- “Original Traditional” — Blue Highway
- “Burden Bearer” — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
- “The Hazel and Alice Sessions” — Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
- “North By South” — Claire Lynch
- “Coming Home” — O'Connor Band With Mark O'Connor
THE HAZEL AND ALICE SESSIONS was released on January 21, 2016 and gathered critical acclaim from Acoustic Guitar, The Telegraph, The Bluegrass Situation, Saving Country Music, and more.
HANGING TREE is the band's second release on the North Carolina record label.
Cardwell brings a progressive “newgrass” style, featuring his powerful vocals, accomplished bass playing and remarkable songwriting skills.
Moonstruck Management has announced they have signed The Cleverlys to the agency.
Their one-of-a-kind comedy/music blend can only be described as a “GrassHipPop Fushion” with hilarious covers from “Gangnam Style” to Beck's "Loser" taking them to some of the hottest stages around the country.
However, the festival (held December 7-10 ) has also has been blessed with the opportunity to help local residents who have been impacted by the devastating fire that has ravaged the area.
Alton Tharse Batten, age 68, of Selma, NC, died November, 20th 2016, after an extended illness. Better known in the bluegrass world as Al Batten, he was a founding member of the bluegrass band, Al Batten and the Bluegrass Reunion.
Performing was his passion, with a stage show as memorable for comedy as it was for music. For over forty years, Al Batten and the Bluegrass Reunion toured much of the eastern United States and visited Ireland twice to perform for the International Bluegrass and Folk Festival in Omagh.
[Ed. Note: Bluegrass for Hospice Coordinator, Jay Armsworthy sent us the following note. We’re pleased to publish it and congratulations on a most successful event!]
This year’s Bluegrass for Hospice raised $38,298.91! In 8 years, it’s the best yet, with a total raised of $192,000.00. On Saturday October 22, around 450 attendees enjoyed live Bluegrass music while raising money for our local Hospice of St. Mary’s, Hospice House. Bluegrass for Hospice-2016 was held at Bubby Knott’s Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, MD.
Husband and wife duo, Michael and Jennifer McLain, have announced the release of their new album, Hit the Road and Go, (November 4, 2016).
The McLain’s are joined by Grand Masters Championship fiddler, Dan Kelly, who has played and toured with the likes of Roy Acuff, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and many more.