Friday, October 24, 2014

New Super Trio Emerges!

Information is sketchy but thanks to Bill Evans for posting this tidbit:

"Taking pictures today with Dan Crary and Steve Spurgin - our first gig together is Saturday, March 14 at the Sonoma Folk and Bluegrass Festival! I'm excited about playing music with these guys!"

Bill Evans, Dan Crary and Steve Spurgin



A Regular Friday Feature

By: Rick Cornish

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ICM Awards Show to Feature Performance by Rhonda Vincent & The Roys!

Image635496876617325346The Inspirational Country Music Association is excited to announce a star-studded lineup for this year’s ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards to be held Thursday, November 13 at Cornerstone Nashville from 7- 9 p.m. (red carpet arrivals begin at 5:30 p.m.).

Donna Hughes Wins "Beyond the Song - APD" Contest

Image635496873605643087Congratulations to Donna Hughes, the winner of the “Beyond The Song” contest.

Donna has won a consulting and advertising package with Beyond The Song and AirPlay Direct worth $2,250…!  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bluegrass Plays Huge Part in San Diego's First Music Film Festival!

Image635495518997600722The Point Music Film Festival is a new San Diego-based, music only film festival set to debut on November 8th, 2014. The festival was created to celebrate the world of music and documentary films.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Short Mountain Brothers Band Has Job Opening for Fiddle Player!

Image635494839723958492The fiddle is one of the key ingredients to The Short Mountain Brothers sound, without it there is a huge void.

The group, based out of West Virginia, is currently looking to add a new fiddle player - someone who is willing to travel around the east coast, has plenty of stage experience, at least 2 years of playing experience, harmony vocalist is a plus, but not a requirement, and must be willing to perform 2-3 nights a week.

World of Bluegrass Attendance Exceeds 180K, & Generated 10.8M Dollars!

Image635494832939090420The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass event, September 30-October 4, continued its successful run in Raleigh, North Carolina.

As detailed in a release today from the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, preliminary attendance figures for the entire week, which include both local and out-of-town attendees, is estimated to be more than 180,000 people.

The release also states that direct visitor spending is estimated at $10.8 million for the entire World of Bluegrass event.

Monday, October 20, 2014


"I have every expectation that this CD will be in the running for Bluegrass Album of the year from both the Grammy Nominating Committee and the IBMA!  As exceptional as this project turned out to be, I can only hope there’s another one in the planning stage."

W.J. Hallock, Prescription Bluegrass

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Successful Bluegrass Songwriter and Former Sunny Mountain Boy, Paul Craft, Is Gone!

Paul Craft at the 2014 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductions.(Photo: Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame)USA TODAY is reporting the death of one of Country Music's most successful songwriters. According to the publication, Paul Craft died Saturday morning at age 76.

His song "Keep Me From Blowing Away" was originally recorded by the The Seldom Scene on their 1973 album Act II and was then recorded by Linda Ronstadt on her 1974 album "Heart Like a Wheel", and has since been recorded by Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis and Willie Nelson. His song "Midnight Flyer" was recorded by the Eagles. His song "Dropkick Me, Jesus" was a number 17 country hit for Bobby Bare in 1976.

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