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Louie Setzer's "Jukebox Bluegrass" Acquires Additonal Accolades

Louie Setzer - Jukebox BluegrassRipsaw Records announces that Louie Setzer's "Jukebox Bluegrass" album, which it released in partnership with Patuxent Music, has recently acquired additional accolades from respected reviewers.

Cox Family Reunites with Alison Krauss for Album 17 Years in the Making

Gone Like The CottonNashville, TN -- The Cox Family is proud to announce the release of Gone Like The Cotton, a remarkable album that has been 17 years in the making, on October 23, 2015. The album’s release also marks a reunion with their original label, Rounder Records. Alison Krauss brought The Cox Family to the attention of Rounder Records in the late 1980s, where they released a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful projects for the label, including 1994’s Grammy-winning I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (a collaboration with Krauss).

Tim White CD Release Party at ACMA Pickin Porch Aug 3rd

King of the Left-Hand LaneBristol, TN/VA -- The ACMA Pickin Porch will be the site of a CD release party on Monday, August 3rd. Tim White invites everyone to attend his release of the Heartland Recording Label's King of the Left-Hand Lane CD. The recording was produced in Bristol, TN at Ray Dearstone's Heartland Recording Studios and includes Tim's original song which is the title cut "King of the Left-Hand Lane". There are eighteen cuts in all on the project which includes several bluegrass standards as well as four Tim White originals.

Sean & Sara Watkins Release “Watkins Family Hour” Album

Watkins Family HourSean Watkins informs us "Our debut record, Watkins Family Hour, is now available for purchase and streaming! The record is a collection of our favorite songs that have become staples at the shows and features our dear friends Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Don Heffinton, Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg - many taking a crack at lead vocals across the record. We kicked our tour off at the Newport Folk Festival last night and will be on tour the next two months all over the country. Come see us on the road!"

Steep Canyon Rangers Album Release in Bristol

Steep Canyon RangersBristol, TN/VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music (BCM) is proud to present the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, live in Bristol, at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Friday, August 28, 2015. The concert is in celebration of the band’s much-anticipated new album Radio and is part of the festivities surrounding the launch of WBCM Radio Bristol.

Vickie Vaughn Band to Release Self-Titled EP on Sept. 25

Vickie Vaughn BandThe Vickie Vaughn Band, of which Jon Weisberger (Chairman of IBMA) named "among the most promising of the younger bluegrass acts around," is set to release their debut six song EP (produced by Grammy-winner Ronnie McCoury) on September 25. The funky yet traditional 5 piece band is lead by the big-voiced, bass playing western Kentucky native, Vickie Vaughn. Her band is stellar and well rounded with Justin Hiltner's innovative arch-top banjo styling, mandolinist Casey Cambell's blend of creativity and tradition, fast-fingered guitarist Zach White and the tasty fiddling of Maggie White.

Tennessee Mafia Jug Band Dedicates Album to "Lonesome" Lester Armistead

The Tennessee Mafia Jug BandNashville, TN -- The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band has been called the most entertaining “blast from the past” to ever pluck a string. With impressive individual credentials, this band of artists is rooted in tradition, but with innovative branches. The group is set to release its fifth studio album, Lester’s Loafin’ Lounge.

The Slocan Ramblers Tap Toronto's Gritty Roots Music Scene

Coffee CreekAs the most populous city in Canada, Toronto plays host to communities from around the world who make their home in this unassuming metropolis. And though the residents of Toronto come from all over, one thing they share is a lack of pretension, a desire to live in a city built on its merits, and not on a glitzy image. That’s a lesson learned by the young men in The Slocan Ramblers, one of the hottest roots bands in the city. They live in the West End, a neighborhood dominated by Koreans, Portuguese, and Italians, and they play working-class bluegrass roots music that harkens back to the grittiness of a city that used to be known as “Hogtown,” for all its slaughterhouses.

Steep Canyon Rangers Debut New Album in Bristol August 28th

RadioBristol, TN/VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present the Steep Canyon Rangers Album Launch Concert at the Paramount on Friday, August 28, 2015. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and will feature the band’s new ninth studio album, Radio.

Steep Canyon Rangers Release Video to “Radio”

RadioSteep Canyon Rangers are true believers. They give history of their addiction to the airwaves, confessing that they were ‘raised on the sound of the radio'. The song, “Radio”, is the title track from the upcoming (8-28-15) Jerry Douglas produced album. Radio will be the ninth album by the award winning band and follows Tell The Ones I Love which was released in 2013. The album contains a dozen all-original material which continue the band's tradition of tight instrumentals with outstanding balanced harmonies.

Town Mountain New Recording Project of Two Grateful Dead Tunes

Town MountainAsheville, NC -- Town Mountain is heading into the studio for an impromptu recording session during the summer of 2015. For this impromptu summer project, Town Mountain will be cutting two songs to pay tribute to The Grateful Dead. The Dead has had a huge influence on Town Mountain as a whole and each of its members. Banjoist Jesse Langlais says, “We want to honor their 50 year mark tour with Town Mountain renditions of two of our favorite Grateful Dead songs.” Look for these two new tunes this festival season.

Louie Setzer's "Jukebox Bluegrass" Blasts Out of the Starting Gate

Louie Setzer - Jukebox BluegrassRipsaw Records announces that Louie Setzer's "Jukebox Bluegrass" album, which it released in partnership with Patuxent Music, has taken off in its first few weeks on the scene garnering positive plaudits from respected reviewers and placing highly on AirPlay Direct's Bluegrass/Folk June album chart.

The Stetson Family Heads True North with Newest Album

The Stetson Family - True NorthNashville, TN -- Australia's Americana favorites, The Stetson Family, will release their newest project on August 7. True North will be available in stores across Australia and New Zealand (distributed by MGM), online through the band's website and via e-tailers iTunes and Amazon. The disc will be serviced to radio through AirPlay Direct.

Ola Belle Reed - Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line Due Aug 21

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon LineDust-to-Digital is excited to present the first in-depth look at the life of Ola Belle Reed, a groundbreaking artist who is one of the all-time greatest performers of authentic, old-time music. Ola Belle Reed’s 1960s recordings, some of the earliest she ever made and available here for the very first time, are counter-balanced by a disc of modern-day field recordings of her descendants and those within her Appalachian community that she inspired. This deluxe edition highlights Ola Belle’s deep repertoire – folk ballads, minstrel songs, country standards, and originals – and traces the impact her music made and is still making today with 58 newly-remastered recordings and texts by Henry Glassie and Cliff Murphy.

The Churchmen Release New Gospel Bluegrass Album Crown of Thorns

The Churchmen - Crown of ThornsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of the new album from The Churchmen. Crown of Thorns is available today! The Churchmen based in Collinsville, Virginia, formed in 1989 when they began singing in local churches. Keith Clark (bass), Gerald Harbour (mandolin), David Guthrie (guitar), and Carroll Arnn (banjo), present their music in a four-part, southern gospel style accompanied by bluegrass instruments that give them a unique sound.

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