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Craig D. Ferguson on Tour with Sorensen Mandolins and Hot October

Craig D. FergusonLos Angeles, CA -- Craig D. Ferguson hits the road this week with his new Sorensen Sprite Two-Point Mandolin and the west coast bluegrass band Hot October for a string of performances including the honorable "Freight & Salvage" in Berkeley, CA. The band will also perform at Redwood Curtain Brewing Co., the Mateel Annual Humboldt Hills Hoedown, and make a few live appearances on local radio favorites KHUM and KMUD.

John McEuen Bids Adieu to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

John McEuenNashville, TN -- John McEuen, one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), has announced his immediate departure from the iconic group. Stating “enough is enough,” McEuen exits upon the conclusion of the NGDB 2017 tour in Fargo, ND - Sunday 10/22/17, marking the end of the band’s 50th year anniversary. McEuen’s decision to exit NGDB comes upon careful considerations and contemplation. “In assessing the situation surrounding our performances, business disagreements and ongoing difference of opinions, the timing is appropriate for my departure. As a catalyst to my decision, in December 2015, I received confirmation from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Inc. that I was an ‘employee’-- no longer a member of the corporation that I helped to build,” stated McEuen.

Wilson Banjo Co. Releases “Spirits in the Hills”

Spirits in the HillsWilson Banjo Co. is releasing their album Spirits in the Hills on Bonfire Records today, Friday, October 27th. The first single from the album "Ain't No Grave" has already been playing on the radio and a music video for the track is available today (see below). Bonfire's mission is to develop American roots music artists.

Volume Five Releases Single from Latest Album “Milestones”

Now That's A SongWillis, VA -- Fresh off the win of two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, Volume Five has emerged with new music being released on Mountain Fever Records today. "Now That's a Song" is the first single from an upcoming album, Milestones, due early next year.

Volume Five Releases Single from Latest Album “Milestones”

Now That's A SongWillis, VA -- Fresh off the win of two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, Volume Five has emerged with new music being released on Mountain Fever Records today. "Now That's a Song" is the first single from an upcoming album, Milestones, due early next year.

Yonder Mountain String Band Announce New 2017 & 2018 Tour Dates

Yonder Mountain String BandProgressive bluegrass heroes Yonder Mountain String Band-who released the critically acclaimed Love. Ain't Love album earlier this summer-have confirmed an array of headlining and festival dates for this fall and into 2018. The shows, with special guest The Last Revel, kick off October 26 in Iowa and run through December 2, and are followed by the Strings & Sol Festival in Mexico.

Sister Sadie Added to Wilson Pickins Bluegrass Roster

Sister SadieWilson Pickins Promotions is proud to welcome the all star female bluegrass band Sister Sadie to their roster for publicity of their forthcoming album on Pinecastle Records in 2018.

Shannon Slaughter Released “Never Standing Still” to Radio

Never Standing StillIn a surprise move, Shannon Slaughter dropped his new album, Never Standing Still to radio stations today at airplaydirect.com. Physical copies will hit radio stations next week. The album’s official street date is Friday, October 27. Music fans can pre-order the album now at iTunes Amazon, CDBaby, ShannonSlaughter.com and more physical and digital sites.

John Cowan, Darin & Brooke Aldridge at Van Dyke Performance Space

Darin & Brooke AldridgeGreensboro, NC -- The Blue Ridge Music Center is pleased to partner with ArtsGreensboro to present a performance by progressive bluegrass vocalist and bass player John Cowan and husband and wife traditional bluegrass duo starring Darin and Brooke Aldridge along with members of their band at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7. The show will be hosted at the recently renovated Van Dyke Performance Space at the Cultural Center in Downtown Greensboro.

Kristy Cox Releases “Ricochet” Single from Upcoming Album

Kristy Cox - RicochetWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is pleased to announce today's release of new music from international artist Kristy Cox to radio. "Ricochet" is the title track and first single from the album due for release January 19, 2018.

Williamson Branch Signs with Pinecastle for 2018 Album

Williamson BranchPinecastle Records is happy to announce the signing of bluegrass family band Williamson Branch for an album to come in 2018. Husband and wife Kevin and Debbie Williamson are Pinecastle alumni from the company’s earliest days. Since then, the pair have raised their own family band with their three girls: teenagers Melody and Kadence, and eight-year-old Caroline. The group features the tight harmony singing that many family bands are known for, along with fun personalities and clogging.

IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Molly Tuttle Releases “Rise” EP

Molly Tuttle - RiseOn her debut solo EP Rise, Molly reveals the scope of her diverse influences. Produced by Kai Welch (Abigail Washburn, Bobby Bare, Jr., the Greencards), the seven-song collection relies on a rock-solid bluegrass foundation as Molly breaks free without breaking ties, singing and exploring what her six-string acoustic guitar can do. She is literally the poster child for what Spotify considers "Indie Bluegrass" as the dominant streaming platform chose to feature her on their popular playlist of the same name. Her song "Lightning in a Jar" has over 1 million plays on the platform.

Hogslop String Band Returns to Carter Fold Saturday

Hogslop String BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Hogslop String Band. The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of four energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia and Tennessee. Featuring Kevin Martin on the fiddle, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, Daniel Binkley on banjo, and Casey "Pickle" McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus. Upon forming as a pickup square dance band in the summer of 2009, the Hogslop String Band has since become one of the most sought after old time string bands of the Tennessee Valley area.

Rhiannon Giddens Awarded 2017 MacArthur Fellowship

Rhiannon GiddensWednesday morning, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens has been named a MacArthur Fellow. The MacArthur Fellowship, often referred to as a "genius grant," offers an unrestricted $625,000 grant, distributed over five years, to, in the Foundation's words, "individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future."

Mike Auldridge Instrumental Contest Deadline Approaching

Mike AuldridgeBluegrass musicians, could your tune be the next "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"? Let the world know! In honor of dobro master Mike Auldridge, the Mike Auldridge Instrumental Contest seeks to bring attention to the best original instrumentals in bluegrass and related styles. Entries accepted through October 15, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Prizes are awarded jointly to all co-authors. 1st place prize is $500 and the winner gets to perform his/her winning tune at the 2018 DC Bluegrass Festival, and also receives two full-festival passes.

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