Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Reso-Player Extraordinaire, Phil Leadbetter Set to Release The Next Move!

Image635466349532595795It’s a remarkable commentary on the character of a man when he can call upon friends and associates with the answer repeatedly being a resounding “yes.”

After being diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2011, Phil Leadbetter feared that his 37-year career as a touring and performing musician may be over and yet, recognized the immense blessing of having enjoyed that career.

A Stellar List of Friends Make Bucket List Dreams Come True!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nominees Announced For IBMA Momentum Awards!

Image635465753798064109The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announced the nominees for this year’s Momentum Awards.

This year’s Momentum Award nominees are:

Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein Release New Single !

Image635465263341109651Rebel Records presents the new single "Surrounded" by Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein from their upcoming album If I Had A Boat, set for release on September 30.

The song comes from the pen of noted singer-songwriter and producer Jonathan Edwards, a long-time friend of the duo since their days crossing paths on the Washington DC-area folk scene.

Kindred Records Signs Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder‏

Image635465257686346217Kindred Records has signed a record deal with Virginia-based Bluegrass group Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder.

Adam is the son of Mike McPeak of the legendary McPeak Brothers, and Adam's love for bluegrass music has instilled in him the passion to carry on the McPeak tradition. 

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 (    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.

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