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Tim Stafford to Host Workshops in South Africa

Tim StaffordBlue Highway's Tim Stafford announced today he will host an elaborate Songwriting and Flatpicking Workshop in January 2018 in South Africa as part of MSWIA - Music Safari Workshops in Africa. Madikwe Flatpick & Songwriting Workshop with Tim Stafford is a 10-day dream vacation, running from January 5-14, 2018. Shopping and cultural activities kick off the event, while daily schedules will combine Game Drives, Master Classes, and a Positive Critique Session, coupled with meals and accommodations at luxurious lodges. All Lodging, Meals, and Drinks are included. Enrollment is limited to 12 people.

Tim Stafford to Perform at Prestigious Songwriters Festival

Tim StaffordAbingdon, VA -- Blue Highway's Tim Stafford will perform at the 4th Annual Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival this Saturday, May 28, at 6:00 pm at Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) in Abingdon.

Tim Stafford Receives 2015 National Alumni Association Award

Tim StaffordJohnson City, TN -- The East Tennessee State University National Alumni Association presented its 2015 Alumni Awards Friday, May 8, during the association’s Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting, which is held as part of the university’s spring commencement weekend. Bluegrass artist and songwriter, Tim Stafford received Distinguished Alumnus in the Arts recognition.

Tim Stafford Wins SPBGMA Award - Blue Highway to Perform National Anthem

Tim StaffordNashville, TN -- Blue Highway's Tim Stafford was named Guitar Player of the Year at the 41st Annual SPBGMA Awards held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sunday night in Nashville. The award marks two Guitar Player of the Year honors for Stafford and a total of six cumulative SPBGMA honors for Blue Highway. The honor comes on the heels of Stafford earning the 2014 IBMA Songwriter of the Year Award last October in Raleigh.

SPBGMA Awards Highlight Bluegrass Music's Best

SPBGMA LogoThe 41st Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Music Awards took place during the society's 32nd National Convention February 8, 2015 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards show is always the highlight of the annual event and bluegrass music's biggest starts will be there participating in performances as well as collecting their respective trophies. This year's event took place at the same time as the Grammy awards so some of our favorite artists were at that event.

Blue Highway Members Nominated for Grammy and SPBGMA Awards

Rob Ickes and Tim StaffordNashville, TN -- Highly-esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway and its members are nominated for a total of five awards in two prestigious awards ceremonies this weekend.

Blue Highway's Tim Stafford and Rob Ickes Honored with IBMA Awards

Rob Ickes and Tim StaffordRaleigh, NC -- Powerhouse band Blue Highway members Tim Stafford and Rob Ickes were among the award winners as the brightest stars in Bluegrass gathered on Thursday evening for the 25th Annual IBMA Awards at Raleigh's Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Tim Stafford's "Just to Hear the Whistle Blow" Released

 Just to Hear the Whistle BlowThe time has come for the new solo record, Just to Hear the Whistle Blow, from influential guitarist and singer, prolific songwriter, and Blue Highway co-founder Tim Stafford. The guitar-driven title track, the album’s first single, is currently generating airplay on a number of stations. A new twist on the classic train song, it tells the tale of someone who wished he had hopped a freight car and is sure to please fans of both traditional and progressive bluegrass alike.

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!

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.

The Game is on with Blue Highway Jan 21,2014

The Game“The Game,” the title cut of Blue Highway’s new album, is the tale of a rollicking gambler, stylistically kin to songs like the venerable “Wild Bill Jones,” and other bad man ballads. It is rife with recklessness, immoral behavior, and gunplay. It is the kind of stuff that abounds in the earliest bluegrass, yet is a new original song. It was written by Blue Highway’s Shawn Lane and Alison Krauss’ bass player Barry Bales, and sung by Lane with all the fierceness in his wild tenor voice.

Tony Trischka, Jesse McReynolds, Tim Stafford at WAMFEST

Tim StaffordMadison, NJ -- WAMFEST 2013, a Words and Music Festival hits the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University October 28 through October 30th. Monday October 28th is a bluegrass celebration featuring Tony Trischka, Tim Stafford and Jesse McReynolds held at the Wilson Auditorium in Hackensack. October 29-30 the event will also feature Roseanne Cash and Loudon Wainwright III on the college’s Madison campus. The entire festival is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to register at http://fduwamfest2013.eventbrite.com/ Information is also available on the WAMFEST facebook page.

ETSU Hosting C.F. Martin Evolution of the American Guitar March 14

Evolution of the American guitarOn March 14, 2012 beginning at 7:00 pm, the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies is hosting this C.F. Martin & Company free presentation “The Evolution of the American Guitar” featuring Martin's Director of Artist and Public Relations, Dick Boak, and virtuoso guitarists Craig Thatcher and Richard Starkey. The presentation will take place in the D.P. Culp Center’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium.

Pickin' for Phil Benefit Coming to The Paramount Center April 01, 2012 - Please Share

Phil LeadbetterThere are people who are quick to volunteer their help in a time of need. A person who is always willing to help a friend or even a stranger who is in need of help. One of these people is bluegrass/country musician Phil Leadbetter, he has been helping folks throughout his life as in his earlier years he was a trained head injury rehabilitation nurse. Phil,who left the nursing field and followed his life long dream to become a musician, has backed such artists as the late Grandpa Jones and Vern Gosdin. Uncle Phil, as he is affectionately known, has also been a member of J.D. Crowe & The New South, Wildfire and the group, Grasstowne and who of late was performing with The Whites,an American country music group.

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