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Wayne Henderson and Friends Return to Carter Fold Sat Nov 7

Wayne HendersonHiltons, VA -- Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia. In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. He produces about twenty instruments a year, mostly guitars; he is almost as well-known for the mandolins he has made. Doc Watson owned a Henderson mandolin.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Back in the Studio

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceThe leaves have changed, there's a chill in the air... looks like fall is definitely here! That means the bluegrass festival season is coming to an end, but Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice still have plenty going on! They are heading back to the studio throughout the late fall and winter as they continue working on their new album, their first for Mountain Fever Records. Their Mountain Fever debut album is due out March, 2016.

Donna Ulisse Releases Official Video of Hard Cry Moon

Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry MoonDonna Ulisse has released a video of the title track of her latest album, Hard Cry Moon. The song was co-written with band member, husband and frequent co-writer, Rick Stanley and produced by guitarist Bryan Sutton. Videography was accomplished by Mark Mosrie. Hard Cry Moon is her ninth album on the Hadley Music Group label. For this 4 time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee, it also marks a return to focusing on her own original material, having written or co-written all of the songs with the exception of the country classic "Whispering Pines", written by Howard Hausey and made famous by the late Johnny Horton.

Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive's Sophomore Release Out Now

To Be a Kid AgainNashville, TN - Gathering momentum from the initial success of Tammy Jones Robinette's preview single release, "To Be a Kid Again" (reaching #6 on Bluegrass Today's Weekly Airplay Chart and hitting the top-20 on the Monthly Airplay Chart), Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the release of the album Tammy Jones Robinette & The Drive, available today on iTunes, Amazon and in stores where Bluegrass and Gospel music is sold. Radio programmers can download the album at Airplay Direct by clicking here.

Anticipated Nothin' Fancy's “By Any Other Name” Released

Nothin Fancy - By Any Other NameWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of brand new music from Nothin' Fancy. By Any Other Name is available everywhere today! From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Nothin' Fancy is comprised of founding members Mike Andes on mandolin, Mitchell Davis on banjo, Chris Sexton on fiddle, Tony Shorter on bass and newest member, Caleb Cox on guitar. Nothin' Fancy was formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition but upon discovering the undeniable camaraderie between its members, has continued working together ever since, growing in popularity, and gaining a large fan base of loyal followers. The band has released 11 full length albums. Nothin' Fancy is the 6-time winner of SPBGMA's Entertaining Group of the Year, a fan voted award, and have successfully hosted the Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival since 2001 in Buena Vista, Virginia, making it one of the most popular outdoor festivals in bluegrass.

2015 Grand Master Fiddler Champion is Aynsley Porchak

 Randall FranksThe Grand Master Champion for 2015 is Aynsley Porchak of Woodstock, Ont., Canada. Trustin Baker of Mo. placed second. Porchak took home $1,200 in cash, a Grand Master Fiddler plaque, and will appear on the Grand Ole Opry. Baker received $1,100 and a plaque.

James Reams & The Barnstormers Release Single to Radio

Rhyme & SeasonJust in time for the holidays, James Reams is excited to offer a pre-release for DJs only from his upcoming album, Rhyme & Season, planned for release in the spring 2016. Being back in the recording studio again has been a magical experience for James Reams. There’s just something about putting on those “cans” and singing into a big mic that gets the adrenaline pumping and the fingers flying!

Punch Brothers to Release "The Wireless" EP Nov. 20

The WirelessPunch Brothers are very excited to announce their new EP, The Wireless, which will be released on November 20 on Nonesuch Records! You can already pre-order now at You may recognize some of these songs from our live shows or from the bonus fourth side of the double vinyl release of The Phosphorescent Blues. Much like Ahoy! with Who's Feeling Young Now?, we recorded more than we could include on The Phosphorescent Blues so we're glad to be able to share the rest of these with you all.

Sierra Hull Announces "Weighted Mind," Due Out January 29

Sierra Hull - Weighted MindNashville, TN -- Singer and mandolinist Sierra Hull has announced the first dates of her winter tour, which will begin on January 28 in Nashville, TN. Weighted Mind, Hull’s long-anticipated new album – her first in five years -- will be released on January 29, 2016.

Sister Sadie Signs with Pinecastle Records

Sister Sadie, Photo: L-R Dale Ann Bradley, Beth Lawrence, Deanie Richardson, Gena Britt, Tina AdairGreenville, SC -- Pinecastle is proud to announce that it has signed bluegrass super group Sister Sadie. The all female band is currently working on an album to be released in 2016 comprised of a mix of member-written originals and other songs to be determined. Sister Sadie is a straight ahead bluegrass band comprised of five good friends born out of what was originally supposed to be a one time jam at The Station Inn in Nashville, TN. Shortly after that sold out show, the band began getting calls for gigs and the girls decided to officially form Sister Sadie. They decided that each member would remain in their own bands and from time to time get together for special events to perform. The name, Sister Sadie, was inspired by a Tony Rice song, "Little Sadie," and the fact that the ladies feel as though they are sisters.

Mountain Faith's "That Which Matters" Debuts at #1 on Billboard

That Which MattersWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the new album, That Which Matters, from Mountain Faith has reached #1 on Billboard's Top 15 Bluegrass Albums! That Which Matters was released October 16th to a vast audience including bluegrass, gospel and pop music fans, thanks in large part to the attention Mountain Faith gained earlier this year through regular appearances as contestants on NBC television's popular show, America's Got Talent.

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising are 2015 IMEA Bluegrass Group of the Year

IMEA Bluegrass Group of the YearThe members of Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising have been truly touched by the greetings, well wishes and compliments that have been sent these past few days since the group was announced as the International Music and Entertainment Association's 3rd Annual IMEA Awards 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year.

Milton Harkey's 21st Bluegrass First Class Festival Feb 19-21

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutAsheville, NC -- Milton Harkey is proud to announce the 21st annual Bluegrass First Class to be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Resort located in Asheville, North Carolina. The Sunday Morning Gospel Show is free and open to all attendees from 8AM to 10AM at the Showcase Stage.

Edge of Music City Sees Emerging Music Scene

Music City Roots - The FactoryFranklin, TN -- Franklin, Tennessee is making its mark on the live music scene, elevated by the success of the recent inaugural Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, proclaimed to be "arguably the best curated (festival) of the year" by Rolling Stone. This Southern suburb of Nashville, known for its Civil War attractions, historic preservation accomplishments and quaint Main Street appeal, is getting a second look for its live music, attracting locals and visitors alike.

Dixie Hall to be Honored at Country Music Hall of Fame

Dixie HallNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will honor the memory of bluegrass stalwart Dixie Hall at the ninth annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum on Wednesday, November 19, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ford Theater. This cheerful and joyous celebration of Hall’s life and music will include never-before-seen photographs, interviews with colleagues and live performances of songs written by the bluegrass and country music songwriter, journalist, and label head. Guests will include Sierra Hull, Rita Forrester (granddaughter of A. P. and Sara Carter), Carl Jackson, Chris Jones and Heather Berry-Mabe, among others. Hall is the first posthumous subject of the Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum.


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