Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TURN ON A DIME - New CD from Lonesome River Band

Image635464891016883923For more than three decades, Lonesome River Band has set a standard that other Bluegrass groups have aspired towards.

They have returned to live up to that standard with their first original studio release in four years, TURN ON A DIME, from Mountain Home Music Company.

Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Redesigned for 2015

Once again MerleFest will host the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.

Beginning October 1, aspiring songwriters may submit entries to the contest using the online entry form (www.merlefest.org/ChrisAustinSongwritingContest/)    or by mailing entries to:

  • MerleFest/CASC,
  • PO Box 120,
  • Wilkesboro, NC 28697

First Solo Album from Becky Buller in Over 10 Years Released Today!

Image635464409379985576Dark Shadow Recording announces  the worldwide radio release of Becky Buller’s long-awaited solo album ‘TWEEN EARTH AND SKY.

Buller’s first solo record with Dark Shadow Recording marks a new chapter in her bluegrass book: Stepping to center stage and taking the lead.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Ride the Bus with NOTHIN' FANCY

Image635463774788058994The NOTHIN' FANCY fellas are making some fans' dreams come true.  They're on the lineup for First Quality's 4th annual Bluegrass Cruise* the first week in November.

If you'd like to take the cruise with them, you may also like to ride the bus down to Miami right along with NOTHIN' FANCY and they're giving a few fans that golden opportunity.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Trouble" For Junior Sisk on September 16th

Image635461782783092916For  TROUBLE FOLLOWS ME, their fifth release on Rebel Records, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice have provided listeners with a well-rounded collection that hits on all of the great bluegrass themes: loving, losing, and the Lord all find a home here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Real Bluegrass for Robert Earl Keen!

ROBERT EARL KEENRolling Stone Magazine and several other online publications, are reporting a 2015 All-Bluegrass Album for Americana Artist, Robert Earl Keen.

The Texas Singer/Songwriter won't be singing his own masterful story-telling songs either but will be covering some of his traditional favorites from the genre, like Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers.

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum presents: The Carter Family - Lives and Legacies!

Image635461320604867834On Tuesday, September 16, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will present its first special exhibit, The Carter Family: Lives and Legacies.

The ROYS Welcome New Banjo Player!

Zachary CarterZachary (Pepper) Carter re-joins the ROYS!

After the recent notice from Daniel Patrick that he would be departing the band, The Roys have found his replacement! One they’ve known for several years, and who had played for them in the past!


A Regular Friday Feature
By: Rick Cornish

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heroes Appreciation Festival to Feature Bluegrass Duo!

Image635459465973380165The American Security Council Foundation (ASCF) announces The STEP UP AMERICA benefit concert featuring the bluegrass group of Newton & Thomas  on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Historic Dodgertown Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Fla.

The lineup also includes The Band Perry and Country music newcomer JT Hodges.

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