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New Grammy Category for Americana Roots Music

Grammy AwardThe Americana Music Association applauds the Recording Academy® for adding a new category - Best American Roots Music Performance, an artist’s award - to the American Roots Music Field for the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards. The new category will give Americana, and other roots music artists, a home for the recognition of their work. The new category compliments previously created categories including Best American Roots Music Song, Best Americana Album, Best Bluegrass Album, Best Blues Album, Best Folk Album and Best Regional Roots Album.

Old Buck's Appalachian Roots

Old Buck coverA collaboration of four red-hot players, Old Buck makes its home at the convergence of Southern old time and bluegrass traditions, making music that “just feels right.” With the talents of Riley Baugus, Debra Clifford, Sabra Guzmán, and Emily Schaad, this all-star stringband combines a love of old time traditions with a fresh new take – plenty of singing, layered arrangements, and influences from punk to vintage Americana to gospel. While the players overlapped in their interests and projects prior to forming Old Buck, the band itself was born as one of those edge-of-your-seat, time-of-your-life jam sessions that take flight and never quite come back down. Now the band has poured all that passion and enthusiasm into their debut self-titled album. With each member an acclaimed artist in their own right, it’s no exaggeration to say that Old Buck is a supergroup of Southern roots musicians.

“Dunrobin Place” Due for Release November 19

Dunrobin PlaceRecently described as “A Musical Phenomenon…Passion and Flair That Belies His Tender Years” (Travelling Folk, BBC Scotland), twenty two year old Matheu Watson’s eagerly awaited second solo album Dunrobin Place will be released on the 19th of November 2012. Having recently contributed as key soloist to the soundtrack of the Disney/Pixar smash-hit “Brave”, Matheu has had an incredible couple years since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album.

Pop-Bluegrass Duo, Madison Violet, Announce 'The Good in Goodbye' and U.S. Tour

Madison VioletFinding the good in goodbye is always bittersweet. JUNO nominated roots duo Madison Violet (Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac) can attest to that with their latest release, The Good in Goodbye. An album born from their growth, both together and apart, The Good in Goodbye is an open diary of their personal and professional experiences together as friends and musicians, two very unique relationships that affect each other in profound ways.

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