MARTIN DEVELOPS NEW PROCESS THAT RECREATES CLASSIC LOOK OF HISTORIC MARTIN MODELS FROM THE 1930'S
C.F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar) continues to draw inspiration from their historic legacy with their newest innovative technology process, AGED, which will be unveiled with a new custom shop guitar series at Winter NAMM 2017 in Anaheim, CA from January 19-21, 2017.
The new process "ages" a new guitar to replicate the appearance of a classic Martin vintage model.
Enter the JHMF band contest or the JHMF Songwriter’s Contest ….or both. Registration for the inaugural John Hartford Memorial Band Contest is now open.
Once again in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC during IBMA's World of Bluegrass selected bands will showcase their talent.
All emerging bands plus established bands with new music or new personnel are encouraged to apply. The application process opens Tuesday, January 17th at 10 AM Central.
JAN 17 - FEB 28, 2017
Pinecastle Records has announced, Ray Cardwell's debut album Tennessee Moon will be available this Friday, January 13th.
Nine of twelve songs on Tennessee Moon are Ray Cardwell originals or co-writes, and he is backed on the recording by a virtual who’s who of bluegrass elite including John Cowan, Rob Ickes, Scott Vestal, Andy Leftwich, Danny Roberts, Claire Lynch, Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie Bowman as well as album producer Pat Flynn.
This role was created to grow membership, foster engagement from the bluegrass community, and develop special events at the Museum.
"The level of virtuosity required to play bluegrass music with the freaks of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder requires a good deal of practice; I always have to prepare a good deal, practicing with the metronome at break-neck speed, crazy tempos, to be able to hang with those guys."
-Bruce Hornsby on upcoming dates with Ricky Skaggs.
Rebel Records has announced the upcoming release of the 30th anniversary album by BIG COUNTRY BLUEGRASS.
The album, LET THEM KNOW I’M FROM VIRGINIA is to be released in March but you might actually start hearing some of it on the radio immediatly and more by late Feburary.
The series will benefit the victims of the recent Gatlinburg, TN wildfires being cared for through the Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless , a nonprofit organization.
Amos and company is a bluegrass band with exceptional singing and instrumental prowess.