegrass-related films. Submit your film today to become a part of the new and exciting World of Bluegrass event!

If An Army Marches on Its' Stomach, What Does a Band Play On?

James Reamsby James Reams
No goetta for me, please! I’ve really been trying to eat healthier this past year and have learned to actually like things such as smoothies, herb teas, and protein bars as I worked to get myself in better shape. But heading out to festivals has a way of setting me back as I succumb to roadside diner meals and the options that pass for food at some of these events.

Nathan Stanley Hits the Road in Support of Latest Album

The Legacy ContinuesNashville, TN -- Award-winning Bluegrass singer/songwriter and television personality, Nathan Stanley is hitting the road with the Clinch Mountain Boys to bring their signature mountain sound to audiences across North America. He will be bringing some very special guests at select shows, including his Grandfather, the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley, plus Country chart-topper T. Graham Brown and Grand Ole Opry regular Bobby Osborne. There's always a treat for fans attending the shows, as every fan purchasing a Nathan Stanley cd will be eligible to win a signed guitar at each show.

Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Releases Four New Titles

Rural Rhythm Heritage CollectionNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce four 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.

Locust Ridge "Healed" Goes #1 On The Singing News Bluegrass Chart

HealedNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that “Healed” by Dove® Award Nominee Locust Ridge is #1 on the Singing News Bluegrass Chart in the May issue. “Healed” is written by group member Russell Allen and is the title track from Locust Ridge’s debut album on Rural Rhythm Christian released August 13, 2013.

Jeff & Sheri Easter Host 7th Annual Homecoming May 7-10

The IsaacsJeff & Sheri Easter are making final preparations for their 7th Annual Homecoming in Lincolnton, Ga. May 7-10, 2015. The duo are bringing world-class award-winning talent to help raise funds for the Lewis Family Homeplace Restoration Fund. They announced that they are excited to be bringing in Dailey and Vincent, the Bowling Family, the Isaacs, the Primitive Quartet, Karen Peck and New River, and the Browders for this year's event.

Lonesome River Band Headlines Loudoun Bluegrass Festival

Lonesome River BandLeesburg, VA -- Lonesome River Band will headline the 6th Annual Loudoun Bluegrass Festival on May 9, 2015. The event will take place from 10am – 10pm at the Loudoun County 4-H Fairgrounds located at 17558 Dry Mill Road in Leesburg, Virginia. Tickets are available at www.bluegrassloudoun.com. Advance tickets are $20.00 Adults (14 and older) or $30 at the gate. Youth (7-13) tickets are $8 and children 6 and under are free.

Paul J. Schiminger Takes the Helm of the IBMA

Paul J. SchimingerNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Board of Directors announced that Paul J. Schiminger has been selected as the organization’s Executive Director. Schiminger’s expected start date is June 1, and he will be based at the IBMA’s office in Nashville, Tennessee. The IBMA is the professional trade organization for the global bluegrass music industry and the community it serves.

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Out May 12

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions RevisitedBristol, VA/TN -- The Birthplace of Country Music is pleased to announce that the Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited album will be released on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Celebrating the impact that the 1927 Bristol Sessions had on the country music industry, Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited features re-creations of the original Bristol Sessions recordings by country music stars including, Ashley & Shannon Campbell, Ashley Monroe, Brad Paisley, Carl Jackson, Corbin Hayslett, Dolly Parton, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Emmylou Harris, Jesse McReynolds, Keb´ Mo´, Larry Cordle & The Virginia Luthiers, Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Chuck Wagon Gang, The Church Sisters, The Shotgun Rubies, and Vince Gill. The recording project also includes narration of the 1927 Bristol Sessions history by famed Opry host Eddie Stubbs.

Bluegrass Museum Board of Trustees Appoints New Officers

 Mike Simpson, incoming Chairman, Dr. Peter Salovey, outgoing Chairman, Terry Woodward, Vice ChairmanOwensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum Board of Trustees named four new officers and celebrated six members completing their terms of service during the annual April board meeting held in Owensboro, Ky. Newly elected officers include Mike Simpson, Chairman; Terry Woodward, Vice-Chairman; Rosemary Conder, Secretary; and Chris Love, Treasurer. Six Board of Trustee members will rotate off of the board including current Chairman, Dr. Peter Salovey; Secretary, Terry Gold; Executive Committee member, Gill Holland and Trustees, Dr. Richard Brown, Larry Harrington and Jesse McReynolds.

Chuck Nation Band Performing at Carnegie Hall May 22nd

Chuck Nation BandThe Chuck Nation Band (www.chucknationband.com) from Gainesville, GA, will help bring Bluegrass music to the Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, May 22nd, in the New York premiere of Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass, presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY).

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