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Taping Yourself To Learn and Improve

Cybergrass LearningAlmost every artist or band has a box full of recordings of their performances. Many of these recordings are gathering dust and are really just a piece of history. There are some groups however, that critically listen to their recordings over and over again. Some artists even view videos of themselves. They aren't being vain, they're the learners trying to perfect their act and move forward. In the music world, there is always a way to be better.

PineCone and Wake Forest Present Carolina Lightning as Part of Wake Forest Unplugged

PineconeThree of North Carolina's finest traditional performers have combined their considerable talents to create Carolina Lightning. Alice Zincone, Rick Lafleur and Tommy Edwards have performed together frequently for several years under several names, including Tommy Edwards and Friends as well as Carolina Lightning. With the July release of Tommy Edwards' North Carolina: History, Mystery, Lore and More, they settled on the name Carolina Ligthning to emphasize their strong connection to North Carolina and the state's rich heritage of traditional string music. Their Wake Forest performance on Oct. 9 is part of the Town's "Wake Forest Unplugged...Get Connected," which offers community members a rare opportunity to "disconnect" from cell phones, PDAs, and computers, and "re-connect" with their community, friends, and family. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board, "Unplugged" is a full weekend undertaking, beginning on Friday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. and culminating with this concert. All of the weekend's events, including the concert, are free and open to the public.

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The Opry Celebrates Its 86th Birthday Through October With Star-Packed Shows

Grand Ole OpryNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 86th birthday with a month full of special shows and events boasting an elite star-packed line-up of performers throughout October.

Shannon Slaughter - A Sideman Steps Out

A Sideman Steps OutShannon Slaughter is a well known name in bluegrass circles and his first solo album, A Sideman Steps Out is a big step forward for bluegrass. This album is solid bluegrass. Outstanding vocals and awesome harmonies with Heather Slaughter and County Clare.

Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Duo on Suwanee Springfest Initial Lineup

Suwanee SpringfestLive Oak, FL -- Known for consistently booking some of the finest performers in new and traditional folk, roots rock, bluegrass and newgrass, and other American roots music, Suwannee Springfest returns in 2012 for its 16th straight year. Suwannee Springest will be held March 23-25, 2012 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida and features some of the biggest names in the scene with veterans and up-and-comers alike. Yonder Mountain String Band, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Duo, Justin Townes Earl, Emmitt-Nershi Band, and Darol Anger and the Republic of Strings will be joined by The Gourds, Hot Buttered Rum, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass and more, with additional artists still to be announced.

The Roys Create New Theme Song For RFD-TV's Campfire Cafe

The Roys and Campfire CafeNashville, TN -- With their infectious signature sound and virtuoso bluegrass pickin,' THE ROYS' performance of the new Campfire Café theme song-- and September 26 appearance on the season opener of the popular RFD-TV series -- offers proof positive that the celebration of 'down home cookin' knows no geographical boundaries.

17th ICM Faith, Family and Country Awards Streamed This Year

ICM AwardsNashville, TN -- Presentation of the 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards October 28th in Nashville will go state-of-the-art this year with the additional production value of a live internet “streaming event” which will be hosted as an online ticketed webcast via StageIt.com. Ricky Skaggs, The Roys Joey+Rory and more are schedule to perform.

New Radio Sampler - AcousticRainbow Bluegrass, Mountain and Old-Time Music

Acoustic Rainbow Radio Vol 1The Acoustic Rainbow has released their Radio Volume 1 professional album sampler and music director's service. The debut release contains 16 singles by 16 artists from 16 new albums. What makes this exciting as the release coincides with the Bill Monroe Centennial 2011.

Prescription Bluegrass Launches CD Review Feature

Rx CD ReviewsPrescription Bluegrass announces the beginning of a new phase of their continuing coverage of Bluegrass music. CD Reviews will now be an on-going part of the Prescription Bluegrass Blog.

Live Stream: Bela Fleck's World Premiere of Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra

Bela FleckOn Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm CST (8pm EST), NashvilleSymphony.org will be streaming the world premiere of Bela Fleck's Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra -- the first major work of its kind composed for the instrument. The concerto will be performed TODAY September 22 – 24th at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Ready for 'Prime Tyme'

Prime TymeRural Rhythm Records is extremely proud to announce the October 25, 2011 release of the new bluegrass music album, Prime Tyme by the multi-award winning supergroup, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. This is the 16th album in 20 years for IIIrd Tyme Out and contains their new hit single "If Your Heart Should Ever Roll This Way Again" that is currently racing up the radio charts.

Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice Prepare for an Exciting Week and CD Release

Junior Sisk and Ramblers ChoiceJunior Sisk and Ramblers Choice are gearing up for a fun week in Nashville, TN at the IBMA's World of Bluegrass Event. The group will be participating in a number of Showcases at the conference, playing songs off the new album The Heart of a Song, officially released on Rebel Records.

Securing Your Valued Musical Instruments - A Safe Way

SafeWe keep hearing about valuable prized instruments being stolen or damaged due to fire or other unexpected events. While insurance will pay some for instruments, provided that they are even insured, the concept of securing them safe and sound is becoming a bigger and bigger issue as the stolen instrument lists become bigger and longer. There has to be a better way. Never, ever, leave an instrument unattended. Not at home. Not in the car. Not at a venue. Just don't do it. It only takes a thief a moment to get it and disappear. If you don't have it with you, the thing that you can do, is to provide a safe and secure place for them in your home.

Online Concert Streaming Boosts Artist Impact

CMA Close Up/CMA/ By Joseph HudakLately it seems as if every few months there's a new technology offering artists opportunities to get closer to their fans — and vice versa. One that's catching on fast is streaming live concerts over the Internet in real time. The considerations are numerous, but so are the benefits. And the steps that are necessary for getting into this market are easier than many might assume.

Laurie Lewis To Release New Album 'Skippin' and Flyin' October 18

Skippin' And Flyin'Austin, TX -- Bay Area fiddler extraordinaire Laurie Lewis, called a "bluegrass/folk star" by the San Francisco Chronicle, will release her latest album, a heartfelt tribute to the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, Skippin' And Flyin' (Spruce and Maple Music), on October 18.

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