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All Woman Loose Strings Band to Bluegrass Up Carter Fold

Loose Strings Bluegrass BandSaturday, March 24th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a bluegrass concert by the Loose Strings Band. The Loose Strings Band is an all women band, five members ranging in age from fifteen to twenty three years of age from Galax, Virginia. The band has been together for nine years, playing at bluegrass conventions, special events, ceremonies, and festivals. They are well-known in the Blueridge Mountains and beyond for their nice blend of tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms. Their style is also unique in that they all play an instrument and sing. The band has been well supported and embraced by many through the years.

Della Mae Announce Spring Up Tour Featuring Special Guests

Della MaeNashville, TN -- Since forming in Boston in 2009, Nashville-based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprised of some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond. The GRAMMY-nominated outfit have announced spring tour dates, and have invited some of their favorite acts to guest appear including Phoebe Hunt, Nels Andrew, Only Lonesome, Ana Egge, Barnstar, and Danny Barnes. A list of dates is below.

Dailey & Vincent to Honor Man in Black

Dailey & VincentGrand Ole Opry Stars Dailey & Vincent will join an amazing cast in paying tribute to The Man in Black on Johnny Cash: Forever Words. In addition to Dailey & Vincent, the album (scheduled for release April 6) will also feature Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss & Union Station, John Mellencamp, and more.

SteelDrivers and Bluegrass Underground Celebrate 10 Years of Music

The SteelDriversNashville, TN -- Grammy® award winning band The SteelDrivers will perform at The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee on August 17. The underground "performance hall," known as The Cave, will host Bluegrass Underground's 10th anniversary celebration, along with The SteelDrivers' own milestone of 10 strong years of highly acclaimed albums with numerous awards. Doors open at 6 p.m. with show time at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.

Whitetop Mountain Band Returns to Carter Fold March 10th

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band's members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region's style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There's everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s.

Peter Rowan's Twang & Groove Featuring Bobby Black to Play Osher Marin JCC

Peter RowanSan Rafael, CA -- Two amazing music legends will take the stage when Peter Rowan's Twang & Groove Featuring Bobby Black performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Osher Marin JCC. Grammy-award winning Peter Rowan returns to the Center with a collaboration of bluegrass luminaries featuring Bobby Black on pedal steel. This evening offers two legends for the price of one. Fabulous, original and traditional bluegrass music with vibrant harmonies. Concessions include light snacks, beer & wine for 21+. Reserved Table & General Admission options.

ROMP Fest Announces Additions to 2018 Lineup

Romp Fest 2018Owensboro, KY -- ROMP Fest, produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky, is pleased to release lineup additions for its 15th annual festival, including Leftover Salmon, The Travelin' McCourys, the Jeff Austin Band, and Michael Daves featuring Tony Trischka. The four-day music, camping, and art festival will take place June 27-30, 2018 in Owensboro's Yellow Creek Park.

The Cabin Creek Boys at Carter Family Fold Feb 24th

The Cabin Creek BoysSaturday, February 24th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Cabin Creek Boys. The Cabin Creek Boys play old time hillbilly music from the mountains of southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina, performing at area festivals, fiddlers' conventions, square dances, and other community events. Led by multi-instrumentalist husband and wife duo Chris and Erika Testerman of Lansing, North Carolina, the band also includes Jackson Cunningham of Grant, Virginia, on guitar; Trish Kilby Fore of Galax, Virginia, on clawhammer banjo; and Jerry Steinberg of Salem,Virginia, on the upright bass.

DelFest Announces Additions to 2018 Lineup

DelFest 2018Nashville, TN -- DelFest, produced by McCoury Music & High Sierra Music, is pleased to announce the following lineup additions to the 11th annual DelFest, which takes place May 24-27 at the beautiful Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland. The thirteen acts announced today, paired with the festival’s initial lineup, solidify DelFest as the premier live music event for fans whose musical tastes span the width of bluegrass, Americana, and improvisation-- fitting considering its namesake, Del McCoury, is the patriarch of the modern day string band.

MerleFest to Visit Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Birthplace of Country Music MuseumBristol, TN/VA -- MerleFest, the popular music festival founded by the legendary Doc Watson and presented by Window World, offers music lovers a sneak peek of this spring's festival when MerleFest on the Road tours throughout the Southeast. The tour will make a stop at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Performers on the lineup include two acts that have appeared at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion: The Way Down Wanderers and The Barefoot Movement. Singer-songwriter and guitar champion Andy May will also perform. The Bristol stop will be part of the Birthplace of Country Music's 1927 Society Concert Series.

BBU's Joe Val Festival February 16-18, 2018

The Gibson BrothersBoston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) will hold their 33rd annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival February 16-18, 2018 at the Sheraton Framingham in Framingham, MA. Year after year, this nationally acclaimed celebration of bluegrass music continues to win new converts while delighting seasoned fans. They have a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. Their 2006 event won the coveted “Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Glen Harlow and North Fork at Carter Fold Saturday

Glen HarlowHiltons, VA --
Saturday, January 27th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass and old time music by Glen Harlow and North Fork. Glen Harlow has been singing and playing music since early childhood, learning to sing gospel music from his mother and father. He is a studio musician and a veteran of many Mountain Empire bluegrass and acoustic groups.

Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express at Carter Family Fold

Jonah Riddle and Carolina ExpressSaturday, January 20th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express. Carolina Express was formed by brothers Jonah and Grayson Riddle. Jonah is 18, and Grayson is 13. Growing up in the mountains of western North Carolina, Jonah has been playing the banjo for several years. From the first time he picked up the instrument, he fell in love. He started out playing at church three times a week.

Luthiers Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson BCM Museum Jan. 26

Jayne Henderson and Wayne HendersonBristol, VA/TN -- Friday, January 26 at 7pm the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will host an evening of stories and music with luthiers Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson. Jayne will give a talk on her road to becoming a luthier, learning from her father Wayne, and the innovations in eco-sustainability she is bringing to the craft. She will also present a brief demonstration showing some of the tools, woods, and techniques she uses. After the talk and demo, Wayne will give a short performance playing some of Jayne’s instruments for the audience.

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny at Carter Fold

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow HootenannyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a concert of old time music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny is a seven-piece, old-time string band from Rover, Tennessee, with musical influences by the Carter Family, Gid Tanner, Uncle Dave Macon, the Coon Creek Girls and many other old-time bands from year's past. Band members emanate from the Williams and Derryberry Families. Uncle Shuffelo (Keith Williams) plays banjo. Austin Derryberry, age 19, plays fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar, and harmonica. Brian Derryberry plays upright bass. Conner Derryberry, age 11, plays the banjo, bones and spoons. Emma Jean Williams plays autoharp and jug. Megan Williams, age 22, plays washboard and kazoo. Courtney Williams, age 20, plays guitar, banjo, ukulele and tuba.


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