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Fiddler Josh Greene Joins Fret High

Josh GreeneFret High proud to announce the addition of Josh Greene on fiddle and vocals. He lives in the Monroe, NC area and besides playing music Josh teaches Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar and Bass. Josh has worked with James King Band, Larry Stephenson and Darin and Brooke Aldridge. Josh's first show will be at The Coot Williams Festival this Saturday in Cherryville, NC

Cory Piatt Joins Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Band Lineup

Cory PiattThe young bluegrass band making headlines everywhere they go, The Sleep Man Banjo Boys, have announced that Cory Piatt will be joing the group as their permanent mandolin player. The band's announcement says, "He is an amazing addition to the band, and we’re so excited. Please give him a warm welcome!"

Sideline Last Minute Addition to Gettysburg Lineup

SidelineGettysburg, PA -- The all-star band, Sideline was added to the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival lineup last week. Sideline, with Steve Dilling (banjo/vocals), Skip Cherryholmes (guitar/vocals), Darrell Webb (mandolin/vocals), Justen Haynes (fiddle) and Jason Moore (bass) will perform on Thursday, August 15, at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Kim Robbins Announces Josh Woods as New Banjo Player

Josh WoodsNashville, TN -- Kim Robins is proud to announce the hiring of Josh Woods as the new banjo player for the 40 Years Late band. Josh currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Katie and is employed by SafeCare. Josh was first exposed to bluegrass music after hearing Tom Holt and the Boys from Indiana as a young boy. He explains “the music made my hairs stand up.” Josh immediately began playing bass then quickly switched to guitar. Because the chord changes and playing lead came so natural, he also began playing mandolin and banjo. Josh states “it is such an honor to be a member of 40 Years Late. Kim’s music is a breath of fresh air and I am excited to be a part of it.”

Dave Adkins & Republik Steele Join Mountain Fever Roster

Dave Adkins & Republik SteelMountain Fever Records is proud to announce they have signed Dave Adkins & Republik Steele to the label. The band made the official announcement during their appearance on the WSM Radio Station Inn Sessions in Nashville, Tenn. A new single will be released this fall with the highly anticipated new album releasing early next year. The project will be co-produced by Aaron Ramsey of the band Mountain Heart and Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records.

Jeff Clair Signs with Lonesome Day Records

Jeff ClairLonesome Day Records is proud to announce that we have signed Jeff Clair. No stranger to the bluegrass stage Jeff has toured with some of bluegrass music's biggest acts such as Dave Evans & River Bend, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Wendy Miller & Country Grass, and even appeared on stage with the great Dr. Ralph Stanley. In late 2012 Jeff decided it was time to step out on his own, assemble his new band, Half Past Lonesome, and release his debut album They Called Him Jesus, a self released album that is still getting airplay around the world.

Wildfire to Showcase at IBMA with New Member Chris Davis

Chris DavisThe Bluegrass Music group, Wildfire commented this month "master musician Chris Davis has been a friend for many years. Now, we are honored to call him a band mate!" Chris has joined the band and is expected to be peforming with the group at the World of Bluegrass artist showcases later this year. Wildfire has been selected for the showcase program. Wildfire is a bluegrass band with smokin' hot instrumentals and soul meltin' vocals. Chris will certainly contribute with his solid artistry.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Sign with Pinecastle Records

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadNashville, TN -- Bluegrass crowd-pleasers, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road is happy to announce their recent signing with legendary label, Pinecastle Records. The band's new single, All We Ever Do is Say Goodbye, is now available on AirPlay Direct and will be featured on their upcoming, self-titled album to be released on September 10, 2013.

Andy Hatfield Joins Bluegrass Express

Bluegrass ExpressBluegrass Express of northwestern Illinios is excited to welcome multi-instrumentalist Andy Hatfield to the band on mandolin and guitar. Andy was the 2011 National Flatpicking Guitar Champion at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. He also took second place in the mandolin contest at the 2012 Walnut Valley Festival, after a third place finish in the mandolin contest the year before. Andy has been an instructor at Steve Kaufman's Gold Award winning Acoustic Kamp. "Andy is a fantastic musician, and we're looking forward to playing a lot of great music with him."

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Make Welcome Blake Pitney

Blake PitneyThe Sleepy Man Banjo Boys bluegrass music group has announced the addition of 20-year old Blake Pitney on Bass. The band says, "Blake is equally talented on both acoustic and electric bass, and we’re really excited to have him traveling with us!" Part of the welcome was that the band said if they received likes on their page, they would post a photo of Blake in a white tuxedo. Well, visit their site to view the pic and go ahead and add them to your "Liked" pages too.

Award-winning Fiddler Michael Cleveland Signs to Compass Records

Michael ClevelandNashville, TN -- Compass Records is proud to welcome renowned fiddler Michael Cleveland to its roster of bluegrass artists. Says Michael of the signing, “I'm so excited to be working with everyone at Compass Records! I think this opportunity will help introduce our music to people that might not have heard us before, and also keep our long-time fan base coming back for more.” He and the band have plans to begin work on a new album this fall.

Banjo Player Joe Dean Joins Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Joe DeanBanjo player Joe Dean has joined the ranks of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Joe was asked to be a part of the Quicksilver lineup last year and the move is now official. A talented musician, vocalist and songwriter, he will become the newest member of this legendary group.left

Reno and Harrell Sign with John Boy & Billy Records

Reno and Harrell Sign with John Boy & Billy RecordsJohn Boy & Billy, Inc. adds to its roster of Bluegrass artists, with the signing of Reno & Harrell to the label. They join artist Terry Baucom, who has just finished a new recording for the label. Related to the bluegrass legends of the folk music and bluegrass era of the '60s, the now grown offspring are carrying on the bluegrass music tradition.

Delta Reign to be Represented by Dendler Management Agency

Delta ReignDayton, Ohio - Dendler Management Agency is proud to announce the addition of bluegrass music group Delta Reign to their growing roster of artists for exclusive representation. Formed in the fall of 2004 by husband and wife team Pat and Benita Murphy, Alabama-based Delta Reign considers themselve’s just a bit different from the norm.

Young Banjoist Daniel Patrick Joins The Roys

Daniel Patrick18-year old Daniel Patrick will join the award-winning The Roys on stage for the first time in Auburn, AL at the University Station Bluegrass Festival (May 30-31). Starting out his music career at age three, Daniel Patrick has been around the music all his life. Blessed with a wonderful family he has played professionally as “The Daniel Patrick and Family” Bluegrass and Gospel band for 11 years. Now at the age of 18, Daniel is looking to take a bigger step in his career.

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