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Other Woman's Blues Video Premiers as Song Debuts at BMP #13

Nu-BluNashville, TN -- Nu-Blu has released a new music video of their chart hit single, "Other Woman's Blues." The video made its premier this morning on The Alternate Root, Cybergrass and is now available on numerous other sites including Nu-Blu.com. The video was filmed by Phil Bankester and Carlos Torres on location at the Historic Eureka Inn in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Casey Driessen's New Online Fiddle Chop Lesson Series Available Now

Casey DriessenNashville, TN -- GRAMMY nominated genre bending five-string fiddler Casey Driessen will release an instructional video series for those hungry to learn his distinctive rhythmic bowing. "The chop" as it's called is a new percussive bowing technique that is sweeping the violin family world. These high definition lessons give the curious, the fan, and fiddlers and violinists of all ages a chance to learn from one of the most innovative and versatile players on the circuit. Casey's natural talent for music and wit join forces with his fun and quirky style to create an informative and entertaining personal lesson experience.

Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs join Opry Country Classics All-Time Favorite Artists

Opry Country ClassicsNashville, TN -- The songs country music fans love most are set to take the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium in the fall return of Opry Country Classics each Thursday beginning Oct. 6 for a four-week run. Each Opry Country Classics show features a Spotlight Artist performing several of his or her biggest hits plus a host of other favorite country artists. The fall season's Spotlight Artists have together amassed more than 100 Top 10 country hits, won more than 100 major industry awards, and sold millions of albums. Bluegrass music artists Dailey & Vincent as well as Ricky Skaggs will be performing as part of the favorites.

Cybergrass Updates Education Series for Artist and Band Promotion

Cybergrass LearningIn the next few days, Cybergrass will be republishing our Cybergrass Education Series of Articles. There has been a lot of recent interest in "doing better and being better" which has resulted in many surveys being run, articles published by various organizations and the upcoming IBMA "World of Bluegrass" mentor sessions and more. Cybergrass ran the first of these Cybergrass Education Series articles between 1994-1996. A couple of the articles had updates in 1997 and 2004 and now there has been enough interest to bring the articles back with a fresh and more current perspective as it relates to the growth of digital media and the Internet. The earlier versions of these articles dealt with older technologies such as printed materials, film cameras and the like. I have now updated the articles to be more in line with today's newer technologies. While they were originally intended for bluegrass music artists and bands, they received a wide audience from others and some were republished for general music audiences.

Whitetop Mountain Band Plays Mountain Music at the Fold

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in the old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band's members have worked tirelessly to preserve the Whitetop region's style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other you have ever seen. There's everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and even some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s. Saturday, October 8th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Stetson and Cia Announce New Collaboration Live on WSM September 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Stetson & CiaFollowing the disbanding announcement of Cherryholmes, the 5 time GRAMMY nominated International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainers of the Year, the acoustic music industry has been a wheel as to what the 4 younger members would do next. While both of the young men have laid their paths and made announcements as to what their futures hold – with BJ now playing with current IBMA entertainers of the year, Dailey and Vincent, and Skip forming the Skip Cherryholmes Quintet – the ladies have made some indications, without yet saying exactly what their futures hold.

Academy of Bluegrass Sponsors 2011 IBMA Awards

Artistworks Academy of BluegrassThe ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass are proud to sponsor the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Nashville, Tennessee's historic Ryman Auditorium. Nominees announced for this years awards include The Boxcars, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Gibson Brothers, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas and Lonesome River Band. 'Rare Bird Alert', the new album from Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, produced by Academy of Bluegrass teacher Tony Trischka, is nominated for Album of the Year.

Miracle Field Bluegrass Benefit CD Release Party

Big LeaguesDalton, GA -- Bluegrass Bands, Helping Hands will host its Volume Three Big Leagues CD release party at 7 PM on Saturday September 24th 2011 in the Dalton Freight Depot located at 305 S. Depot Street, Dalton, Georgia 30720. The event will feature musical performances from Earl Brackin, The Dixie Bee-Liners, Jubal's Kin and The Lone Mountain Band. Radio DJ and internet personality Geoff Morris, from Bendigo Australia will emcee the concert which is planned to be streamed Monday September 26th at 8PM Eastern on his Wall To Wall Bluegrass show on www.WorldWideBluegrass.com.

Gibson to Offer Special Guitars to Raise Proceeds for CMHoF Museum Expansion

J-200 Ray Whitley GuitarLos Angeles, CA -- The Gibson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Gibson Guitar Corp., will offer a limited edition run of the iconic J-200 Ray Whitley Specials, and donate all proceeds to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's $75 million Working on a Building capital campaign to finance the museum's expansion. Gibson representatives made the announcement Tuesday, September 13rd during All for the Hall Los Angeles, the museum's annual fund-raising event held at L.A. Live's Club Nokia.

Dailey and Vincent Return Home Following Sold-Out European Tour Debut

Dailey and VincentNashville, TN -- Dailey & Vincent, Bluegrass music's reigning IBMA Entertainer of the Year, kept Irish and Swiss toes tappin' last week as the duo toured Europe. Dailey & Vincent recently made their way 'across the pond' for a four-concert tour of Ireland and Switzerland. The duo's debut in Europe proved to be a success, with sold-out box offices on all four concert dates.

Nu-Blu Releases New Music Video of 'Other Woman's Blues'

Nu-BluNASHVILLE, TN -- Nu-Blu has released a new music video of their chart hit single, "Other Woman's Blues." The video made its premier this morning on The Alternate Root and is now available on numerous other sites including Nu-Blu.com. The video was filmed by Phil Bankester and Carlos Torres on location at the Historic Eureka Inn in downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Song of the Mountains Hosts Bill Yates and the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

Bill Yates and the Country Gentlemen Tribute BandMarion, VA- Song of the Mountains will tape another episode of the award winning concert series aired across America on Saturday, October 1st at the Lincoln Theatre. Headlining the concert will be the legendary Bill Yates and the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band.

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile Create Organized Chaos in a Beautiful 'Goat Rodeo'

The Goat Rodeo SessionsNew York, NY -- Thanks to a fortuitous "goat rodeo," Sony Masterworks is releasing The Goat Rodeo Sessions , a landmark album project by four of the great instrumentalists in music today, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. The album uniquely showcases cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile and fiddler Stuart Duncan. While each musician is a renowned superstar in his own music sphere, they have come together now as a unified ensemble on a most remarkable and organic cross-genre project stemming from their friendship, and the title concept. The album also includes two vocal tracks featuring Thile and guest artist Aoife O'Donovan, the lead vocalist and writer for progressive bluegrass group Crooked Still.

The Guitar Festival Wraps Another Successful Year

ELLNORA - The Guitar FestivalChampaign/Urbana, IL --- ELLNORA - The Guitar Festival held at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on the University of Illinois campus September 8-10 celebrated its fourth incarnation this past weekend. With nearly 30 performances -- including 17 free shows and 10 ticketed events -- the biennial event hosted a truly international cast of players in the micro-urban city of Champaign-Urbana, IL and welcomed more than 11,500 music fans throughout the weekend.

Free Bluegrass Music Concert September 27 to Celebrate Bill Monroe Centennial

Bill MonroeNashville, TN -- 2011 Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductee Del McCoury and Friends to perform on the grounds of Ryman Auditorium; the performance also serves as a kickoff to
IBMA's "World of Bluegrass" week.

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