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Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper - Live With Katy Daley Today

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Michael Cleveland and FlamekeeperMichael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will join WAMU's Katy Daley in-studio on Tuesday, July 19th at 9:00am EST. They'll introduce the band's new members; Ashby Frank, Blake Bowen and Charlie Lawson, and perform a few tunes as well. To listen live, tune in to This photo is the new lineup including: Front: Charlie Lawson, Michael Cleveland, Charlie Cushman. Back: Ashby Frank, Blake Bowen.

Since the debut of its newest members at the Sally Mountain Festival in Missouri July 4th weekend, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have been tearing up stages across the country and have already performed at Red, White and Bluegrass in North Carolina, the Big Horn Mountain Festival in Wyoming and Grey Fox in New York.

"Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper just took our festival by storm last weekend. What an awesome ensemble of some of the finest musician's in the industry! We heard time and again what an amazing performance they put on for the Big Horn Mountain Festival. What more can be said about Michael? Great vocals, tight performance, instant rapport with the crowd, and just a fine group of folks are the hallmarks of the new Flamekeeper band." - Paul Jarvis, Entertainment Manager, Big Horn Mountain Festival, Buffalo, Wyoming

The band continues an impressive string of performances throughout the summer that includes appearances at the MACC (Musicians Against Childhood Cancer), Lowell Folk Festival, Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival and Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

In addition, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are candidates for nomination in several categories for the 2011 IBMA Awards including Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group, Instrumental Group, and Album as well as individual nods to Michael Cleveland for Fiddle Performer, Ashby Frank for Mandolin Performer and Charlie Cushman for Banjo Performer.

For more information on Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper including a complete schedule of upcoming performances, please visit

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