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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.

Mike Mitchell is teaming with Mark Schatz!

Mark Schatz and Mike MitchellFloyd, VA -- From the Floyd Music School Studio, in the historic Pix Theater Building, downtown Floyd, VA, Mike Mitchell is teaming with Mark Schatz! Mike is excited to announce the recording of a new bluegrass album project, Small Town. With Mark Schatz producing and bass-ing, the players include Mike’s bandmate, from The Bluegrass Trio, Tommy Morse on banjo and Mark’s bandmate, from the Claire Lynch Band, Jarod Walker on mandolin and guitar. The recording will be tracked and mixed at Blackwater recording Studio, in Wirtz, VA.

Thomm Jutz Releases “Crazy If You Let It”

Thomm Jutz - Crazy If You Let ItWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is elated to announce the release of Crazy If You Let It, the new album from singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist Thomm Jutz. The album has already received generous airplay on radio worldwide and is available to consumers everywhere today.

Carter Fold Bluegrass with Five Mile Mountain Road

Five Mile Mountain RoadSaturday, October 21st, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Five Mile Mountain Road. Five Mile Mountain Road is a Franklin County, Virginia-based bluegrass, old time, and classic country band with an emphasis on music for dancing. With front man Billy Hurt sawing the fiddle, Five Mile Mountain Road is known throughout the region for superb dance tunes and world-class instrumentation. Seth Boyd (banjo & guitar), Brennen Ernst (guitar & banjo), and Steven Dowdy (upright bass) round out the group's lineup.

Infamous Stringdusters To Release Eclectic New Covers EP

The Infamous Stringdusters Undercover Vol. 2Amid a non-stop touring schedule, The Infamous Stringdusters are announcing the release of their second covers EP; Undercover Vol. 2, an eclectic 5-track collection, will drop Friday, October 27 via Lumenhouse Recordings. The project pays homage to some of the band's favorite artists, including The Allman Brothers Band ("Jessica"), My Morning Jacket ("Golden"), Daft Punk ("Get Lucky"), Marvin Gaye ("What's Going On") and The Cure ("Just Like Heaven"), and continues in the spirit of honoring the music that has influenced them. Their 2015 Undercover EP included tracks from Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd and Jimmy Webb.

Coveted Brown Jug Award Goes to Legendary Fiddler Kenny Kosek

Kenny KosekThe Park Slope Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jamboree's Brown Jug Award is the brainchild of James Reams, a bluegrass musician and bandleader for over 20 years, who conceived of it as a way to recognize people in the Northeast whose impact on the music deserved to be honored but who might be less likely to be recognized by national organizations since for some of them, their impact was regional in nature.

IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, Flatt Lonesome, Release New Album

Flatt LoneesomeNashville, TN -- One of bluegrass music's hottest young bands, Flatt Lonesome has a lot to celebrate this week! The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) just awarded the band Vocal Group of the Year for the second consecutive year after the sextet delivered a jaw-dropping performance of new music from their latest project on Mountain Home Records, Silence In These Walls.

Stoney Creek has No. 1 Album on AirPlay Direct for September

Stoney Creek - Live On LocationMartinsburg, WV -- Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band is honored to announce that its new double album Live On Location was No. 1 on AirPlay Direct's Top 50 Albums chart for September. The album's chart position was partly driven by its lead single, "The Traveling Song," which debuted at No. 1 on the Top 50 Singles chart on Sept. 18.

Feller and Hill's “Brothers And Heroes” Available Now

Brothers And HeroesNashville, TN (September 29, 2017) – Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce that the release of Brothers And Heroes by Feller and Hill is available today. Since the formation of Feller and Hill in 2010, Tom Feller and Chris Hill have established themselves among the top vocal groups in the bluegrass community. Combining their love for traditional bluegrass and classic country music, their music falls somewhere between Buck Owens and the Osborne Brothers. Hallmarked by tight harmonies and great songs, Feller and Hill have had some of the biggest bluegrass radio hits over the past few years with “Big Blue Roses” and “Government Blues.”

Bluegrass Music's Biggest Night Award Winners

IBMA Awards LogoBluegrass Music's Biggest Night, the International Bluegrass Music Awards honored the genre's outstanding contributors and artists. The awards are voted upon by the professional membership of the association through a three ballot process. The 2017 awards took place Thursday night in Raleigh, NC. There were multiple categories of awards and, the formal induction for the Hall of Fame inductees. The main awards, special awards, momentum awards and Hall of Fame inductions comprises all of the IBMA award presentations.

Rhiannon Giddens Scores with "Community and Connection" Keynote Address

Rhiannon GiddensNashville, TN – Rhiannon Giddens, Co-Founder of Carolina Chocolate Drops, 2016 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo recipient and GRAMMY nominee, delivered the Keynote Address at this year’s Internatational Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass Business Conference, Tuesday, September 26, at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh. Her presentation at the annual IBMA event has received praises across the boards from attendees. Many in the media that were present have also voiced nothing but positive words regarding her presentation.

Molly Tuttle Signs to Compass Records

Molly TuttleNashville, TN - Today marks the start of a history-making week for Molly Tuttle who is the newest signing to the Compass Records roster and first woman in the 27 year history of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards to be nominated for Guitar Player of the Year, the only instrumental category that had not yet nominated a woman. Molly is also nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Japan's Bluegrass 45 at Birthplace of Country Music Museum Oct 2

Japan's Bluegrass 45Bristol, VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present the international musicianship of Bluegrass 45 at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. More than a band, these six friends from Kobe, Japan have shared 50 years of friendship, musicianship, and a passion for music that has promoted and championed bluegrass as a culture, genre, and lifestyle all over the world. This is a rare opportunity to see the group in an intimate concert performance.

Shawn Lane Introduces New Limited Edition Onyx I-Tone Pick

Limited Edition Onyx I-Tone PickWalhalla, SC -- Blue Highway's heralded vocalist, songwriter, and instrumentalist Shawn Lane and Clemson University engineer associate Brad Poore announced today the introduction of a new Limited Edition I-Tone Pick. The Limited Edition Onyx is streamlined jet black with a heavier, thicker feel, due to a special diamond hardening agent being added to the original I-Tone material.

Becky Buller Releases Latest Single "Calamity Jane" with Rhonda Vincent

Calamity JaneNashville, TN -- New music is out to radio today from reigning IBMA Fiddler and Female Vocalist Of The Year Becky Buller with help from the Queen Of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent. "Calamity Jane", the second single from Buller's upcoming Dark Shadow Recording release, Crêpe Paper Heart, is a co-write by Buller and Blue Highway's Tim Stafford about the notorious American frontierswoman Martha Canary.

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