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Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Release "Brown County Red" to Radio

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutRussell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are proud to announce the long awaited release of new music on their newly formed label, Break-A-String. Written by Kyle Burnett, "Brown County Red" is the first single from a new album due for release this summer. A quick three-quarter time signature, the song will immediately grab the attention of listeners for its uniqueness. Add in the swift fiddle kick supported by solid mandolin chop, some of the finest banjo picking and bass playing in the business, and then top it off with Moore's unmistakable power-driven vocal and signature IIIrd Tyme Out harmonies akin to the very early years in the band's history, and "Brown County Red" will make for a sure-fire hit!

Country's Family Reunion's Biggest Bluegrass Combo

Country's Family Reunion Bluegrass ComboWhat if there was a Bluegrass series that featured artists like Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, John Hartford, Mac Wiseman, JD Crowe, Leroy Troy, Walter Bailles, Pappy Sherril, Ramona Jones, Jeanette Carter, Jimmy Shumate, Melvin Goins, The Osborne Brothers, The Roys, Charlie Louvin and more... over 50 bluegrass legends all in one collection? Well now there is... Except it’s actually two collections in one great combo! It’s the Country’s Family Reunion’s Biggest Best Bluegrass Combo!

The Ellnora Guitar Festival Unveils 2015 Artist Lineup

Punch BrothersUrbana, IL -- On September 10, 11, and 12, 2015, a stunning display of the world’s most remarkable and significant guitarists will gather for the sixth installment of ELLNORA - The Guitar Festival, presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Situated in a vibrant micro-urban setting, the internationally recognized, biennial event features, “a prodigious array of the world’s most distinctive and influential guitarists” (Premier Guitar) from around the globe, including for 2015 artists rooted in Mali, Australia, China, Spain, Palestine, India, Mexico, and from throughout the United States. 2015 performing artists include Punch Brothers, Bela and Abigail Fleck, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage and outstanding artists from almost all genres. This is the festival of the guitar.

15th Anniversary Banjo Camp North Celebration May 15-17

Banjo Camp NorthBanjo Camp North is a three-day celebration of the five-string banjo, featuring instruction, demonstrations, concerts, and jamming presented by some of the best and best-known banjoists on the planet. They provide in-depth instruction in Bluegrass, Old Time and Folk styles. We always have top-flight fiddlers and guitarists on hand as well to lead classes on those instruments and provide support onstage at faculty concerts and demos and at the many jams that run throughout the weekend. In addition, this year we’re excited to offer classes on singing and harmony vocals at several levels.

J.P. Mathes & Kentucky School of Bluegrass Ensemble at Carter Fold

Kentucky School of bluegrass and J.P. MathesSaturday, April 25th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by J.P. Mathes and the Kentucky School of Bluegrass Ensemble. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. JP Mathes has been performing at the Carter Fold since he was 16 years old - first as a member of the ETSU Bluegrass Band and later as the Ensembles Director of Hazard Community College’s Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music (KSBTM). The student performers include Caleb Edwards (mandolin) from Indiana; Bobby Earl Whitaker III (guitar) from Jackson, Kentucky; and James Colwell (bass) from Hazard Kentucky. Special guest performers will include Dean Osborne, two-time Grammy award winner, Curtis “Dr. Dobro” Burch, and on fiddle Leona Tokutake Mathes from Tokyo, Japan.

Andy Edmonds Joins South Carolina Broadcasters

David and Ivy Sheppard with Andy EdmondsDavid and Ivy Sheppard of the South Carolina Broadcasters are excited to announce that Andy Edmonds has joined the trio. A resident of Pilot Mountain, N.C., Andy comes from a family of guitar and banjo players, and gospel singers. He met the late, great Benton Flippen when he was a young man, and played guitar and banjo for over a decade with Benton Flippen & The Smokey Valley Boys. In his time playing with Flippen, Andy also learned a great deal about playing the fiddle, and now counts it as his primary instrument, winning numerous prizes at area fiddle contests.

Junior Sisk Invites Fans to Their Home Festival May 22-23

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceJunior Sisk & Ramblers Choice is excited to welcome fans to their home festival, the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, held at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, Virginia on May 22-23.

Brad Davis: A Bluegrass Tribute to George Jones

 A Bluegrass Tribute to George JonesGRAMMY Winner Brad Davis has launched a bluegrass project that is sure to gather an outpouring of well deserved attention, 'A Bluegrass Tribute to George Jones'. This album has everything: great music, great vocals, and great songs!

Tellico to Debut New Album "Relics and Roses" in June

TellicoAsheville, NC -- Tellico will independently release their debut album Relics and Roses on June 2, 2015. The album features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle (guitar, fiddle) and Stig Stiglets (bass), and showcases Aaron Ballance on dobro and pedal and lap steel and Jed Willis on mandolin and clawhammer banjo. Guitar virtuoso Jon Stickley (Jon Stickley Trio) produced the album and makes a few guest appearances with drums and guitar.

John Berry Sings a Blue Ridge Self Portrait

 Blended BlueRenowned country music singer, John Berry ("Your Love Amazes Me", "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye", "She's Taken a Shine"...among many others) lends his tremendous talents to the Bluegrass / Americana realm with this single, now available on iTunes.

First Single "Ain't That Crazy" from Gold Heart Released

 Places I've BeenWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of "Ain't That Crazy," the first single from sister trio Gold Heart. The band's debut album on Mountain Fever Records, Places I've Been, will be released May 26th.

Vince Gill To Be Spotlighted on Dan Rather’s "The Big Interview"

Vince Gill and Dan RatherNashville, TN -- It’s a tete-a-tete of the titans when Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill spends an hour in conversation with legendary newsman Dan Rather Tuesday, April 21, on The Big Interview. Broadcast on AXS TV, The Big Interview provides in-depth excursions into the lives and careers of some of America’s most influential entertainers.

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project Featuring Tim O'Brien

Bristol, VA/TN -- Birthplace of Country Music and The Paramount Center for the Arts present Jayme Stone's Lomax Project featuring Tim O'Brien on the Paramount stage Sunday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m., sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission. Two-time Juno-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone collaborates with Grammy-winning Americana artist Tim O'Brien, and others, for a re-imagining of songs collected by renowned folklorist and field pioneer Alan Lomax. This "collaboratory" brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive and recycle traditional music.

Terry Baucom to be Inducted to Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

Terry Baucom, Photo - M. Lane PhotographyThe Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame has announced their 8th annual award inductees for 2015. Among those to be honored are bluegrass artist and regional musician Terry Baucom, nationally known country artist Ronnie Milsap, pioneer artist Lulu Belle & Scotty Wiseman, gospel group The Lewis Family, Songwriter Si Kahn, Bobby Patterson of the recording industry.

2015 FreshGrass Award Open for Submissions

FreshGrassNorth Adams, MA -- The FreshGrass Award, a highlight of the eponymous three-day bluegrass and roots music festival held each fall at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MASS MoCA), crowns up-and-coming musicians who offer a fresh take on the genre. Now in its third year, the Award expands from three categories to four — giving unsigned bands, duos, and banjo and fiddle players a chance to compete for cash prizes totaling over $25,000, recording time at Compass Records’ studio in Nashville, and a slot on the stage at FreshGrass 2016. The competition, judged by a panel of industry professionals led by the legendary FreshGrass favorite Alison Brown, is held during the festival on September 18-20, 2015, and contest performances are open to the festival audience.

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