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Orthophonic Joy is a Real Joy

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions RevisitedOne of the most exciting projects in recording has been released, Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited. Produced by multi-Grammy award winning Carl Jackson, this may be the best recording project of the year. Based on the music of the famed "Bristol Sessions" in 1927 where "Record Man" Ralph Peer created the "Big Bang of Country Music" when he brought his Victor Talking Machines equipment to Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia to record the music of the region. That was 88 years ago and is still significant. Johnny Cash once said that the Bristol Sessions are the single most important event in the history of country music. What Carl Jackson has done is to breathe new life into the Appalachian music of generations ago.

Steve Gulley Gives Back To The Community During Acoustic Music Week

Steve GulleyNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Recording artist Steve Gulley has been staying very busy these days with the launch of his new group, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, and the release of their new self-titled album. In addition Steve is once again co-hosting, with Dale Ann Bradley, the third annual Lincoln Memorial University Acoustic Music Week event.

North Carolina to Honor the Achievements of Balsam Range

Balsam RangeNashville, TN -- Multi-award-winning acoustic band, Balsam Range, will receive official praise from both the House and Senate of the State of North Carolina on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Balsam Range is the current International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year Winner. The band is signed to NC record label, Mountain Home Music Company, an imprint of the Crossroads Label Group.

Help Fund the Return of Bluegrass Music to Burning Man 2015

Burning Man BluegrassOnce again, our bluegrass artist and friend, Andy Owens, is on a quest to once again bring Bluegrass Music to the huge Burning Man Arts Festival held in the Nevada desert. This event is huge, 75,000 people but very little live music and even less, if any, Bluegrass music. One of the things Bill Monroe told Andy to do is take Bluegrass to places where its not, so he has follow those directionss. Andy has played in over fifty countries but Burning Man is the toughest one of all. The Bluegrass to Burning Man Kickstarter Campaign is just ramping up. This is a marvelous concept to introduce a very large crowd to bluegrass music in a unique way.

Lonesome River Band Announces a New Member, #1 Chart Song and “Lila Mae” TV Debut

Lonesome River BandNashville, TN -- Lonesome River Band has a plethora of good news to kick off the summer including their new band member Jesse Smathers, a #1 chart song and the TV debut for their “Lila Mae” music video.

Tim White Comments on Song of the Mountains Status

Tim WhiteBy Tim White
I want to thank all of my friends, fellow musicians and fans of Song of the Mountains for your overwhelming support over the past three weeks. Your kind words of support have meant so much to me and my wife Penny. Just to let you know briefly what has happened since the Lincoln Theatre board's "Re-organization committee" released me from my contract 3 1/2 years early...the director of the Lincoln Theatre stands pretty much all alone now.

Trey Hensley at Carter Fold Clinch Mountain Music Fest

Trey HensleyHiltons, VA -- Clinch Mountain Music Fest is gearing up for its 10th annual celebration of mountain music in Scott County, Virginia, on Saturday, June 20th, 2015. Festivities this year will begin in Gate City, Virginia, and end at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons. All crafts and outside vendors will be set up in Gate City. Gate City’s festivities will close by 5:30 to allow everyone time to get to the closing concert at the Fold. The goal of Clinch Mountain Music Fest is to preserve and perpetuate the heritage of the Appalachian region through its’ music.

Della Mae to Perform at Blue Ridge Music Center June 13

Della MaeDella Mae, an all-female contemporary Bluegrass-Americana group, takes the stage at the Blue Ridge Music Center amphitheater on Saturday, June 13, as part of a cross-country tour promoting the band’s new self-titled record. Two-time Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer will open the show.

Sideline Releases Sophmore Projecrt “Session II”

Sideline - Session IIWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of the new album from Sideline. Session II is available today! Sideline, featuring Steve Dilling on banjo, Jason Moore on bass, Skip Cherryholmes on guitar, Brian Aldridge on mandolin and Daniel Aldridge on fiddle, came out of the gate in full swing just over two years ago.

AirPlay Direct Releases “Orthophonic Joy” for Global Radio

 The 1927 Bristol Sessions RevisitedNashville, TN -- Timeless, haunting, and powerful, Orthophonic Joy re-imagines the iconic recordings that created the "Big Bang" of country music and catapulted The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers to stardom. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Carl Jackson, these songs are accompanied by narration from longtime Grand Ole Opry host Eddie Stubbs and their enduring beauty shines through. Not only does this album pay homage to the original recordings, it is destined to stir a re-awakening within the industry the 1927 Bristol Sessions helped shape.

The Grascals Return to The Andrea Roberts Agency

The GrascalsNashville, TN -- The Andrea Roberts Agency (ARA) is very pleased to announce the return of The Grascals to the agency's roster of talent for their bluegrass representation. This a reunion, or more like a homecoming, as ARA represented The Grascals for their bluegrass bookings from 2004-2008.

The Acoustic Shoppe One of World’s Top 100 Music Stores

Acoustic ShoppeSpringfield, MO -- The Chapmans' Acoustic Shoppe in Springfield, Missouri has been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument and product retailers for the 1st time. The global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will formally present The Acoustic Shoppe with the Top 100 honor during the industry’s upcoming trade event, Summer NAMM in Nashville.

Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder Find The Last Dirt Road

Irvine, KY -- Kindred Records has released the CD The Last Dirt Road by Max Meadows, VA artist Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder. Adam is the son of Mike McPeak, of legendary McPeak Brothers. Adam already has a history of playing in a bluegrass youth group on The Crooked Trail in Virgina and competing at SPBGMA. Along with his father Mike McPeak on guitar, many of these young musicians Nikki Wright on fiddle, Marlon Allisandra on fiddle, David Chrisley on bass, and Davids' father Steve Chrisley on banjo now form the band Mountain Thunder. Adams mother Debbie Frye handles the booking and media at FryPan Music.

Experience Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival June 17-21

Blistered FingersGet Calluses, Get Blistered at the 44th Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Music Festival held June 17 through 20 at the Litchfield Fairgrounds in Litchfield, Maine. Some of the greatest Bluegrass music can be heard at one of the largest family musical events in New England. Blistered Fingers is a fast- moving traditional Bluegrass Band from the central Maine area that travels extensively around the northeast and eastern Canada.

Mountain Park Old Time Band at Carter Family Fold Saturday

Mountain Park Old-Time BandHitons, VA -- Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Mountain Park Old Time Band. Mountain Park Old Time Band was formed seven years ago as a group of friends who happened to enjoy old time music got together to have a good time. Over the past several years, the Mountain Park Old Time Band has been creating a stir in old time music circles.

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