Thursday, December 18, 2014

Donna Hughes Sings Out About Animal Rights with "Dog On A Ten Foot Chain"

Image635545123538901823During last year’s brutal winter months, North Carolina Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes penned the heart wrenching and powerful song, “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” that has certainly tugged on the heartstrings.

The song, and her YouTube video, have been featured and shared on numerous popular sites including Talking-Dogs.com, LoveMyDogBlog, and the wide-reaching Dogs Deserve Better Facebook page to name a few.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Music from Volume Five Due Next Month!

Image635543198002093441Mountain Fever Records announces the upcoming CD release of VOICES from Volume Five, which will be available on Jan. 20, 2015.

VOICES will be the band's fifth album and features 12 tracks of carefully selected songs, showcasing the many facets of musical tastes that come from within the decidedly bluegrass ensemble—traditional, classic, and on-the-edge—this CD covers it all.

CD Review - Davis Bradley - CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF

“...The Dali Lama once said...or was it Jimmy Martin?:  'A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” And if those ol' boys are right, Davis Bradley are indeed Cleared For Takeoff.' ...”

-Marty Warburton / Prescription Bluegrass

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bluegrass Museum Looks For New Director!

Gabrielle Gray Shifts to ROMP Festival Executive Producer; Carly Smith Named Interim Director!

Gabrielle M. GrayThe board of trustees of the International Bluegrass Music Museum today announced an important transition in its administrative leadership that reflects the organization's rising stature and maturity as a center of preservation and innovation in bluegrass music.

Gabrielle M. Gray, the museum's chief executive, ends her exceptional 12-year tenure as the museum's creative leader and retires as executive director. 

Nashville Gets Sneak TV Peek At New "Dailey & Vincent ALIVE!"

Image635542370342412541The “Rockstars of Bluegrass” Dailey & Vincent offer Nashville and Middle Tennessee fans an early Christmas gift this year with the exclusive broadcast premiere of “Dailey & Vincent – ALIVE!," their public television special set to air on Nashville Public Television (Channel 8) Wednesday, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. CST.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC HOMECOMING Coming to Virginia!

Mountains of Music Homecoming, a nine-day celebration of the communities in Southwest Virginia The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, has announced the Mountains of Music Homecoming, a nine-day celebration of the communities in Southwest Virginia – their heritage music, cultural assets and outdoor amenities. 

This inaugural event, covering 19 counties, four cities, and over 50 communities, will be held June 12 - 20, 2015 and features Crooked Road concerts in more than 30 communities, dozens of community cultural experiences, and over 70 existing traditional music-related concerts, jam sessions and festivals. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

CD Review - Claire Lynch Band - HOLIDAY!

“.. Holiday! Your Prescription for the most wonderful time of the year. ..”

-Marty Warburton / Prescription Bluegrass  

FRIDAY FUNNIES!


A Regular Friday Feature
By: Rick Cornish




It’s December 12th – Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day!

Image635539558625595147Starting in 2012, December 12 was declared as a day for musicians and fans to share the love of bluegrass music and its rich legacy as an American art form.

The date was chosen by South Carolina banjo player, Lee Marcus, founder of a Bluegrass facebook community with more than 47,000 followers. Bluegrass associations, artists, fans and the media are encouraged to celebrate the day by sharing this uniquely American music with others.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Reischman & Jaybirds Release Holiday CD Inspired by Pete Seeger's Stepmother!

John Reischman & The Jaybirds -  On A Winter’s Night. To celebrate the deepening of winter and the coming of the holiday season, all-star West Coast bluegrass/roots ensemble John Reischman & The Jaybirds are releasing their new EP, On A Winter’s Night.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New CD: "Ralph Stanley & Friends" Due Next Month!

Image635537214734710530Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and three-time GRAMMY Award winner and International Bluegrass Hall of Honor inductee Dr. Ralph Stanley announce the upcoming CD release of Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow, which will be available on Jan. 19, 2015, exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.

The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers.

Rural Rhythm Releases Bluegrass Legends in Heritage Collection Series!

DON RENO & BILL HARRELL with The Tennessee Cut-Ups (RUR-171) Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce a new title by Bluegrass legends Don Reno & Bill Harrell in its archival HERITAGE COLLECTION series.

Rural Rhythm is now releasing one more title in the HERITAGE COLLECTION Series in both the physical CD and digital formats by DON RENO & BILL HARRELL with The Tennessee Cut-Ups, originally released in 1966.

Nightflyer Gives Free Christmas Song Download!

Image635537149896411992The Southwestern Ohio band Nightflyer is offering a free download of a Christmas song on their website this holiday season.

They recorded an a cappella version of “O Holy Night” and would like to share it.

What Bluegrass Needs is More News!

We've had a catch phrase on the Prescription Bluegrass Radio show for quite some time now that says: “Bluegrass News Happens Every Day – Somewhere in the World.” And while that is certainly true, you might not know it by reading the bluegrass media.

Over the last couple of years, I've noticed a definite decrease in the number of actual news stories being sent in to us as well as being published elsewhere. This isn't just isolated to our website alone but I've noticed a lack of fresh news stories being published on our fellow bluegrass media outlets' pages as well.

Bluegrass Singer-Songwriter Cindy G Offers Single to Radio

Image635536956498922698Bluegrass Singer-Songwriter Cindy G has made the single “444 Chicken Bone Road” from her critically acclaimed album The Road available for the first time to radio and is now seeking bluegrass adds.

Currently working on her upcoming 2015 release Train of Thought with producer Jim Van Cleve and all-star bluegrass band Rob Ickes, Bryan Sutton, Aaron Ramsey, Scott Vestal and Todd Phillips, she also offers her Christmas song “Raise Your Voices,” a secret track from the upcoming album.

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