Contest Winner – Now New Single From EAST OF MONROE!

imageUp and coming, Virginia and Maryland-based , East Of Monroe is releasing a new single from their record BY THE RIVER’S EDGE.

The new single, “Say What You Mean”, written by the band’s guitar player and also one of the lead vocalists, Gary Alan Ferguson, was the winner of the 2015 DCBU Hazel Dickens Songwriting contest.


New Book About Earl Scruggs To Be Available In March!

imageAs Earl Scruggs picked his banjo with machine gun precision at his 1945 debut at the Ryman Auditorium, he set in motion a successful career and enduring legacy that would eclipse anything the humble farm boy from North Carolina could have imagined.

Scruggs’s revolutionary three-finger roll patterns electrified audiences and transformed the banjo into a mainstream solo instrument pursued by innumerable musicians.


Smithville, TN Fiddlers’ Jamboree Selects New President!

imageBorn in Gainesboro and raised in the Bloomington Springs Community of Putnam Co. Sam Stout was elected to the position at a meeting of Jamboree board on Thursday night, February 9.

Stout succeeds Jack Barton, who resigned as Jamboree President and Coordinator on February 2, after a nine-year tenure.

Gibson Brothers to Release IN THE GROUND, Featuring All-New Original Material, February 17

imageIt’s often said that “it all begins with a song.” From the beginning, the Gibsons have been known as "songwriters' songwriters”—and sure enough, IN THE GROUND is all-original, with only two outside co-songwriters; that alone makes it a stunning achievement. 

And while any new Gibson Brothers album would be big news and cause for excitement, the fact that their most recent album, Brotherhood, was a lovingly historical-minded tribute to the brother duet tradition, underlines how much anticipation there’s been for an album of all-new Gibson Brothers originals.


Alison Krauss To Release Exclusive “Bonus Track” Version of WINDY CITY Through Cracker Barrel Stores!

imageCracker Barrel Old Country Store® today announced Alison Krauss as its latest artist to release an album under its Spotlight Music Program.

The 27-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer will release her exclusive bonus track version of WINDY CITY in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online nationwide on Friday, Feb. 17.

Danny Barnes To Release All-Acoustic Homage to Don Stover!

Danny Barnes Releases All Acoustic Homage to Don Stover, Stove Up, on March 3, 2017Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015.

From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.


Rounder Congratulates New Grammy Recipients!

Rounder Records is pleased to congratulate  GRAMMY winners, Sarah Jarosz, The O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor, Bobby Rush and The Time Jumpers. Awards were presented at the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles today, Feb. 12, 2017. 

The O'Connor Band's Coming Home won for Best Bluegrass Album.


Wilson Pickins Promotions Expands with Addition of New Promoter Agent!

imageWilson Pickins Promotions has announed that Steve Wilson, will be assuming the role of promoter/agent, working alongside wife, Melanie.

Steve has been working on occasional projects for the agency utilizing his at-home-recording studio, but looks forward to getting more involved with all aspects of the business and working closely with the bands.


CMH To Release 2nd Vol. “PICKIN’ ON THE 80’S

imageLos Angeles-based CMH RECORDS has announced the release date for a second installment of their PICKIN' ON THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE 1980'S release. 

Featuring bluegrass interpretations of the biggest hits of the 1980's, the PICKIN' ON SERIES album (out digitally February 24) kicks off with a spirited rendition of Toto's 1982 hit "Africa." 


Bluegrass Music Symposium - Call for Proposals!

imageThe Bluegrass Symposium held in 2005 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green was a watershed event in bringing scholarly attention to bluegrass music. 

Bluegrass-focused events at Harvard (2010) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2016) have continued to gather scholars who focus on bluegrass as a style, practice, and business. 

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