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Joe Bevins, The Tower Street Stringband Featured at Heartwood

Joe BevinsThe Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Youth Music Series concert on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. The concert will feature the Tower Street Stringband. The Crooked Road Music Series features youth music performers, as well as showcasing venues of the Crooked Road region. Heartwood features open jams on the 1st, 3rd, (and 5th) Thursday of every month. A complete schedule for the music series is available on The Crooked Road website at www.thecrookedroad.org.

AirPlay Direct Partners with ArtistWorks for Music Lessons

AirPlay Direct & ArtistWorksAirPlay Direct is proud to announce their new partnership with ArtistWorks and its Video Exchange™ Feedback music lessons. ArtistWorks is the world's leading provider of online music schools and its Video Exchange Accelerated Learning platform enables anyone to learn one-on-one, online from world renowned performers all from the comfort of their own home.

How Country Stars Build Their Road Crews

CMA Close Up/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Mark Crawford
Country Music wouldn’t be where it is today without great artists. But those stars couldn’t grow their audiences without virtuoso road crews. In many ways, the road crew is just as important a part of the tour as the performer. As Chris Cagle put it, “Everyone is pretty much part of the band. We’re all in it together. If the front-house guy has a bad day, no matter how well the band plays, we suck. If the monitor engineer is off, we can’t hear ourselves play and we’re off. Everybody is vital. We’re all part of the team.

Layne Publications Announces Release of Mountain Dew Banjo tab and Jam Track

Layne PublicationsSimpsonville, SC -- Layne Publications, the leader in banjo tabs, mandolin tabs and bluegrass instruction, has recently announced the release of their newest tab and jam track for banjo, mandolin and guitar. The Mountain Dew banjo tab is professionally written and recorded by Jordan Layne Bourland, founder and president of Layne Publications.

California Banjo Extravaganza with Bill Keith, Alan Munde, Bill Evans Nov 16-18

Bill Keith, Alan Munde & Bill EvansBluegrass music banjo artist/instructor/composer Bill Evans wants to let you know about three northern California concerts and an afternoon of workshops featuring banjo legends Bill Keith & Alan Munde, along with Bill that is happening November 16-18 in northern California.

Music Artists and Financial Insecurity

Medical BillsRecently, there have been a lot of benefit concerts for artists who have come down with disease, traumatic injuries and other expensive health or family issues. In almost every case, the artist has no medical insurance to cover their care. Yes, insurance is expensive but, so is going without it. What does this do to the family when the money runs out? What about their homes? What about their future? What about themselves?

Boston Bluegrass Union 1st Annual Jam'n Weekend- November 16-18

BBU JamThe Boston Bluegrass Union is pleased to present the 1st Annual Jam’n Weekend November 16-18, 2012 at the historic Colonial Inn in Concord, MA. Jam all weekend long or attend instructor-led jams and free workshops (with your paid registration). The Jam'n Weekend will be dedicated to bluegrass music!

Scholarships Available to Pete Wernick’s Advanced Banjo Camp

Pete (Dr. Banjo) WernickPete Wernick announces the availability of two scholarships to his 2013 Advanced Banjo Camp, January 21-26 in Boulder, Colorado. The camp is geared to players in performing bands and focuses on tone, timing, “believability”, creativity, band dynamics, and performance. The scholarships are intended for pickers who would need financial help to attend the camp.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to Spotlight Bakersfield Sound

The Bakersfield SoundNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will shine a spotlight on its exhibition The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, with several special programs on November 10-11. Highlights include a family program in which kids will create an art project inspired by Bakersfield Sound stage wear and instruments; a songwriter session with Buddy Mize; and an interview with Buck Owens family members Buddy Alan, John Owens, Mel Owens and Michael Owens (including a brief performance by Alan), all on Saturday, November 10.

ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass Says Learn Bluegrass Online From a Pro

Artistworks Academy of BluegrassSince ArtistWorks launched the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass in 2010, thousands of bluegrass hobbyists, pros and absolute beginners have discovered the most effective way to learn guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, double bass and Dobro online.

It's Time for the Bluegrass Museum Fall Saturday Lessons Program

Saturday Lessons ProgramOwensboro, KY -- It's time for the Fall Semester of the Saturday Lessons Program, Kentucky BlueGrass AllStars! The International Bluegrass Music Museum encourages you to enroll in this exciting and affordable educational program brought to you by your museum. This Semester we will feature a new course called Bluegrass Boot Camp! Classes start next Saturday, October 20.

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Present Bluegrass in the Schools

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Schools ProgramTeachers for a Day Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike visited the schools in Winchester, TN on October 5th to teach about the history of Bluegrass music. She was doing this program, sponsored by the South Jackson Civic Center, to introduce bluegrass music to the students. Award winning vocalist, Valerie is a lifetime member of the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

Pete's November Jam Camp in Boulder ... Special Discount Offer

Pete (Dr. Banjo) WernickNiwot, CO -- Pete (Dr. Banjo) Wernick's Bluegrass Jam Camp Nov. 9-11 (for pickers of all instruments) in Boulder is right around the corner. This camp is geared to the needs of novice pickers as well as those of experienced jammers. There's no camp like it anywhere! You will be jamming the first morning!

Valerie Smith to Perform for South Jackson Educational Outreach Series

Valerie SmithValerie Smith this coming week will appearing at the South Jackson Civic Center, first on Friday morning for Winchester, TN schools for educational purposes, then Valerie and her band will be performing at the South Jackson Civic Center in Tulllahoma, TN, Saturday evening at 7:30 PM. She's bold, bright and just boiling over with energy and excitement to spare, She's one of the genre's few true divas and you'll never get her mixed up with anyone else! The Educational Outreach Series offers quality programming at affordable prices for schools. Through study guides and discussions, we hope to develop critical thinking skills.

Prescription Bluegrass and Red Desert Violin Offer Free Fiddle Lesson

Prescription Bluegrass and Red Desert ViolinsPrescription Bluegrass and Red Desert Violin are excited to announce an absolutely FREE beginning fiddle lesson for bluegrass fans. “We realize that many folks may have wanted to learn a bluegrass instrument for quite some time but have been intimidated by myths about the difficulty of learning,” said Brian McNeal, host of the Prescription Bluegrass radio program.

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