20160213

Ireland Sending Niall Toner & 50 Bluegrass Fans to World of Bluegrass !

Word from Niall Toner in Ireland is that he'll be the official host of a special bluegrass tour to the States this year....

...Just in time to capture all of the hoopla of the IBMA's World of Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC with a few extra curricular bluegrass events along the way.

20160212

What's The First Thing You Should Do When Entering A Motel Room?

One of the more helpful posts on Social Media we've seen in quite some time popped up today and we thank the award-winning bluegrass trailblazer, Claire Lynch, for bringing it to our attention.

Travelers (including most musicians) who find it necessary to lodge in hotels and motels put themselves at risk every night.  The risk is to be bitten by blood-sucking bed bugs hiding in even the most unthought-of places.

Claire shared a video produced by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension's Jim Dill who says most hotel/motel patrons make the same mistakes from the moment they first walk in the room.

20160210

Country Legend T.G. Sheppard Sings with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

NEW VIDEO RELEASED THIS WEEK!

Country Music's T.G. Sheppard who charted no less than 43 Billboard hits with 29 landing in the top ten and 14 scoring at the top of the charts has lent his star power to help Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road with a bluegrass remake of his 1980 number one hit, "Do You Wanna Go To Heaven".

Watch it here!

20160204

Steve Martin Banjo Exhibit Coming to American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City!

American Banjo Museum’s newest exhibit, The Banjo World of Steve Martin, provides a look at the musical side of one of America’s favorite entertainers.

The exhibit, which features banjos from Martin’s private collection, opens February 15th at the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City’s historic Bricktown district.

20160201

Carter Stanley Play Goes Out West to Arizona!

Gary Reid as Carter Stanley
Five locations throughout Arizona are featuring performances of a one-man play called A Life of Sorrow, the Life and Times of Carter Stanley.

He played the music, he wrote the songs, and… he self-destructed.  With his brother, famed Appalachian performer Ralph Stanley, he fronted a bluegrass-styled band from 1946 until his untimely passing at the age of 41 in 1966.

20160127

A Groundbreaking New Release from Lonesome River Band

Lonesome River Band had been established for nearly a decade when the band released its landmark album, Carrying the Tradition, in 1991.
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Bridging The Tradition
(3/19/16 - Mountain Home Music Company)
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 The critically acclaimed project ushered in a new era for Bluegrass by acknowledging tradition while introducing new elements that expanded the genre.

New Bass Player On-Board with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice!

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice announce the addition of Noah Brown to the band's lineup.

Brown will take the bass position recently vacated upon Kameron Keller's move to the Darrell Webb Band.

IBMA Announces Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2016

Leadership Bluegrass is an intensive three-day program of advanced interactive learning experiences. A cross-section of people with exhibited or potential leadership qualities examine the opportunities, choices and challenges of the current music industry, in bluegrass and beyond. 

The program is taught by high-profile music industry and business professionals, and encourages independent and collaborative thinking, new perspectives and a fresh approach to the issues facing the modern bluegrass community.