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Noam Pikelny's "Universal Favorite" Released

Universal FavoriteNashville, TN -- Universal Favorite, the fourth solo album by renowned Punch Brothers banjoist Noam Pikelny, was released today. While Pikelny, a seven-time Grammy nominee best known for his work as a founding member of Punch Brothers, has three previous solo efforts, Universal Favorite is truly his solo debut.

Noam Pikelny & Danny Paisley Highlight IBMM Spring Concert Series

The International Bluegrass Music MuseumOwensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum announced the lineup for their spring 2017 benefit concert series. The series includes six shows beginning February 17 and running through April 28. This season’s lineup includes award-winning and nationally recognized artists. The series kicks-off February 17 with Lexington, KY based group, The Wooks, who will also make their first ROMP festival debut this June.

Noam Pikelny's Musical Manifesto “Universal Favorite” Due March 3

Universal FavoriteNashville, TN -- On March 3, banjoist Noam Pikelny - considered by many to be the finest of his generation, will release Universal Favorite, his Rounder debut. While Pikelny, a seven-time Grammy nominee best known for his work as a founding member of Punch Brothers, has three previous solo efforts, Universal Favorite is truly his solo debut. The new release features only the man himself. He recorded the album live in the studio without accompaniment, coaxing a wide array of sounds and colors out of his instruments, and for the very first time, he also sings, revealing a resonant baritone that conveys humor and melancholy in equal measure.

Hot Rize to Headline 20th Annual 4 Corners Folk Fest

Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the TrailblazersPagosa Springs, CO -- It didn’t take long after Tim O’Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, and Charles Sawtelle first appeared onstage together in 1978 for the bluegrass music world to realize that the Colorado band, Hot Rize, was something special. By the time they bowed off the stage as a full-time act in 1990, they’d not only climbed to the top of that world as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s very first Entertainers of the Year, but their stature was recognized across the board, with a nomination for a then-new bluegrass Grammy, a four-star album review in Rolling Stone, tours across four continents, and a legion of up-and-coming, broad-minded young musicians learning their songs and singing their praises.

Banjoist Noam Pikelny Reinterprets Classic Bluegrass Album

Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill MonroeNashville, TN -- Widely known for his work in cutting-edge string band music as a founding member of Punch Brothers, Grammy-nominated Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians. Already praised as “a player of unlimited range and astonishing precision” by comedian/banjoist Steve Martin, Pikelny now presents his new concept album, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe (October 1st), a unique interpretation of traditional Bluegrass through a bold, complete adaptation of one of the most influential instrumental bluegrass music records of all-time. Joining Pikelny on this tour de force project are the finest instrumentalists in bluegrass: Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Bryan Sutton (guitar), Ronnie McCoury (mandolin), and Mike Bub (bass). Listen to the track "Big Sandy River" here.

Noam Pikelny to Deliver Keynote Address at IBMA World of Bluegrass 2013

Noam PikelnyNashville, TN (July 25, 2013) —Renowned banjoist Noam Pikelny will deliver the keynote address during International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass 2013 event, which takes place September 24-28 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

New York Banjo Summit Returns for October 2013 Tour

New York Banjo Summit 2013Many of the world’s most influential bluegrass banjo players – all with ties to New York - will reunite to perform a “Banjo Summit” in a limited concert tour of the East Coast in October 2013. The tour, coordinated by “The Egg” Performing Arts Center in Albany, NY, follows the success of its Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 runs to play 11 shows from October 2 through 13.

Banjos and Grammys Make For a Good Time

Mumford & Sons: BabelSpring Valley, CA -- The 2013 Grammy Award Nominations were announced on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 and proves the fact that the banjo has gone mainstream. Deering Artists were nominated in 13 different categories - including such major categories as Album of the Year and Best Rock Song. Deering Banjo Artists nominated were Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, The Avett Brothers, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Noam Pikelny, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Stephen Wade.

Compass Records Receives 2 Bluegrass Album GRAMMY Nominations

Special Consensus and Noam PikelnyNashville, TN -- Compass Records recording artists received two out of the five nominations in the category of Best Bluegrass Album during last night’s Recording Academy announcement for the 55th Annual GRAMMY awards. Albums nominated include banjo virtuoso Noam Pikelny’s dynamic solo album Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail and Special Conensus’ critically acclaimed Scratch Gravel Road. The awards will be held on February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live at 8/7c on CBS.

The New York Banjo Summit Pickers to Tour in January

NY Banjo Summit TourMany of the world’s most influential five-string banjo players – all with ties to New York State - will re-unite to perform a “Banjo Summit” in a limited five-concert tour of the East Coast from January 16-20. 2013. The New York Banjo Summit featuring Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Eric Weissberg, Richie Stearns and Noam Pikelny will bour the northeast this January.

Noam Pikelny Announced Second Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail Tour

Beat The Devil and Carry A RailBanjo artist Noam Pikelny has announced a series of solo Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail shows. This series will primarily focust on venues west of the Mississippi River.

Noam and Friends Tour Starts Has Begun

Beat The Devil and Carry A RailNoam Pikelny's tour for his outstanding new release, Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail began in Lexington, Kentucky yesterday. Undeniably the next big thing to happen to the 5-string banjo, and member of Grammy-nominated Punch Brothers, Noam Pikelny helped to broaden the awareness of the banjo in the mainstream -- with Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail.

Noam Pikelny Achieves Billboard Chart Position with 'Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail'

Beat The Devil and Carry A RailUndeniably the next big thing to happen to the 5-string banjo, and member of Grammy-nominated Punch Brothers, Noam Pikelny has helped to broaden the awareness of the banjo in the mainstream -- with new album Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail debuting this week at the #27 slot on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart.

Noam Pikelny presents 'Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail' on Compass Records

Beat The Devil and Carry a RailThe long awaited second album from Punch Brothers' banjoist and winner of the 2010 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Album features: Jerry Douglas, Aoife O'Donovan, Tim O'Brien, Steve Martin, Bryan Sutton and Chris Thile. Free Download of "Jim Thompson's Horse" Available on NoamPikelny.com.

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