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BlueTrain at VFW in Maryland Saturday

BluetrainBlueTrain would like to announce that they will be performing at VFW (Darlington - Post 10146) located at 3440 Conowingo Rd., Street, MD 21154 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm on Sat., July 19, 2014. There is a $15.00 charge at the door that will include a dinner, drinks are extra but the dancing is free. For more info please do contact 410-457-5461 or view their Facebook site at www.facebook.com/DarlingtonDublinVfwPost10146

Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers Debut at Carter Fold Saturday

Jake Krack and the Bing BrothersSaturday, July 19th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers Old Time Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

Worlds Collide: Bluegrass Henhouse Prowlers & Nigerian Rap P Square

Henhouse ProwlersLast week while visiting Nigeria, Chicago natives and bluegrass favorites, The Henhouse Prowlers, delighted fans when performing the hit “Chop My Money” by Nigerian rap superstars P Square (original featuring Akon). Much to the delight of unexpecting fans, Peter Okoye of P Square showed up to sing along.

Randall Franks Finds Encouragement in the Focus of Latest Book

Randall Franks Signing BooksAuthor/actor Randall Franks said he seeks to inspire others to find the encourager within through his latest book series – Encouragers. The first of the series Encouragers I : Finding the Light released this month worldwide from Peach Picked Publishing shares 49 stories of actors, musicians and everyday folks who played a role in his early life.

Travis Frye & Blue Mountain Release "Living In a Moment" to Radio

Living In a MomentTravis Frye and Blue Mountain is a multi-generational bluegrass band that honors the Appalachian roots of the music while adding a modern twist. With members spanning from North Carolina to South Carolina, the band incorporates spirited fiddle and banjo tunes along with modern selections from country, bluegrass, and gospel traditions, as well as original material. The band has just released their latest project on Kindred Records to radio via AirPlay Direct. Their latest project, Living In A Moment consists of 13 tracks of true bluegrass music.

Deering Launches a Goodtime 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6 BanjoSpring Valley, CA -- With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they want with the new Goodtime Solana 6. The new Goodtime Solana 6 is a new kind of 6-string banjo designed to bring out the creativity in the player and features all of the American craftsmanship and quality that owners of Goodtime banjos have come to expect.

Uncle Dave Macon Days Trailblazer Awards

Tennessee Mafia Jug BandThe Uncle Dave Macon Days Trailblazer Award is presented to an artist, musician, or individual who have developed old-time musical performance styles and techniques that blaze the trail for others to perpetuate, emulate, refine, and follow into contemporary genres.This year’s Trailblazer Award winners are Leroy Troy, Roland White, and The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, collectively. The award recipients were recognized on stage Friday night, July 11th.

I Draw Slow's Album "White Wave Chapel" Released

I Draw SlowDublin roots band I Draw Slow release their second album July 8th with Pinecastle Records. White Wave Chapel is poised to continue where their last album, Redhills, left off. Redhills was a resounding success with American radio and fans that fell in love with the band during several U.S runs. The band recently toured the States in the spring, including a performance at the prestigious festival Merlefest. They will be back in October for another slate of shows.

Junior Sisk Partners with Chantilly Farm

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceJunior Sisk & Ramblers Choice is excited to announce the beginning of a new partnership with Chantilly Farm, a special events venue and campground in Floyd County, Virginia and home of the well-known Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival. Calling Sisk “one of the most prominent rising stars in traditional bluegrass music,” Chantilly Farm lead promoter Jason Gallimore says that the venue’s entire team is excited about the partnership. “We believe this partnership will bring a whole new level of interest in what we are doing here at Chantilly Farm,” he says.

Steve Gulley to Release “Family, Friends & Fellowship” July 22nd

 Family, Friends & FellowshipNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Christian is proud to announce Steve Gulley’s first gospel album Family, Friends & Fellowship will be released on July 22nd. The Gulley family name enjoys a rich musical heritage that reaches across generations with strong roots in gospel music. It started with long time radio personality Don Gulley who was a founding member of the Bluegrass group the Pinnacle Mountain Boys. Steve Gulley performed for many years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, was a founding member of Bluegrass supergroups Mountain Heart and Grasstowne, was a regular featured performer at Renfro Valley and now performs with Dale Ann Bradley.

Monroeville Release Their First Full Video “Be Natural“

MonroevilleThe bluegrass music group Monroeville has released their first full-video, "Be Natural" on Vevo. Since the band’s inception four years ago, the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Band of the Year, Monroeville, has been on a mission; bring musicians back to music. At a time when live show auto-tune reigns supreme, and even country music’s elite are lip-syncing, Monroeville is true blue. At the band’s core is a belief that good music knows no boundaries.

The Roys Release Companion Lyric Video For "No More Lonely"

The Roys: The ViewNashville, TN (July 9, 2014) - Brother/sister Bluegrass duo The Roys have released a companion lyric video to their newest radio single, "No More Lonely." Produced by Sammy Passamano, the digital creation intersperses colorful "cue card" stills with teases of breathtaking artwork from the siblings' upcoming CD, The View, due in stores in September on Rural Rhythm Records.

Flatt Lonesome Sophomore Album "Too" out July 15th

 TooNashville, TN -- The sophomore release from IBMA’s 2013 Emerging Artist of the Year nominee, Flatt Lonesome, displays a talented, tight group that brings a new level of maturity to their stellar - yet still youthful - musicianship.

Pre-Order Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen's Cold Spell

Cold SpellNashville, TN -- Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen have been taking the festival circuit by storm with their high octane take on progressive bluegrass music. Their newest album, Cold Spell is certain to establish them as torchbearers for the new generation of bands taking bluegrass from its traditional roots to a younger and broader audience.

Lee Ann Womack, Jerry Douglas to Host 25th Bluegrass Awards

Jerry Douglass and Lee Ann WomackNashville, TN -- Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Grammy-winning musician Jerry Douglas will host IBMA’s 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for October 2 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Known as bluegrass music’s biggest night of the year, the International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledges the year’s outstanding talent and achievements, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

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