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The Music of Bill Monroe with Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, The Travelin’ McCourys

Bill MonroeWilmington, NC -- Legendary bluegrass masters Peter Rowan, Tony Rice and The Travelin' McCourys pay homage to the undisputed "Father of Bluegrass" Bill Monroe. Few artists can claim to have created a genre all their own, but Kentucky-born musician Bill Monroe (Sep. 13, 1911 – Sep. 9, 1996) did exactly that when he added North Carolina banjo prodigy Earl Scruggs to his traditional stringband in 1945. Known as the Blue Grass Boys, Monroe and Scruggs, alongside singer/guitarist Lester Flatt, fiddler Chubby Wise and bassist Howard Watts, forged new ground, not only creating an entirely unique genre of American music, but forever changing the course of American rock-and-roll with one of their most famous songs, "Blue Moon of Kentucky" - an early hit for an up-and-coming young musician named Elvis Presley.

Deering Banjos and Sixthman - An Aquatic Bluegrass Music Collaboration

Mountain Song at SeaAtlanta GA/Spring Valley, CA -- September 18th, 2012 - Acclaimed banjo manufacturer Deering Banjos and Sixthman, industry pioneer of the music festival at sea concept, today announced a strategic partnership that combines best in class banjo content and knowledge with Sixthman's newest sea-based music festival, Mountain Song at Sea, to give consumers of both brands an opportunity to experience the best of bluegrass. The partnership will help fans discover The Mountain Song at Sea music festival and give attendees access to Deering Banjo's renowned instruments while sailing to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

Mountain Song at Sea Announces Official Schedule for Inaugural Bluegrass Festival

Mountain Song At SeaNashville, TN -- Mountain Song is calling “all aboard” the cruise ship making bluegrass waves from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Feb. 1-4, 2013. In addition to the Steep Canyon Rangers, the lineup also boasts the Punch Brothers, David Grisman Sextet, Del McCoury Band, Tim O'Brien & Bryan Sutton, Shannon Whitworth, Deadly Gentlemen, The Kruger Brothers, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Della Mae, Town Mountain, Mandolin Orange and more.

Bluegrass Music Artists Support Suwannee Valley Flood Jam

Flood JamLive Oak, FL -- The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and the promoters who do Springfest, Magnolia Fest, Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival and Blackwater Music Festival have started the Suwannee Music Foundation, a not-for-profit to help the flood victims of Suwannee Valley in Suwannee, columbia and Hamilton Counties.

The 39th Telluride Bluegrass Festival Begins Today

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2012The Summer Solstice and the 39th Telluride Bluegrass officially begins today. Yesterday afternoon Greensky Bluegrass and Della Mae with special guest Peter Rowan took the stage at Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village for the 4th Annual FirstGrass show. This free show begins the official music of the their gathering of Festivarian Nation in Telluride.

'Bluegrass' A Collection of Today's Bluegrass Music Stars Comes May 22nd

BluegrassA new album simply titled Bluegrass will be released May 22nd on Putumayo Records. The album will feature a broad sampling of some of the finest bluegrass artists including Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, Andrea Zonn with Alison Brown, Frank Solivan, Peter Rowan, James Alan Shelton, Crooked Still, The Seldom Scene, Uncle Earl, and Town Mountain. This will be the label's first venture into the world of bluegrass music. Bluegrass would make a fine introductory sampler for those seeking to hear what the genre is all about.img src=

Putumayo Presents 'Bluegrass' A Collection of Today's Bluegrass Stars

BluegrassNashville, TN -- Putumayo announces the May 22nd release of Bluegrass, an engaging collection featuring many of the genre's most renowned artists along with exciting new discoveries. The album is Putumayo's first venture into the world of bluegrass music and includes Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, Andrea Zonn with Alison Brown, Frank Solivan, Peter Rowan, James Alan Shelton, Crooked Still, The Seldom Scene, Uncle Earl, and Town Mountain.

Help Kickstart The Tao of Bluegrass - Peter Rowan Documentary

Peter RowanConsidered a cult figure among current and progressive bluegrass fans, Rowan has indulged in, led or participated in a vast and impressive array of bands, musical collaborations, studio recordings, tours, workshops and festivals since breaking onto the scene in 1964 as guitarist and lead singer with Bill Monroe. South 40 Films is producing a documentary on Peter Rowan's amazing career and are seeking financial assistance through their Kickstarter Program for "The Tao of Bluegrass." Peter Rowan is a one of a kind singer with an astonishing vocal range and an instantly recognizable voice.

Bill Monroe's Music Headlines Wilbur Theatre April 21st

Bill MonroeBoston, MA -- In 1965, a young Peter Rowan joined Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys, recording fourteen songs with Monroe before leaving the band in 1967. Tony Rice is the premier blue grass/newgrass guitar player today. His stellar career has included stints with J.D. Crowe & The New South, and the David Grisman Quintet. He has had a successful solo career and also fronts his own quintet, The Tony Rice Unit. Together, they have toured as the Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet, which ultimately produced two Rounder Records recordings. This package, Rowan & Rice performing the traditional sounds of Bill Monroe with The Travelin' McCourys, is of historic proportion.

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band Performs One Night Only at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael

Peter Rowan BandSan Rafael, CA -- The legendary Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan brings The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band for a very special evening of music presented by the Kanbar Center of the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC on Thursday, March 1st at 7:30, ready to thrill audience with original and traditional songs executed in vibrant harmony. In September 2010, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band released their debut album for Nashville's Compass Records, Legacy, the new album, featuring traditional and original compositions, was produced by Compass owner/recording artist Alison Brown and includes Ricky Skaggs, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings and Del McCoury and received a Grammy nomination in 2010.

Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Duo on Suwanee Springfest Initial Lineup

Suwanee SpringfestLive Oak, FL -- Known for consistently booking some of the finest performers in new and traditional folk, roots rock, bluegrass and newgrass, and other American roots music, Suwannee Springfest returns in 2012 for its 16th straight year. Suwannee Springest will be held March 23-25, 2012 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida and features some of the biggest names in the scene with veterans and up-and-comers alike. Yonder Mountain String Band, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Duo, Justin Townes Earl, Emmitt-Nershi Band, and Darol Anger and the Republic of Strings will be joined by The Gourds, Hot Buttered Rum, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass and more, with additional artists still to be announced.


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