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Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Moonshine Holler for Oldtone Roots Music Series

Molsky's Mountain DrifterIntroducing Bruce Molsky's brand new trio, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, with Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch - Tradition steeped in possibility. Bruce Molsky, "one of America's premier fiddling talents" (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Bruce's previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. Bruce is also Berklee College of Music's Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program.

“The Dailey & Vincent Show” Extended Through December 2016

Dailey & VincentNashville, TN -- Due to its popularity and strong ratings, “The Dailey & Vincent Show,” on RFD-TV, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms, has been extended throughout the remainder of 2016. Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music fans have plenty to look forward to on upcoming episodes of the national variety series, set to air in 63 million households across all 50 states. The program, which is shot on location in Nashville, Tenn., features world class musicians, showcasing a combination of legendary acts, along with current hit makers.

Donna Ulisse Named 2016 Songwriter of the Year

Donna UlisseDonna Ulisse left Raleigh last week named the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association's Songwriter of the Year. It is an award she had been nominated for the past four years in a row with 2016 making it her fifth nomination. Having never won, it caused her to often joke that she was the IBMA's Susan Lucci, in reference to Lucci going nineteen years before winning an Emmy for best Daytime Soap Actress. When former winner Becky Buller announced the award, she smiled at Ulisse's table and said, "You are no longer the Susan Lucci of this award."

Pitt Reso-Guitars Endorses Glen Crain

Glen CrainVeteran resophonic guitar player and fairly new luthier, Jerry Pitt, Pitt Resophonic Guitars, of Melcher – Dallas, Iowa, is proud to announce his endorsement of Glen Crain, one of the most melodically creative and well respected Dobro players in the bluegrass industry today. Glen is plays Dobro with the Edgar Loudermilk Band, featuring Jeff Autry and has played with the guys for many years.

2016 World of Bluegrass Blew My Socks Off!

James Reamsby James Reams 
I always have such a great time at the IBMA World of Bluegrass conference, but this year the excitement actually started before I even got there. It was literally an airport to airport experience.

Blue Highway's Shawn Lane Introduces Space Age I-Tone Picks

Shawn Lane and I-Tone PicksWalhalla, SC -- Blue Highway's heralded vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter Shawn Lane and Clemson University engineer associate Brad Poore have unveiled a game-changing new flat pick called the I-Tone Pick. The I-Tone Pick is made from the same material used by NASA in construction of the Space Shuttle. The almost indestructible material has one of the highest wear and temperature ratings known to man, and delivers crystal clear tone and clarity when it strikes the strings.

Dry Hill Draggers Return to Carter Fold Saturday

Dry Hill DraggesSaturday, October 8th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Dry Hill Draggers.

Flatt Lonesome Claims Three IBMA Awards!

Flatt Lonesome Claims Three IBMA AwardsFlatt Lonesome claimed three International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards on Thursday, September 29th during the association's annual conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to being named IBMA's 2016 Vocal Group of the Year, the band also won Album of the Year for Runaway Train (Mountain Home Music Company) and Song of the Year for "You're The One" written by country artist, Dwight Yoakum.

African Roots of the Banjo at BCM Museum Monday Evening!

Birthplace of Country Music MuseumBristol, VA/TN -- The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is proud to present "African Roots of the Banjo," a lecture by Dr. Cece Conway, followed by a concert with the renowned Blind Boy Paxton on Monday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. The lecture and concert is part of the Lift Every Voice Series happening this fall at the museum.

ClayBank's Debut Album "Playing Hard To Forget" Released

Playing Hard To ForgetNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the debut album Playing Hard To Forget by ClayBank has been released. The current single "Up On Claybank" has appeared on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart several times and is being received enthusiastically by bluegrass radio. Written by band members Zack Arnold and Jacob Greer, "Up On Claybank" features the lead vocal of Zack Arnold and captures the culture and charm of growing up in this rural community.

Foggy Mountain Troubadour: Book Signing with Penny Parsons

Join the fans of Curly Seckler for a book signing with Penny Parsons, author of “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler” at the Earl Scruggs Center! Refreshment packages including one beverage of your choice (wine, beer, or soft drink) and an assorted fruit and cheese plate are available for pre-order.

27th International Bluegrass Music Award Winners

The Earls of LeicesterThe International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) was held Thursday and the winners were announced during the annual Awards Show. The 2016 Awards Show was held Thursday, September 29 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Hall in the Oak City, lovely Raleigh, NC. Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski hosted the gala event.

Michael Cleveland goes Viral "Fiddler's Dream" Video

Fiddler's DreamNashville, TN -- Compass Records writes, "We could not have been happier when the team here at Compass headquarters learned that Michael Cleveland had gone 'viral', racking up over 6M views in a matter of days for a backstage video shot with a stranger's phone. A precious example of the truly deserving finding its place in the landscape of cat videos, pratfalls and teenagers talking about themselves that dominate the internet."

2016 IBMA Momentum Award Winners Announced

Lil’ SmokiesNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the for the 2016 Momentum Awards which were handed out at a luncheon at the World of Bluegrass Business Conference, Wednesday, September 28, at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The Momentum Awards focus on artists and industry people who are in the early stages of their bluegrass music careers. Performance awards go to one band, one vocalist and three instrumentalists, while three industry awards go to a Mentor, Industry Achiever and a Festival/Venue/Event.

Exceptional Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is an Event to Relish

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunin 2016Bristol, VA/TN -- The 2016 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion has come to a close. The start of the region's premier festival was some mighty fine weather and a kick off with some outstanding music. The thing about this festival is that with so many stages operating at the same time, one needs to set up their schedule in advance. The producers of this festival understand that and provide a web site where you can customize your schedule and, they have a mobile app that you can download to manage it while you take in all the other activities. The new Birthplace of Country Music Museum is a must see while you're here -- or really anytime you in the area!!!

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