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Government of Canada Grants $82,951 to Promote New Richmond Bluegrass Festival

New Richmond Bluegrass FestivalThe Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces the awarding of $82,951 in non-repayable funding, spread over three years, to the Gaspesian British Heritage Village to promote the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival outside Quebec.

The Del McCoury Band Brings Bluegrass to Flights and Sounds Summer Festival

Del McCoury BandIrvine, CA -- /PRNewswire/ The Great Park's Flights & Sounds Summer Festival launches the fourth weekend of summer dance parties and concerts with rich mix of harmonic soul, R&B and bluegrass music. On Saturday night, August 27, come hear a living legend, Grammy winner Del McCoury and his band, masters of traditional bluegrass music. There are few musical styles so innately American as bluegrass, and there is no musician today so deeply identified with bluegrass as Del McCoury. McCoury got his start in Bill Monroe's iconic bluegrass band in the 1960s, and today is regarded as both the keeper of the bluegrass flame and as one of its greatest innovators.

Close Kin, A Reunion of Bluegrass and Old-Time Music

 A Reunion of Old-Time and Bluegrass MusicOpen your mind to a whole new musical experience and sound...Whether you're a fan of bluegrass or old-time music, 29 artists from both sides of the aisle have come together to create a truly unique recording that combines these two musical genres and their bold styles. The Appalachian Highlands region of Northeast Tennessee, Northwestern North Carolina, Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Kentucky is home to the origins of both bluegrass and old-time string band music. This music has been enjoyed for generations in kitchens and back porches, school auditoriums and music festivals and venues. Many times bluegrass and old-time artists can be heard jamming off stage at festivals before or after shows or even late into the night after the crowds have gone home. Amazing sounds are created when these styles are blended together as their heritage intended and rarely heard by the fans. Close Kin brings these sounds to the fans.

Bluegrass Bands and Helping Hands to Release Third Benefit CD in September

Big LeaguesJoin the Bluegrass Bands and Helping Hands September 24 at the historic Dalton Freight Depot for the CD release party of Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands Volume Three: Big Leagues. The party will feature live performances by Earl Brackin, The Dixie Bee-Liners, Jubal's Kin, and The Lone Mountain Band, and yes the new CD Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands Volume Three Big Leagues will be available for purchase at the party.

Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice New Band Member, Chris Davis

Chris DavisJunior Sisk and Ramblers Choice welcome Chris Davis to the group. Chris was born in Xenia, Ohio on October 9, 1979 to Danny Lee and Susie Davis. He was born into a family of musicians. His Grandfather Elzie Davis played the fiddle, his Father Danny Lee Davis plays the banjo and sings and traveled with Ralph Stanley playing bass and singing harmony. His brother Wes Davis played the guitar and sang as well. The Davis's created the "Davis Brothers Band" and began playing bluegrass music as a family.

A Classic Bluegrass Tribute to Bill Monroe Released by Rounder

Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass Tribute/Rounder/Burlington, MA - Bill Monroe was both the father of bluegrass music and one of the genre's most prolific writers, with a legacy that remains a benchmark for instrumentalists and vocalists alike. Monroe created a distinctive music, a genre of its own that proved itself compelling and enduring. Over 60 years after its birth, bluegrass is as healthy as it's ever been, with 500 festivals each year around the United States, and bands in more than two dozen other countries.

The String Cheese Incident Announces Fall Incidents

Roots Run Deep TourThe String Cheese Incident announced their first multi-city run in four years. "Roots Run Deep" 2011 begins Thanksgiving weekend and travels through southern and eastern U.S. historic venues including Atlanta's legendary Fox Theatre, a return to the newly re-opened Georgia Theatre, Nashville's landmark Ryman Auditorium (with a special acoustic first set), and a two-night stand at New York City's magnificent United Palace. The full list of tour dates is included below, and tickets go on sale beginning August 25 at

'The All-Star Jam Live at Graves Mountain' Receives 4 IBMA Nominations

All Star Jam - Live at Graves MountainRural Rhythm Records is extremely proud to announce The All-Star Jam Live at Graves Mountain has received four International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award nominations including Album of the Year. This special event album includes the extraordinary talents of: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Mark Newton, Carl Jackson, The Crowe Brothers, Lou Reid & Carolina, Carrie Hassler, and Brand New Strings. The album was produced by Mark Newton and recorded & mixed by Gene Daniell. A documentary on the event begins airing in October on BlueHighways TV.

The Roys To Host Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree Saturday, September 17

The RoysNashville, TN -- The up-and-coming Bluegrass brother/sister duo, The Roys, are set to host the world-famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, September 17. The live broadcast kicks off at 12:00 Midnight and streams on David McCormick, CEO of Ernest Tubb Record Shops, is excited to be bringing some new talent to the venue. "It's been a long time since we've had anyone like The Roys on our stage," he says. "I think they're going to do very well. Lee and Elaine deserve everything I know that will come their way." For The Roys, who grew up listening to the Jamboree, hosting the show is a dream come true.

Urban Monroes - Two Days, 100,000 People, Jammin' With Salmon

Urban MonroesUrban Monroes will be joining Danny Barnes, Scott Law, Wayward Vessel and many other great artists as they perform at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival just 15 minutes east of Seattle, Washington on Oct 2nd, 2011. They will be appearing on the Salmon Hatchery Stage which is located near the actual salmon hatchery grounds along the river.

Music Festivals and Awards Dominate Nashville This Fall

Nashville - Music CityNashville, TN -- Fall in Music City means one thing: music festivals. They fill up the autumn calendar and make those cool nights even cooler. Headliners, up-and-comers and everything in between will take to the stage to show off the many genres of music Nashville has to offer. The National Folk Festival, SoundLand presented by Next Big Nashville, the Americana Music Festival, the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass, Awards Show and Fan Fest, Live on the Green and the CMA Music Awards are just some of the music headlining in Nashville this fall.

Big Country Bluegrass a Big Time at the Carter Fold Sept. 17

Big Country BluegrassBig Country Bluegrass was formed by husband and wife Tommy and Teresa Sells in the late 1980s and took it's name from Tommy's coon-hunting buddy Jimmy Martin's instrumental Big Country. In the ensuing years, the group played numerous fiddlers' conventions, capturing their share of individual and band honors while also performing at festivals throughout the southeast. Abandoning the competition circuit, they concentrated on festivals and concert dates. Along the way, they've developed a large and devoted following throughout the U.S. and abroad. Saturday, September 17th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Big Country Bluegrass. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

International Country Music Conference 2012 Call for Proposals

ICMC 2012As the summer heat wave moderates a bit, we're moving along toward ICMC 2012. We continue to receive excellent proposals on topics never before addressed at ICMC or which take familiar topics and develop new data, insights, and analysis. ICMC stalwart Wayne Daniel and Kevin Fleming will be dealing with a topic related to the issue of defining country music. Their presentation "What's In a Name? Would That Which We Call Country Music By Any Other Name Sound as Sweet? The Billboard and Variety Answer" comes with a guarantee of Daniel's and Fleming's flawless presentation. Their research design even includes the statistical gold standard of randomization and will be shared in later ICMC eblurbs.

A Celebration Of The Life of John Christian Scott

Tony Rice & Chris ScottThe family of John Christian "Chris" Scott will host a reception and concert celebrating his life this Sunday, August 21, from 7:00-9:30 p.m., in the courtyard of beautiful Chinqua Penn Plantation near Reidsville, North Carolina. Chris lost his life in an accident in Burlington, NC this past Wednesday, August 17, 2011. The photo was Chris' birthday in August 2010; Tony had just presented him with the Accutron he's holding.

Rounder Has Many of Their Artists Nominated for IBMA Awards

Alison Krauss & Union StationRounder Records is pleased to announce numerous nominations for its artists by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for the 22nd Annual IBMA awards. The awards show will take place in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 PM CST.


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