Rhiannon Giddens to Deliver Keynote Address at IBMA Business Conference

imageThe International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced that Rhiannon Giddens, Co-Founder of Carolina Chocolate Drops, 2016 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo recipient and GRAMMY nominee, will deliver the Keynote Address at this year’s Business Conference.

Giddens’ album “Freedom Highway” was released earlier this year to critical acclaim, and last year she was awarded the BBC2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year.

Eddy Raven's All Grassed Up Available Friday!

imageEddy Raven, country star turned country-grasser, is set to release his first bluegrass album titled ALL GRASSED UP on Friday, July 21st.

For this project Raven has teamed up with the much beloved and hit producing bluegrass band Carolina Road to transform some of Raven’s hit country songs with new bluegrass arrangements.


Feller and Hill Release New Single “The Bugler”

Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of “The Bugler” the debut single by Feller and Hill for the label.

“The Bugler” is a Civil War story about a bugle boy, who left home at a young age to join the Army as a bugler, in search of his father, who never returned from battle.

Farm Hands Set to Release 3rd Pinecastle CD!

Award winning bluegrass quartet The Farm Hands are set to release COLORS, their third Pinecastle Records album, on Friday, July 21st.

Evident throughout the album are the quartet's exquisite harmonies and tight instrumental talent.


Dale Ann Bradley Signs with Wilson Pickins!

imageWilson Pickins Promotions has announced that Dale Ann Bradley has signed  with the agency for additional support of her upcoming self-titled release on Pinecastle Records. 

The Grammy nominated, five time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, expressed excitement about working with the team at Wilson Pickins, noting the quality and efficiency of how the agency is run.


Why Jamming?


Guest Blogger Article by: Annie Savage

There is a story that I often share in the “fiddle” community (otherwise known as “alternative strings” and a host of other clunky names that seem to connote that we are opposing the dominant paradigm).

It is based the observation that, as an orchestra director, my students often seem to relish the after-concert reward time more than the concert itself. A long-standing tradition in my own orchestra programs has been the reception, the visit to Chili’s or the ice cream that follows the big production. My students dutifully finish their last note, pack up their cases, change out of whatever formal dress they have been asked to adhere to and start laughing and relaxing.

The Grascals' BEFORE BREAKFAST - Due Out Sept. 1st!

imageThe Grascals' newest album, BEFORE BREAKFAST, offers fans a hot shot of diversity with a freshly brewed mix of Bluegrass perfection. 

The 12-song collection will be available September 1.


The Garrett Newton Band Signs with Wilson Pickins Promotions!

imageWilson Pickins Promotions welcomes The Garrett Newton Band to their diverse team of professional bluegrass musicians.

Garrett Newton, at all of 17 years old, fronts this up and coming band with his on point Scruggs style banjo picking that has earned high praise from many of his industry peers.


LIFE IS A STORY Sweetly Sung On New Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Album Due Out August 25!

imageDoyle Lawson & Quicksilver bring unparalleled storytelling to fans on August 25 with the 12-track wonder LIFE IS A STORY.

Described by Lawson as a mix of Bluegrass styles "from the middle of the road to the very traditional," the album never strays from the heart of the genre. 


Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Co-Host 28th IBMA Awards!

image16-time Grammy-winning banjoist Bela Fleck and old-time-meets-Far-East banjoist Abigail Washburn will host the IBMA's 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show.

Known as bluegrass music’s biggest night, the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show acknowledges the year’s outstanding achievements, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

Feller & Hill Sign with Rural Rhythm!

imageRural Rhythm Records announces the signing of Bluegrass duo Feller and Hill to their label. 

Since the formation of Feller and Hill in 2010, Tom Feller and Chris Hill have established themselves as among the top vocal groups in bluegrass winning over D.J.’s and fans.