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Steep Canyon Rangers Release Video to “Radio”

RadioSteep Canyon Rangers are true believers. They give history of their addiction to the airwaves, confessing that they were ‘raised on the sound of the radio'. The song, “Radio”, is the title track from the upcoming (8-28-15) Jerry Douglas produced album. Radio will be the ninth album by the award winning band and follows Tell The Ones I Love which was released in 2013. The album contains a dozen all-original material which continue the band's tradition of tight instrumentals with outstanding balanced harmonies.

WirelessGuys WIFI Provides Secure Wireless Transactions at Huck Finn Jubilee

Huck Finn JubileeOntario, CA -- WirelessGuys announced this week, the successful design and deployment of secure temporary WIFI service for high volume onsite ticket sales and point-of-sale purchases at the 39th annual Huck Finn Jubilee in Ontario, CA. Established in 1975, the Huck Finn Jubilee is currently produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau and is held at the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, CA. The Jubilee is a three day family friendly festival celebrating traditional music, education, activities and the evolution of bluegrass music.

“AmericanaFest NYC” Lincoln Center & Americana Music Association Encore

Lincoln Center Out of DoorsThe Americana Music Association and Lincoln Center have unveiled their 2015 lineup for "AmericanaFest NYC," running August 7-9, as part of Lincoln Center's Out Of Doors Series. Last year's "inaugural free-fest-of-down-home goodness" (New York Magazine) featured some of Americana's "biggest stars," and offered "a notion of Americana that's essential rather than prescriptive" (New York Times).

Bluegrass Museum Unveils “Bluegrass Music: A History with Many Sources”

Bluegrass Music ExhibitOwensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum’s (IBMM) latest exhibit, “Bluegrass Music: A History with Many Sources,” is now open for public viewing. The exhibit, which will run for one year, acts as a timeline, tracing the history of Bluegrass music from the early 1900s to the late 1950s when artists such as Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers gave the genre its name.

Cindy Baucom to MC Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor LIVE Bluegrass Event

Cindy BaucomClermont, FL -- Cindy Baucom, award-winning broadcast personality, producer, musician, singer, writer and lifelong promoter of Bluegrass Music will serve as Master of Ceremonies for Randy’s Pickin’ Parlor LIVE! Scheduled for October 24, 2015, the bluegrass festival is part of the inaugural season of Clermont Performing Arts Center, located 22 miles from Disney World.

Town Mountain New Recording Project of Two Grateful Dead Tunes

Town MountainAsheville, NC -- Town Mountain is heading into the studio for an impromptu recording session during the summer of 2015. For this impromptu summer project, Town Mountain will be cutting two songs to pay tribute to The Grateful Dead. The Dead has had a huge influence on Town Mountain as a whole and each of its members. Banjoist Jesse Langlais says, “We want to honor their 50 year mark tour with Town Mountain renditions of two of our favorite Grateful Dead songs.” Look for these two new tunes this festival season.

Louie Setzer's "Jukebox Bluegrass" Blasts Out of the Starting Gate

Louie Setzer - Jukebox BluegrassRipsaw Records announces that Louie Setzer's "Jukebox Bluegrass" album, which it released in partnership with Patuxent Music, has taken off in its first few weeks on the scene garnering positive plaudits from respected reviewers and placing highly on AirPlay Direct's Bluegrass/Folk June album chart.

Bluegrass Museum Concert Series Continues

Darin & Brooke AldridgeOwensboro, KY -- Highly acclaimed Bluegrass duo, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, are set to play at the International Bluegrass Music Museum Sunday, July 26th as part of the Museum's benefit concert series. Both well decorated vocalists in their own right, Darin and Brooke combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music.

The Stetson Family Heads True North with Newest Album

The Stetson Family - True NorthNashville, TN -- Australia's Americana favorites, The Stetson Family, will release their newest project on August 7. True North will be available in stores across Australia and New Zealand (distributed by MGM), online through the band's website and via e-tailers iTunes and Amazon. The disc will be serviced to radio through AirPlay Direct.

Ola Belle Reed - Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Due Aug 21

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon LineDust-to-Digital is excited to present the first in-depth look at the life of Ola Belle Reed, a groundbreaking artist who is one of the all-time greatest performers of authentic, old-time music. Ola Belle Reed’s 1960s recordings, some of the earliest she ever made and available here for the very first time, are counter-balanced by a disc of modern-day field recordings of her descendants and those within her Appalachian community that she inspired. This deluxe edition highlights Ola Belle’s deep repertoire – folk ballads, minstrel songs, country standards, and originals – and traces the impact her music made and is still making today with 58 newly-remastered recordings and texts by Henry Glassie and Cliff Murphy.

Jeanette and Johnny Williams at Blue Ridge Music Center July 18

Jeanette and Johnny WilliamsGalax, VA -- The Blue Ridge Music Center is proud to welcome award-winners Jeanette and Johnny Williams and Strictly Strings to the amphitheater stage on Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m. Jeanette and Johnny Williams from Danville, Virginia, bring together their individual talents as singers, songwriters, and musicians to create a dynamic bluegrass duo.

The Churchmen Release New Gospel Bluegrass Album Crown of Thorns

The Churchmen - Crown of ThornsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of the new album from The Churchmen. Crown of Thorns is available today! The Churchmen based in Collinsville, Virginia, formed in 1989 when they began singing in local churches. Keith Clark (bass), Gerald Harbour (mandolin), David Guthrie (guitar), and Carroll Arnn (banjo), present their music in a four-part, southern gospel style accompanied by bluegrass instruments that give them a unique sound.

Twilight Years are Highlight Years -- Ronnie Reno Scores Top-Ten at Billboard

 Lower Than LonesomeNashville, TN -- At age 67, "Bluegrass Music's Youngest Old-Timer," Ronnie Reno, has turned his twilight years into highlight years. Lessons Learned (his first release in over a decade and his debut album with Rural Rhythm Records) sits at #10 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart this week. This is not Reno's only appearance in this week's top ten. He also lent his talent to two additional albums, Country Grass by ?Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road and Brotherhood by the Gibson Brothers.

Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival July 22-25

MACC 2015The 31st Annual Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Bluegrass Classic and Music Festival at Hoover Y-Park, Columbus, Ohio takes place July 22 - 25, 2015. Proceeds from this annual festival benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated $809,690.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., helping children around the world. This year will be the 16th Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer.

Banjo Greats Gather at Grey Fox for Keith-Style Banjo Summit July 17

Bill Keith with Jonny CodySurely a highlight of this year’s Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival will be a very special Keith-Style Banjo Summit hosted by Béla Fleck and Tony Trischka. Joining them to honor the music and enormous influence of Bill Keith will be a “Who’s Who of Banjo” including Noam Pikelny, Mike Munford, Eric Weissberg, Marc Horowitz, Mike Kropp, and Ryan Cavanaugh, along with Bill Keith himself. The 90-minute Keith-style banjo gathering will be on Friday, July 17 beginning at 7:00pm at the Creekside Stage.

Banjoist extraordinaire Bill Keith (beaconbanjo.com) is one of just a handful of musicians to have a whole style named after him.

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