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IBMA Announces More Wide Open Bluegrass Performers

Wide Open Bluegrass 2014Nashville, TN -- Additional artists have been announced for the Wide Open Bluegrass festival, which takes place October 3-4 in Raleigh, North Carolina; the list includes Yonder Mountain String Band; Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester with Shawn Camp, Tim O'Brien, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman and Barry Bales; Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn; Balsam Range; Lonesome River Band; Chatham County Line; Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan; Della Mae; Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out; The Grascals; Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice; Special Consensus; Town Mountain; The Deadly Gentlemen; James King Band; Larry Stephenson Band; Mustered Courage; The Roys and The Davidson Brothers.

Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning Heat Up Summer with Debut Album

Rachel Burge & Blue DawningFranklin, TN -- West Virginia's Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning showcase their love of tight, well-honed harmonies and solid musicianship on today's self-titled debut release on Mountain Fever Records. Comprised of five musicians with a combined professional bluegrass history of over 70 years experience, Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning bring a contemporary style of bluegrass to the forefront and fans are responding.

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Kicks Off This Week

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2012Nashville, TN -- To celebrate the annual Bluegrass Nights series, the Ryman has released a special episode of Backstage at the Ryman on their YouTube channel featuring Dailey & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Jim Lauderdale and more! Watch video below. The 2014 Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman runs Thursday nights from June 26 through July 31. Join us early each week during the season for Pickin' on the Plaza.

Announcing The 2014 Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp

Monroe Mandolin CampThe Monroe Mandolin Camp is a specialized, hands-on camp about the music that influenced and was created by the pioneer and father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. Directed by master mandolinist Mike Compton, this camp will include 3..5 days of hands-on instructional intensive classes for beginner through advanced students. The camp also 16+ daily classes, one-on-one private tutorials for all students, opportunities to work with world class luthiers on your own instrument, and both structured jams led by an instructor to try out your new chops, and unstructured jam sessions late into the evening.

Creekside Jam with Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush and Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda VincentLouisville, Ky. —The Parklands of Floyds Fork, one of the nation’s largest and most ambitious public park projects, will host three major touring acts at its first ticketed concert event. Creekside Jam, a Parklands Benefit, will feature Grammy Award®-winning artists Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush and Rhonda Vincent for an authentically Kentucky summer concert experience.

Mike Scott & Friends Come Together on The Old Country Church

The Old Country ChurchNashville, TN -- Banjo Master Mike Scott is seen by millions of TV viewers each week during prime-time on RFD-TV, (60 million households), performing with Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition on Reno's Old Time Music Show. Country, Gospel and Bluegrass fans also enjoyed Scott’s stellar banjo playing for many years as a member of the Virginia Boys who backed Bluegrass legends Jim & Jesse during the 80’s.

Huck Finn Draws Record-Breaking Crowds in 2014

Huck Finn JubileeOntario, CA -- Attendance at this year’s Huck Finn Jubilee exceeded any other year in its 38-year history with a bigger and broader lineup of performers that included the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and The String Cheese Incident, organizers announced last week.

New Wildfire Single "Home Again" Now Available

 Home AgainWildfire is returning to the Pinecastle label and is in the midst of recording a brand new album. To celebrate, Pinecastle is excited to announce the release of the first single, "Home Again," from this yet to be titled release. The single is being premiered on Sirius/XM's Bluegrass Junction. The full album will be released in early spring 2015.

Miles from the Hard Road, New CD from Allen Shadd

Miles from the Hard RoadLake Wylie, SC -- It has been 17 years since Allen Shadd released his first solo project on the now defunct Mid-Knight label.That was the same year that he won the National Flatpicking Championship in Winfield, Kansas for the first time. So now that he recently won that title for the second time in September of 2013, it is only fitting that he releases his second solo project.

Goin Back to Ole Kentucky to See my ROMPIN' Crew

Del McCouryROMP is excited and proud to welcome back a member of the International Bluegrass Music's Hall of Honor, Mr. Del McCoury. Del has been a legend of bluegrass music his entire career. In 1964 he began his ascent to the Hall of Fame by joining the Father of Bluegrass -- Bill Monroe-- and Monroe's Blue Grass Boys.

Does Your Website Turn Away Customers?

Web ErrorToday's Internet capable devices come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, shapes, operating systems, ... Unfortunately, more and more websites are only supporting a subset of what is available. There are probably dozens of different browsers out there but, if you're not using one of the primary three, many sites just don't work. Some still use the old paradigm of telling the customer to use a different browser that the site supports. I visited a site to order an album for my wife. After going through the entire ordering process, the button to finalize the deal didn't work. I could click on it until the world ends but it was unresponsive. So, I couldn't do business there. I was forced to find another vendor site and order the album from them instead.

Missy Werner Ships New Album to Radio via AirPlay Direct

Turn This Heart AroundIn advance of the official July 1st release date, Missy's new album Turn This Heart Around is now available for download on Airplay Direct. Radio Broadcaster physical copies will arrive soon via HearthPR, who will be handling the promotional campaign for this release.

The Duhks "Reunite to Rebuild a Duhks Dynasty"

The Duhks:Beyond the BlueThe Duhks are reunited and rejuvenated on their "superb" (Relix) new record, Beyond The Blue, out June 24, and are ready to reclaim their place as one of Canada's premiere artists of the neo-folk revivalist era. Produced by Mike + Ruthy (The Mammals), the 12-song album shows The Duhks in the best form of their 13-year career. Featuring founding members Leonard Polodak (banjo/lead vocals) and Jessee Havey (lead vocals), the new album welcomes three new members to the lineup, Rosie Newton (fiddle), Kevin Garcia (drums/percussion), and Colin Savoie-Levac (guitar/bouzouki).

Birthplace of Country Music Museum Opening Aug 1

Birthplace of Country Music MuseumThe dream that began years ago is finally on the horizon. The Birthplace of Country Music's museum is scheduled to open August 1, 2014 in Bristol TN/VA. Referred to as the "big bang of country music," the 1927 Bristol Sessions changed the industry forever. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, will tell the story of Bristol's musical heritage and its impact on the world.

The New Richmond Bluegrass Festival 12th Year

New Richmond Bluegrass FestivalThe 12th edition of the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival takes place August 24 to 31, 2014 and will feature the Lonesome River Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, the Bluegrass Diamonds, Ray Legere & Acoustic Horizon, Audie Blaylock & Redline, the Roys, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Janet McGarry & Wildwood, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, the Clemville Kids, Out of Nowhere and more.

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