Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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.
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
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.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The events help fund the organization’s Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship.
Bluegrass and Country music legend, Lester Flatt, was honored in his hometown of Sparta, Tennessee recently when city and county officials joined forces to unveil an historical marker in his honor during Sparta's annual event, Liberty Square: A Lester Flatt Celebration.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Beyond the Recognition: The Effect of Awards on Music Careers
A Label Exec, Artist and Agent Weigh In
Nashville, TN --- Artists on the Mountain Home Music Company label garnered the greatest number of nominations of any record label in the recent 2014 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards. When the awards were handed out, Mountain Home artists walked away with six impressive honors.
Nicolayeff joins Mark O'Connor, Matthew Hartz, and Danita Rast Gardner as three-time champions. Jesse Maw of Kalispell, Montana placed second.