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Bluegrass Junction to Rebroadcast Dave Adkins Track-by-Track

Dave Adkins Track-by-TrackNashville, TN -- Bluegrass music fans will get a special treat this week when Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction re-airs Dave Adkins’ entertaining Track by Track interview with host Kyle Cantrell. Fans can tune in Wednesday, September 10 at 11:00 AM; Thursday, September 11 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 AM; and Sunday, September 14 at 12:00 PM (Eastern). The program features songs from Dave’s album Nothing To Lose album on Mountain Fever Records.

First Music Business Accelerator Launched in Nashville

Nashville Entrepreneur Center/CMANashville, TN -- The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and CMA have teamed up to produce the first-ever, music business accelerator. The program leverages the EC's proven accelerator formula with the industry strengths of title partner CMA, for the development of the music industry.

A Tribute to William Smith Monroe 1911 - 1996

Bill MonroeSeptember 9, 1996 was a solemn day in the history of bluegrass music. The father of our music, Bill Monroe, who was loved and admired by all, passed on to the heavens to pick with those of his time. Bill created a unique American musical form which has become a standard of American genres. During the days after the great depression, Bill played in small clubs in the steel towns north of his Commonwealth of Kentucky home. Chicago is where the music was born but its roots were deep in the heart of his homeland on the south. The Big Mon, as he was affectionately known, will be missed by the entire world. Bill worked the oil refineries to sustain the family and the hard labor was something he felt would maintain his strength - both physical and spiritual.

Exclusive Cherryholmes Family Reunion Planned for 2015

CherryholmesThe Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival is planning an exclusive Cherryholmes family reunion at their 2015 festival. The annual festival will feature over 45 bands. The Roanoke Island, North Carolina festival always features top artists, acts and entertainment. Plans are already underway for next year's event.

Live and Local: Bluegrass on Hillsborough Street

Darin and Brooke AldridgeDarin and Brooke Aldridge will headline a family-friendly day of bluegrass and gospel on Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Hillsborough Street district. This free event will feature four stages nestled among the oak trees of our community with some of the best in local and national bluegrass and gospel acts from 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Pinecastle Records Founder Tom Riggs has Died

Thomas W. RiggsThe staff at Pinecastle Records are saddened to announce that Pinecastle's former owner Thomas W. Riggs died on Saturday August 30th, 2014 at the age of 78. Tom left an indelible mark on the bluegrass music industry and will be remembered not only for the way he conducted business but for the many artists that he encouraged and helped establish. A private service will be held in his hometown of Louisville, KY.

The Carter Fold Host The Local Honeys, Nott Brothers Sept 13

The Local HoneysHiltons, VA -- The Local Honeys are a vibrant, female trio specializing in old time music. The group met as students and faculty at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, and are multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. They incorporate comedy and dance into their performances. Montana Hobbs, Stephanie Jeter, and Linda Jean Stokley are the Local Honeys. Montana plays the clawhammer style banjo. Stephanie plays autoharp and guitar, and Linda Jean plays the old time fiddle. All do beautiful harmony vocals. The group has appeared regionally as well as internationally. The Red Barn Radio Show, the Kentucky Folk Art Center, Wallace Station, and concert tours in China, Jamaica, and the Czech Republic are just a few examples of the venues they’ve played. These young ladies consider themselves ambassadors of traditional Appalachian music and are dedicated to the preservation of traditional songs, ballads, fiddle tunes, and dance.

20th Anniversary Mountain Heritage Festival Sept. 20

Loose StringsIn celebration of our 20th anniversary of the Mountain Heritage Festival, this year, more bands will grace the stage. Four local bands and the Junior Appalachian Musicians will take the stage on September 20 beginning at 10am. Loose Strings, an all-female group, from Galax, VA is known for their tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms.

Foot Stompin' Friday with Wayne Henderson at Carter Fold

Wayne HendersonHiltons, VA -- Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia. In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. He produces about twenty instruments a year, mostly guitars; he is almost as well-known for the mandolins he has made. Doc Watson owned a Henderson mandolin. Friday, September 12th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by both an old time band and a bluegrass band - Wayne Henderson and Friends with Big Country Bluegrass. This special concert is part of our Footstompin’ Friday concert series. Admission is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Nightflyer’s “Rail River & Road” Now Available

Rail River & RoadNightflyer announces the release of their sophomore recording “Rail River & Road.” The CD includes 13 cuts, eight of them brand new songs. After the success of the Paula Breedlove/Brad Davis original tunes the band recorded on their first CD, they went back to that well and found three more by this duo that they felt were a perfect fit for the Nightflyer sound. Rick Lang and Joe Richardson each contributed two songs, and the final original, “The Man I’ve Come To Know,” was written by Nightflyer lead singer and guitarist Richard Propps, honoring his late father. The cover tunes range from Hazel Dickens’ “Old River” to “Train, Train” made famous by the rock group Blackfoot, and later recorded by Dolly Parton.

YMSB Harvest Music Festival Announces Daily Lineup Schedule

Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival 2014With only six weeks to go before the ninth annual Harvest Music Festival, organizers just announced the daily music lineup schedule for the 2014 festival. Harvest Music Festival will take place on the majestic Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas on October 16-18, 2014 and will feature 4 stages, nearly 100 sets of music, workshops, outdoor activities including plentiful kid-friendly programs and much more.

Scott Napier Joins Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music Faculty

Scott Napier and Dean OsborneScott Napier of Clay City and a Hazard native is the newest faculty member of HCTC’s Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music (KSBTM) where he will provide instrumental instruction, primarily mandolin and guitar, as well as music composition.

Entertainer of the Year Nominee, Balsam Range, Tops the Charts

Balsam RangeIBMA Entertainer of the Year Nominee, Balsam Range remains firmly at the top of the Bluegrass charts with "Moon Over Memphis." "Moon Over Memphis” is the Number One Bluegrass song on the charts again this week, marking two straight months for the upbeat and contagious tune at No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today Monthly Chart, and three straight weeks on the weekly chart. “Moon Over Memphis” features the deft vocals of IBMA Male Vocalist nominee, Buddy Melton, and that always remarkable Balsam Range pickin’.

Historic Performances Found For Renfro Valley 75th Anniversasry

Renfro Valley Barn DanceNashville, TN -- On September 13th Reno’s Old-Time Music Show will devote an entire episode to celebrate and honor the important music history of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance over the past 75 years. In addition, a re-broadcast of the special episode will air on December 13th 2014. While working on the production of the 75th Anniversary show Ronnie Reno discovered a treasure trove of historic performances for the tribute to Renfro Valley Barn Dance.

Performers, Presenters Announced for Bluegrass Music Awards

The Seldom SceneNashville, TN -- Performers and presenters for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s 25th International Bluegrass Music Awards, held on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. EST, have been announced. The Awards Show, held at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (Memorial Auditorium) will feature performances and award presentations from some of the genre’s brightest stars.

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