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2 hrs ago | 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.


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

6 hrs ago | 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.


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

10 hrs ago | 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.


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

14 hrs ago | JamBase

Grand Point North 2014 Lineup Announced

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals have revealed the lineup for this summer's Grand Point North music festival, which takes place in Burlington, VT's Waterfront Park on September 13 and 14. Trampled By Turtles , The War On Drugs , Dr. John and Lake Street Dive are just a few of the acts who will join Grace and the Nocs in Burlington this summer.


Related Topix: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Pop/Rock, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Burlington, VT, Trampled by Turtles

16 hrs ago | WMRR-FM Muskegon

Eminem, Outkast, Pearl Jam and Skrillex to headline Austin City Limits 2014

Eminem , Pearl Jam , Outkast , Skrillex , Beck , Calvin Harris , Lana Del Rey , Lorde , Foster The People , The Replacements and Zedd will all take the stage as headliners in Austin this year.


Related Topix: Lana Del Rey, Pop/Rock, The Replacements, The Avett Brothers

20 hrs ago | River Front Times

Ten Signs You're Too Old For Coachella

Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella.


Related Topix: The Avett Brothers

23 hrs ago | Texomaland

Don't Get "Frightened" by These Scary Investment Ideas

Gospel Bluegrass Band The Texoma Travelers Band was started in 2001, when we met Jack at a benefit hosted by other bluegrass musicians.


Related Topix: The Bluegrass Band, Life, Holidays, Halloween, Personal Finance, Retirement

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Music: Nickel Creek Flows Again

A quarter of a century ago, the members of Nickel Creek began playing bluegrass together.


Related Topix: Nickel Creek, Chris Thile, Country

Country Weekly

The Secret Sisters, Nickel Creek Delight at the Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman Auditorium audience on Good Friday was treated to a special twofer of roots music excellence, featuring the sweet vocals of The Secret Sisters and the instrumental prowess of reunited Nickel Creek.


Related Topix: Nickel Creek, Muscle Shoals, AL, Pop/Rock, The Everly Brothers

City of Chicago

Taste of Chicago Announces Headliners

Petrillo Music Shell performers include AWOLNATION, Janelle MonA e, Nickel Creek, Jeff Tweedy and Aloe Blacc in Grant Park, July 9-13 The City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce the lineup of performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the 34th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park.


Related Topix: AWOLNATION, Pop/Rock, Nickel Creek, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Rahm Emanuel, Symphony, Arts, Chicago, IL

The Bluegrass Blog

Lester Flatt to be celebrated at MerleFest

Among the events planned is the collaborative effort by Roland White and Blake Williams who will be celebrating 100 years of Lester Flatt at MerleFest this coming Saturday, April 26. White joined The Nashville Grass in 1969 and worked with the group until 1973 when he left to join his brother, Clarence White, in a television venture.


Related Topix: Wilkesboro, NC

Billy Strings & Don Julin to Tour this May

Billy Strings and Don Julin are packing up the rig and going on tour this May! They are looking forward to meeting new people and journeying over 8,000 miles - while jammin' to Bluegrass, of course.


Related Topix: Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin

Sun Apr 20, 2014


Gentlemen of Bluegrass to Release Carolina Memories June 10

Hailing from the Carolinas, The Gentlemen of Bluegrass, a collaborative project of master musicians Danny Stanley, JC Rowland, Tom Langdon, Greg Penny and Randy Smith have announced a scheduled release of their latest project, Carolina Memories, on Pinecastle Records, June 10, 2014.


Related Topix: Vocal, The Seldom Scene

Student Life


Loufest recently asked its Twitter followers to reveal their #MyLouWishlist for a chance to win VIP tickets to the festival.


Related Topix: The Avett Brothers, Music, Entertainment

Now Playing Onstage in Anchorage - Week of 4/20/2014

WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theatre 4/26-4/26/2014 Michael Rosen 's award-winning book We're Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in this fun-filled adaptation with a lively score.


Related Topix: Alaska, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Symphony, Arts, Opera, Wagner, Bela Fleck

Berkshire Eagle

North Adams A a richer, deeper' summer at MoCA Music is the...

Beck in his only New England appearance, June 24 at Joe's Field; FreshGrass Festival of Bluegrass and Roots Music with, among others, Carolina Chocolate Drops, David Grisman Sextet, and Bla Fleck, Sept.19-21.


Related Topix: North Adams, MA, David Grisman, Adams, MA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Bluegrass Blog

Rogers and Larrance recreate Foggy Mountain Banjo

Stop me if you've heard this one before A pianist and a drummer walk into the studio to record an updated version of Foggy Mountain Banjo .


Related Topix: Earl Scruggs

Roots music takes centerstage among these fests

The String Cheese Incident will perform twice at the Huck Finn Jubilee on June 13 and 14 at the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, California.


Related Topix: The String Cheese Incident, Pop/Rock, California, Ontario (Ontario, CA), Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush

The Telluride Watch

One Step Ahead of the Blues | Assembling the - Scrapple' Soundtrack

This is the second in a two-part series about the music in the film Scrapple . It will be helpful if you've seen the movie as I am going to discuss the music in the context of the film.


Related Topix: Telluride, CO, Drugs

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Roland White, Blake Williams Celebrate a Century Of Lester Flatt at MerleFest

Sparta, TN -- Former members of Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, Roland White and Blake Williams, are set to honor the legendary singer and songwriter on Saturday, May 26th at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC with their special presentation of "100 Years Of Lester Flatt."


Related Topix: Wilkesboro, NC, Earl Scruggs, Flatt & Scruggs