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October Opens with Hillbilly Gypsies at Carter Family Fold

Hillbilly GypsiesThe Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin' bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, the Hillbilly Gypsies play a mix of traditional bluegrass and catchy old fiddle tunes. They are best appreciated at a live show. The Gypsies perform in the old fashioned style, around a single microphone. Their show has the feel of a barn dance, and it transports you back in time. One thing's for sure – you'll want to get up and dance. They've been a group for over ten years, and they have played at many national festivals, concert halls, and theaters. Saturday, October 1st, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies. Admission to the concert is $7 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Leon Morris is 'Thinking Today of My Home'

Thinking Today of my HomeLeon is the real deal; a genuinely pleasing and smooth singer and super talented multi instrumentalist. He began performing at the age of 12 and has played shows through the US and Canada since 1947. Longevity and love of bluegrass music are what brings us his latest collection of confident and polished songs. Released on Patuxent Music and is available now.

Cybergrass Celebrates 19 Years of Bluegrass Music on the Web

CybergrassToday, September 9, 2011, Cybergrass - The Internet's Bluegrass Music News web site is celebrating 19 years of promoting bluegrass music on the world wide web. What started out as a learning and research project has evolved into one of the most popular bluegrass web sites in the world today. The New Cybergrass has just been unveiled and the response is excellent for the new look. Stop by and check out the new Cybergrass today.

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Dale Ann Bradley's Video 'Come Home Good Boy' Is Poignant Wish For Soilders and Families

Dale Ann BradleyThe New York Times said recently that Dale Ann Bradley's "Come Home Good Boy," is an "affecting, quietly enraged song about sending a child off to war." For Bradley, a 3-time Bluegrass Female Vocalist of the Year, it is a poignant and earnest prayer of a song for all of the loved ones and soldiers of any war, both past and present, inspired by a childhood memory tied to the Vietnam War. The video for the song, from her new album Somewhere South of Crazy, began as a collaboration with military families in Bradley's Kentucky backyard at the Fort Campbell Base, and soon grew to include The Army Wives Network, Go Army Wives, and more.

Michelle Nixon and Drive Are Where They Belong at #1 with New Album

A Place I BelongMichelle Nixon & Drive's new album, A Place I Belong (Mountain Fever Records) is the #1 Album on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine (BMP) Top 10 Album Chart this month. The single, "Your Kind of Love," written by Michelle and Nick Nixon, is #19 on the BMP Top 30 Hot Singles Chart.

New Single Release by Carolina Road Out to Radio

Back To My RootsJust in time for Bill Monroe's birthday, the new single release, "A Light in My Window, Again" by Carolina Road, is now out to radio via AirplayDirect.com. The song was written by Tom T and Dixie Hall and was inspired by Gov. Paul E. Patton's speech at the dedication of the Bill Monroe home place. The tune appears on the band's upcoming album, Back to my Roots releasing October 11, 2011. Carolina Road, with eight albums to their credit, has certainly returned to their traditional style of music created over a decade ago with this new project.

2011–2012 Season Will Take A Prairie Home Companion From Minnesota to Other States

Summer Love Tour 2011St. Paul, MN -- Right out of the gate, A Prairie Home Companion's 38th season promises good times and great music — a brand-new batch of entertainment from the show that's kept millions coming back week after week for almost four decades.

Live Bluegrass Music at Creekside Festival October 8 - 9

Creekside FestivalIn October music aficionados throughout Northeast and Central Florida will have a rare chance to hear and see some of the area's best bluegrass bands live at the Creekside Festival.

Initial Performers Announced for International Bluegrass Music Awards Show

IBMA AwardsNashville, TN -- An initial list of performers for IBMA's 22nd International Bluegrass Music Awards has been confirmed for the Thursday, September 29 event. The Awards Show, held at Nashville, Tennessee's historic Ryman Auditorium, will feature performances from nominees Balsam Range, The Boxcars, Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, The Gibson Brothers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Sierra Hull & Highway 111 and Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers. Also performing is Awards Show host, Sam Bush. More performers, as well as the lineup of presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Noam Pikelny presents 'Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail' on Compass Records

Beat The Devil and Carry a RailThe long awaited second album from Punch Brothers' banjoist and winner of the 2010 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Album features: Jerry Douglas, Aoife O'Donovan, Tim O'Brien, Steve Martin, Bryan Sutton and Chris Thile. Free Download of "Jim Thompson's Horse" Available on NoamPikelny.com.

Leftover Salmon Announces Thanksgiving Weekend in Denver!

Leftover Salmon Thanksgiving 2011Denver, CO -- We are pleased to announce that Leftover Salmon will be performing at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado for 2 nights over the Thanksgiving weekend on November 25th & 26th. Special guests Head For The Hills will open both nights. The band has not played Denver in over a year and we are all looking forward to this special weekend.

Janie Fricke and Moore & Moore Join The Roys As Special Guests On Midnite Jamboree

The Roys, Janie FrickeNashville, TN -- Legendary Country entertainer Janie Fricke, and traditional Country sister duo Moore & Moore will join Bluegrass/Roots brother/sister duo The Roys who host the world-famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, September 17. Music fans will be treated to a free evening of traditional Country and Bluegrass at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Music Valley Village (across from Opryland). The music kicks off at 12:00 Midnight, streams on www.wsmonline.com and broadcasts live on 650 AM WSM Radio. As a special "thank you" to their fans, the entertainers will host an autograph-signing session immediately following the show.

Sammy Shelor Wins Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and BluegrassSammy Shelor Wins Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

Sammy ShelorRural Rhythm Records congratulates Sammy Shelor, band leader and banjo player with the hit group Lonesome River Band. As reported in today's New York Times, Steve Martin announced Sammy Shelor is the second winner of The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Sammy and the Lonesome River Band will perform with Steve Martin on the "Late Show With David Letterman" Nov. 3, 2011.

Liverpool band, The Good Intentions, to Release Someone Else's Time this November

Someone Else's TimeLos Angeles -- TLiverpool band, The Good Intentions are set to release Someone Else's Time with a little help from Nashville and Los Angeles friends. The November 15th, 2011 release marks their 2nd release and collaboration with Charlie McGovern's Boronda Records. The Good Intentions are not a band who will drown you in sound. The Good Intentions are a band that likes you to listen. This does not make it a somber event, far from it. The band is quite lively and known for their patter between songs. In fact, once they start playing, the audience wants to listen.

Baby Brands – How New Country Acts Win Corporate Support

CMA Close Up/CMA/ By Joseph HudakKenny Chesney's tropical brand of Country and ice-cold Corona go together like, well, limes and beer, so the king of summer touring's partnership with the warm-weather brew is a natural fit. As Chesney himself once said, "Corona is the way I live my life." But for other artists seeking endorsement deals — those without the name recognition of Chesney, Toby Keith (Ford) or Martina McBride (SunnyD) — finding the ideal sponsorship may take more time and effort. Nonetheless, those deals do exist, and many companies are ready and willing to partner up with a young, untested act. Why? It's inexpensive publicity with often very little risk – and today's up-and-coming unknown may become tomorrow's Taylor Swift.

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