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Tim Stafford's "Just to Hear the Whistle Blow" Released

 Just to Hear the Whistle BlowThe time has come for the new solo record, Just to Hear the Whistle Blow, from influential guitarist and singer, prolific songwriter, and Blue Highway co-founder Tim Stafford. The guitar-driven title track, the album’s first single, is currently generating airplay on a number of stations. A new twist on the classic train song, it tells the tale of someone who wished he had hopped a freight car and is sure to please fans of both traditional and progressive bluegrass alike.

Bluegrass Brothers Release "Generations" of Traditional Bluegrass

The Bluegrass BrothersVirginia favorites, The Bluegrass Brothers, release their brand new album, Generations on Mountain Fever Records. The first single, "Memories of My Childhood," written by Danny Lam, was released in May and marked the re-birth of this stellar bluegrass institution and brother duo. The single charted last week at #14 in the nation on Bluegrass Today's weekly airplay chart.

Inside Tips from a Vocal Coach to the Stars

Gary Allan with Dr. Gaelynn Garrett/CMA Closeup/ By Tricia Despres
There was a time when a singer's voice disorders were mainly about crisis management. But recently, preventative treatment has become important, es­pecially in Nashville, where the voice is one’s moneymaker.

Niall Toner Releases Million Dollar Video

Million Dollar BillOur friend across the pond, Niall Toner, has released a fun new video July 10th, "Million Dollar Bill" from the 8th track on the album Onwards & Upwards released in 2012. The album marked a musical milestone for Toner. This was Toner's first release on the internationally famous Pinecastle Record label and featured the great talents of artists like Keith Sewell (who also serves as the producer, Ashby Frank, Rob Ickes, Viktor Krauss, and of course Niall.

Nu-Blu Joined By Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore For "Jesus & Jones"

Nu-BluNashville, TN -- "The Legendary Soul Man" Sam Moore, voted one of the 100 top pop voices of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, joins bluegrass group Nu-Blu as a special guest on their upcoming single release "Jesus & Jones," a song that pays tribute to the late George Jones.

BlueTrain at VFW in Maryland Saturday

BluetrainBlueTrain would like to announce that they will be performing at VFW (Darlington - Post 10146) located at 3440 Conowingo Rd., Street, MD 21154 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm on Sat., July 19, 2014. There is a $15.00 charge at the door that will include a dinner, drinks are extra but the dancing is free. For more info please do contact 410-457-5461 or view their Facebook site at www.facebook.com/DarlingtonDublinVfwPost10146

Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers Debut at Carter Fold Saturday

Jake Krack and the Bing BrothersSaturday, July 19th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers Old Time Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

Worlds Collide: Bluegrass Henhouse Prowlers & Nigerian Rap P Square

Henhouse ProwlersLast week while visiting Nigeria, Chicago natives and bluegrass favorites, The Henhouse Prowlers, delighted fans when performing the hit “Chop My Money” by Nigerian rap superstars P Square (original featuring Akon). Much to the delight of unexpecting fans, Peter Okoye of P Square showed up to sing along.

Randall Franks Finds Encouragement in the Focus of Latest Book

Randall Franks Signing BooksAuthor/actor Randall Franks said he seeks to inspire others to find the encourager within through his latest book series – Encouragers. The first of the series Encouragers I : Finding the Light released this month worldwide from Peach Picked Publishing shares 49 stories of actors, musicians and everyday folks who played a role in his early life.

Travis Frye & Blue Mountain Release "Living In a Moment" to Radio

Living In a MomentTravis Frye and Blue Mountain is a multi-generational bluegrass band that honors the Appalachian roots of the music while adding a modern twist. With members spanning from North Carolina to South Carolina, the band incorporates spirited fiddle and banjo tunes along with modern selections from country, bluegrass, and gospel traditions, as well as original material. The band has just released their latest project on Kindred Records to radio via AirPlay Direct. Their latest project, Living In A Moment consists of 13 tracks of true bluegrass music.

Deering Launches a Goodtime 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6 BanjoSpring Valley, CA -- With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they want with the new Goodtime Solana 6. The new Goodtime Solana 6 is a new kind of 6-string banjo designed to bring out the creativity in the player and features all of the American craftsmanship and quality that owners of Goodtime banjos have come to expect.

Uncle Dave Macon Days Trailblazer Awards

Tennessee Mafia Jug BandThe Uncle Dave Macon Days Trailblazer Award is presented to an artist, musician, or individual who have developed old-time musical performance styles and techniques that blaze the trail for others to perpetuate, emulate, refine, and follow into contemporary genres.This year’s Trailblazer Award winners are Leroy Troy, Roland White, and The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, collectively. The award recipients were recognized on stage Friday night, July 11th.

I Draw Slow's Album "White Wave Chapel" Released

I Draw SlowDublin roots band I Draw Slow release their second album July 8th with Pinecastle Records. White Wave Chapel is poised to continue where their last album, Redhills, left off. Redhills was a resounding success with American radio and fans that fell in love with the band during several U.S runs. The band recently toured the States in the spring, including a performance at the prestigious festival Merlefest. They will be back in October for another slate of shows.

Junior Sisk Partners with Chantilly Farm

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceJunior Sisk & Ramblers Choice is excited to announce the beginning of a new partnership with Chantilly Farm, a special events venue and campground in Floyd County, Virginia and home of the well-known Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival. Calling Sisk “one of the most prominent rising stars in traditional bluegrass music,” Chantilly Farm lead promoter Jason Gallimore says that the venue’s entire team is excited about the partnership. “We believe this partnership will bring a whole new level of interest in what we are doing here at Chantilly Farm,” he says.

Steve Gulley to Release “Family, Friends & Fellowship” July 22nd

 Family, Friends & FellowshipNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Christian is proud to announce Steve Gulley’s first gospel album Family, Friends & Fellowship will be released on July 22nd. The Gulley family name enjoys a rich musical heritage that reaches across generations with strong roots in gospel music. It started with long time radio personality Don Gulley who was a founding member of the Bluegrass group the Pinnacle Mountain Boys. Steve Gulley performed for many years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, was a founding member of Bluegrass supergroups Mountain Heart and Grasstowne, was a regular featured performer at Renfro Valley and now performs with Dale Ann Bradley.

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