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Carter Fold Presents The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters Nov 9

New Ballard's Branchy BogtrottersHiltons, VA -- The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters took their group’s name from the original Bogtrotters, the famous Galax, Virginia, area band of the 1930s, and because band leader Dennis Hall lives on Ballard’s Branch. Galax is home to the world-renowned Old Time Fiddler’s Convention, and the area has traditionally produced some of the country’s finest old time string bands. Carrying on that rich musical tradition, the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters features Dennis Hall on guitar, Leon Frost on mandolin, Jesse Morris on bass, Eddie Bond on fiddle, and Josh Ellis on banjo. The guys have been playing together for over twelve years. Saturday, November 9th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters, an old time band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

Country Music Traces Its Celtic Roots During Ireland Immersion Weekend

Ireland Immersion WeekendBrentwood, TN -- The non-profit organization, The Irish Gift, will kick off its celebratory Ireland Immersion Weekend Nov. 15, 16 & 17 at Mountview Mansion in Brentwod with a Friday night performance of “The Mockingbird Sings,” (see below) a musical in development, that traces the roots of country and bluegrass music through Scottish, Irish, Delta Blues and Gospel influences.

Donna Ulisse at Woodsongs Coffeehouse Christmas Concert

Donna UlisseDalton, GA -- You are invited to join Woodsongs Coffeehouse in Dalton, Ga for a great evening of music at the Historic Dalton Freight Depot on Saturday December 7th. The first Christmas performance will feature performances from Nashville songwriter and performing artist Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys. Also performing will be the Earl Brackin Band.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Named Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverPigeon Forge, TN -- Gospel harmonies were ringing in the Smoky Mountains as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were named Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year at the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center on Tuesday night in Pigeon Forge.

Raleigh's World of Bluegrass a Huge Success for IBMA

World of Bluegrass 2013The World of Bluegrass trade show, conference, awards show and Wide Open Bluegrass festival of the IBMA was held for the first time in Raleigh, North Carolina. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) reports that the event generated $10 million in direct visitor spending and and %4 million more in media value. In addition, the cumulative attendance for the week was around 150,000 including the 140,000 for the festival, 2,259 for the awards show and the 4,635 for the business conference. No matter how you cut it, this represents a huge success for the inaugural Raleigh event.

The Roys Make Grand Ole Opry Debut Tonight, November 1st

The RoysNashville, TN -- Bluegrass brother/sister duo The Roys will make their Grand Ole Opry debut tonight, November 1, when they join Little Big Town, Josh Turner, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Sara Haze, Jeannie Seely, Jesse McReynolds, Jim Lauderdale and others for the Opry At The Ryman show. The Roys will appear on the 7:00 p.m. segment. More information can be found at www.opry.com. Out-of-area fans can enjoy the show via live broadcast at http://www.wsmonline.com/.

The Grascals on the Grand Ole Opry This Week, New Album

The GrascalsNashville, TN -- One of the most awarded bands in Bluegrass, The Grascals, will appear on the world famous Grand Ole Opry Saturday, November 2, when they join Terri Clark, Deana Carter, John Conlee, Jeannie Seely and others for the Opry At The Ryman show. The Grascals will appear on the 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. segments of the show. More information can be found at www.opry.com. Out-of-area fans can enjoy the show via live broadcast at www.wsmonline.com.

Hunter Berry & Friends, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the Carter Fold

Hunter BerryHiltons, VA -- On November 24th, 2013 there is to be a special show at The Carter Fold in Hiltons, Virginia as Hunter Berry & Friends return to The Fold. November 2th the Carter Family Fold will feature Wayne Henderson and Friends with Jeff Little and on November 9th the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters take the stage. Catch even move bluegrass Carter Fold style on November 16 when Big Country Bluegrass will be performing. Keep watching Cybergrass for more information on these entertaining events.

“PBS Americana Music Weekend” November 22/23, 2014 Dates Set

Americana Music AssociationNashville, TN -- Premieres of two Americana music specials, the performance-filled documentary “NASHVILLE 2.0: The Rise of Americana” and “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013,” will anchor the “PBS Americana Music Weekend,” Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2013.

The Grascals Release "American Picker" Video

American Picker by the GrascalsHere it is, friends! It’s the companion video for The Grascals' song “American Pickers” which appears on When I Get My Pay (street date November, 19). Yep, those are our pals Mike Wolfe from the History Channel TV show American Pickers and superstar/all-around-good-guy Dierks Bentley making guest appearances. The Grascals commented, "We love those guys! Whatcha think???"

ICMC 2014 Experience to Feature WLS Barn Dance Rare Photos

The Prairie Ramblers and Patsy Montana Courtesy of Michael MontanaThe International Country Music Conference (ICMC) has announced another ‘reveal’ that will add to your ICMC 2014 experience. It will be a fascinating session indeed when Erika Brady and Nolan Porterfield present a remarkable discovery of WLS National Barn Dance touring package show photographs from 1937-1940 that include Gene Autry and many other significant performers.

Bluegrass at the Rock: Nu Blu with The Boxcars Nov 1

The BoxcarsThe Old Rock School in Valdese, North Carolina has become well-known throughout the nation for its outstanding bluegrass concerts. The 500 seat auditorium is the perfect place to hear all of your bluegrass favorites.

Next Year, Everett's Music Barn Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The everett Brothers BandAtlanta, GA -- Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee, Georgia is proud to celebrate its 50 year tradition of providing the best in bluegrass and gospel music in the Southeast by announcing an upcoming two-day fundraiser event with live music, food and family fun. The 50th Anniversary Benefit Celebration will take place April 11-12, 2014 from 5pm–Midnight on Friday and 1pm-Midnight on Saturday. Everett’s Music Barn is dedicated to continuing the tradition of great music in a family friendly environment for 50 more years and needs the help of sponsors along with donations for concessions, raffle and a silent auction.

Three Options to Enter Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

Chris AustinWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s, now offers three ways for aspiring songwriters to enter the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. The contest will accept mail-in applications from aspiring songwriters beginning November 1 via U.S. Mail (P.O. Box 121855, Nashville, TN 37212). To enter by mail, visit click here for a downloadable form and instruction. Entries may also be submitted through Sonicbids.
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NewTown's Latest Album “Time Machine” Available Nov. 5

 Time MachineArden, NC -- The eagerly anticipated second album from NewTown will be released on November 5th . Time Machine is the band’s first release with Pisgah Ridge Records and features the dynamic band from Lexington, KY led by husband and wife team Kati Penn-Williams and Jr. Williams. The group has created a diverse project with song content that spans from strong originals by guitarist C.J. Cain to a fantastic cover of Guy Clark's “Dublin Blues.”

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