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1 hr ago | News Observer

Catch the IBMA Awards nominations show live at Raleigh's Daily Planet

Year two of the Raleigh era of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass won’t kick off until late September, but plans are already coming together.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Sam Bush

6 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

More honors for Appalachian legend Ralph Stanley

The southwest Virginia legend will be honored by the academy in October in a class that also includes Al Pacino, writers John Irving and Annie Proulx and the man who discovered the Titanic, Robert Ballard.


Related Topix: Ralph Stanley, Virginia

6 hrs ago | Brooklynvegan

What's going on Thursday? (Teenage Fanclub, Veruca Salt, Sun Kil...

Teenage Fanclub, Honeyblood, Saint Rich @ Pier 84 at Hudson River Park What a treat -- Glasgow guitar pop practitioners Teenage Fanclub are stopping in NYC on their way to this weekend's Merge 25 festival for this free show.


Related Topix: Veruca Salt, Lost, Pop/Rock, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Seether, Nickel Creek

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Which Way Did They Go? Bluegrass at the Crossroads

By Guest Columnist James Reams It's hard to watch the Country Music Awards and not wonder why the IBMA Awards are largely ignored by the music industry.


Related Topix: Bill Monroe

Fayetteville Flyer

Daily Flyer: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A summer storm that rolled into Fayetteville Wednesday afternoon produced high winds that downed trees and knocked out power to several stoplights along College Avenue.


Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR, Metal, Megadeth, Alison Krauss

The Bluegrass Blog

Mountain Songs from Shawn Lane

Shawn says that he recorded this one with several members of his talented family, names that may not be familiar to bluegrass fans.


Related Topix: Ronnie Bowman, Blue Highway


Cover Alert | Allie Kral Leads Yonder Through Jolene

Allie Kral and Jake Jolliff have been welcome additions as guests with Yonder Mountain String Band on the group's first post-Jeff Austin tour.


Related Topix: Yonder Mountain String Band, Dolly Parton, Country

Denver Westword

Nine months after Colorado's worst flood, the musicians of Lyons are ready for a comeback

Thick sheets of rain started falling in Lyons on the night of September 11, 2013.


Related Topix: Lyons, CO, Colorado, Natural Disasters, Flood, Boulder County, CO

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Mountain Xpress

Showreview: Trampled by Turtles at Pisgah Brewing Company

Known for firing off punk-inspired bluegrass diddies, the group's new album, Wild Animals , feels like a sea change.


Related Topix: Trampled by Turtles

The Bluegrass Blog

Bluegrass Weather Report - 7/22/14

Here's our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with the Bluegrass Weather Report for this week, looking at the RockyGrass festival in Lyons, CO.


Related Topix: Lyons, CO, East Tennessee State University, The Masters


LIVE: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, 7/17/14

Thursday night at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is usually something of a warm-up.


Related Topix: Nickel Creek


Forecastle Festival 2014's Greatest Country Moments

To be clear, it's always been cool to like Dwight Yoakam. Music listeners in the "everything but country crowd" only started figuring that out in recent years.


Related Topix: Country, Dwight Yoakam, Louisville, KY, Nickel Creek, Music, Entertainment

A-Infos Radio Project

Music For The Mountain Bluegrass: Music For The Mountain Bluegrass - Show #8, 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.


Related Topix: Bill Monroe, Tennessee

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Cincinnati CityBeat

REVIEW: Louisville's Forecastle Fest Day 3

The third and final day of Forecastle finally arrived. The fest's weekend felt much longer than, well, a weekend, though each day seemingly flew by.


Related Topix: Trampled by Turtles, Nickel Creek, Cincinnati, OH

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Avett Brothers

Our Vintage Cafe this week goes back to 2009 when The Avett Brothers had just released their now classic album I and Love and You.


Related Topix: The Avett Brothers, Johnny Cash, Country

Refinery 29

Heading To Lolla? 5 Acts You Can't Miss

There have been many complaints that Lollapalooza 2014 features the same old acts of years past.


Related Topix: The Avett Brothers

The Star Online

The Scruggs Center - 6 months later

Now, after six months, the Earl Scruggs Center - which honors the Cleveland County native musician who pioneered the 'Scruggs style' three-finger banjo picking - has brought visitors from Japan, Australia and England.


Related Topix: Earl Scruggs, Cleveland County, NC, Earl, NC, Shelby, NC

Kirkland Reporter

Bluegrass and barbecue at Bridle Trails in Kirkland on Wednesday

Bridle Trails State Park in Kirkland will be the place for Bluegrass and barbecue at 6 p.m. on July 23. The music of the Blue Smoke Bluegrass Band is free but a Discover Pass is needed to park in the Bridle Trails State Park parking lot.


Related Topix: Kirkland, WA, The Bluegrass Band

The Bluegrass Blog

Jesse McReynolds 85th Birthday Roast

To celebrate Jesse McReynolds' 85th birthday earlier this month, family, friends and neighbors of the bluegrass mandolin legend got together at Jesse's home outside of Nashville for a birthday tribute in the form of a celebrity roast.


Related Topix: Jim & Jesse

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Minnesota Bluegrass Festival Returns to El Rancho Manana Campground

The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival, August 7-10, 2014, in Richmond, Minnesota, provides an inexpensive daytrip or weekend just 85 miles from the Twin Cities.


Related Topix: Richmond, MN, Family, Kids