slideshow 1 slideshow 2 slideshow 2 slideshow 3 slideshow 1

Performing Arts Showcase to Debut at MerleFest 2014

MerleFestWilkesboro, NC -- A new performance series, the Doc and Merle Watson Performing Arts Showcase, will debut this year at MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 24-27, 2014. The series will join such performances as the “Memories of Doc and Merle” set, as well as the fan-favorite Hillside Album Hour, as part of the four-day festival, held annually on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

"Long Time...Seldom Scene" due April 22, 2014

Long Time...Seldom SceneWashington, DC -- Smithsonian Folkways will be releasing a collection by bluegrass music favorites, the Seldom Scene this April. The album, Long Time...Seldom Scene contains some of the band's most popular arrangements. For more than four decades, profoundly influential bluegrass band The Seldom Scene has shared its undeniable talent, progressive repertoire, and creative spirit both in the studio and on stage. The Seldom Scene dedicates this album to the memory of founding members John Duffey (1934-1996) and Mike Auldridge (1938-2012).

Bank of Tennessee Gifts $100,000 to Birthplace of Country Music Museum

BCM Receives GiftBristol, VA/TN -- A press conference was held Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in the atrium of the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum (BCM) to announce a $100,000 gift by Bank of Tennessee to the museum. Bank of Tennessee CEO, Roy Harmon, and Bank of Tennessee Market President, David Wagner, presented the check to BCM Executive Director, Leah Ross, during the conference.

Mountain Fever Records Signs Breaking Grass to Label

Breaking GrassWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records continues to build a stellar roster of artists, expanding the label with top of the line performers including the signing of highly acclaimed Mississippi favorites, Breaking Grass. Mountain Fever will release the band's first single on the label, written by guitarist Cody Farrar, in April with a full album of all original music to follow sometime in early summer. This will be the third CD from the band in three years.

MASS MoCA Announces FreshGrass 2014 Lineup

Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, MASS MoCA's annual festival of bluegrass and roots music, features a host of well-known, much-loved artists, along with FreshGrass discoveries, in its return to the museum campus in North Adams, Massachusetts, on September 19-21, 2014. This year's lineup is the deepest yet, including The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, David Grisman Sextet, The Gibson Brothers, Alison Brown, Valerie June, Aoife O'Donovan, Rodney Crowell, Sam Amidon, Liam Ó Manolaí, Michael Cleveland,Claire Lynch,Darol Anger, Martha Redbone Roots Project, and more to be announced later in the spring. Last year's FreshGrass Award recipient, Cricket Tell the Weather, will take the stage for a full set. Find the full lineup at www.freshgrass.com

Nu-Blu Premieres Brand New Video For "It's A Good Day To Be With You!"

Nu-BluBluegrass sensation, Nu-Blu just released the 2nd in a 3-part series of new video releases. This song is titled "It's a Good Day To Be With You." This warm, loving ballad slows it down a bit, while still maintaining the band's contemporary style. Watch the video below and share it with your friends!

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Play Griff Grass Benefit

Michael Cleveland and FlamekeeperMichael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are honored to take part in a special day of bluegrass to benefit Randy Griffith, father of Flamekeeper bassist Tyler Griffith, who has been having some health issues. The event will take place on March 22nd and begins at 12noon. Several bands will perform throughout the day and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will perform at 5:00pm ET. Admission is $10 at the door.

2014 State of Mississippi Bluegrass Championships May 17

Skeet Thomas and FriendsMark your calendars for the 2014 State of Mississippi Bluegrass Championships, Down from the Hills Bluegrass Festival on May 17, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Union County Fairgrounds in New Albany, Mississippi. More than $8,000.00 will be given in youth and adult categories of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, dobro, and bluegrass band.

Great American Taxi 2.0 Announced

Great American Taxi 2.0In case you all hadn't heard the news, Great American Taxi and Vince Herman have decided it is in the best interest for everyone to part ways. Vince recently moved to Oregon to settle down and spend more time on his farm, and as maybe most of you know has been touring again full time with Leftover Salmon.

Hillbilly GypsiesGrassin' it up at Carter Family Fold Saturday

The Hillbilly GypsiesHiltons, VA -- The Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin’ bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, the Hillbilly Gypsies play a mix of traditional bluegrass and catchy old fiddle tunes. They are best appreciated at a live show. The Gypsies perform in the old fashioned style, around a single microphone. Saturday, March 22nd, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Kevin Pace & The Early Edition Release New Album

Kevin Pace & The Early EditionSpokane, WA -- A few months ago Poor Mountain Records signed Spokane, Washington's Kevin Pace and The Early Edition. Prior to the new partnership Kevin and his ensemble released their second project entitled "In With The Old, Out With The New." For the past several months this great project has only been available at the band's live shows and from their official webste. However talks between KPEE and Poor Mountain Records has lead to a national release of this fine collection of gospel songs. The recording is comprised of eleven gospel gems performed with taste in a traditional bluegrass style featuring the crystal clear tenor voice of Kevin Pace. Several bluegrass gospel standards are featured, each tastefully arranged by the band.

Lake City Faces Rocky Road to Rocky Top

Rocky Top AlbumLake City, Tennessee has a history of names which originated as Coal Creek, Tennessee. Last year, the town made a decision to change their name again to "Rocky Top, Tennessee" a ficticious town in the song "Rocky Top" and take advantage of the popularity of the song. The town was even going to create a "Rocky Top" theme park. Normally, a town name change is just a formality however, this time, there is an unusual twist.

Shweiki Media Printing Co. to Sponsor of Old Settler's Music Festival

27th Old Settlers Music FestivalAustin, TX -- Shweiki Media Printing Company is pleased to announce that they will be serving as sponsors for the 27th annual Old Settler's Music Festival and showing their support by taking care of the printing needs for the four-day Texas Hill Country event.

Blazin Bluegrass Spring Fest Memorial Day Weekend

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceBlazin Bluegrass Spring Fest has stayed true to their family tradition of a clean, well controlled Bluegrass Events for the entire family going on 12 years now and continues to growing each year because of it. 2014 festival performers include some of bluegrass music's hottest artists like Jr. Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Marty Raybon, James King, Dale Ann Bradley, The Baker Family, Barbwire Bluegrass, Mavis Hughes and Shadow Ridge.

Ralph Stanley Adds Huck Finn to Farewell Tour

Ralph StanleyOntario, CA -- The Legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley will make what is right now his final West Coast performance at Huck Finn Jubilee as part of his “Man of Constant Sorrow: The Dr.’s Farewell” tour, event organizers announced today. His farewell performance will be accompanied by a spectacular lineup of performers which include The Gibson Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Sam Bush, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Rhonda Vincent, The Boxcars, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and other top-name entertainment still to be announced for the June 13-15 jamboree, held at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, Calif.

Pages

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer