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Doyle Lawson Comments on Forthcoming Album

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverNashville, TN -- Doyle Lawson recently shared some thoughts on his forthcoming release, Burden Bearer. Available from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver on July 8, 2016, the unique collection boasts 20 tracks: 10 with instruments, and 10 a cappella. "I listen to my fans," Lawson says. "We always include Gospel numbers, but I often hear that fans want to hear more a cappella music."

IBMA Announces More Performers for Wide Open Bluegrass

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Eleven-time IBMA award winner Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder have been added to the Friday night lineup of the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Friday, September 30. Additionally, Alice Gerrard will join previously announced Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands as a special guest Friday night and Symphony of the Mountains joins previously announced Kruger Brothers on Saturday, October 1. All performances take place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina. The festival is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events, which begin at the Raleigh Convention Center Tuesday, September 27.

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising Lets Her Roll with New Single

Let Her RollBased in Tualatin, Oregon, the award winning original roots music group Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising continues to stack up awards and accolades while performing their high-energy shows throughout the West. Awards include guitar player Dennis Nelson being named 2008 Roots Music Association Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year and banjo player Tom Tower winning the $10,000 prize in the 2010 City Love Music Contest. In October of 2015 the band brought home the honor of International Music & Entertainment Association 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year.

Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band at Carter Fold July 2nd

Fiddlin’ Carson PetersSaturday, July 2nd, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free. There will be a film crew from a TV pilot entitled “Where I’m From” that focuses on Appalachia and small town America at the Fold that night doing interviews and filming the show. In addition, Appalachian Trail will be special guests performing during part of the show.

Volume Five's New "Drifter" Album Released

DrifterWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce Drifter, the new album from Volume Five, is available to radio and consumers today! The album release comes on the heels of news that Volume Five and their first single, "I Am A Drifter" are among the candidates for nomination for this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards in multiple categories.

Stoney Creek To Release "Memories & Tears" July 1st

Memories & TearsMartinsburg, WV -- Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band has announced the July 1 release of "Memories & Tears", a new album featuring the music of Deanna Stottlemyer. "All of the songs were written by my late sister, Deanna. She passed away 12 years ago and she left a big pile of music," says Stoney Creek's Libby Files.

First Bluegrass Clogging Album in Decades Available Now

Rags Reels Breakups and BreakdownsGreenville, SC -- Pinecastle Records is proud to announce a new release specifically produced for cloggers, square dancers and other American traditional dance, Rags Reels Breakups and Breakdowns. The album features nine 7 to 12 minute mashups hand picked from the label's large library of acclaimed instrumental tracks. Producer Chip Futrell, faculty adviser of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack Clogging Team, felt there was a need for fresh material in the clogging world since no new material had been produced in decades.

Bluegrass Music Patriarch Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Ralph StanleyNashville, TN -- Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday from difficulties with skin cancer. He was 89.

Last of the First Generation: Dr. Ralph Stanley Dies at 89

Dr. Ralph StanleyBill Monroe. Flatt & Scruggs. The Stanley Brothers. Ralph Stanley was the last man standing, carrying the torch for the original pioneers of bluegrass music alone since the death of Earl Scruggs in the spring of 2012. Today, June 23, 2016, "Dr. Ralph," as he was known, died at his home in the same mountains of southwestern Virginia where he was born in February 1927. Ralph Stanley was 89 years old.

2nd Annual Monroe Mandolin Camp Video Scholarship Competition

2nd Annual Monroe Mandolin CampTuesday, the Monroe Mandolin Camp started accepting a limited number of video submissions for their 2nd Annual Video Scholarship Competition. They are looking for fun, creative videos of you playing a Bill Monroe tune, and telling them why this music is important to you.

Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band Announces New Album

Bluegrass StompLos Angeles, CA -- Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band is back with Bluegrass Stomp.The long-awaited full-length is both a hearkening back to traditional bluegrass roots and a deviation from the typical bluegrass formula. Fusing elements of soulful blues, laid-back country, and story-rich folk, the band blaze their own trail through ten fresh tracks.

Lonesome River Band to Host Rudy Fest Bluegrass Festival

Lonesome River BandGrayson, KY -- Lonesome River Band continues their busy summer tour as they return to Grayson, Kentucky this week to Host the 16th Annual Rudy Fest Bluegrass Festival. The event will be held at the Carter County Fair Grounds June 22-25, 2016 with a stellar line-up that includes: Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Dave Adkins, The Steeldrivers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Volume Five, Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and many more. Lonesome River Band will hit the stage Friday, June 23 at 3:00 and 6:30 pm and Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 pm.

Grey Fox Bluegrass 2016 Final Lineup Announced

Gray FoxOak Hill, NY -- While deep snows have been falling all over upstate New York, plans are already set for this summer's world famous Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival held each year in the Catskill Mountains at Oak Hill, New York. This event really is a Who's Who of Bluegrass Music and people come from all over the country and from other countries to experience this gathering of music, learning, family & friends. Many personal reunions for artists, fans and pickers happen annually at this historic event. This year's four-day event takes place July 14 through 14, 2016.

Things We Do For Dreams by Trinity River Band

Things We Do For DreamsCallahan, FL -- Orange Blossom Records is proud to announce the new album, Things We Do For Dreams, by Trinity River Band, will release July 1st. The album is now available for pre-orders at TrinityRiverBand.com and to radio programmers at AirPlay.com.

New Single From Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge

Mickey Galyean & Cullen's BridgeCharlottesville, VA -- Rebel Records is thrilled to announce the release of "I Found My Daddy's Grass" the first single from Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge's upcoming debut recording My Daddy's Grass (REB-1856), which will be released August 5. Consumers may purchase the song via iTunes and Amazon or receive a free download of the single by preordering the album on iTunes. Those who preorder the album will receive it at a special discounted price of $7.99 up through the street date.

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