Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ten Youth Bands for IBMA Street Festival in Raleigh!

PRESCRITPION BLUEGRASS IMAGE - WORLD OF BLUEGRASS LOGO 2014The International Bluegrass Music Association Youth Council has chosen the ten bands who will perform on the Youth Stage at the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 as part of the World of Bluegrass event.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First IBMA Film Festival To Launch During World of Bluegrass 2014!

PRESCRIPTION BLUEGRASS IMAGE  -  IBMA LOGOEight film projects – including two spotlighted feature films – have been selected to kick off the inaugural IBMA Film Festival, which will take place during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event, Sept. 30 – October 4, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Blue Highway's Burleson Suffered Ulcer Episode while on Tour in Europe!

PRESCRIPTION BLUEGRASS IMAGE - Jason BurlesonJason Burleson Recovering Well in France

Powerhouse Bluegrass group Blue Highway is currently in France for a two-week tour with stops at the Country Rendezvous Festival in Craponne and the La Roche Bluegrass Festival in La Roche. 

Uncle Earl Reunites At RockyGrass!

PRESCRIPTION BLUEGRASS IMAGE -  Uncle Earl! (Back Row)  Juno Washburn Fleck (Front Row).Here's some serious news we're just now learning about.  The International Bluegrass Music Association alerted us to a news story published online over a week ago on a private site.

After a six year hiatus, the all female group, UNCLE EARL has reunited and already played  a sold out show at the RockyGrass Festival.

Kristin Andreassen, guitarist, fiddler and clogger for the band writes on her personal page  that this particular configuration of the band hadn't played together for six years, ..."but it all came back somehow."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

All-Star Jury for 2014 FRESH GRASS AWARD!

PRESCRIPTION BLUEGRASS IMAGE - 2014 FRESHGRASS JURYStoried bluegrass and roots performers Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters, Leigh and Eric Gibson of The Gibson Brothers, and longtime FreshGrass co-conspirator Alison Brown select the best new acts in banjo, duo, and band competitions as the FreshGrass Award jury during the  festival, September 19-21, 2014, at MASS MoCA.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dr. Ralph Stanley Elected to AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES!

PRESCRIPTION BLUEGRASS IMAGE  -  DR. RALPH STANLEYTrailblazing bluegrass and old-time mountain musician Ralph Stanley has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Stanley is in a class that also includes actor and director Al Pacino, novelists John Irving and Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and oceanographer and discoverer of the Titanic, Robert Ballard, among others.

Sam Bush & Jim Lauderdale To Announce IMBA Nominees for 2014 LIVE!

IBMA IMAGENominations for the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards to be announced August 13!

Bluegrass fans all over the globe can watch live as the final nominees for the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards are announced on Wednesday, August 13 at 4:45 pm Central/5:45 pm Eastern.

NEWS BRIEF - New Album Coming From Town Mountain!

PRESCRIPTION BLUEGRASS IMAGE  -  ALBUM COVER ARTTown Mountain To Release a Live Album on August 19th.

We're told the album was recorded at Isis Music Hall in The Band’s Hometown of Asheville, NC

Monday, July 21, 2014

First Arizona Bluegrass Film Festival to be Held in Chandler!

Image635415627953280825The festival will be held in Chandler, AZ at the American Legion Post 35 located at 2240 W. Chandler Blvd. The event is FREE so come on out and enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family. Doors open at 5PM.

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