Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feller and Hill Release New Gospel Album!

Image635604620072132491Coming  March 24 is the brand-new all-Gospel release from Feller and Hill, I FIRMLY PROMISE YOU, on the Tommy Hillpicker Record label. 

As always, Feller and Hill include a wide variety of stylings on this album, including traditional Bluegrass-Gospel, Southern-Gospel, Hymns, and some brand-new material.

Newtown Signs with Moonstruck Management !

NewTown is (L-R) Clint Hurd on vocals and mandolin, Tony Mowell on guitar and vocals, Kati Penn-Williams on fiddle and vocals, Jr Williams on banjo, guitar and vocals. NewTown has inked a new business relationship with Moonstruck Management, the booking and management firm that handles stellar bluegrass acts including Dr. Ralph Stanley, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Lonesome River Band.

Ben Eldridge to be Honored by DC Bluegrass Union!

Image635604411677513001Seldom Scene Founding Member, Ben Eldridge will be honored this weekend at the DC Bluegrass Union's annual festival.

Ceremonies on Friday night will be highlighted with a presentation to Ben.  He'll be receiving the 2015 Washington Monument Award for his 40+ year commitment to bluegrass in the Washington area and beyond.

Traffic Accident for Eddie & Martha Adcock

Image635604391000950369Word from Tom Gray comes in about a bad traffic accident involving former bluegrass boy Eddie Adcock and his wife Martha.

On Friday, last week, a truck driver turned into the lane Eddie and Martha were in - causing a collision.  Both Eddie and Martha have fractured ribs and their old Chevy is likely a total loss according to Gray.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Debut Single From John Goad!

Image635603703145103330Tennessee native, John Curtis Goad is excited to announce his debut single, "Regina", a classic bluegrass story about a man, wrongly accused of a crime.

Of course, as with all good bluegrass songs, there's just a little bit more to the story than first appears.  Regina was originally recorded by Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass in the 1970s, but John has given the song a smooth, modern traditional update.

Final Week for IBMA Showcase Applications!

Image635603142504045929The World of Bluegrass Showcase opportunities exist to help introduce emerging bands to the bluegrass community. 

Even established bands with new personnel or new music take advantage of the once-a-year window.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Song Contest - For The Dogs!

Image635602260294409987A lot has been said about Donna Hughes song "Dog On A 10-Foot Chain" and a lot more interest in the traumatic situations many dogs suffer has been generated because of the song's associated video.

Even celebrities have jumped onboard to help Donna with her cause. But Donna's not content to stop there.  We received a note from her today announcing a special SONGWRITING CONTEST sponsored by DOGS DESERVE BETTER!  She wanted us to let everyone know and we're glad to do it.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ellen Peterson Out of Idol Finals

Image635600935320930031Friends, family and a lot of new fans are disappointed with the decision of the judges not to advance banjo-playing Ellen Peterson to the American Idol Finals.

Ellen has a different view however. Here's what she had to say about it.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Flatt Lonesome Makes Television Debut on Reno's Old Time Music Festival !

Image635599704007511363The 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Emerging Artist - Flatt Lonesome will be making their television debut as featured guests on Reno's Old Time Music Festival this Saturday on RFD-TV.

"We had a blast on the set with Ronnie and his band, and we can't wait to watch the show along with you this weekend!" the band said in a statement. "It is an honor for us to be on an episode of Reno's Old Time Music Festival."

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rangers and SevenBar Aviation Partner Up!

Steep Canyon Rangers Tireless bluegrass ambassadors Steep Canyon Rangers have announced a new twelve-month partnership with SevenBar Aviation.

The company is a leading air medical provider with more than 65 years of experience delivering quality service in the aviation industry, more than 100,000 safe air medical flight hours, and nearly 40 years of air medical transport experience.

New Band Mates for Stoney Creek!

Stoney CreekStoney Creek's Libby Files and Brett Smeltzer have announced that "West Virginia's Classic Bluegrass Band" is entering the 2015 season with two additions: banjo player Troy Stangle and guitarist Kenton Catlett.

Files described recent rehearsal sessions with the new lineup as "unbelievable."

DC Bluegrass Union Congratulates Hazel Dickens Song Contest Winners!

HAZEL DICKENS SONG CONTEST  The Hazel Dickens song contest celebrates the life and muse of one of bluegrass music's most beloved songwriters. All proceeds from the Hazel Dickens Song Contest go to the DC Bluegrass Union, a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization with a mission to promote bluegrass music in the greater Washington region through education and performance. Three winning songs and three honorable mentions are the highlights of the inaugural HAZEL DICKENS SONG CONTEST from the DC Bluegrass Union.

Judging the entries were: John Starling, Dudley Connell, and Dede Wyland.

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