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24 min ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Terrance Simien, Rebirth Brass Band and More Set for Centennial...

The Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a commemoration of the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville, will feature a variety of musical and performing acts, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company. The Kentucky Center curated the musical lineup with a close eye on authentic, river-inspired genres -- carefully orchestrating the music roster to set the tone for the event.

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Related Topix: Brass., Big-Band, Kentucky, Drink, Bourbon Whiskey, Liquor, Michael Cleveland, Pop/Rock

1 hr ago | The Bluegrass Blog

Bluegrass Weather Report - 9/16/14

Here's our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week's Bluegrass Weather Report, taking a look at the Dumplin' Valley Bluegrass Festival in Kodak, TN, along with the upcoming World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh, NC. John Goad is a graduate of the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program, and is now pursuing a Masters degree in Appalachian Studies at ETSU.

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Related Topix: Kodak, TN, East Tennessee State University, The Masters

5 hrs ago | The Bluegrass Blog

Welcome Grayson Leadbetter

Grayson Matthew Leadbetter, born September 8 at 9:03 p.m., comes into this world with quite a bluegrass pedigree. His parents are Matt Leadbetter, former reso-guitarist with Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon, and Brand New Strings, and his wife Heather.

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Related Topix: The Lonesome River Band, Dale Ann Bradley

8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Ricky J Taylor track-by-track: Huntsville songsmith talks sad songs, Hank Williams before...

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Local singer/songwriter Ricky J Taylor estimates he's owned 10 or so guitars over the course of his five decades on this earth. "The guitar I've gotten the most songs out of has to be my 1974 Martin D-28 that I got from my dad," Taylor says.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Hank Williams, Country, Bill Monroe, Entertainment

9 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

LISTEN: Kenny Chesney releases 6 tracks from 'Big Revival'

Kenny Chesney is slowly releasing the individual tracks from his upcoming "The Big Revival" album. You can now listen to six songs from the 11-track album, hosted by CMT.com .

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Related Topix: Kenny Chesney, Country, Alison Krauss, Wichita, KS

11 hrs ago | The Bluegrass Blog

Sake Of The Sound - Front Country

Do yourself a favor. No matter what you think of jam bands, Americana and other genres that reside at the edges of traditional bluegrass or beyond, swallow your preconceptions and listen to four songs from Sake of the Sound , the first full-length CD from Front Country.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Alison Krauss

15 hrs ago | A-Infos Radio Project

Music For The Mountain Bluegrass: Music For The Mountain Bluegrass - Show #16 - 9-18-14, Segment 1

Music for the Mountain is a weekly bluegrass radio program featuring that hard-driving bluegrass sound, with classic and new tunes running the gamut from Bill Monroe to Sierra Hull. The program is posted here in two sections for broadcasters to insert breaks for station identification, etc.

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Related Topix: Bill Monroe

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Family of man killed by hit-and-run driver offering $10K reward

A $10,000 reward is now being offered in the case of a Louisville man who was leaving a music festival when he was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Brown County, Indiana. His love for Bluegrass was the reason Demuth and his girlfriend attended the Bluegrass Music Festival at Bill Monroe Music Park on June 1. Demuth's girlfriend left the festival early, so he started making his way out sometime after midnight.

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Related Topix: Brown County, IN, Bill Monroe, Morgantown, IN

Potomac Local

Newton, Thomas to Perform at Celebration Stage

Stafford County is proud to announce that one of its own, renowned bluegrass musician Mark Newton, and his partner, Steve Thomas, will perform the first concert held at Stafford's new Celebration Stage at Pratt Park. Newton and Thomas are set to play the stage, an initiative of the Stafford's 350th Anniversary Celebration, on Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Jim & Jesse

Country Weekly

Angaleena Presley Ready to Rock the Americana Music Fest in Style

These past few weeks have found Angaleena Presley on tour with the Indigo Girls and preparing for the October 14 release of her 12-track solo album American Middle Class . Still, she carved out time to firm up some, let's say .

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, The Avett Brothers

Cybergrass

I've Been Mostly Awake to Benefit the IBMA

Bluegrass musician, writer and producer Jon Weisberger has a new album coming out on 9/30, called I 've B een M ostly A wake. Jon says, "If the title seems familiar, it's because it's from the old WoB-related joke about what IBMA stands for - and that's because the project is, among other things, a fundraiser; profits from the sale of the music will be donated to the IBMA."

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Related Topix: Disco, The Gibson Brothers, Chris Jones

WAVE-TV Louisville

Family of man killed by hit-and-run driver offering $10K reward

A $10,000 reward is now being offered in the case of a Louisville man who was leaving a music festival when he was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Brown County, Indiana. His love for Bluegrass was the reason Demuth and his girlfriend attended the Bluegrass Music Festival at Bill Monroe Music Park on June 1. Demuth's girlfriend left the festival early, so he started making his way out sometime after midnight.

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Related Topix: Brown County, IN, Bill Monroe, Morgantown, IN

The Bluegrass Blog

Dark Cloud Rising from Jon Weisberger

Jon Weisberger is a powerful man in the bluegrass world. An award-winning songwriter, his music appears on many new releases each year.

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Related Topix: Chris Jones, Raleigh, NC

Country Weekly

Angaleena Presley Ready to Rock the Americana Music Fest in Style

These past few weeks have found Angaleena Presley on tour with the Indigo Girls and preparing for the October 14 release of her 12-track solo album American Middle Class . Still, she carved out time to firm up some, let's say .

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, The Avett Brothers

Potomac Local

Newton, Thomas to Perform at Celebration Stage

Stafford County is proud to announce that one of its own, renowned bluegrass musician Mark Newton, and his partner, Steve Thomas, will perform the first concert held at Stafford's new Celebration Stage at Pratt Park. Newton and Thomas are set to play the stage, an initiative of the Stafford's 350th Anniversary Celebration, on Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Jim & Jesse

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band to perform at First Congregational

The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band will be performing Sept. 27 at the First Congregational Church of Oxford, 355 Main St. .

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Related Topix: The Bluegrass Band, Oxford, MA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cybergrass

Bluegrass at Carter Fold with Michael Feagan and Fiddlegrass Sep 20

Michael Feagan has played with some of bluegrass music's finest - Bill Monroe and Larry Sparks to name a few. He's also worked with David Peterson & 1946 as well as country singer and guitarist Jerry Reed.

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Related Topix: Bill Monroe, Larry Sparks, Jerry Reed, Country, The Carter Family, Hiltons, VA

Examiner.com

Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Music Festival Announces Schedule

Harvest Music Festival announced the daily music lineup schedule for the 2014 festival this week. The 9th edition of the Midwest bluegrass staple will be held October 16-18, 2014 on beautiful Mulberry Mountain which is located near Ozark, Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Yonder Mountain String Band, Ozark, AR

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Portsmouth body shop fixes cars, and makes beautiful music

Wayne Willis and Daryl Kimberly, both of Portsmouth, and Hugh Jackson and Cole Braswell, both of Chesapeake, play a tune during Wayne's Body Shop bluegrass jamboree. Liz Carey This story is a sample from the Portsmouth Currents, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday in Portsmouth.

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Related Topix: Chesapeake, Virginia

411mania.com

Jam Central Station: Railroad Earth - Last Of The Outlaws

Jam Central Station: Railroad Earth - Last Of The Outlaws Posted by Jeff Modzelewski on 09.13.2014 The newest album from Railroad Earth... Railroad Earth's most recent album, Last of the Outlaws is both a huge step in a new direction for the band and an album that they obviously had to make. It has some of their most challenging and broad work, and it includes a level of depth that is far removed from the traditions that the band sprung from.

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Related Topix: Railroad Earth, Sherman, NY, Pulaski, NY, Music, Entertainment

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