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Town Mountain To Release a New Live Album

Town Mountain's hard drivin' bluegrass sound, tight harmonies, and stellar in-house songwriting have become the band's trademark.


Related Topix: Jimmy Martin, Asheville, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Tour Dates | Jeff Austin Band Fall Tour

Mandolin wiz Jeff Austin has just announced a fall tour for his Jeff Austin Band project, which features Danny Barnes , Eric Thorin , and Ross Martin .


Related Topix: Danny Barnes, Theater, Arts, Los Angeles, CA, Placerville, CA

Parksville Qualicum News

Bluegrass Festival stacked with talent

Hot bluegrass bands from around North America are making their way to the area for the 36th annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival running July 31 to August 3. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado is a high energy band from Colorado featuring Jeff's lighting-fast fingers on banjo and his son Tristan, an award-winning mandolin player.


Related Topix: Canada,

Chicago Tribune

Tweedy, Williams pocket fees despite Taste cancellation

Hometown rocker Jeff Tweedy and alt-country chanteuse Lucinda Williams made out OK even though morning storms washed out their evening sets when the city opted to close Taste of Chicago the day they were scheduled to play.


Related Topix: Country, Lucinda Williams, Nickel Creek, Life, Food, Chocolate

The Bluegrass Blog

On Down The Line - Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Few musicians garner the universal respect of Michael Cleveland . A child prodigy, Michael won the hearts of the entire bluegrass industry in 1993 as a member of the IBMA Youth All-Stars.


Related Topix: Michael Cleveland

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

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


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