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Ilya Toshinskiy - Red Grass

 

Bobby Osborne Working on New Album Project

Bobby OsborneBobby Osborne to record with Alison Brown and Compass Records Group! Check this out and see how you can help support this great collaboration of one of our last bluegrass music cornerstones that's still active today! Over the past couple of years my friends, fans, and students have been asking me when I’m going to make a new album. Well I am pleased to announce that will be starting a new project this summer at Compass Sound Studio in Nashville. The album will be produced by Alison Brown and will be released on the Compass Records label, one of the finest labels in bluegrass music.

Earls of Leicester to Perform at Country Music Hall of Fame

Earls of LeicesterNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum presents reigning International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year, Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester in concert at 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the museum’s CMA Theater. Tickets are $38 and $42 and will go on sale June 3, at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets visit www.CountryMusicHallOfFame.org.

Tim Stafford to Perform at Prestigious Songwriters Festival

Tim StaffordAbingdon, VA -- Blue Highway's Tim Stafford will perform at the 4th Annual Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival this Saturday, May 28, at 6:00 pm at Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) in Abingdon.

Donna Ulisse to Host Four Episodes of Bluegrass Ridge

Donna UlisseNashville, TN -- Bluegrass singer songwriter Donna Ulisse was recently in the studio hosting four episodes of the popular Heartland TV bluegrass video music show, Bluegrass Ridge. The show focuses on showing bluegrass videos but also includes artist interviews and some behind the scenes footage. In addition to hosting the four episodes as well as doing an interview for a fifth episode, Bluegrass Ridge is also adding four of Ulisse's music videos to their music video programming.

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley have The Country Blues

The Country BluesNashville, TN May 25th, 2016 — Some things you know are just meant to be, but it was still welcome news for Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley when their debut duo album, Before The Sun Goes Down, earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Bluegrass Album. And with the release of their new project, The Country Blues on July 8th, the pair build on the first one’s strengths to take their unique musical conversation to an even higher level.

The Kruger Brothers Bring Startling Virtuosity to Denver June 18

The Kruger BrothersNashville, TN -- When we think of the finer things in life, we think of quality, and among the highest quality acoustic music being produced today is that of The Kruger Brothers. The Kruger Brothers are playing a show on June 18th in Denver at Daniels Hall (Swallow Hill Music) located at 71 East Yale Avenue, Denver, Colorado. Show starts at 8 PM. Tickets $20-27.

Former Jonson Mountain Boys Members at Wind Gap

Wind Gap Bluegrass FestivalThe Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival has announced that they are expectin excellent weather but, the best part of all is that former Jonson Mountain Boys members Dudley Connell and Marshall Wilbourn to perform at Wind Gap! The Jonson Mountain Boys performed each year, at Wind Gap from the festival's first year, 1982 until the band retired. They will be with 'Chris Henry & Hardcore Bluegrass' on Saturday.

New Music from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Burden BearerNashville, TN -- Mountain Home Music Company has announced a July 8, 2016 release date for Burden Bearer from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson is well known for high standards in every aspect of his musical career. Burden Bearer is the latest example of the exquisite precision in vocals, harmony and musicianship of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. The album is reminiscent of a traditional “call to a camp meeting.” It is a special music event of Bluegrass Gospel and A Capella music celebrating the musical legacy of faith, hope, struggle and victory of the spirit. Old time renderings live alongside newly forged Gospel songs that pay tribute to the aged, but timeless Gospel convention music tradition.

Rhonda Vincent Announces New Bluegrass Single, "Mama Tried"

Mama TriedRhonda Vincent is pleased to announce her new single, "Mama Tried," released in tribute to the late great Merle Haggard. Rhonda presents the song with invigorating bluegrass instrumentation, and a sassy vocal, with a familiarity that has everyone singing along. The track is released via Upper Management Music and available NOW on iTunes, Amazon, and wherever music is sold.

Wide Open Bluegrass First Round Artists Announced

Wide Open BluegrassNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) released an initial list of performers for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year’s lineup showcases an array of bluegrass styles, from traditional to progressive and from emerging artists to IBMA Hall of Famers. PNC returns as Wide Open Bluegrass' presenting sponsor for fourth consecutive year.

Surefire Bluegrass Band a Sure Hit at Carter Fold Saturday

Surefire Bluegrass BandHiltons, VA -- Officially formed around 10 years ago when friends Tom Isaacs, Robby Norris, and John Bryan decided to turn their collective passion for bluegrass music into a band, Surefire represents some of the best bluegrass the North Carolina High Country has to offer. The band quickly went on to win several local and regional competitions and awards. Over the next few years, the group performed regionally and made a couple of recordings. They continue to perform as a group and individually. Saturday, May 28th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Surefire Bluegrass Band.

New Banjo Album, "Red Grass" from Ilya Toshinskiy

Hadley Music Group proudly released an instrumental album of original banjo tunes composed and performed by Ilya Toshinskiy on May 20, 2016. Ilya Toshinskiy has always been a bluegrass lover. That fact was beautifully established in the opening scene of the 2003 documentary “The Ballad of Bering Strait,” which follows the brief but memorable trajectory of his former band. A teenage Ilya, in his final exam on banjo at an elite Russian music academy in Moscow, introduces his program — a Bela Fleck number followed by “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” to professors who are clearly unfamiliar with bluegrass music. By the end of the performance, they are believers.

Lau, Sierra Hull Lead Second Lineup Announcement for FreshGrass

Sierra HullNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MASS MoCA) 3-day bluegrass and roots music festival, announces additional bands for its annual September festival. UK experimental folk group Lau, mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, Texas blues and roots sensation Ruthie Foster, alt-folk, Northampton-based Parsonsfield, and Mexican bluegrasser Rana Santacruz join the festival lineup, which already brims with Americana favorites including Old Crow Medicine Show, Glen Hansard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Rosanne Cash, The Devil Makes Three, a Saturday night hoedown featuring The Infamous Stringdusters, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Aoife O’Donovan, Alison Brown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Stephane Wrembel, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Mr. Sun, Mile Twelve, and last year’s FreshGrass Award winners Old Salt Union and Zoe & Cloyd.

Call for Submissions: IBMA's 2016 Bluegrass Film Festival

IBMA Film FestivalNashville, TN -- The IBMA is excited to present its 3rd Annual Bluegrass Film Festival during World of Bluegrass Week September 27-October 1 Raleigh, North Carolina. World of Bluegrass is the perfect place to showcase quality films produced around the music. The submission deadline for this year is June 15, 2016. Filmmakers who submitted films for consideration in 2014 and 2015, but were not selected, may have their films considered again this year without submitting a new application.

A Bluegrass Legend's Road from Cotton Fields to Nashville Grass

With his trademark mandolin style and unequaled tenor harmonies, Curly Seckler has carved out a seventy-seven—year career in bluegrass and country music. His foundational work in Flatt and Scruggs’s Foggy Mountain Boys secured him a place in bluegrass history. His role in The Nashville Grass made him an essential part of the music's triumphant 1970s revival.

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