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5th Annual Bluegrass for Babies Concert Returns to Sawyer Point

Bluegrass for Babies 2013Cincinnati, OH -- On Saturday, September 21, Bluegrass for Babies returns to Sawyer Point for its 5th annual Bluegrass for Babies benefit concert. Running from 3-9pm, the concert will feature performances by some of the region’s top bluegrass bands, plenty of family-friendly activities, a variety of vendors, local and organic concessions and more.

Jeanne Jolly, The Outliers Headline Mariposa Music Festival Benefitting Austic Children

The OutliersCary, NC -- The Mariposa School for Children with Autism announces The Mariposa Music Festival, featuring headline act, Jeanne Jolly, plus performances by local bluegrass favorites The Outliers, and rock groups; Terry Anderson and the OAK Team, A City Apart, Mind the Gap, and Ira Planner and the Rank Outsiders. Eight musical acts will be performing at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 27th to benefit children with autism.

Nurturing Children and Music -- Making it Work

Sleepy Man Banjo BoysI've watched many youngster grow within the music biz and it has been exciting to watch them evolve into some of today's top artists. I followed a young boy playing mandolin when the instrument was much bigger than himself and a young fiddler playing the local and regional festivals and both are tops in their field today. I've watched while some succeed and others do not. I've seen top talent go nowhere and seen others get well into the popularity ring. The dynamics of what works and what doesn't could take volumes to cover in depth.

Astrograss - The Power of Imagination, Bluegrass Style for Kids

The Colored Pencil FactoryBrooklyn, NY -- With a nine year track record of mixing authentic bluegrass, down-home humor, and original, progressive songwriting, NYC's premier bluegrass band for all ages, Astrograss, pulls out all the stops with the October 16 release of their third CD, The Colored Pencil Factory (Smoggy Borough Records, $15.00, for all ages, run time 49 minutes.

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