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Singer Songwriter Cindy G. Breaks Out With "Jail Break"

Jail BreakNashville, TN -- Powerhouse bluegrass singer and songwriter, Cindy G., a native of the northern most reaches of Appalachia, in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, announces the release of her newest project, Jail Break, produced by Jim VanCleve, with an all-star cast of musicians and singers along with exceptional instrumentation and songs, most of which are original.

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road on Bluegrass Junction Oct 14

Country GrassNashville, TN -- Bluegrass chart-toppers Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are bringing their upbeat, hard-driving traditional sound to Sirius-XM Bluegrass Junction next week. The dynamic group will appear on a very special Track-by-Track with Kyle Cantrell on Oct. 14 at 11am EST. Tune in as they offer an in-depth insight on all 13 tracks from their latest album, Country Grass. The star-studded project features collaborations with some of Country music's top legends such as Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven, John Conlee and Marty Raybon in addition to the late Jim Ed Brown and Lynn Anderson.

Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins Headline Bluegrass For Hospice 2015

Junior Sisk & Joe MullinsThe Bluegrass for Hospice-2015, now in its 7th year, will be held on Saturday October 24, 2015 and will feature Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers. The event will be held at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland. It is located on Flat Iron Road just 1.5 miles from MD Route 5. The event begins at Noon with gates opening at 11:00 am. All proceeds for the day go to support the Hospice House of St. Mary’s County.

Monster 50th Annual Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

Bean BlossomJune 2016 is the 50th Annual Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival and it's going to be a monster! The initial line up as of 10/9/15 has Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Seldom Scene, Larry Cordle, Tommy Sells, Ralph Stanley II, Joe Mullins, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Wildwood Valley Boys, Karl Shiflett, Special Consensus, Spinney Brothers, Band of Ruhks, Punches Family, Darrell Webb, Junior Sisk, and Larry Sparks with more bands to come!

Start Planning Now for FreshGrass Festival 2016

FreshGrassNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)’s annual festival of bluegrass and roots music, returns to the museum campus in North Adams, Mass. on September 16-18, 2016. Three-day festival passes are available now at 2014 prices.

Hillbilly Gypsies in Concert at Carter Family Fold Oct 17

The Hillbilly GypsiesHiltons, VA -- The Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin’ bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, the Hillbilly Gypsies play a mix of traditional bluegrass and catchy old fiddle tunes. They are best appreciated at a live show. The Gypsies perform in the old fashioned style, around a single microphone. Their show has the feel of a barn dance, and it transports you back in time. One thing’s for sure – you’ll want to get up and dance. They’ve been a group for over ten years, and they have played at many national festivals, concert halls, and theaters. Saturday, October 17th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Dailey & Vincent Live at Opry Country Classics Oct 15

Dailey & VincentNashville, TN -- Following the premiere of their first national TV series The Dailey & Vincent Show on RFD-TV, the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” will bring their critically acclaimed signature sound to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday, October 15 for Opry Country Classic at the Ryman. The show is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Ron Block’s "Hogan’s House of Music" Debuts at #2 on Bluegrass Sales Charts

Ron Block - Hogan's House of MusicNashville, TN -- It’s been a good week for banjo and guitar aficionado Ron Block. Hogan’s House of Music, his first solo instrumental LP, debuted in the #2 slot on the bluegrass sales chart, missing the top spot by just four units.

It's Coming! The New Leftover Salmon Live Album "25"

Leftover SalmonComing this November! The new live Leftover Salmon album 25, packaged with Silver Salmon India Pale Lager, a special limited-edition collaborative beer with our friends at Breckenridge Brewery. For availability, contact your local craft beverage purveyor or utilize Breckenridge Brewery’s Beer Locator found here. The album, 25, will feature twenty five never before released live recordings, and will also be available on iTunes and all digital outlets beginning November 27th!

Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival to Feature Big Names

Wire and Wood Songwriters FestivalAlpharetta, GA -- Over 25 nationally recognized singer-songwriters will gather together for three days of concerts on three stages to perform their original songs. The Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival will take place on Friday, October 16 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, October 17 from 3-10 p.m. in Alpharetta, Georgia. A free kickoff performance featuring Nashville-based award-winning singer songwriter Liz Longley and bluegrass-country-punk band The Whiskey Gentry will take place at Avalon on Thursday, October 15 from 6-8 p.m. Liz is touring in support of her debut self-titled Sugar Hill Records release.

Special Consensus 40th Anniversary Concert October 24th

Special Consensus 40th Anniversary ConcertFormed in the Chicago area in 1975, Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 17 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Becky Buller Claims Three International Bluegrass Music Awards

Becky BullerBecky Buller claimed three International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards on Thursday, October 1st during the association's annual conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina. During the Special Awards luncheon, Buller was named the IBMA's Songwriter of the Year. Later that evening, Buller was awarded Emerging Artist of the Year and also Recorded Event of the Year for "Southern Flavor," a special performance with Bill Monroe's former Blue Grass Boys, Michael Feagan, Peter Rowan, Buddy Spicher, Ernie Sykes, Roland White, and Blake Williams and written by Monroe, DeWayne Mize and Guy Stevenson. Although Buller is a previous winner of an IBMA Award through her work with the Daughter of Bluegrass, these are her first IBMA accolades as a solo artist.

Standing Ovations From a VIP Audience at 'All for the Hall New York'

All For Tthe Hall ArtistsNew York, NY -- An all-star lineup, reaching across generations and genres, drew a rousing response from a sold-out PlayStation®Theater audience during a stylish All for the Hall fundraising concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 6. The stripped-down acoustic performances focused attention on the artistry of songwriting and singing—talents delivered with grace and power by the lineup of Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon and Carrie Underwood.

2015 FreshGrass Award Winners Announced

Old Salt UnionNorth Adams, MA -- Cheered on by festivalgoers and past winners alike, the 2015 FreshGrass Award highest accolades went to Old Salt Union in the band competition; Zoe & Cloyd won the duo; Catherine Bowness was judged best in banjo; and Bronwyn Keith-Hynes captured the fiddle prize. All competitors in four categories performed both an original and traditional tune for a jury led by Grammy Award-winner and master banjoist Alison Brown during Saturday and Sunday of the festival. The winners receive cash and prizes totaling $25,000, recording sessions at Compass Records in Nashville, Tennessee, and hand-crafted instruments from Deering and Eastman. All four winners return to North Adams in 2016 to perform at that year’s festival.

Balsam Range on Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year

Balsam RangeNashville, TN -- The 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards were awarded at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, N.C. and Mountain Home Music Company would like to congratulate Balsam Range on their honors: Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year - "Moon Over Memphis," and Tim Surrett as Bass Player of the Year.

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