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Good Home Grown Music Extending Stanley Brothers Commemoration

The Stanley BrothersDixie Hall of Good Home Grown Music writes, "Successful Stanley Brothers commemoration response has encouraged us to extend our reminiscences of everything Stanley beyond the anniversary of Carter's passing, December 1, 1966. View Jack Cooke performance here, our beloved "Cookie", who also passed on December 1, 2009."

Luthier Built Offers More Services for the Musician

LuthierBuilt.netLuthierBuilt™ ( is public venue where musicians and others can easily find and connect with the musical instrument and allied professionals who meet their needs. The new LuthierBuilt is up and running. LuthierBuilt is looking for musical instrument artisans who want to broaden their marketing reach, and of course the site is a resource for serious and aspiring musicians.

Bobby Osborne “Celebration Tour” for 50 Year Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Bobby Osborne 50 Year Celebration TourNashville, TN (November 26th, 2013) - Bobby Osborne, two time member of the IBMA Hall of Fame, will be going on tour in 2014 in celebration of his 50th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry®. “The Opry has been such a big part of my life. It didn’t seem right to let the year go by without doing something special for it. I know the rest of the guys in the band are excited to be a part of it as well.” “Celebration Tour” will begin on December 7th, 2013 on Bobby’s birthday in Clay City, Kentucky at Meadowgreen Park and continue through 2014.

Bluegrass Music Stronger than Mother Nature - RockyGrass Lineup Announced

RockyGrass Flood SnowLyons, CO -- Planet Bluegrass gives thanks and announces RockyGrass Lineup for 2014. The planet says "As we gather with friends and family this week, all of us on Planet Bluegrass have never felt more thankful. A historic 500-year flood may have torn through our community 11 weeks ago. But that devastating event has only brought us closer together -- making us feel deeply alive and passionately united. On this Thanksgiving eve we've never felt so optimistic about our future, so committed to our mission of musical inspiration, and so thankful for the community of Festivarian Nation that continues to reach out with love and support."

December 1st is a Day to Salute The Stanley Brothers

The Stanley BrothersDecember 1st being the anniversary of the loss of Carter Stanley we're asking Stanley fans around the world to put their hands together and join spirits commemorating two gentlemen who personify the foundation of traditional mountain music.

SiriusXM Track By Track with Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins

Junior Sisk, Kyle Cantrell, Joe MullinsJunior Sisk & Joe Mullins will be the featured guests of Kyle Cantrell as he welcomes them for a Track By Track of their new Rebel Records CD, Hall Of Fame Bluegrass!, on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction this week! The two 2012 IBMA Award-Winners Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins combined their talents and their love of traditional bluegrass music in this superb tribute to their First Generation Heroes. "To sing and play music I love with Junior Sisk - what a soul! Our shared passion for first and second generation Bluegrass has inspired us to record this collection of songs. Some are old favorites, others are rare gems..." commented Joe Mullins.

New Song, "Government Blues, by Feller and Hill

Government BluesFeller and Hill are proud to bring you a brand new song, written by Tom T. and Dixie Hall called "Government Blues". The song is a light-hearted look at a depression-era problem that can just as easily translate into today's situations. Feller and Hill deliver in their vintage style.

Spring Fed Records Releases MusicSprings Webisodes

Uncle Dave Macon - HomeSpring Fed Records is one of those great niche labels that specializes in the roots of roots music. The Grammy winning, non-profit record label focuses mainly on historical music from the American South. Their catalog covers a lot of territory and, that includes a lot of early bluegrass. Between the catalog pages are gems of bluegrass and roots artists from .L. Gregory, to Wally Bryson, to Uncle Dave Macon, to Same and Kirk McGee.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Ticket Special Dec 1-31

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014Here's a great holiday gift idea. Discount Weekend Passes to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014 will be offered for $40, December 1-31, 2013, just in time for holiday gift giving. Festival dates will be September 19-21, 2014.

Valerie Smith in Studio for New 2014 Release

Aubrey Haynie, Valerie Smith and Mike ScottValerie Smith to remain in studio for a 2014 CD release. The project has 6 tracks recorded and producer, Mike Scott, is awaiting to finish Valerie's vocals and to include surprise artists and instrumentalists to join in on this project. The CD may be a 10 song release by the time we are finished.

Remembering “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”

Lester Flatt and Earl ScruggsShelby, N.C. – Fifty-one years ago on November 26, 1962, Columbia Records released “The Ballad of Jed Clampett,” a bluegrass number performed by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs that would become the hallmark sound of The Beverly Hillbillies.

Dalton WoodSongs Coffeehouse Gets New Director

Paul Byrum Paul Byrum, the director of the WoodSongs Dalton Chapter since 2009 has announed that he will be leaving. During his time there, the Dalton WoodSongs Coffeehouse has been a major force in charitable bluegrass activity. From the ever popular Bluegrass Bands Helping Hands program and albums to support those impacted by the economic down turn to the concert series benefitting the Providence Ministries Rescue Mission and more, Paul has taken the Dalton WoodSongs Coffeehouse to new and greater heights. Tom Brown will assume the director responsibilities beginning in January 2014.

Murphy And Casey Play And Sing Bluegrass Songs For You

Murphy And Casey Play And Sing Bluegrass Songs For YouThe request usually goes something like this: "I'd like to watch you and Casey pick some songs just for fun. Think you'll ever do a DVD like that?". The answer is "Yes!" Murphy And Casey Play And Sing Bluegrass Songs For You.

Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy Merges with Five-String Festival

Five-String FestivalWhen Five-String Fest announced that they would be having one of the largest banjo gatherings in the country on May 1st -4th of 2014, they were informed that one of the best banjo academies was the same weekend. What started has an overlook in schedule has turned out to be the best thing that could have possibly happen. Five-String Fest was trying to find a perfect time to have their festival, and settled on the first week in May, hoping to keep some of the Merlefest attendees to stay an extra week in the North Carolina area. The conflict in schedule was brought to attention by Jack Hatfield, SMBA director, when he contacted John Lockaby, FSF Operations Director. The Five-String Fest was making plans on having workshops, so the contact turned out to be exactly what was needed for the FSF. The negotiations started between the two organizations and a plan has been set in place.

Extreme Version of The Shackleton Banjo to be Played at South Pole

Shackleton BanjoNorwich, Norfolk, UK -- A special version of the British-made Shackleton banjo named after Edwardian explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is to become the first banjo to be played at the South Pole. The specially designed ultra-light instrument, called the Shackleton E100, will be designed and built by The Great British Banjo Company. The banjo will be trekked 1800 miles across Antarctica starting in November next year by a team following the route planned for Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition of 1914. Cybergrass covered the announcement of the Shackleton banjo in August.


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