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Nu-Blu Kicking Off 2016 Tour After NAMM Show

Nu-BluNashville, TN -- Nu-Blu, the fastest-growing act in bluegrass and Americana music, is kicking off 2016 with a blockbuster tour across North America, including a stop in Baja, Mexico. The group recently performed during The NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, California while supporting their partners Peterson Tuners, D'Addario, QSC Audio, Sennheiser/Neumann.Berlin, Hercules Stands and Kirlin Cables.

Swift Enterprises, LLC to Sponsor Edgar Loudermilk Band Tour

Edgar Loudermilk BandSwift Enterprises, LLC, one of the largest privately owned contractor fleets in the United States, has just sponsored the tour for the Edgar Loudermilk Band, Featuring Jeff Autry.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge Join John Cowan on Tour

Darin & Brooke Aldridge Join John CowanJohn Cowan has revamped his show after two wildly successful performances with fellow Bluegrass chart toppers Darin & Brooke Aldridge in Shelby, NC & Floyd, VA recently and has added them to dates in January, February and March of 2016.

The Kruger Brothers Announce 2016 Tour

The Kruger BrothersNashville, TN -- Known for inventive compositions and performances that defy categorization, The Kruger Brothers have announced tour dates for 2016. Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers' remarkable discipline, creativity, and ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a respected fixture within the world of acoustic music. The honesty of their lyrics has become a hallmark of the trio's work.

A New Chapter Begins for Mountain Heart Band

Mountain HeartMountain Heart is thrilled to announce their new partnership and an upcoming studio album, their first since 2010! It’s been five years since Mountain Heart released a new album, and we’re stoked to finally have new music to share with our fans! Writing and touring throughout this stretch has allowed us time to gather what we feel is the best batch of songs we’ve ever recorded. We went to a studio in Asheville, NC and recorded the project we’ve always wanted to make, and because this is a self-produced record, we didn’t have any major deadlines or constraints working against us. We simply let down our guard and played and sang with passion and energy just like we do on stage every night.

Claire Lynch Makes Touring Announcement

Claire Lynch BandThree-Time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Grammy nominee, Song of the Year winner and multi-award winning performer/songwriter Claire Lynch announced that she is taking a break from the road to dedicate more time to family and other aspects of her life. To that end, she is taking a break from touring. She did comment, however, "Just to clarify... I am touring through 2016. You heard it from the horse's mouth."

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Talks 50th Anniversary Tour

The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jeff Hanna sat down with Billboard's Chuck Dauphin last week to discuss the 2016 tour & sold-out Ryman Auditorium show on September 14. Read the article here.

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.

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