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2 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Chris Jones, Raleigh, NC

7 hrs ago | 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 .


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, The Avett Brothers

11 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Jim & Jesse

15 hrs ago | 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. .


Related Topix: The Bluegrass Band, Oxford, MA

Sun Sep 14, 2014


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.


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

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.


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.


Related Topix: Chesapeake, Virginia

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.


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

All About Jazz

Robert Plant: lullaby and a |The Ceaseless Roar

Singer Robert Plant's interesting and colorful journey in music continues further with a brilliant new outing named lullaby and ... The Ceaseless Roar. For one thing, this record shows that as Plant gets older he does wondrous things but settle down.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, Alison Krauss

National Public Radio

The Lush Twang Of Debro-Times-Three In 'Three Bells'

The dobro is a fretless guitar that gives country and bluegrass its unique twang. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes about their new album, Three Bells.


Related Topix: The Twang, Country

The Bluegrass Blog

75 years at Renfro Valley on TV

Since 1939 Renfro Valley, Kentucky has been synonymous with good, old fashioned country, bluegrass and Gospel music. What started out as a barn dance has grown into a massive entertainment and shopping complex that receives visitors from all over the world.


Related Topix: Renfro-Valley, KY, Dale Ann Bradley

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Bluegrass Blog

Gary Reid is Carter Stanley

Gary Reid has long had a reputation as a serious student of The Stanley Brothers. Having written the liner notes for several CD editions of Stanley music, both Carter and Ralph's and Ralph's alone, his name is closely associated with theirs.


Related Topix: The Stanley Brothers, Theater, Arts, Roanoke, VA, Roanoke County, VA

The Bluegrass Blog

The Farm coming from Buddy Merriam

Merriam, noted as an original purveyor of the Bill Monroe mandolin style, has written dozens of tunes for his instrument, and kept his group together for the past 34 years. They have been staples in the New England bluegrass scene all that time, though there have been personnel changes over the years.


Related Topix: Bill Monroe

Bluegrass music duo The Roys exceed expectations with new release

Bluegrass duo, The Roys , have released their latest album, "The View," providing what fans want with their blend of bluegrass and country music . I do believe that Bill Monroe , the Father of Bluegrass, would be proud at what The Roys have achieved in their music career.


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Robert Earl Keen to Release Bluegrass Album

Robert Earl Keen is doing things a little differently on his next album. Namely, he's trading red dirt for bluegrass, and you won't see the master storyteller's name on the songwriting credits.


Related Topix: Country, Robert Earl Keen, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Music, Entertainment

The Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration gives you a glimpse of Ohio frontier life

If you are interested in knowing more about Ohio's past and you enjoy family-friendly, hands-on, educational activities then make sure to make a stop at the free Cleveland Metroparks' annual Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration on Sunday, September 14 at the Rocky River Reservation in the Cleveland western suburb of North Olmsted. Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration Taking place at the Frostville Museum and the adjacent Apple Field, visitors to the Festival will be able to experience activities from Ohio's frontier days including pioneer crafts and life skills.


Related Topix: Rocky River, OH, Cleveland, OH, North Olmsted, OH, Dale Ann Bradley

Chronicle Live

Live Theatre's intimate Studio venue plays host to a trio of Canadian musicians

The Live Theatre's intimate Studio venue plays host to a trio of Canadian musicians whose name sounds like an invention of Charles Dickens, as the proprietors of some Victorian hardware store. However, Sheesham & Lotus & Son do bring a van-load of musical hardware with them for their North East debut at the Quayside venue this Sunday night.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Lomax, IL, Folk, Alan Lomax


Kentucky Colonels awards local non-profits $1.5 million

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The Honorary Order of Kentucky Colonels donated more than $1 million to various non-profit organizations Thursday.


Related Topix: Louisville, KY

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Connect Savannah

Yonder Mountain String Band to play Trustees Garden in Oct.

Yonder Mountain String Band headlines music festivals and venues across the country on their Fall Tour 2014, including a stop at Savannah's Trustees Garden on Oct. 26. Over the past decade and a half - much of it on the road - Yonder Mountain String Band has spearheaded a renegade movement to rewrite the definition of bluegrass. Alongside other neo-bluegrass friends such as Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, The Travelin' McCourys, and Railroad Earth, YMSB has revitalized and contemporized bluegrass.


Related Topix: Yonder Mountain String Band, Sam Bush

Richmond County Daily Journal

Bluegrass band, square dancing set for Norman Fest

The Tri-County Bluegrass Band will jump start the festival Friday night. The band is named after its members' lifelong counties - Montgomery, Randolph and Moore.


Related Topix: The Bluegrass Band, Candor, NC, Rockingham, NC, Norman, NC