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Bluegrass Music to Invade Burning Man

Burning Man BluegrassAndy Owens announced, "We are doing a Bluegrass mission to Burning Man, and I was wondering if any of you knew any pickers that were going to that event, we will have a camp dedicated to Bluegrass and BBQ and I need more pickers. If you or anyone you know might want to go, it might could be arranged, we have room and a possible ticket. It is an incredible event with NO Bluegrass so we are takin it to the MAN!!!"

Dry Branch Fire Squad to Make Rare Appearance at Station Inn

Dry Branch Fire SquadNashville, TN -- Now celebrating their 40th year in bluegrass music, The Dry Branch Fire Squad is scheduled to make a rare appearance at The Station Inn on Friday, August 8, 2014. Their last appearances in Nashville were in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Bill Monroe and Kenny Baker sat in as special guests. Recording on Rounder records, The Dry Branch Fire Squad has been playing old-time, purebred traditional bluegrass music with conviction for almost a half-century. They are affectionately known as one of the most important and entertaining bands in bluegrass history.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Issues Call for Films

Bluegrass on BroadwayThe Northern California Bluegrass Society has issued it’s annual Call For Films for the Eighth Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival to be held on January 25, 2015 in Redwood City, CA. The film festival is part of the weekend’s NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival. The deadline for film submissions for consideration by the festival is October 24, 2014.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Wows MACC Audience

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutColumbus, OH -- Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out continues to amaze audiences with new ways to present their timeless sound and they've never proven that better than with their recent performance at the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer festival in Ohio earlier this month.

Becky Buller Breaks Out On Her Own

Becky BullerJoelton, TN -- Award-winning bluegrass fiddler, songwriter, and singer Becky Buller has announced she is currently booking dates for 2015 under a new four-piece band format. Buller will be fronting her own band with the finer details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Three Bluegrass Icons, Crowe, Lawson & Williams, are Standing Tall & Tough

 Standing Tall and ToughNashville, TN -- 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 their latest collaboration, Standing Tall and Tough (8/19/14 Mountain Home Music). Capturing the traditional drive, emotion and feel of 1950's and 60's Bluegrass, the trio presents songs that they themselves helped to make classics.

The 2014 Vail Summer Bluegrass Series Rolls On

Sarah JaroszVail, CO: The Vail Summer Bluegrass Series, one of Vail's newest summer concert offerings, rolls on after a four week break. Picking up right where it left off, Vail Bluegrass welcomes GRAMMY nominee, Sarah Jarosz for a special "Evening with..." performance on August 13.

Tune In Alert - Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper TODAY

Michael Cleveland & FlamekeeperWAMU’s Bluegrass Country presents a live radio broadcast featuring performances from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper with special guests Circa Blue Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm ET. Since the band got together in 2006, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have made their mark in the bluegrass world. Their newest album, On Down the Line, was just released on July 22nd. Led by nine-time International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Player of the Year, Michael Cleveland, the group's virtuoisic style and traditional bluegrass sound has never been better represented.

Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass Release New Album

 DOSToday, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams and Grateful Dead’s Rex Foundation release DOS. DOS is the second Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass album to benefit the charitable non-profit organization started by the Grateful Dead to give grants to a variety of worthwhile causes. DOS is available for digital purchase now at nugs.net, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit The Rex Foundation.

The Patuxent Banjo Project

The Patuxent Banjo ProjectPatuxent Records never ceases to present new and unique quality projects. The label never disappoints and this latest The Patuxent Banjo Project is certainly at the top of their offerings. This 2-CD collection of 40 banjo performances by as many performers of the 5-string instrument certainly will capture the interest of any banjo or bluegrass fan. The enclosed 44 page booklet offers a cursory overview of each of the artists included in this project.

IBMA Film Festival to Launch During WOB 2014

Wide Open Bluegrass 2014Nashville, TN -- Eight film projects – including two spotlighted feature films – have been selected to kick off the inaugural IBMA Film Festival, which will take place during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event, Sept. 30 – October 4, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers "Live At The Old Feed Store"

Chris Jones & the Night DriversAsheville, NC -- With success of 2013’s Lonely Comes Easy, their first all-new collection since 2009’s Cloud Of Dust, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers are thrilled to announce a new live album, Live At The Old Feed Store, to be independently released October 7, 2014.

Bill Knowlton's 42nd Bluegrass Ramble Aug 3

Bill KnowltonLittle York, NY -- Bill Knowlton's 42nd annual Bluegrass Ramble Picnic is this Sunday, August 3rd, as usual at Dwyer Memorial Park, the home of the Cortland Repertory Theater, in Little York NY The Picnic is the longest-running bluegrass and acoustic oldtime country music event in New York State, starting in August 1973.

Found: The Story Behind the Song

The Bankesters: FoundThis Able Veteran is a program that provides service dogs to our veterans in need. Primarily PTSD service dog training and then providing the dogs as needed. This Able Veteran program is the focus on the song "Found" by The Bankesters. In the video below, the band talks about the program and the song.

Kickstart Carter Family Fold 40th Anniversary TV Special

Carter Family Fold 40th AnniversaryOn Monday July 28, 2014, a new Kickstarter crowdsource funding campaign will launch to fund the production of a half-hour television special celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Carter Fold located in Hiltons, VA - a rural non-profit music venue created to honor the musical heritage of the Carter Family - widely recognized as the First Family of Country Music. The campaign ends Tuesday August 26, 2014. The Kickstarter campaing needs fan support to get going.

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