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Town Mountain New Recording Project of Two Grateful Dead Tunes

Town MountainAsheville, NC -- Town Mountain is heading into the studio for an impromptu recording session during the summer of 2015. For this impromptu summer project, Town Mountain will be cutting two songs to pay tribute to The Grateful Dead. The Dead has had a huge influence on Town Mountain as a whole and each of its members. Banjoist Jesse Langlais says, “We want to honor their 50 year mark tour with Town Mountain renditions of two of our favorite Grateful Dead songs.” Look for these two new tunes this festival season.

Ireland's I Draw Slow, Returns to the Northeast US This July

I Draw SlowAsheville, NC -- Dublin roots band, I Draw Slow, has been garnering praise around the globe since the release of their 2012 album Redhills. Now their latest release, White Wave Chapel (2014), is all the buzz at home and overseas with their unique sound, bringing together Irish tradition with modern Americana while staying rooted in the old-time style of Appalachia. Their impact abroad is redrawing the map for these Irish/Americana songwriters. They are happy to return Stateside this summer for a handful of shows in mid-July including Red Wing Roots Music Festival in Virginia, Tellus 360 in Lancaster, PA; Creative Alliance in Baltimore; World Cafe Live Upstairs in Philadelphia, and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in New York.

Hot Buttered Rum Brings Bluegrass to 23rd Summer Nights Festival

Hot Buttered Rum BandSan Rafael, CA -- The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is delighted to present their favorite opener for the Osher Marin JCC’s Summer Nights Festival. This local progressive bluegrass act aims to weave together traditional folk and bluegrass with modern influences, creative group values and uplifting harmonies. Initially formed as an acoustic string band, Hot Buttered Rum has evolved into a powerhouse that wows critics and fans alike. From “high altitude bluegrass” to “Left Coast Rock”, their music reveals an access to jazz, country, and world music that few groups can match. A perfect concert to kick off this family-friendly celebration with friends, live music and the cultures of our Bay Area together in Marin.

Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs Team for National Tour

Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- World-renowned guitarist Ry Cooder, country music songbird Sharon White and country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs are combining forces for a national road show.

Nathan Stanley Hits the Road in Support of Latest Album

The Legacy ContinuesNashville, TN -- Award-winning Bluegrass singer/songwriter and television personality, Nathan Stanley is hitting the road with the Clinch Mountain Boys to bring their signature mountain sound to audiences across North America. He will be bringing some very special guests at select shows, including his Grandfather, the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley, plus Country chart-topper T. Graham Brown and Grand Ole Opry regular Bobby Osborne. There's always a treat for fans attending the shows, as every fan purchasing a Nathan Stanley cd will be eligible to win a signed guitar at each show.

Earls of Leicester Announce 2015 Dates

The Earls of LeicesterNashville, TN - The Earls of Leicester, whose self-titled debut has spent 17 weeks on the bluegrass charts since its release, have announced new dates for the winter & spring of 2015, including appearances at the prestigious Bonnaroo, Floydfest, and Rocky Grass Festivals.

Claire Lynch Band on Holiday Tour with Holiday!

Claire Lynch Holiday AlbumNashville, TN. – This December will be filled with festive evenings of fine acoustic music and holiday cheer as The Claire Lynch Band shares the spirit of the season on the road. The multi-award winner brings the spirit of the season to six states this month.

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley Announce New Album, December Tour

Before The Sun Goes DownNashville, TN -- Compass Records is pleased to announce the upcoming release from Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Before The Sun Goes Down. The album pairs Rob Ickes, the International Bluegrass Music Association's 15-time Dobro Player of Year, with rising singer/guitarist Trey Hensley whom Ickes recently discovered while recording in the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee.

Chatham County Line Touring for Tightrope

Chatham County LineAsheville, NC -- Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation, on the fittingly titled Tightrope, released May 20, 2014 on Yep Roc Records. The sixth studio album from the Raleigh-based four-piece follows 2010's winsome, soulful Wildwood and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking Sight & Sound, which was released in 2012. "With anything you've done for a while," Wilson explains, "a period of reflection helps you identify your strengths. Doing the live album did that, and in a way, we do that every night with the songs we choose to play at a live show. We usually don't use set lists, we just play the songs that come to mind. That really helped us prepare for this record."

Jason Burleson Recovering Well in France - Updated

Jason Burleson by Sherri GeorgeLe Puy, France -- Powerhouse Bluegrass group Blue Highway is currently in France for a two-week tour with stops at the Country Rendezvous Festival in Craponne and the La Roche Bluegrass Festival in La Roche. Following a high octane first night's performance by the band, reflecting their energized current #1 album "The Game," Blue Highway's heralded banjo player and vocalist Jason Burleson awoke ill this morning with what has been diagnosed by physicians in Le Puy as a stomach ulcer.

Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band Dates for New Album

Randy Cook & Commonwealth coverRandy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band is based in central Virginia. The band has been together since 2012, quickly building a fan base in central Virginia and beyond. In February, 2014 the band released its first well received self-titled album on CD. Playing together for many years and recording two CD's with the band James Bailey & Company, Randy Cook (Mandolin), and Malcolm Pulley (Banjo), have teamed up with bass player Lance Seal, fiddle player Wally Hughes, and guitarist Jason Owen, to form the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Release New Album, Cold Spell

Cold SpellNashville, TN -- Over the past year, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen have been taking the bluegrass world by storm. With the release of their new album Cold Spell on August 12, they are poised to branch out even further into the burgeoning roots music scene. The band's previous album, On the Edge certainly put the band in the spotlight and due to the rave reviews, the band jumped instantly in recognition. This new project will add another recipe to the kitchen of this fine group.

Detour Bluegrass Band Continues Support of Homeless Veterans

Detour Bluegrass BandTraverse City, MI -- Detour bluegrass band is proud to announce they will donate proceeds from the sales of their new song, "Soldier's Sorrow" to Goodwill’s Patriot Place project. "Soldier's Sorrow" appears on Detour's album Going Nowhere Fast recently released on Mountain Fever Records. The label has generously offered to match dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 in sales, to the organization.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out - New Site and Schedule

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Russell Moore asks, "Have you seen our website lately? It's had a bit of an overhaul with new photos and a new look. Check it out at www.IIIrdTymeOut.com!" The new site features new images, music samples, and is a great update for 2014. Always charging forward, creative and entertaining, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have a new image on the web for fans to keep track of what the band is up to and where they'll be performing.

Johnny Possum Band: New Album, Planning USA Tour

Short SummerThe Johnny Possum Band has been around since 2005, released 5 CD’s, been nominated for some awards, visited the USA three times The band is currently in the final stages of releasing their 6th CD and the initial stages of planning our 4th visit to the USA.

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