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Playing On The Planet Invites You to Preview New Album

Fletcher Bright and Lisa JacobiIn a generous move this week, Playing On The Planet has offered ALL the songs on its new album as FREE digital downloads via their website at http://PlayingOnThePlanet.com. The free downloads will go away the moment the physical CDs are made available in April, so you’ll want to jump on this. The band asks that radio programmers who prefer digital downloads to hold off until mid-April when the new album will be made available through Airplay Direct.

Song of the Mountains to Headline The Roys

The RoysMarion, VA -- The Roys will headline the Lincoln Theatre’s award winning Song of the Mountains public television concert series taping on Saturday, November 9th in Marion, Virginia. After years of hard work, siblings Lee and Elaine Roy have firmly established themselves as one of the pre-eminent acts in Bluegrass today. As The Roys they bring immaculate harmonies, impeccable musicianship and strong songwriting to their music, combining a traditional vocal styling with a progressive instrumental attitude to enchant fans around the world.

Bill Evans & Fletcher Bright Make Fine Times at Fletcher's House

Bill Evans and Fletcher Bright“You can’t go wrong if you play it right.” These simple but profound words were spoken years ago by the Cajun duo Octa Clark and Hector Duhon, but they fit the mind of 81-year old fiddler Fletcher Bright perfectly. For over seventy years, Fletcher’s been fiddling up a storm in his home state of Tennessee. He was there when Arthur Smith’s 78 rpm records were the hottest fiddling around. He was there when bluegrass was perfected by the Monroe/Flatt/Scruggs trinity. He was there studying when newcomers like Mark O’Connor and Byron Berline revolutionized the bluegrass violin. He was there when another new generation, led by The Punch Brothers, again redefined bluegrass, and he was an inspiration to a young Noam Pikelny. And he’s here now, 13 years into a new century as bluegrass has attained a greater grip on the American cultural mainstream than ever. But let the generations come and go, let time roll on by, Fletcher Bright won’t change his course. He’ll keep steering his riverboat fiddling straight ahead, taking time to explore some of the many divergent streams of American fiddle traditions, but never veering too far from the main current of bluegrass fiddle that he’s been navigating all the way from the original source of the music.

“Fine Times At Fletcher's House” by Fletcher Bright & Bill Evans Due Tuesday

Fine Times at Fletcher's HouseThe new CD release "Fine Times At Fletcher's House: Fiddle and Banjo Music from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee," with legendary Chattanooga, Tennessee fiddler Fletcher Bright and banjo artist, historian and educator Bill Evans. Fletcher and Bill recorded sixteen just fiddle and banjo tracks in December 2012, featuring both well-known and obscure numbers from bluegrass and old-time fiddling traditions.

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