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Trey Hensley & Drivin’ Force Bluegrass at Carter Fold

Trey HensleyTrey Hensley, despite his young age, has already forged his own style. What started twelve years ago as a kid singing traditional bluegrass has become the mature sound of a country performer and vocalist in his 20s who has already found his voice. While you’ll hear some of his idols and influences around the edges, more than anything, you’ll hear Trey Hensley. Saturday, June 21st, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Trey Hensley & Drivin’ Force. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

ROMP Announces Epic Bluegrass Workshop Schedule

ROMP 2014Owensboro, KY -- An experience second to none, our workshops offer attendees the opportunity to pick, play and get acquainted with the most talented musicians in bluegrass music -- at no cost aside from your festival ticket. Advance priced tickets are available for purchase through Sunday, June 15th at midnight.

The Steep Canyon Rangers Celebrate America

Steep Canyon RangersThe Steep Canyon Rangers stepped out from their usual routines to help celebrate the 200th Anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner” and to help bring awareness of the great work of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation with a video to celebrate the Graveyard Fields trail and the song it inspired. Hope you enjoy!

You'll Absolutely Love Tim Stafford's New Album

 Just to Hear the Whistle BlowTim Stafford of Blue Highway fame has wrapped up his latest project Just to Hear the Whistle Blow. I've listened to the album a few times now and this is probably his best solo effort yet. On this album, Tim performs a variety of acoustic guitar styles that are sure to please. Backed by some of the best in the acoustic biz -- Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, Barry Bales, Stuart Duncan, John Gardner, Marty Raybon, Beth Snapp, and Steve Gulley, Tim has put together a collection of awesomely beautiful musicianship. Just to Hear the Whistle Blow is a reason to Just Hear Tim Stafford Play!

Carol Beaugard Leaving Airwaves After 30 Years

Carol BeaugardTeaneck, NJ -- Celebrated bluegrass radio personality Carol Beaugard is leaving the airwaves after 30 years of hosting her syndicated show, “Lonesome Pine RFD” to pursue a professional career in acting. Beaugard created the popular program in 1985 and broadcasts live weekly from the studios of 89.1, WFDU-FM (streamed live on www.wfdu.fm), on the Teaneck campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Since 2007 the show has been carried on WAMU’s “Bluegrass Country” headquartered in Washington, D.C., heard at 105.5 FM, in HD radio at 88.5 Channel 2, and worldwide online at bluegrasscountry.org. Her last live broadcast on WFDU will be on Friday, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon (EDT) and will be taped for later broadcast on WAMU.

Donna Ulisse Authors Book About her Creative Process

Donna UlisseAt the request of her publisher, Hadley Music Group, singer-songwriter Donna Ulisse has authored a book about her personal creative process when writing songs. The book is titled The Songwriter in Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process.

More Bands Added to 2014 FreshGrass Lineup

FreshGrassNorth Adams, Massachusetts - Hurray for the Riff Raff, Haas Kowert Tice, The Deedle Deedle Dees, and bands with local ties including The Novel Ideas, Salvation Alley String Band, Ramblin Jug Stompers, and The Flying Garbanzos play this year's FreshGrass festival, MASS MoCA's annual bluegrass and roots event held on September 19 - 21 on stages throughout the museum's historic campus. These performers add to an already powerful lineup that includes Emmylou Harris, 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 Maonlaí, Michael Cleveland, Claire Lynch, Darol Anger, and Martha Redbone Roots Project.

New Grammy Category for Americana Roots Music

Grammy AwardThe Americana Music Association applauds the Recording Academy® for adding a new category - Best American Roots Music Performance, an artist’s award - to the American Roots Music Field for the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards. The new category will give Americana, and other roots music artists, a home for the recognition of their work. The new category compliments previously created categories including Best American Roots Music Song, Best Americana Album, Best Bluegrass Album, Best Blues Album, Best Folk Album and Best Regional Roots Album.

Tim Stafford to Release "Just to Hear the Whistle Blow"

 Just to Hear the Whistle BlowTim Stafford's new solo project, Just to Hear the Whistle Blow is set to be released July 15th. The album features top bluegrass artists as Tim's guests. The artists include Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, Barry Bales, Stuart Duncan, John Gardner, Marty Raybon, Beth Snapp, and Steve Gulley. Featuring 13 original songs and the venerable "Red Wing," this album is a showcase for Tim's songwriting, unique guitar approach and tone. The album is available for preordering now.

Kruger Brothers To Debut New Concerto at IBMA's WOB

Kruger BrothersNashville, TN (June 10, 2014) — World-renowned trio The Kruger Brothers will debut a new concerto, “Lucid Dreamer,” during the Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC this fall. The new piece, commissioned by the Kontras Quartet through Chamber Music America, will be performed by the Kruger Brothers with the Kontras Quartet on Saturday, October 4, at 1:20 pm in the Raleigh Convention Center.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Release New Album, Cold Spell

Cold SpellNashville, TN -- Over the past year, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen have been taking the bluegrass world by storm. With the release of their new album Cold Spell on August 12, they are poised to branch out even further into the burgeoning roots music scene. The band's previous album, On the Edge certainly put the band in the spotlight and due to the rave reviews, the band jumped instantly in recognition. This new project will add another recipe to the kitchen of this fine group.

Adkins & Loudermilk To Appear on Tri-Cities TV Today

Adkins & LoudermilkJohnson City, TN -- Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk will perform live on WJHL TV (CBS) Daytime Tri-Cities in Johnson City on Thursday, June 12 at 10:00 AM and again on the station’s News at Noon show at 12:00 pm. Later that evening, Adkins & Loudermilk will perform at the Covered Bridge Celebration in downtown Elizabethton, Tenn. where they are set to take the stage at 7:15 PM.

Music City Roots Debuts at The Factory on July 9

Music City Roots - The FactoryCountry music icons Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will inaugurate a new chapter in the life of Music City Roots (MCR) with performances at Liberty Hall in The Factory At Franklin, on July 9, 2014. The show will be a benefit for Bonaparte’s Retreat Dog Rescue, the nonprofit set up in 2004 by Emmylou Harris. Rounding out the lineup on this gala night will be songwriter Verlon Thompson and Nashville band Humming House.

Béla Fleck To Deliver Keynote Address at IBMA's World of Bluegrass

Béla FleckNashville, TN -- Béla Fleck, one of the most celebrated and innovative banjo players in contemporary music, will deliver the keynote address during International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass 2014 event, which takes place September 30 – October 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Hot Rize Rides Again with New Album, Fall Tour

Hot RizeHot Rize has not toured more than a few select festival dates and concerts since 1990. That all changes in September as they embark on their first major tour in almost 25 years in support of their new studio album (details to be announced soon), reclaiming their unique position where tradition and innovation collide.

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