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Clint White Joins Nu-Blu

Clint WhiteNashville, TN -- Nu-Blu is happy to announce the addition of Clint White. He will take over as the mandolin player for the band, joining lead singer Carolyn Routh, Daniel Routh, and Levi Austin. The multi-instrumentalist will be joining Nu-Blu as they embark on their biggest touring year yet in 2016.

Bluegrass Junction May Not Air Bluegrass Holiday Music

SiriusXM Bluegrass JunctionRecently there has been a lot of ruckus on Social Media, blogs and elsewhere regarding the on-air SiriusXM satellite broadcast of Bluegrass Junction being preempted for nine days while SiriusXM airs special holiday programming. There have been petitions, threats of cancelling the service, boycotts and basically a whole lot of the bluegrass music community up in arms regarding the decision. The overall feeling is that the bluegrass music channel, Bluegrass Junction, should be for bluegrass music only. Many subscribed to the service just to have that exclusive 24 hour programming and to go for over a week during the holiday period without being able to enjoy their favorite bluegrass holiday music would be disturbing and more than just an inconvenience.

John McEuen Celebrates 70th Birthday at Music City Roots

John McEuenJohn McEuen has asked a group of friends from varying genres of music to join him in celebrating his 70th birthday in Nashville. Born December 19, 1945 in Oakland, California, the String Wizard is bringing what he is calling his “Music City Jam and Christmas Show” to Music City Roots at The Factory in Franklin on December 16. Joining him with be original Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bass player (’66-’75) Les Thompson, who performed on the “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” album and many of their early hits. Along with Les will be another former Dirt Band alumni, John Cable, who went on the NGDB’s historic trip to the Soviet Union in May of 1977. The NGDB was the first American group to tour Russia. Joining them will be long time musical pal Matt Cartsonis (mandola and guitar) who is also known as an ‘acrobatic’ singer.

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival

Christmas in the SmokiesThe Christmas in the Smokies bluegrass music festival will be held December 9 - 12, 2105 at the Ramada Inn & Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hosted by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, the event brings together many traditional bluegrass and gospel bands for a special Christmas celebration of music with bluegrass friends and family.

ROMP the Roots & Branches of Bluegrass Tickets Available Dec 11

ROMP - Save the DatePre-sale tickets go on sale next week. Save the date for the 13th annual ROMP (River of Music Party) festival which takes place June 22-25, 2016. Featuring four full days of live music from some of the biggest acts in Bluegrass and Americana music. Camping, kids activities, artisan craft vendors, farm-to-table food vendors and so much more will also be part of this family event. The 13th annual ROMP Festival, the bluegrass and Americana music fest known for its stellar line-ups, friendly camping atmosphere, and easy access to artists, takes place June 22-25, 2016 in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Reno's Old Time Music in December: Hull, Vincent, Osborne, Wiseman, McReynolds

Hats Off to BluegrassNashville, TN -- December is turning out to be the most wonderful time of the year on “Reno’s Old Time Music” with all-new episodes featuring the best Bluegrass and Christmas music all month long. In celebration of the holiday season, the lineup includes two new episodes of "Hats Off to Bluegrass," co-hosted by two of the loveliest women in Bluegrass, Sierra Hull and Rhonda Vincent (affectionately called "Reno's Sweeties" by Ronnie--not to be confused with the "HEE-HAW Honeys"). Both super-talented ladies help Ronnie introduce the best performances by guests of the show and give Ronnie a run for his money on their mandolins. As a special treat, Vincent's episode will feature a glorious fill of seasonal music, just in time for the holidays. This month's series episode of "Front Porch Gospel" will also feature the best of Gospel music with a Christmas twist. Finally, we’ll deck the halls with the pinnacle of Bluegrass legends with a special presentation of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame Spotlight series, featuring Mac Wiseman, Bobby Osborne and Jesse McReynolds. So come all ye faithful Bluegrass fans! If good Bluegrass music is on your Christmas list, then you surely won’t be disappointed. For more information on "Reno's Old Time Music," please visit www.RonnieReno.com and click on the TV Show tab.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Score #1 with "It's About Tyme"

It's About TymeCumming, GA -- Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out along with Break A String Records is pleased to announce the band's latest album, It's About Tyme, has reached #1 on the National Bluegrass Survey's Top 15 Albums chart for December. Released September 4th, It's About Tyme has been the fastest charting album in the band's history, making its debut on the National Survey at #2 just last month.

The Giving Tree Band returns to Owensboro this Friday

The Giving Tree BandHailing from outside Chicago, The Giving Tree Band cultivates a sound that hearkens back to classic American folk. Their music embodies the band's unwavering passion for perfecting their craft with the finest songwriting and musical versatility on display. The most common descriptive among those who share the GTB concert experience is "undeniable" in regard to their chemistry on stage and the energy shared with their audiences. They're bringing that energy to International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) December 4.

Bakersfield's Great 48 Jam is Second Weekend of January

Bakersfield Great 48 JamThe California Bluegrass Association's Bakersfield Great 48 Jam takes place January 7 through 10, 2016 at the Bakersfield DoubleTree Hotel. Once again the California Bluegrass Association is happy to announce the upcoming Great 48 Hour Jam, which will be held at the Bakersfield DoubleTree Hotel January 7 through 10, 2016. Note that this year the event will take place on the second weekend, rather than the first weekend of January. The DoubleTree one of the nicest hotels in the region and is a wonderful venue for the event.

Charm City Junction to Release Self-Titled Album in June

Charm City JunctionFrom dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. The band is comprised of four of the most talented and promising acoustic roots musicians in the country: Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Sean McComiskey on button accordion and Alex Lacquement on upright bass.

Town Branch Bluegrass Band at Carter Family Fold Dec 5

Town Branch Bluegrass BandHiltons, VA -- As long as bluegrass music has echoed through the hills and valleys of the Appalachian region, musicians of all ages have gathered together to play and preserve their favorite style of music. This southwestern Virginia group showcases the traditional songs of yesterday, along with the driving sound of a modern style. The group began doing back porch picking and performing at local events seven years ago. Town Branch Bluegrass is now one of the region’s hottest new bands. Saturday, December 5th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Town Branch Bluegrass band.

And Then There's This...The Grascals' New Album Available in January

And Then There's ThisNashville, TN -- They’re three-time GRAMMY® nominated, and twice named IBMA Entertainer of the Year. They’ve made numerous appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, and nationally syndicated TV shows. They are The Grascals, now in their 11th year since those early days touring with Dolly Parton, with numerous number one songs and top-charting albums to their credit. And now, a highly-anticipated new release continues their legacy as one of the most powerful and groundbreaking bands in Bluegrass. And then there's this... is set for release from Mountain Home Music Company on January 8, 2016.

Rolling Stone Highlights the 'Common Man' 30 Years Later

John Conle with Lorraine JordanNashville, TN -- Bluegrass favorites Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have taken North America by storm in 2015, and they continue to build upon that momentum with their latest John Conlee-assisted video, "Common Man," which was recently spotlighted by Rolling Stone. Along with sharing the video, the article gives fans a more in-depth look behind the history of the song, which was just re-recorded, bluegrass style. "Common Man" is available now through digital retailers on Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road's latest album, Country Grass.

Nothin' Fancy Debuts on Billboard's Top 10 Bluegrass Albums

Nothin Fancy - By Any Other NameWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the new album, By Any Other Name, from Nothin' Fancy has made its debut on Billboard's Top 10 Bluegrass Albums at #6! By Any Other Name, released October 30th, is the twelfth full-length release from Nothin' Fancy but their debut project for Mountain Fever Records. Although Nothin' Fancy has been performing professionally since 1994, this make's the band's first ever appearance on the Billboard Top 10—a chart ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.

Woodsongs Tribute to The Carter Family Coming Nov 30

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio HourMonday Nov 30 is our tribute to the first family of country music The Carter Family featuring John Carter Cash (Johnny and June Carter Cash's son) Call 859-252-8888 or email office@woodsongs.com. Tickets are Public: $10 Students: $5 WS Partners: Free. The event takes place at the Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane in historic Lexington, KY. The Carter Family are considered the most influential group in country music history. Comprised of Alvin P. Carter, his wife, Sara, and their sister-in-law, Maybelle, The Carter Family sang a pure, simple harmony that influenced not only the numerous other family groups of the '30s and the '40s, but folk, bluegrass, and rock musicians like Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, the Kingston Trio, Doc Watson, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris, to mention just a few. Among the more than 300 songs they recorded are "Wabash Cannonball," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "Wildwood Flower," and "Keep on the Sunny Side."

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