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Legendary Folk Documentarian John Cohen at BCM

John Cohen by Ed GrazdaBristol, VA/TN -- The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) is honored to host legendary filmmaker, musicologist, and photographer John Cohen to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum (BCMM) for a screening of his documentary The High Lonesome Sound, followed by a question and answer session with Cohen about his long and fascinating career. The event will take place Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Theater at the museum.

Nightflyer Releases “Old River” Bluegrass Video

Old RiverThe Ohio band Nightflyer has completed their first professional video for the Hazel Dickens’ tune “Old River” off their recent CD, “Rail River & Road.” It’s safe to say that it isn’t your average bluegrass video. The video was filmed over two days along the banks of the Ohio River in the quaint little town of New Richmond, Ohio, just east of Cincinnati; and an additional day in a Northern Kentucky swimming pool. Yes, swimming pool.

The SteelDrivers' "The Muscle Shoals Recordings" Due Out Tuesday

 The Music Shoals RecordingsOne of the most awaited bluegrass album to be released is just around the corner. The SteelDrivers' latest project, The Muscle Shoals Recordings is due to his the streets Tuesday, June 16. From reviews and early samples, this will be one hot album as the band's innovative, soulful brand of bluegrass has made them one of the most successful bands on the contemporary bluegrass scene.

Screening / Director Q&A with John Cohen: The High Lonesome Sound

John CohenThe Chicago Sun-Times calls renowned documentarian and musician John Cohen the "Architect of American Folk Revival." Meet the legendary filmmaker at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on June 18 at 7:00 p.m. as we screen his classic documentary The High Lonesome Sound. The audience is invited to ask questions and participate in a discussion about Cohen's work following the film.

New Bluegrass iTunes Podcast - The Bluegrass Byway

The Bluegrass BywayNashville, TN -- Podcasting is by no means a new medium or format. Ever since the release of iTunes version 4.9 back in June 2005, any amateur broadcaster with the desire to create content, or a show, which could potentially reach the millions of users on iTunes, could do so at very little to no cost. While the format is still in its infancy, the number of podcast subscribers has grown substantially in recent years due to the popularity of shows such as Serial, This American Life, Welcome to Night Vale, and The Moth Podcast.

Kentucky's Own Sam Bush Returns to ROMP Festival

Sam Bush at ROMP 2015Owensboro, KY -- Bowling Green KY native Sam Bush, the King of Newgrass, has been honored by the Americana Music Association with its Lifetime Achievement Award and by the International Bluegrass Music Association on any number of occasions. But honors are not what drives him. "I didn't get into music to win awards," he says. "I'm just now starting to get somewhere. I love to play, and the older I get, the more I love it."

Bluegrass Meets Cajun on WoodSongs June 15th

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio HourIt is going to ber a world class musical "salad!" as award winning bluegrass and Cajun Music come together on the same night, the same stage and with the same ticket on Michael Johnathon's WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour Monday, June 15 at 6:45 PM. General Public $10, Students $5, and WoodSongs Partners: Free

Grand Ole Opry Member Jim Ed Brown Has Died

Jim Ed BrownNashville, TN -- Jim Ed Brown, a star of the Grand Ole Opry for more than fifty years and a newly elected member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, died Thursday, June 11th at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN after battling cancer.

Ireland's I Draw Slow, Returns to the Northeast US This July

I Draw SlowAsheville, NC -- Dublin roots band, I Draw Slow, has been garnering praise around the globe since the release of their 2012 album Redhills. Now their latest release, White Wave Chapel (2014), is all the buzz at home and overseas with their unique sound, bringing together Irish tradition with modern Americana while staying rooted in the old-time style of Appalachia. Their impact abroad is redrawing the map for these Irish/Americana songwriters. They are happy to return Stateside this summer for a handful of shows in mid-July including Red Wing Roots Music Festival in Virginia, Tellus 360 in Lancaster, PA; Creative Alliance in Baltimore; World Cafe Live Upstairs in Philadelphia, and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in New York.

Blue Highway to Headline Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's 20th Anniversary

Blue HighwayDestin, FL -- As part of the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF)’s 20th Anniversary celebration, MKAF and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and Real Estate will present the first annual Bluegrass at the Beach one-day music festival at the MKAF Cultural Arts Village — located in the scenic coastal town of Destin on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast — on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This family-friendly celebration of music and culture will feature seven award-winning bluegrass bands, youth crafts and music in the Kid’s Art Village with an interactive Pickin’ & Paintin’ area, and a diverse array of food and beverage offerings.

Dale Ann Bradley Releases “Pocket Full of Keys”

Dale Ann Bradley at Station InnNashville, TN -- Dale Ann Bradley releases her new album, Pocket Full of Keys. This is her first album after signing with Pinecastle Records last year.

Còig & Whitetop Mountain Band at Blue Ridge Music Center June 18

CòigGalax, VA -- Cape Breton-based, Celtic supergroup Còig will play the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax on Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m. as part of the 2015 Mountains of Music Homecoming. The band will be joined by the beloved old-time ensemble Whitetop Mountain Band. The Blue Ridge Music Center is proud to host this performance as part of this premier festival that celebrates Virginia’s Crooked Road.

Tammy Jones Robinette Signs with Rural Rhythm Records

Tammy Jones Signs with Rural Rhythm RecordsNashville, TN -- In preparation for her second Bluegrass project, Tammy Jones Robinette has signed with powerhouse Bluegrass label, Rural Rhythm Records. The deal comes on the heels of Tammy's first Bluegrass release last year. Produced by Mark Fain (versatile bass player and longtime band member of Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder), Let it Shine was warmly embraced by both Bluegrass and Gospel critics, earning three entries for consideration in the initial nomination process by the IBMA.

Bid for a One of a Kind Banjo and Help Support a Good Cause

Mumford & SonsSpring Valley, CA -- Deering Banjo Company is delighted to announce that they are teaming up with Mumford & Sons once again on their highly anticipated Gentlemen of the Road Stopover shows this summer 2015. Deering will be at each of the Stopovers with a selection of banjos for you to try, as well as enthusiastic Deering expert staff offering free banjo lessons, songs and a welcoming smile!

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Release "Country Grass" Tuesday

Country GrassThere has been a whole lot of excitement about the latest project by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road including some of the biggest country artists of all-time, including Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, Jim Ed Brown, Lynn Anderson, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, and John Conlee, and others. From an early video release to a sampling online, the comments and buzz surrounding this collaborative project has all been excellent. Lorraine was gracious enough to give Cybergrass her comments on the new Country Grass project.

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