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Free Online Mandolin Workshop with Mike Marshall July 9

Mike MarshallNAPA, CA -- ArtistWorks, the leading provider of interactive online music lessons, has teamed up with Mandolin Cafe to present a rare, live online workshop with world-renowned mandolin player, and ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass online teaching artist, Mike Marshall. Since 2011 Marshall has taught hundreds of mandolin enthusiasts online at this first-of-its-kind online music and art campus that provides members with personalized instruction via video interaction with world-acclaimed musicians and artists.

Inaugural Arizona Bluegrass Film Festival Announced

Arizona Bluegrass Film FestivalIt’s with great pleasure that we announce the dawn of a new era in Arizona bluegrass — the first ever AZ Bluegrass Film Festival! The festival will be held in Chandler, AZ at the American Legion Post 35 located at 2240 W. Chandler Blvd. The event is FREE so come on out and enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family. Doors open at 5PM.

New Bluegrass Show Launches on WAMU's Bluegrass Country July 5th

Jessica StilesStiles of Bluegrass’ weekly show to launch on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, starting Saturday, July 5th. While celebrating our Nation’s Independence this coming Fourth of July holiday weekend, you can tune in to a brand new Bluegrass program hosted by recording artist Jessica Stiles. The show, Stiles of Bluegrass, will air Saturdays, from 11 am ‘til 2 pm on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, 105.5 FM in the Washington DC area and streaming worldwide at www.bluegrasscountry.org -

In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz

The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah JaroszGrammy-nominated folk artists The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz, along with Alex Hargreaves, Paul Kowert and Nathaniel Smith, will perform at select venues across the U.S. this fall, and on October 27 the collaborative ensemble will grace the stage of the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Larry Sparks Celebrates 50 Years with "Lonesome and Then Some"

Lonesome and Then Some - A Classic 50th CelebrationCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is excited to announce today's release of "Bitterweeds," the new single from Larry Sparks' anticipated 50-year celebration recording, Lonesome and Then Some: A Classic 50th Celebration (REB-1846). The single is available for purchase as a special pre-album promotion via iTunes, Amazon, and other online retailers. The physical and online versions of the full album will be released Tuesday, August 5th.

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.

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