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Deer Creek Boys Join Mountain Fever Records

Deer Creek BoysWhile attending SPBGMA in Nashville last week, Mountain Fever Records had the great pleasure of signing the Deer Creek Boys to their roster! This great band formed in 1999 when two brothers and a childhood friend starting picking and writing together in Amherst County, Virginia. But the past few years have seen them inactive with original members Justin Tomlin spending a few years playing guitar for Nothin Fancy, and his brother Jason on bass with Junior Sisk.

Town Mountain to Release 5th Album, "Southern Crescent" on April 1

Southern CrescentAsheville, NC -- In much the same way that iconic southern dishes such as Louisiana gumbo or Brunswick stew can include any number of flavorful ingredients, so too does bluegrass music rely on a recipe that can vary wildly, depending on who's doing the cooking. For Asheville, North Carolina-based bluegrass band Town Mountain, the key ingredient of the musical stew that is their career-defining fifth album, Southern Crescent, is the same confident – yet entirely embraceable – swagger that has distinguished the group since they first formed in 2005. The new album is due out on April 1, 2016 on LoHi Records.

The SongFarmer Album Completely Recorded on an iPhone

The SongFarmer AlbumYes it’s true ... the SongFarmer album was completely recorded on an iPhone. An iPhone 6-plus, actually. As far as we know, this is the first national album release to be recorded this way. It’s an acoustic album recorded with the new Martin 0000-28s guitar and long neck Deering Vega Banjo.

T.G. Sheppard Joins Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road in Latest Video

T.G. Sheppard, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadNashville, TN -- Bluegrass crowd favorites Lorraine Jordan & Carolina have turned a lot of heads with their latest project, Country Grass. The band continues to leave their mark on the genre with the latest video for "Do You Wanna Go to Heaven." The track features 21-time country chart-topper T.G. Sheppard on the classic song, which recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary since topping the country charts. The video for the new bluegrass version of the song premiered exclusively on The Boot.

"Dig in the Dirt" Coming June 3rd from The Farm Hands

Dig In The DirtGreenville, SC -- Award winning gospel quartet The Farm Hands have recorded a new album titled Dig in the Dirt, to be released on June 3rd, 2016. Their upcoming gospel bluegrass album features five of the 12 tunes penned by band members. Bandmember Daryl Mosley recently took home "Bluegrass Song Writer of the Year" at the latest SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards. The band's Dobro player, Tim Graves won "Dobro Performer of the Year." The band as a whole took home "Gospel Group of the Year" and "Vocal Group of the Year." Along with Graves and Mosley (bass), the band also includes Keith Tew on guitar, Bennie Boling on banjo. The fellas are joined on the album by guest fiddler Kimberly Bibb.

Bluegrass at the Pavilion Brings Lonesome Bluegrass for 2016

Flagler MuseumThe 11th Annual Bluegrass in the Pavilion concert continues to bring the best Bluegrass musicians to South Florida. Artists for the 2016 performance are Flatt Lonesome and the Lonesome River Band.

Martin Guitar Proudly Presents The Dreadnought Junior

Martin Dreadnought JuniorNazareth, PA/ -- Martin Guitar's Dreadnought Junior, which first debuted at the 2015 Winter NAMM Trade Show, is the perfect model to add to the Martin Guitar family of acoustic guitars. The Dreadnought Junior is a solid wood guitar, ideal for any guitar enthusiast looking for Martin Guitar's unparalleled artistry and undeniable acoustic tone at an affordable price.

Dolly Parton Honored with MovieGuide Most Inspiring TV Program

Dolly Parton with MovieGuide AwardNashville, TN -- The Movieguide® Awards honored international entertainment icon Dolly Parton with the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015 for her NBC TV movie “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.”

NYC Bluegrass Band Cricket Tell the Weather Releases New Video

Cricket Tell The WeatherBrooklyn, NY -- In anticipation of their upcoming record release, NYC based Cricket Tell the Weather released a studio video for their new single "Photographs."

SPBGMA Awards Highlight the Best in Bluegrass Music

SPBGMA LogoThe 42nd Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Music Awards took place during the society's 32nd National Convention February 7, 2016 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards show is always the highlight of the annual event and bluegrass music's biggest stars were there participating in performances as well as collecting their respective trophies. The trophies have been awarded, the celebrations have begun and everybody is getting ready to make more great bluegrass music in 2016.

High Test Grass Heats Up Carter Fold Sat. Feb 13

High Test GrassFormed in the summer of 2015, High Test Grass is a band that prides itself on delivering a high-octane bluegrass sound. The band draws heavily on material from both 1st and 2nd generation classic bluegrass bands and mixes in a measure of contemporary bluegrass material. Saturday, February 13th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by High Test Grass.

The Infamous Stringdusters Release “Ladies & Gentlemen”

Ladies And GentlemenNashville, TN -- Standing at the crossroads of modern bluegrass and newgrass, The Infamous Stringdusters are a band that is “stretching [bluegrass] from within” (New York Times). For their sixth studio album, Ladies & Gentlemen, the band invited a dozen of their favorite female singers to join them. The list of featured guests includes some of the most dynamic and innovative artists from across the roots music, Americana, and country worlds: Nicki Bluhm, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jennifer Hartswick, Sarah Jarosz, Claire Lynch, Aoife O’Donovan, Joan Osborne, Joss Stone, Sara Watkins, Abigail Washburn, Lee Ann Womack and Celia Woodsmith. Each artist guested on a different original song or tune written by the members of the band specifically for this project.

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Release 'Banjo Banjo' EP on Vinyl

Banjo BanjoOn February 5, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn will release the Banjo Banjo EP on vinyl, available exclusively through Barnes & Noble. This collection of unreleased music marks the follow up to the couple’s self titled, 2016 Grammy-nominated debut (Best Folk Album & Best American Roots Performance for “And Am I Born to Die”).

Surprise Radio Album Release Shoots Circa Blue to #2 on APD Chart

Circa Blue - Once Upon A TimeOrange Blossom Records is proud to announce the new Circa Blue album, Once Upon a Time is now available to radio stations via AirPlay Direct. The album went live this morning and has already jumped to #2 on the service’s Top 50 AirPlay Direct Bluegrass Folk Albums monthly chart. Stations may also request a private digital download from the label. Physical copies will be mailed to stations in the coming weeks and the label will soon announce the official retail street date.

Bluegrass, Country Legends Perform Charity Concert in Brentwood, TN

Mission of LoveBrentwood, TN -- Several bluegrass and country music artists who have written hundreds of hits and/or performed with some of the industry’s biggest stars will perform in Brentwood, Tennessee, on Saturday, February 13, to raise money for a humanitarian program in Ecuador. Songwriters Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle and Jerry Salley will headline the “Mission of Love” concert, along with acclaimed vocalist Val Storey. Proceeds will help fund essential needs of San Jose Obrero, Good Shepherd’s sister church in Mante Ecuador.

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