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Musician Teri Chism Joins Circa Blue

Teri ChismSteve Harris announced that multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Teri Chism has joined the Circa Blue band. Harris welcomed Teri saying, "Teri brings a wealth of experience and skill, and is a perfect fit. With the recent addition of fiddle player/vocalist Malia Furtado and Teri, it has added a whole new dimension to Circa Blue."

Bluegrass Junction Track-by-Track Hosts Breaking Grass Starting Today

 Just As StrongWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever artists Breaking Grass visit with SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction host Kyle Cantrell this week as they feature Just As Strong, their newest CD on Mountain Fever.

Cody Shuler Releases His First Solo Album

Cody ShulerNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records and Cody Shuler have enjoyed a successful association since 2008 when the Dove nominated gospel album Pickin’, Praisin’ & Singin’ was released by Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad and debut #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart. Six years later Rural Rhythm is proud to announce the single release “My Home Is On This Ole Boxcar” written and performed by Cody Shuler. The debut single, “My Home Is On This Ole Boxcar”, has now been released to radio and the album is scheduled for an early 2015 release.

Bela Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto (Documentary) Premieres Nov 20

Bela Fleck PerformingOn Thursday, November 20 at the IFC Center in New York City, 15-time Grammy winner Béla Fleck will premiere his new documentary, How to Write a Banjo Concert (Argot Pictures). The screening begins at 7:15pm and runs 96 minutes, followed by a Q&A with Béla. “Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto” follows banjo trailblazer Béla Fleck through one of his most challenging musical journeys, into the world of the Symphony Orchestra. Béla is commissioned to compose a banjo concerto, possibly the first of its kind, for banjo and 80 piece symphony orchestra. It begins before he has written a note, and concludes a year later, with the sold out premiere concert with the Nashville Symphony. An intimate look at the process of composition and collaboration, “How to Write a Banjo Concerto” features Earl Scruggs, Chick Corea, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Zakir Hussain, Abigail Washburn and other close musical friends of Béla’s.

The Bus of Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome Gets a Name

Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome with BusLast September we ran an article about Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome's new bus and a contest they were running to find a fitting name for their big blue new mode of transportation. They have now announced the winner and the name for their bus.

The Marksmen Quartet Reach Across Generations with Latest Release

The Marksmen Quartet, from left, Earle Wheeler, Aaron Johnson, Mark Wheeler, and Darrin Chambers share music from their new CD recently on WGGS-TV in Greenville, S.C.Three-time Dove nominees the Marksmen Quartet of Murrayville, Georgia cross the Generations with their latest CD. From the first song – Albert E. Brumley’s classic “I Firmly Promise You,” the smooth harmonies, which have made the group a Southern gospel and bluegrass mainstay for the last 47 years, blend the talents of three generations from the act’s most enduring families.

New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters Trotting to Carter Fold Nov 22

New Ballard's Branchy BogtrottersThe New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters took their group’s name from the original Bogtrotters, the famous Galax, Virginia, area band of the 1930s, and because band leader Dennis Hall lives on Ballard’s Branch. Galax is home to the world-renowned Old Time Fiddler’s Convention, and the area has traditionally produced some of the country’s finest old time string bands. Carrying on that rich musical tradition, the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters features Dennis Hall on guitar, Leon Frost on mandolin, Jesse Morris on bass, Eddie Bond on fiddle, and Josh Ellis on banjo. The guys have been playing together for over twelve years. Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters, an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

Detour Presents Check To Goodwill Patriot Place for Homeless Veterans

L-R Jeff Rose (Detour), John Bratten (Veteran, Recipient of Patriot Place Good Move Award 2014) and Kathleen Arndt (Patriot Place Program Director)Detour is proud to announce they have presented additional funds to Goodwill’s Patriot Place Project from proceeds of the sale of their songs "Soldier’s Sorrow" and "Homeless of the Brave." Yesterday, band member Jeff Rose presented Kathleen Arndt, Patriot Place Program Director, a check in the amount of $2,000. An additional $3,000 in matching funds will also be donated from Detour’s fans along with future donations from the band's record label, Mountain Fever Records.

Donna the Buffalo Announce Florida New Years Run & Winter Tour

Donna The BuffaloAsheville, NC -- Donna the Buffalo just passed the marker as their 25th year as a band and have proven to be a consistent purveyor of American music. What’s the recipe? To be sure, it’s infused with more spices than you’ll find at a Cajun cookout by way of a southern-fried, rockin’ country old-time jamboree. “For the dizzying array of styles and genres with which they work, Donna The Buffalo maintain a surprising level of consistency. The New York-based band has played around with folk, zydeco, and many other musical ideas over the course of their 25-year career, but they retain a sharp focus that has helped them create some truly lasting music,” writes Elmore Magazine.

The Roys Capture 4th Consecutive ICM Bluegrass Artist Award

The RoysNashville, TN -- Brother/sister duo The Roys won the Inspirational Country Music's Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive year at last night's 20th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards show. "Truly humbled once again," noted Elaine of the honor. "We thank the Lord Jesus and Mom and Dad," added Lee. Following their acceptance of the award, The Roys delivered a stellar version of the poignant "Mended Wings" from The View, their fourth Rural Rhythm Records' release. The disc hit stores in September, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart, and generated a #1 single with "No More Lonely" on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart.

Bluegrass Master Doyle Lawson’s Class is "In Session"

Doyle LawsonNashville, TN -- Mountain Home Music Company has announced a January 20, 2015 release date for In Session from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson is well known for high standards in every aspect of his musical career. For exquisite precision in vocals, harmony and musicianship, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s live shows and recorded projects are unmatched.

IBMM Mandolin Camp AllStar Faculty Concert Tonight

IBMM AllStar Mandolin Faculty ConcertOwensboro, KY -- This Saturday night's International Bluegrass Music Museum's (IBMM) AllStar Mandolin Faculty Concert will feature the finest in mandolin stylists, playing both individually and in various ensembles to create a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime event. International Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Jesse McReynolds, jazz master Don Stiernberg, this year's IBMA Emerging Mandolinist of the Year Dominick Leslie, Sierra Hull, Mark Royal and Mike Compton.

Old Friends Get Together for Christmas in the Smokies Dec 12th

 Standing Tall and ToughPigeon Forge, TN -- Three legendary Bluegrass Hall of Famers will peform tracks from their latest CD, Standing Tall and Tough at the 2014 Christmas in the Smokies Festival, Friday, December 12th. Banjo master J.D. Crowe, multi-award winning trailblazer Doyle Lawson, and Bluegrass Gospel legend Paul Williams have joined forces for a second time to produce and deliver an amazingly powerful selection of songs on Standing Tall and Tough.

Old Settler's Music Festival Announces Partial 2015 Lineup

Sam BushAustin, TX -- The Old Settler’s Music Festival has been a highlight of every Austin spring since 1987; the 2015 festival, held at the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch from Thursday, April 16 to Sunday, April 19, is shaping up to be the most exciting one yet. Bluegrass, roots and alt-country are on the menu with some of the finest acts touring today.

The Making of Danny Roberts’ Nighthawk

Danny RobertsMandolin master Danny Roberts, of the multi-award winning group The Grascals gives you a look behind the scenes of the making of his new solo album Nighthawk with exclusive studio footage, pictures and an interview with Danny.

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