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NewTown at Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick-Off

NewTownKentucky’s own NewTown will perform numerous times during the upcoming Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick-Off along with hosting a Bluegrass in the Schools Program and conducting workshops. The event takes place February 27 and 28 at the Marion County High School in Lebanon, KY.

Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express Play Carter Fold Saturday

Jonah Riddle & Carolina ExpressHiltons, VA -- Saturday, January 28th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a concert by Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express. Carolina Express was formed by brothers Jonah and Grayson Riddle. Jonah, age 17, has been playing the banjo since the age of 4. From the first time he picked up the instrument he fell in the love and began playing in church three times a week. He enjoyed playing bluegrass and gospel so much he decided to form his own band and asked his brother Grayson to play guitar. Grayson, age 12, has been playing guitar for 3 years and loves the Jimmy Martin style of bluegrass. Their dad Benjie Riddle plays upright bass and grandad Butch rounds out the band on dobro.

Joe Val, New England’s Premier Winter Roots Music Festival, Feb 17-19

32nd Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalBoston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – the 32nd Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU), takes place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 17-19, 2017, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA. Year after year, this nationally acclaimed celebration of bluegrass music continues to win new converts while delighting seasoned fans.

Nu-Blu Releasing "Still Small Voice" on Voxhall Records

Still Small VoiceNashville, TN -- The wait is over for Nu-Blu's new single, "Still Small Voice," Available now on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The upbeat track serves as the first single for the band's sixth studio project, slated for release this spring. Country Music Hall of Famer and Gospel Music Hall of Famer Jimmy Fortune is also featured on "Still Small Voice." Nu-Blu is also pleased to announce that they will be teaming up with Voxhall Records after recently inking a deal for highly-anticipated project.

Larry Cordle and Collective Evolution Strike Consulting Deal

Larry CordleNashville, TN -- AirPlay Direct's Collective Evolution is pleased to announce the signing of a long-term, strategic, career consulting deal with award winning artist and songwriter Larry Cordle. Larry's personal releases and catalogue are amazing, and are continuing to reach new global audiences every day. This has appropriately positioned him in the "Top 50 All-Time" of several AirPlay Direct Global Radio Indicator Charts for his recordings.

10th Annual Delfest Initial Lineup Announced

DelFest 2017Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Bela Fleck, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, and The Infamous Stringdusters are just a few of the fantastic acts coming to the family reunion in Cumberland for the 10th Annual DelFest. Teen, Kids, On-site RV, Dry RV, Vehicle, and DELuxe packages went on sale Tuesday, January 10th so hurry while they're still available. This 10th Anniversary event takes place May 25-28 in Cumberland, Marylannd.

Paul Brown’s “Across The Blue Ridge” to Air on Radio Bristol

Paul BrownBristol, VA/TN -- Beginning February 1, 2017, Radio Bristol will air "Across the Blue Ridge," a revival of the popular show first created by former National Public Radio (NPR) newscaster Paul Brown in the late 1980s and through the 1990s. "Radio Bristol is thrilled to add Paul Brown's program 'Across the Blue Ridge' to our Wednesday afternoon lineup," said Radio Bristol Producer Kris Truelsen. "Promoting and celebrating our region's culture and music is core to the mission of Radio Bristol, and 'Across the Blue Ridge' embodies that very idea. Paul Brown's expertise as both a musician and historian will offer a welcome perspective into the music we love and support here at Radio Bristol. We envision a long running partnership with Paul and look forward to carrying the program."

High Test Grass Pickin' at Carter Family Fold Saturday

High Test GrassHiltons, VA -- Saturday, January 21st, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by High Test Grass. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

IBMA Showcase Application Opens Today

IBMA Bluegrass RambleNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced that applications are now open for bluegrass and bluegrass-related artists to apply to be an Official Showcase Selection performer at the IBMA's annual Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass week. The 2017 Bluegrass Ramble will take place September 26 - 28, once again in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC during IBMA's World of Bluegrass. All emerging bands plus established bands with new music or new personnel are encouraged to apply. The application process opens today, Tuesday, January 17th at 10 AM Central.

Joe Val Bluegrass Fest offers New Master and Fast Track Classes

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalGerry Katz of the Boston Bluegrass Union writes, "I'm really excited to announce an updated and expanded line-up for this year's Master Classes and Fast Track Classes at Joe Val. Joining us to teach the fiddle Master Class will be Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, the fiddler in Mile Twelve. And for the Fast Track Classes, I will now be teaching a class on bluegrass jamming, while Mary Maguire and Nancy Harrowitz have completely reenvisioned their joint class on singing."

Noam Pikelny's Musical Manifesto “Universal Favorite” Due March 3

Universal FavoriteNashville, TN -- On March 3, banjoist Noam Pikelny - considered by many to be the finest of his generation, will release Universal Favorite, his Rounder debut. While Pikelny, a seven-time Grammy nominee best known for his work as a founding member of Punch Brothers, has three previous solo efforts, Universal Favorite is truly his solo debut. The new release features only the man himself. He recorded the album live in the studio without accompaniment, coaxing a wide array of sounds and colors out of his instruments, and for the very first time, he also sings, revealing a resonant baritone that conveys humor and melancholy in equal measure.

Ray Cardwell's Tennessee Moon Available Friday the 13th

Tennessee MoonNashville, TN - Bluegrass soul vocalist/bassist Ray Cardwell's debut album Tennessee Moon will be available this Friday, January 13th. The first single from the album, title track "Tennessee Moon", is currently at #7 on The Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart and the album was included in RMR’s Top Bluegrass Albums for 2016 as well—an impressive accomplishment for an album yet to be released. The single debuted at #15 and rose to #10 on the Bluegrass Today singles chart in November 2016 with the advance release of his title cut to radio.

Bluegrass Museum Hires Bluegrass Ace, Danny Clark, for New Position

Danny ClarkOwensboro, KY - Today, the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM), home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, announced that Danny Clark has been hired as the Membership and Special Events Manager. This role was created to grow membership, foster engagement from the bluegrass community, and develop special events at the Museum.

Bluegrass Hope Concert Series Announced

Bluegrass Hope Concert SeriesThe Bluegrass Jamboree and Wilson Pickins Promotions, in partnership with sponsored venues, countless bluegrass bands, food providers, instrument builders and retailers alike and festival promoters, are proud to announce the Bluegrass Hope Concert Series, to benefit the victims of the Gatlinburg wildfires being cared for through the Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless, a non-profit organization.

All-Star Bluegrass Weekend at Barter Theatre

The Del MCoury BandIt’s an all-bluegrass weekend at Barter Theatre, January 13-15. Scroll down to see the bluegrass legends on stage this weekend in Abingdon. Due to inclement weather, the Justin Townes Earle event has been rescheduled to Tuesday January 17th!

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