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10th Annual Delfest Initial Lineup Announced

DelFest 2017Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Bela Fleck, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, and The Infamous Stringdusters are just a few of the fantastic acts coming to the family reunion in Cumberland for the 10th Annual DelFest. Teen, Kids, On-site RV, Dry RV, Vehicle, and DELuxe packages went on sale Tuesday, January 10th so hurry while they're still available. This 10th Anniversary event takes place May 25-28 in Cumberland, Marylannd.

Paul Brown’s “Across The Blue Ridge” to Air on Radio Bristol

Paul BrownBristol, VA/TN -- Beginning February 1, 2017, Radio Bristol will air "Across the Blue Ridge," a revival of the popular show first created by former National Public Radio (NPR) newscaster Paul Brown in the late 1980s and through the 1990s. "Radio Bristol is thrilled to add Paul Brown's program 'Across the Blue Ridge' to our Wednesday afternoon lineup," said Radio Bristol Producer Kris Truelsen. "Promoting and celebrating our region's culture and music is core to the mission of Radio Bristol, and 'Across the Blue Ridge' embodies that very idea. Paul Brown's expertise as both a musician and historian will offer a welcome perspective into the music we love and support here at Radio Bristol. We envision a long running partnership with Paul and look forward to carrying the program."

High Test Grass Pickin' at Carter Family Fold Saturday

High Test GrassHiltons, VA -- Saturday, January 21st, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by High Test Grass. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

IBMA Showcase Application Opens Today

IBMA Bluegrass RambleNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced that applications are now open for bluegrass and bluegrass-related artists to apply to be an Official Showcase Selection performer at the IBMA's annual Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass week. The 2017 Bluegrass Ramble will take place September 26 - 28, once again in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC during IBMA's World of Bluegrass. All emerging bands plus established bands with new music or new personnel are encouraged to apply. The application process opens today, Tuesday, January 17th at 10 AM Central.

Joe Val Bluegrass Fest offers New Master and Fast Track Classes

Joe Val Bluegrass FestivalGerry Katz of the Boston Bluegrass Union writes, "I'm really excited to announce an updated and expanded line-up for this year's Master Classes and Fast Track Classes at Joe Val. Joining us to teach the fiddle Master Class will be Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, the fiddler in Mile Twelve. And for the Fast Track Classes, I will now be teaching a class on bluegrass jamming, while Mary Maguire and Nancy Harrowitz have completely reenvisioned their joint class on singing."

Noam Pikelny's Musical Manifesto “Universal Favorite” Due March 3

Universal FavoriteNashville, TN -- On March 3, banjoist Noam Pikelny - considered by many to be the finest of his generation, will release Universal Favorite, his Rounder debut. While Pikelny, a seven-time Grammy nominee best known for his work as a founding member of Punch Brothers, has three previous solo efforts, Universal Favorite is truly his solo debut. The new release features only the man himself. He recorded the album live in the studio without accompaniment, coaxing a wide array of sounds and colors out of his instruments, and for the very first time, he also sings, revealing a resonant baritone that conveys humor and melancholy in equal measure.

Ray Cardwell's Tennessee Moon Available Friday the 13th

Tennessee MoonNashville, TN - Bluegrass soul vocalist/bassist Ray Cardwell's debut album Tennessee Moon will be available this Friday, January 13th. The first single from the album, title track "Tennessee Moon", is currently at #7 on The Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart and the album was included in RMR’s Top Bluegrass Albums for 2016 as well—an impressive accomplishment for an album yet to be released. The single debuted at #15 and rose to #10 on the Bluegrass Today singles chart in November 2016 with the advance release of his title cut to radio.

Bluegrass Museum Hires Bluegrass Ace, Danny Clark, for New Position

Danny ClarkOwensboro, KY - Today, the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM), home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, announced that Danny Clark has been hired as the Membership and Special Events Manager. This role was created to grow membership, foster engagement from the bluegrass community, and develop special events at the Museum.

Bluegrass Hope Concert Series Announced

Bluegrass Hope Concert SeriesThe Bluegrass Jamboree and Wilson Pickins Promotions, in partnership with sponsored venues, countless bluegrass bands, food providers, instrument builders and retailers alike and festival promoters, are proud to announce the Bluegrass Hope Concert Series, to benefit the victims of the Gatlinburg wildfires being cared for through the Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless, a non-profit organization.

All-Star Bluegrass Weekend at Barter Theatre

The Del MCoury BandIt’s an all-bluegrass weekend at Barter Theatre, January 13-15. Scroll down to see the bluegrass legends on stage this weekend in Abingdon. Due to inclement weather, the Justin Townes Earle event has been rescheduled to Tuesday January 17th!

Dailey & Vincent Landfest In The Mountains Sept 14-16

Dailey & VincentHiawassee, GA -- Award-winning super duo Dailey & Vincent are pulling out all the stops in 2017. They continue this prodigious trend with the relocation of their 5th annual music festival, Dailey & Vincent LandFest, presented by Springer Mountain Farms. As part of their Diamond Celebration, their 3-day festival bringing the very best in American music, will move from its prior Denton, North Carolina location to the heart of the Georgia Mountains in scenic, Hiawassee, Georgia – this fall. The event has appropriately extended it’s name to; Dailey & Vincent LandFest In The Mountains, and will be held September 14-16, 2017 at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Ticket packages range from $35.00 - $110.00 with general admission and/or reserved seating available. Fans can also stay on-site via tent or RV in one of the 189 campsites offering full hook ups and amenities.

Big Country Bluegrass Celebrates 30 Years with New Album

Big Country BluegrassCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is thrilled to announce today's release of "Burn the Barn," the first single from Big Country Bluegrass' upcoming 30th Anniversary recording Let Them Know I'm From Virginia (REB-1862). The hard-driving, "barn burning" number, written by Tracy O'Connell, is a fitting kick-off to an album that celebrates three decades of high energy picking and singing!

Alison Krauss to Release “Windy City” February 17

Alison Krauss - Windy CityAlison Krauss announced the release date of her latest solo album, Windy City. The album will be released on February 17 and will feature Alison performing 10 classic cover songs that she and produceer Buddy Cannon hand picked for this project. The album includes some of her favorites including "Poison Love," "Losing You" and "Gentle on My Mind." While members of Union Station perform on this release, it is not an Alison Krauss and Union Station album.

Infamous String Dusters "Laws of Gravity" Releasing Soon

Laws of GravityNashville, TN -- Bluegrass virtuosos The Infamous Stringdusters have announced details about their upcoming new album and an extensive supporting tour. As first revealed on Rolling Stone Country, the new album Laws of Gravity marks a return to form for the Grammy-nominated acoustic five-piece, whose widely acclaimed 2016 album Ladies & Gentlemen featured all female singers (like Joss Stone, Lee Ann Womack, Nicki Bluhm, etc). Laws of Gravity is all new original Dusters music--perhaps the most "Infamous" record they've done in their decade together.

Rural Rhythm Records & New Day Announce Expanded Distribution

Rural Rhythm RecordsNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records and New Day Christian Distributors are pleased to announce a continuation and expansion of their distribution relationship. New Day will continue servicing Rural Rhythm releases to the Christian Retail market, and Sony RED Distribution will represent Rural Rhythm to the Mainstream retail sector and Digital channels. Rural Rhythm and New Day Christian have been distribution partners since 2013. Sony-RED Distribution to the Mainstream retail sector and Digital channels takes effect on January 27, 2017.

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