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Rare Stanley Brothers Live Recording Among Virginia's Most Endangered Artifacts

Stanley Brothers LiveBristol, TN/VA -- A rare transcription disc containing a live broadcast performance of The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys on the former WCYB Radio Farm and Fun Time show has been listed among the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. Over time, the degradation of the fragile, lacquer disc recording has made it unplayable and its content unaccessible. A public vote will determine if the rare recording can be restored through grant funds from VAM, so the museum is asking for your help in securing enough votes to help them win $5,000 to preserve this valuable piece of American music history.

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny at Carter Fold

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow HootenannyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a concert of old time music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny is a seven-piece, old-time string band from Rover, Tennessee, with musical influences by the Carter Family, Gid Tanner, Uncle Dave Macon, the Coon Creek Girls and many other old-time bands from year's past. Band members emanate from the Williams and Derryberry Families. Uncle Shuffelo (Keith Williams) plays banjo. Austin Derryberry, age 19, plays fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar, and harmonica. Brian Derryberry plays upright bass. Conner Derryberry, age 11, plays the banjo, bones and spoons. Emma Jean Williams plays autoharp and jug. Megan Williams, age 22, plays washboard and kazoo. Courtney Williams, age 20, plays guitar, banjo, ukulele and tuba.

Tommy Emmanuel Features Jerry Douglas on New Duets Album

Tommy Emmanuel-Accomplice OneNashville, TN -- Jerry Douglas is rockin' with Tommy Emmanuel on an "un-real" acoustic version of Tommy's new single "Purple Haze"... seriously! This is another fine example of the various complexities that produce beautiful art when you work with an artist the caliber of Jerry Douglas.

Jerry Douglas Band Graced Nashville with Amazing Performance

The Jerry Douglas BandNashville, TN -- The Jerry Douglas Band did something last night that few can do. They absolutely captivated "Music City" by creating an atmosphere that went far beyond the music itself and took the crowd to a unique space in time that was wrapped in a beautiful, simple elegance.

2018 is Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice's Last Year Together

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceJunior Sisk announced that 2018 marks ten years for the bluegrass group,Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice... but it will also be the band's last year performing. Don't worry, the band will be fulfilling all shows already booked and is still booking throughout 2018!

John Ray “Curly” Seckler: December 25, 1919 – December 27, 2017

John Ray “Curly” SecklerJohn Ray “Curly” Seckler, age 98, of Hendersonville passed away on Wednesday, December 27 after a short illness. Seckler was born on December 25, 1919 on a farm near China Grove in Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the fourth of eight children born to Calvin and Carrie Sechler (he later changed the spelling of his last name to avoid mispronunciation). At age fifteen, Seckler embarked on a long career in country music, performing initially in a band called the Yodeling Rangers, along with his brothers Marvin, George, and Duard. He went on to work several stints with Charlie Monroe & the Kentucky Partners, making his first recordings with Monroe in 1946. He also teamed early in his career with bluegrass pioneers Mac Wiseman, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, the Sauceman Brothers, and the Stanley Brothers.

Bluegrass Pioneer Curly Seckler has Passed Away

Curly SecklerBluegrass pioneer Curly Seckler, 98, passed away Wednesday morning. Born John Ray Sechler, "Curly" was born on Christmas Day, 1919. His soaring tenor vocals and trademark mandolin style were a major part of the 1950s Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys. He also performed with Jim & Jesse, The Stanley Brothers, Jesse McReynolds and others during his 77 year career.

Bluegrass Music Celebrates at Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch Feb 20-22

Dailey & VincentPalatka, FL – Promoters Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announce that the 10th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival will be held at Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch in Palatka, Florida. The three day event begins on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon, with Open Stage Daily at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m. each night.

SPBGMA National Award Nominations Announced for 2018

SPBGMA LogoThe Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) has announced the National Nominations for the 2018 Bluegrass Music Awards. SPBGMA will present the awards February at the 44th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards & 35th National Convention to be held in Nashville, Tennessee February 1 - 4, 2018. The awards show is definitely the highlight of the annual event and bluegrass music's biggest stars are always there participating in performances as well as collecting their respective trophies.

IBMA Announces Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2018

IBMA Leadership BluegrassNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the 2018 class of Leadership Bluegrass, an intensive three-day program of advanced-level interactive learning experiences designed to build commitment, motivate talents and instill enthusiasm for addressing the future of the bluegrass music industry. This will be its 19th year since its inception in 2000.

Shawn Lane Releases Videos and Announces Availability for Booking

Shawn & Gracie LaneWalhalla, SC -- On the occasion of their anniversary, Shawn & Gracie Lane are releasing a handful of videos from their first official appearance as a family band over the Summer, as they were honored to co-headline with Hall of Fame legend Larry Sparks on June 16, 2017.

Chris Hill to Garrett Newton Band for 2018

Garrett Newton BandPinecastle recording artist, Garrett Newton Band is excited to welcome Chris Hill to the band for the 2018 season. Chris was with The Grass Cats for 20 years and played on several of their hit recordings. He is originally from Eastern North Carolina and still makes his home in Kinston. Not only has the Garrett Newton Band gained an exceptional fiddle player and vocalist, but also a tech person and experienced business veteran of the music industry. Chris completes the band which already consists of top-flight traditional musicians in rhythm guitar player and vocalist Allen Dyer, mandolin player Daniel Aldridge, flat-picker Parks Icenhour, renowned bluegrass professional Lorraine Jordan on bass and notable young banjo star, Garrett Newton.

Blue Ridge Music Center, Yadkin Arts Council Presents Winter Concert Series

Samantha SnyderYadkinville, NC -- The quality and diversity of North Carolina's traditional music scene will be on display during the third annual Sounds of the Mountains concert series in January at the Willingham Theater in Yadkinville, North Carolina. The series is a collaboration between the Blue Ridge Music Center and the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center The performances will feature old-time mountain music, progressive bluegrass, and contemporary Americana with some of the Old North State's best roots and traditional performers including Chatham County Line (Raleigh), The Jeff Little Trio (Todd), and the Snyder Family Band (Lexington).

46th Annual RockyGrass Initial Lineup Announced

Lyons, CO -- Now that tickets have been on sale for a week, we thought we'd give you a glimpse of next summer 's festivation on Planet Bluegrass. (As a soundtrack to your excitement, consider streaming up some new music from Richie & Rosie, Balsam Range's new holiday album, or the original "Hot Dawg".)

Bluegrass Breaking Up Christmas Concert at BCM

Breaking Up Christmas ConcertJoin us on Saturday, January 6 at 7pm for a Bluegrass Breaking Up Christmas Concert featuring The New Smokey Valley Boys, The Cabin Creek Boys, and Mountain Park Old Time Band! Breaking Up Christmas is an old Blue Ridge Mountains tradition where people celebrated the 12 days of Christmas with house parties filled with old-time stringband music and Appalachian cheer. January 6 marks the end of those 12 days, and what better way to say goodbye to the festive season and welcome in the new year than with a night of energetic and entertaining old-time music live in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Performance Theater and broadcast via Radio Bristol?

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