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Twin Fiddle Album: The Savage Hearts Launch Kickstarter

Annie Savage and The Savage Hearts bandNashville, TN -- Fiddle fanciers will delight in the opportunity to support great music and education with an online crowdsourcing campaign launched by Annie Savage and The Savage Hearts band. Interested supporters can check out the Kickstarter campaign here. Those who support the campaign can earn rewards including Annie’s Savage Fiddler Method Book, educational opportunities, CDs and more.

New Album By Trinity River Band Released

The Things We Do For DreamsCallahan, FL -- Orange Blossom Records is very proud to announce the new album, Things I Do For Dreams, by Trinity River Band is available today for purchase at trinityriverband.com and Orange Blossom Records. Music fans can also place their orders at iTunes, Amazon, and other fine retail sites for delivery on July 22, 2016.

'Born in Bristol' Short-listed at Cannes Film Festival

Born in BristolBristol, VA/TN -- The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development’s (TDTD) Born in Bristol, a 53-minute documentary profiling the 2015 recording of Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, produced in partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, earned shortlist honors at the 63rd Annual Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France in the category of Film Craft – Use of Licensed or Adapted Music. The shortlist is a list of candidates that have been selected for final consideration at the festival; Born in Bristol was one of only 216 out of 2,328 entries to earn that distinction.

Circa Blue to Donate Concert Proceeds to Local Flood Victims

Circa BlueMilton, West Virginia -- West Virginia national touring band, Circa Blue will perform at the Mountaineer Opry House in Milton this Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for 12 and under at the door - no presales. The band and their booking agent, Liz DiSessa from Heart Roots Music, are donating 100% of the band proceeds, including merchandise sales, to a to-be-determined worthwhile flood victim charity fund. For more information on the concert, please visit mountaineeropry.com or call 304-743-5749.

Tony Trischka Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan

Tony TrischkaEarly Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan features music from over half a century of insanely creative music – from the very beginning to the present, with a whole lot in between. As Jimmy Carter said at the 2015 Music Cares Grammy event, where Dylan received the Person of the Year Award: “There’s no doubt his words on peace and human rights are much more incisive and much more powerful and much more permanent than those of any President of the United States”. That side of his mercurial career and many others will be mined for hidden gems as well as the mother lode hits. Early Roman Kings are: Tony Trischka/banjo, pedal steel; Stash Wyslouch/guitar, vocals; Sean Trischka/drums, vocals; Jared Engel/bass.

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle to Release “Aim High” July 8th

Aim HighNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of Aim High, the new album by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle on July 8th. Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle has been very busy since the launch of their self-titled debut album a little more than a year ago. The group received standing ovations for both their IBMA and SPBGMA Official Showcase performances and has charted 5 songs from their debut album with several songs still on the charts.

New Music from Kristin Scott Benson

Kristin Scott Benson - StringworksNashville, TN -- Stringworks is the newest release from Kristin Scott Benson, four-time winner of the IBMA Instrumental Performer of the Year Award for Banjo. As a member of the three-time Grammy-nominated group, the Grascals, Benson has proven herself a polished artisan of complex compositions. Stringworks (Mountain Home Music Company) becomes available July 22, 2016.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers Present Donation to World Vision

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersXenia, Ohio -- Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers are very proud to announce a donation to World Vision has been made as a result of their recent "Share the Link, Share the Love" fundraising campaign featuring a video performance of the original version of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with The Isaacs. The fundraising campaign which launched on Easter of this year and ran through Father's Day, raised money simply by tallying views of the "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" performance video featuring The Isaacs.

Bluegrass Stars Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 20

Blue Highway at Musicians Against Childhood CancerBlue Highway at 32nd Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival which will take place July 20 through July 23 outside Columbus, Ohio.! Marty Raybon, Daryle Singletary, and more appearing! Proceeds from this festival will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated over $875,847.00 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.

Uncle Earl Confirms Reunion Tour

Uncle EarlUncle Earl, those fearless ambassadors of string-band music, will reunite in 2016 for a rare US tour. Each member of the classic lineup - Abigail Washburn (banjo, vocals), KC Groves (mandolin, guitar, bass, vocals), Kristin Andreassen (guitar, fiddle, ukulele, harmonica, vocals, clogging) and Rayna Gellert (fiddle, guitar, vocals) - has emerged as adventurous, compelling voices in the ongoing old-time renaissance.

Doyle Lawson Comments on Forthcoming Album

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverNashville, TN -- Doyle Lawson recently shared some thoughts on his forthcoming release, Burden Bearer. Available from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver on July 8, 2016, the unique collection boasts 20 tracks: 10 with instruments, and 10 a cappella. "I listen to my fans," Lawson says. "We always include Gospel numbers, but I often hear that fans want to hear more a cappella music."

IBMA Announces More Performers for Wide Open Bluegrass

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Eleven-time IBMA award winner Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder have been added to the Friday night lineup of the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Friday, September 30. Additionally, Alice Gerrard will join previously announced Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands as a special guest Friday night and Symphony of the Mountains joins previously announced Kruger Brothers on Saturday, October 1. All performances take place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina. The festival is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events, which begin at the Raleigh Convention Center Tuesday, September 27.

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising Lets Her Roll with New Single

Let Her RollBased in Tualatin, Oregon, the award winning original roots music group Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising continues to stack up awards and accolades while performing their high-energy shows throughout the West. Awards include guitar player Dennis Nelson being named 2008 Roots Music Association Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year and banjo player Tom Tower winning the $10,000 prize in the 2010 City Love Music Contest. In October of 2015 the band brought home the honor of International Music & Entertainment Association 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year.

Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band at Carter Fold July 2nd

Fiddlin’ Carson PetersSaturday, July 2nd, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free. There will be a film crew from a TV pilot entitled “Where I’m From” that focuses on Appalachia and small town America at the Fold that night doing interviews and filming the show. In addition, Appalachian Trail will be special guests performing during part of the show.

Volume Five's New "Drifter" Album Released

DrifterWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce Drifter, the new album from Volume Five, is available to radio and consumers today! The album release comes on the heels of news that Volume Five and their first single, "I Am A Drifter" are among the candidates for nomination for this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards in multiple categories.

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