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Kentucky School of Bluegrass Ensemble at Carter Fold April 30th

Kentucky School of Bluegrass EnsembleSaturday, April 30th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by J.P. Mathes and the Kentucky School of Bluegrass Music Ensemble. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. The Kentucky School of Bluegrass Music Ensemble is under the direction of J.P. Mathes. J.P. has been performing at the Carter Fold since the age of 16 – first as a member of the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band and later as the Ensemble’s Director of Hazard Community College’s Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music (KSBTM).

Dr. Banjo Tells Secular Americans to Be True to Themselves

Dr. Banjo, Pete WernickThough he thrives in a musical genre in which religious hymns are commonly on the setlist, Pete Wernick — better known as “Dr. Banjo” — says many of the beliefs in hymns he loves to sing don’t seem plausible to him. In a new video, Wernick tells a personal story that is both inspiring and moving, as he joins the voices of the Openly Secular campaign.

Cheers Roar for Blue Highway with Gaven Largent on 2016 Tour

Blue HighwayBristol, VA/TN -- Cheers are greeting award-winning supergroup Blue Highway this Spring as they have taken their new young Dobro phenom Gaven Largent on the road for the first tour dates of 2016.

Jeff White Celebrates Release of "Right Beside You"

Right Beside YouSinger/songwriter, producer and flat-picker extraordinaire, Jeff White, celebrates yesterday's release of Right Beside You on WSM radio’s Coffee Country & Cody morning show, which is also broadcast on The Heartland Network. A true “musician’s musician,” White’s flatpicking, singing and songwriting chops are unmatched, and his tremendous skills are respected by both his bluegrass and country contemporaries.

Loretta Lynn To Perform At Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Loretta LynnBristol, VA/TN -- Country music legend Loretta Lynn is among the headlining artists to appear at the 16th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival this September; the announcement was made during a special "super fan" event held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Thursday.

Premier Bluegrass Festival to be held in Martinsburg, WV

Blue Highway BandCirca Blue announces they will present and host the inaugural Circa Blue Fest from May 6-8, 2016. Circa Blue Fest is a three-day bluegrass festival featuring some of the most prominent artists in bluegrass today. This year’s line-up includes: Blue Highway, Trinity River Band, Jim Hurst, Circa Blue, Lonesome Highway among other talent.

David Naiditch Wins the 14th Independent Music Awards for Bluegrass Album

Bluegrass in the BackwoodsDavid's "Bluegrass in the Backwoods" is an instrumental CD that features dazzling solos by Stuart Duncan, Sierra Hull, Rob Ickes, Ron Block, Jake Workman, Dennis Caplinger, Christian Ward, and other topnotch virtuosos. David Naiditch won the 14th Independent Music Awards (IMA) for Bluegrass Album. The surprise is that David Naiditch plays the chromatic harmonica, an instrument that is used in jazz but that, as far as we know, hasn't been recorded in bluegrass since Jimmy Riddle of Hee Haw fame released his "Country Harmonica" LP in 1964.

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris & Grand Ole Opry to be Honored

Vince Gill, Emmylou HarrisNashville, TN -- The National Music Council will bring its annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee, for a second year in a row on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of an individual’s or an organization’s long term contribution to America’s musical culture and heritage. This year, music legends Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill will be honored, along with the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice to Release New Album May 27

Poor Boy's PleasurePoor Boy's Pleasure, the brand new album from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice on Mountain Fever Records, will be officially released May 27, 2016 at the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival in Floyd County, Virginia!

IBMA World of Bluegrass Tickets Now On Sale to the Public

World of Bluegrass DatesNashville, TN -- Tickets are now on sale for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event, held September 27 – October 1, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Carter Fold Presents Hogslop String Band April 23

Hogslop String BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, April 23rd 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Hogslop String Band. The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of five energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, California, and North Carolina. Featuring Casy Meikle and Kevin Martin on fiddles, Graham Sherrill on banjo, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, and Casey “Pickle” McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.

The Earls of Leicester Unveil "Rattle & Roar," Due July 15

Rattle & RoarNashville, TN - The Earls of Leicester, the award-winning, acclaimed sextet that comprises some of the finest musicians in bluegrass, will release their second album, Rattle & Roar, July 15 on Rounder Records. Rattle & Roar is the follow-up to the Earls' eponymous debut, which inspired tremendous critical accolades, and earned a Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album. The band also went on to win six International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including the coveted Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year honors.

Sam Bush Renews with Sugar Hill Records, New Album Coming

Sam Bush SigningNashville, TN -- GRAMMY Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush has renewed his deal with Rounder Label Group’s Sugar Hill Records. His new album, Storyman, is slated for release this summer. This will be his first release since his 2009 album, Circles Around Me. Pictured from left to right: Ashley Moyer - Publicity Manager Rounder Label Group, Cliff O’Sullivan - COO Rounder Label Group, Sam Bush, Gary Paczosa - A&R Rounder Label Group, Lisa Hopkins - Director, Sales & Non-Traditional Business Development at Concord Music Group, Matt Miller - Project Manager Rounder Label Group.

Special Consensus Celebrates 40 Years with “Long I Ride”

Long I RideNashville, TN -- Long I Ride celebrates Special Consensus’ 40th anniversary as a band with an engaging set of songs and guest collaborations that’s certain to garner more acclaim. The title track, written by former band member Robbie Fulks, showcases each of the three vocalists in the group including newcomer/mandolinist Nick Dumas.

Deer Creek Boys' Release “What Goes Up”

What Goes UpWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce the debut release from the newly signed Deer Creek Boys has been released to both radio and consumers. What Goes Up features 12 tracks of stellar music ranging from contemporary originals to traditional classics.

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