Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mountain Fever Artists Breaking Grass and Detour Give Back In Season of Thanks!


Image635519690068963011Mountain Fever artists Breaking Grass and Detour have focused their energy on giving back in a season where thankfulness is at the front of our minds. 

Mississippi's Breaking Grass has been deeply touched by their involvement with a young girl from their hometown named Amber Peeks who has left an indelible impression.


DETOUR's commitment to giving back is strong this fall as they recently presented additional funds to Goodwill’s Patriot Place Project from proceeds of the sale of their songs “Soldier’s Sorrow” and “Homeless of the Brave.”

Band member Jeff Rose presented Kathleen Arndt, Patriot Place Program Director, a check in the amount of $2,000.

Teri Chism Joins Circa Blue!

Image635519684431179424Circa Blue has Announced that Teri Chism is now their full time bass player!

Teri  grew up in a music loving family. She started playing guitar as a teenager, singing with her brothers and sisters, and became interested in Bluegrass music in her early 20's.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mountain Heart Announces New Band Formation!

Image635519331860797051Mountain Heart, the power acoustic band who has revolutionized music since their creation in 1999 is thrilled to announce their new partnership and an upcoming studio album, their first since 2010! 

Mountain Heart Entertainment is the new official partnership created after purchasing from former member Barry Abernathy. Abernathy left the band to focus on family, however, fans can still expect him to make some surprise appearances.

New Gibson Brothers Album Due in February!

Image635519735528792982Why wait?   Must be the Gibson's and Rounder Records' thoughts too! And to that end they've given us all a great teaser of what's to come with a special audio premiere of "Bye Bye Love" available for previewing now online (see link at bottom of this post).

On the forthcoming album, BROTHERHOOD, Eric and Leigh Gibson take on the challenge of covering some of the greatest songs by some of the biggest legends in music.

Say What You Will!

Image635517458188422974Over the last several years we've had something to say on the subject of just about anything and everything connected with bluegrass. Every week we've published a new editorial comment as a feature of our weekly newsletter and as a special bonus page on the Prescription Bluegrass Blog.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Jeff Brown's Bus - No Longer Nameless!

Image635518454939816640Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome recently purchased a bus to facilitate transportation for the band and asked fans to help give it a name.

The band hosted a Name That Bus contest and is proud to announce that the winning name is Midnight Flyer submitted by Teresa Jewell of Rosedale, VA.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

THE ROYS Win 4th Consecutive Award from ICM!

Image635516359784338362Brother/sister duo THE ROYS won the Bluegrass Artist of the Year award for the fourth consecutive year at the 20th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards show.

"Truly humbled once again," noted Elaine of the honor.  "We thank the Lord Jesus and Mom and Dad," added Lee. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bluegrass Master Doyle Lawson’s Class is IN SESSION !

Image635515616228186100Mountain Home Music Company has announced a January 20, 2015 release date for IN SESSION from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.
 
Some of the most accomplished and respected names in Bluegrass honed their craft under the tutelage of Lawson’s mastery. Now, the ‘School of Bluegrass’ is back In Session, with a masterful collection that promises to educate, once again, just how Bluegrass is done. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CD Review: Tim Stafford - JUST TO HEAR THE WHISTLE BLOW!

“...this album is giving us a peek of what really rattles around inside the mind of a man who eats, sleeps and breathes bluegrass music...”

- Marty Warburton / Prescription Bluegrass

Newton & Thomas Song Honors "Great American Heroes"!

Image635513660764017984Newton & Thomas are proud to announce the new single release, Great American Heroes  written by the award-winning songwriter, Mark “Brink” Brinkman.

All proceeds from the sale of  this inspirational and patriotic new tune will benefit the American Security Council Foundation - a non-profit organization promoting the Strategy of Peace Through Strength.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Detour Continues Support of Homeless Veterans!

Image635513233862085176Detour is proud to announce they have presented additional funds to Goodwill’s Patriot Place Project from proceeds of the sale of their songs "Soldier’s Sorrow" and "Homeless of the Brave." Yesterday, band member Jeff Rose presented Kathleen Arndt, Patriot Place Program Director, a check in the amount of $2,000.

An additional $3,000 in matching funds will also be donated from Detour’s fans along with future donations from the band's record label, Mountain Fever Records.

CD Review: Crowe, Lawson & Williams - STANDING TALL AND TOUGH

“...these ol' boys know how to coax every once of horsepower out of a bluegrass song...”

- Marty Warburton / Prescription Bluegrass

 

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