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1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music's 2014 season

Banjo master Bela Fleck will perform his Impostor Concerto at the Aug. 1 opening concert of the 2014 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorum.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

6 hrs ago | ContactMusic.com

It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With...

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Louisiana, Mahalia Jackson, Gospel, Duke Ellington, The Avett Brothers

10 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

'Stringbean' killer pleads to parole board

The man who murdered Grand Ole Opry star David 'Stringbean' Akeman and his wife in 1973 wants to be released on parole.

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Related Topix: Grand Ole Opry, Comedy Movies, Music!, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

14 hrs ago | Watauga Democrat

MerleFest hits Wilkesboro Thursday to Sunday

Alan Jackson * Carolina Chocolate Drops * Holly Williams * Scythian * The Duhks * Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice * Josh Farrow * Pete Wernick's MerleFest Bluegrass Jam Camp BanjoRama * Old Crow Medicine Show * Keller Williams and the Travelin' McCourys * Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott * Balsam Range * Lonesome River Band * Peter Rowan Band * ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wilkesboro, NC, Alan Jackson, Country, Darrell Scott, Tim o'brien, The Lonesome River Band, Peter Rowan

18 hrs ago | The Star Press

Hot Spots

In concert Traditional bluegrass band The Boxcars will perform at Pruis Hall today.

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Related Topix: Alison Krauss + Union Station, Country, The Isaacs, Ball State University, Symphony, Arts

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Cybergrass

Emmylou Harris to Headline Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014

Bristol, VA/TN -- A press conference was held Tuesday in the Performance Theater of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum to announce the highly anticipated lineup for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2014.

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Related Topix: Emmylou Harris, Country, Theater, Arts, The Seldom Scene, Texas, Willie Nelson

Cybergrass

Folk Soul Revival to Perform Mountain Music at Carter Fold Saturday

Folk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy and rootsy acoustic group from right here in the Appalachian Mountains.

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Related Topix: The Carter Family, Country, Hiltons, VA, Ralph Stanley, Life, Food, Food Festival

Star Tribune

Another cool Bayfront twofer: Trampled by Turtles with Doomtree

Welcome to Artcetera. Arts-and-entertainment writers and critics post movie news, concert updates, people items, video, photos and more.

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Related Topix: Trampled by Turtles, Minnesota, Entertainment

JamBase

Jeff Austin To Depart Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band have just put up a post on Facebook announcing the departure of mandolin player Jeff Austin .

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Canada.com

Bruce Cockburn, Jayhawks, Fishbone among Calgary Folk Festival highlights

There really are only so many words to describe the annual announcement of the Calgary Folk Music Festival's lineup, so many terms to encapsulate what the weekend will undoubtedly bring.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Canada Travel, Calgary, Canada Travel, Travel, Patty Griffin, Folk, Trampled by Turtles

Canada.com

Folk Festival unveils eclectic lineup, including Bruce Cockburn, Rufus Wainwright

There really are only so many words to describe the annual announcement of the Calgary Folk Music Festival's lineup, so many terms to encapsulate what the weekend will undoubtedly bring.

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Related Topix: North America Travel, Canada Travel, Calgary, Canada Travel, Travel, Patty Griffin, Folk, Trampled by Turtles

Canada.com

Local quartet building a name for itself, releasing new CD

Times are prosperous for local Americana/bluegrass quartet The Dead South as they prepare for their CD release party this Saturday at the Riddell Centre.

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Related Topix: Trampled by Turtles

The Gaston Gazette

Banjo time: Five-String Fest features 30 bands, classes, competitions

Longtime event director John Lockaby dropped by Elliott Family Farms last year. His reaction to the fourth-generation farm in Upper Cleveland County - that now doubles as a music festival venue - was immediate.

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Related Topix: Cleveland County, NC, Earl Scruggs, Polkville, NC, Entertainment

The Baltimore Sun

Sierra Hull: A mandolin prodigy grows up

The term "prodigy" has followed bluegrass singer-songwriter Sierra Hull for more than half her life.

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Related Topix: Alison Krauss, Nashville, TN, Berklee College of Music, Music, Entertainment

The Bluegrass Ireland Blog

News from the Mother Country

Thanks to Blair Bainbridge for the news that today is the release date for the new Smithsonian Folkways album Long timea€¦ Seldom Scene by the legendary Seldom Scene .

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Related Topix: The Seldom Scene, Folk, Brothers, 505 Games, Starbreeze, Video Games

Cybergrass

Vail Summer Bluegrass Series Announces Final Talent Lineup

As previously announced, the Arrabelle at Vail Square will play host to the inaugural free Vail Summer Bluegrass Series featuring notable bluegrass talent; the Travelin' McCourys ft.

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Related Topix: The String Cheese Incident, Pop/Rock, Peter Rowan, The Bluegrass Band, Eagle, CO

Charleston City Paper

Bluegrass fave Nickel Creek returns older, wiser, and better than ever

Oftentimes you need to escape where you grew up to really get a good lay of the land and see who you really are away from everything that you know.

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Related Topix: Nickel Creek, Chris Thile, Country, Charleston, SC

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Bluegrass Blog

Bluegrass Weather Report - 4/22/14

Here's our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week's Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the big doin's on tap at MerleFest this weekend in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: East Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, The Masters, The Seldom Scene

The Bluegrass Blog

Mac Wiseman to the Country Music HOF

The Country Music Association in Nashville has today announced their 2014 class to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Related Topix: Mac Wiseman, Country, Ronnie Milsap, Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Crimora, VA, Richmond, VA

WRDW-TV Augusta

Alison Krauss & Union Station, Willie Nelson cancel Augusta concert

Alison Krauss & Union Station will cancel the James Brown Arena concert that would have been held on May 18 with Willie Nelson, according to a release.

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Related Topix: Alison Krauss + Union Station, Country, Augusta, GA

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