The couple were married on the evening of June 9th, 2013 at the annual Bean Blossom Music Festival at the Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom, Indiana.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Says Michael of the signing, “I’m so excited to be working with everyone at Compass Records! I think this opportunity will help introduce our music to people that might not have heard us before, and also keep our long-time fan base coming back for more.” He and the band have plans to begin work on a new album this fall.
CHRIS HILLMAN, a third generation Californian and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will receive the FAR WEST Best of the West Award for 2013.
FAR WEST, the west-coast region of FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL, made the announcement today in a press release.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Veteran banjoist Gilbert Nelson will use the Wernick method, made famous by "Dr. Banjo" Pete Wernick, to teach the ins and outs of bluegrass jamming.
Garrison Keillor of A Prairie Home Companion just asked Canadian Husband/Wife acoustic sensation, Jason and Pharis Romero to drive down to Seattle for a live taping of A Prairie Home Companion this weekend!
The album features 13 tracks that demonstrate Betse’s incredible musical range, including traditional and original fiddle tunes, new, sonically rich songs featuring a full electric band, and even a couple of fiery punk-infused numbers.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
BMI or, Broadcast Music Inc., filed a lawsuit in federal court today against Internet radio giant Pandora Media Inc. over Pandora's attempt to lower its royalty obligations by buying a tiny radio station in South Dakota to qualify for the lower rates that terrestrial radio broadcasters pay to use music online.
The suit marks the first time that BMI has resorted to litigation over Internet music services.
Wide Open Spaces follows in the tradition of groups like Claire Lynch and the Punch Brothers, who use bluegrass instrumentation to play a wide range of music.
According to a spokesperson, Seckler suffered some loss of his ability to speak, but fortunately did not experience any paralysis. He was transported to the hospital and underwent multiple tests, but was not admitted. He is working with a speech therapist and is making progress in his recovery.
Anyone wishing to send get well wishes may do so to: email@example.com. Please keep Curly in your thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
In recent years Murphey has been exploring the similarities between bluegrass and American cowboy music. But for Red River Drifter, he brought in some very eclectic and unexpected elements to the writing process.
“I wrote songs that drew from what is inspiring me at this point in my life,” he says. “Every style was fair game. We intentionally did not follow formulas or rules.”
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More than 30 songs were chosen by Nora from more than 3000 that reside in the Woody Guthrie Archives and given to Del McCoury. “I always thought my father wanted to hear these songs set to string band music,” she said to Del, “and you are the person I want to have do it.”
Dan has been playing with the band for about two months now.
He played bluegrass music while growing up in the St. Louis, MO area and eventually earned a Master’s in Jazz Performance before relocating to Nashville.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Inspired by his Bluegrass expertise, Steffey combines synchronized Old Time rhythms with refined musicianship to create a work that is ancient and edgy, basic and complex, simple and beautiful, primitive and new.
A few weeks ago we told you about a once-in-a-lifetime weekend for a remarkable young man. The story we published became the MOST READ Story on the Prescription Bluegrass Blog that week and again beating out all other stories the following week.
So today we’d like to share just a bit more with you and turn the spotlight on him once again.
The book details the life of Skaggs and gives a priceless look at America’s most cherished and vibrant musical tradition through the eyes of someone who has lived it.
Acoustic Roots, All-Girl band, Red Molly is excited about their first film placement. Their version of the song, “Walk Beside Me” will be used in an upcoming documentary called “ALL OF ME” (View the movie trailer below).
Longtime bluegrass stalwarts Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes, Darrell Webb, Justen Haynesand Jason Moore have joined forces on their first album, SIDELINE Session 1, being released by Mountain Fever Records TODAY. The group is a gathering of some of bluegrass music’s most masterful talents.
Monday, June 10, 2013
The new station, now called, musicMIXcentral is more inclusive of other genre’s of music.
This collection of six original songs and seven familiar favorites is the third CD released by the brother and sister duo, The Roys, and is nothing but straightforward bluegrass. There are no frills on this project, just solid bluegrass music.
The Grascals, The Gary Waldrep Band, The Kevin Prater Band and more have been added to the line-up for March 26-30 2014 event. Tickets go on sale June 12 at www.evansmediasource.com.
THAT’S JUST THE WAY I ROLL has received international Radio support with numerous tracks receiving airplay including the title track and first single release, “That’s Just The Way I Roll” along with other popular tracks like “Heartstrings,” “Rio,” “Get Em Up, “ and “Please Come To Boston.”
This is a FREE to enter contest but you must be an AirPlay Direct member or join before June 30th! All AirPlay Direct members will now have a chance to win an hour of professional career consultation with Mr. Carl Jackson.
Carl Jackson has written songs performed by Glen Campbell, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Trisha Yearwood, Joe Diffie, Diamond Rio, Brad Paisley and Rhonda Vincent, among hundreds of others.
I’ve been on a roll lately….. every CD I’ve picked up to review has been exceptionally good. At this rate I’m going to forget how to be nosy, constructively critical and nit-picky! Sometimes, when I’m listening to a new CD, I dig a little too deep into the who, what, where, when and why, and then I have to keep diggin’ even deeper to satisfy my curiosity.
I can’t seem to stop listening “just one more time!” The only problem with that is time just seems to slip away from me, and I can’t keep myself on schedule.
So, for this review, I grabbed a new CD “blindly” off the pile, thinking that may just be the way to break this hot streak of great new music. Well, that didn’t work! The new CD from Mark Newton and Steve Thomas, “REBORN,” jumped out of the speakers with a bang, and there I was again…. listening “just one more time!”