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Classic Celtic Music from Smithsonian Folkways Available Feb 26

Smithsonian Folkways Classic SeriesFew genres carry such a rich and deep history as Celtic music, which reflects centuries of culture of the British Isles and Ireland as well as their North American inheritors. On February 26, Smithsonian Folkways will release the 20th compilation in its Classic series, Classic Celtic Music from Smithsonian Folkways. Compiled by music historian and folklorist Richard Carlin, Classic Celtic Music delves into this diverse world of musical traditions, and is sure to delight both longtime fans of the genre and newcomers alike.

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Collaborate on “Love Has Come For You”

Steve Martin & Edie BrickellRounder Records will release Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s inaugural duo effort Love Has Come For You on April 23. The remarkable new collaboration offers 13 eloquently rootsy compositions that combine Martin’s inventive five-string banjo work with Brickell’s distinctive vocals and vivid, detail-rich lyrics. Love Has Come For You is a substantial departure, as a well as a creative milestone, for both artists.

Rural Rhythm to Release First of Special Series on The Civil War Feb 12

 Civil War True Stories about Real PeopleNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to present a special event album God Didn't Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories about Real People, Volume 1. The album release date is February 12, 2013 on Abraham Lincoln's birthday. The album's cover art is a painting by Hongmin Zou titled "Resurrection Morn".

It’s “A Better Place” for Detour Bluegrass Band

A Better PlaceTraverse City, MI -- Powerhouse bluegrass band, Detour, begins the new year with a bang as chart success for their album, A Better Place continues to pour in. This stellar project is currently: #10 on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album Chart; appears on Bluegrass Today’s Top Favorite Albums of 2012 by David Morris; is #3 on WYCO Radio’s The Bluegrass Express Top 20 Songs for 2012; and one of Prescription Bluegrass’ Top 15 CDS of 2012. "Frankly, this band just blew us away,” said Brian McNeal of Prescription Bluegrass.

New Bluegrass Music Single by Marty Raybon and Full Circle

Marty RaybonRural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the new Bluegrass single, “That Janie Baker” by Marty Raybon & Full Circle released this week to radio via the label’s Fresh Cut & Key Tracks CD and at song appears on Marty’s straight-up new Bluegrass album, The Back Forty, releasing in March celebrating his 40 years entertaining audiences around the world.

First Single, “Run Secretariat Run" By Dale Pyatt Released To Radio

Dale PyattNashville, TN -- Award-winning singer-songwriter, Dale Pyatt has released the first single, “Run Secretariat Run” to radio. The song was written by Dale Pyatt and Charlie Hall and is now available to radio stations at Dale Pyatt, the album, is now available for digital purchase at CD Baby and the physical version is set for release on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

Mark Newton and Steve Thomas Sign with Pinecastle Records

RebornColumbus, NC -- Pinecastle Records is proud to announce that it has signed Mark Newton and Steve Thomas to its roster. Their debut album is titled Reborn and will be released on April 9, 2013. With the two banded together, the "sideman" becomes a "frontman," and the "frontman" becomes a "partner." Both men are native Virginians who both struck out seperately in the music business decades ago, with both having completely different experiences. Now that both of their paths have converged, they are eager to blend their various musical flavors together to share with bluegrass and Americana fans everywhere. They are joined by bass player Matt Wallace who rounds out the trio that will be touring the country.

Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band Bring Bluegrass Sound to “White Swan”

Susie Glaze and The Hilonesome Band“Fate gave the word...” Stories of tragedy and transcendence ~ the overpowering confrontation with one’s destiny ~ the sweet pathos in finding love and growing older ~ this is the human condition that gave rise to the urge to create folk songs from the earliest ages of human history. Susie Glaze comments, "This is the most truly collaborative work I’ve ever released. The fine players of the Hilonesome Band and I have created these songs together and on this album you hear their voices alongside my own." The new album, White Swan, has an anticipated release date of March 19, 2013.

Cumberland River’s “Justified" on New Album

JustifiedNashville, TN -- Justified: Music From The Original Television Series, releasing January 8, 2013 on Madison Gate Records, features a collection of 13 hand-selected and fan-favorite songs from the Sony Pictures Television/FX Productions original series, Justified. The album includes the main title theme “Long Hard Times To Come,” an original recording of “Stand By Your Man” by Beverley Staunton, songs by Dave Alvin, Rural Rhythm Records' artist Cumberland River’s (“Justified”) and more. The digital album is available now for pre-order on iTunes. Season 4 of this hit TV show starring Timothy Olyphant premieres on the FX Network on January 8, 2013 at 10pm PT/ET.

Bo Isaac and Rounders Latest Album “Dollar” Out

DollarNashville, TN -- Bluegrass vocalist and guitarist Bo Isaac released his new album, Dollar, last November. Joined on Dollar by his band of Rounders, Bo has created an album inspired by the combination of traditional Bluegrass instrumentation and overcoming emotional hardships we grapple with daily. align=

Volume Five Due to Release New Album, "Run," Next Month

Volume Five"Rich Man's Daughter", the brand new single from the upcoming project by Mississippi-based Volume Five, was released to radio programmers last October. The new CD titled Run is the band's third on the Mountain Fever Records label and is expected for release this February. Visit the band's website to hear what this exciting bluegrass band has to offer.

Bluegrass Music Group Nu-Blu Sends Christmas Greetings

Nu-BluNu-Blu wants to take a moment and thank everyone for all the support and prayers while they were on tour this year. The group says, "We are currently in the studio recording our newest Bluegrass CD to be released this spring! We hope that each and every one of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"

The Stonemans Release The Stoneman Tradition

The Stoneman TraditionPatsy Stoneman once said that as long as there was a Stoneman able to play music, they would be out there picking, singing and fulfilling their destiny. This project, their second for Patuxent, made in May 2012, proves her point. The surviving sisters-eighty-seven year-old Patsy and her septuagenarian sisters Donna and Veronica (Roni), demonstrate that they continue to have the touch when it comes to their brand of bluegrass.

Scott Brannon - Your Old Standby

Your Old StandbyScott Brannon has been singing these songs since the time he could talk. Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, he grew up listening to his father's bluegrass and country albums since before he could remember. Hank Williams and Reno & Smiley were his father's favorites, and thus became his favorites too. An early opportunity to see Charlie Moore and The Dixie Partners added another hero to the list.

James Reams and The Barnstormers Celebrate 20 Years with Free Album

Barnstormin' CoverJames Reams & The Barnstormers have just released a free digital version of their 2001 CD, Barnstormin’ as a thank you to fans throughout the 20 years that James Reams has been a bandleader. Just go to


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