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Ray Cardwell’s “Tennessee Moon” Making an Early Splash

Tennessee MoonNashville, TN - Ray Cardwell is having a big impact in the bluegrass world in the first weeks after the release of his debut Pinecastle Records album Tennessee Moon. The first single from the album, title track “Tennessee Moon,” is on Bluegrass Today’s Monthly Airplay Chart for January. Cardwell and his band along with Curtis Burch and producer Pat Flynn recently visited local television station WBKO in Bowling Green, KY for a live interview and performance which, can be viewed here.

Carter Family Fold hosts Cabin Creek Boys Saturday

Cabin Creek BoysHiltons, VA -- Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Cabin Creek Boys. The Cabin Creek Boys play old time hillbilly music from the mountains of southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina, performing at area festivals, fiddlers' conventions, square dances, and other community events.

East of Monroe Releases New Single

By The river's EdgeUp and coming, Virginia and Maryland-based Americana/bluegrass band, East Of Monroe is releasing a new single from their record By The River's Edge. The new single, "Say What You Mean", written by the band's guitar player and also one of the lead vocalists, Gary Alan Ferguson, was the winner of the 2015 DCBU Hazel Dickens Songwriting contest.

Eddie Adcock to Return for Neurological Update

Eddie AdcockBluegrass banjo fans will remember that in 2008, Eddie Adcock went in for his first brain surgery to correct a condition that was impacting his playing. Since that time, he has gone in for additional surgeries to maintain his deep brain stimulation surgery. A battery powered device was installed and it is possible that the battery needs attention.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Release Single from New Album

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is excited to announce the release of new music from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. "What Goes Around Comes Around" is the first single from the new album and is available to radio today. The Mountains Are Calling Me Home, Sisk's second album for Mountain Fever Records, will be released March 24th.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival 2017 Lineup Announced

Gray FoxOak Hill, NY -- While deep snows have been falling all over upstate New York, plans are already set for this summer's world famous Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival held each year in the Catskill Mountains at Oak Hill, New York. This event really is a Who's Who of Bluegrass Music and people come from all over the country and from other countries to experience this gathering of music, learning, family & friends. Many personal reunions for artists, fans and pickers happen annually at this historic event. This year's four-day event takes place July 13 through 16, 2017.

Grammy Nominated Blue Highway Brings Concert Booking In House

Blue Highway BandBristol, TN -- Sizzling hot off a Grammy Nomination on Sunday in Los Angeles, respected 23-year strong bluegrass powerhouse Blue Highway announced today it is bringing the band's concert booking in house. The five-member, award-winning Blue Highway writes their own songs, produces their own albums, and effective February 10, will book their own shows from within the Blue Highway family.

Dolly Parton Wins 8th Grammy Award with Pentatonix Collaboration

Dolly Parton and PentatonixWorld-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton continues racking up the honors! In 2014, The Recording Academy inducted Parton's self-penned hit "Jolene" into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Now, in 2017, that same song, released as a collaboration with Pentatonix, was awarded a Grammy in the Country Duo/Group Performance category. Watch the collaborative performance below.

I Draw Slow Joins Compass Records Roster

I Draw SlowNashville, TN -- Compass Records is proud to announce the signing of Dublin-based roots band, I Draw Slow. Their combination of compelling songwriting, exuberant live performances and passion for tradition make I Draw Slow a perfect fit for Compass Records, a label with a long history of working with Irish artists within their diverse roster of roots music. I Draw Slow coaxes the past into the present with original songs that draw from the best of Irish storytelling and American folk music.

Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree Names Sam Stout as New President

Sam StoutThe Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree has a new President and Coordinator. Born in Gainesboro and raised in the Bloomington Springs Community of Putnam Co. Sam Stout was elected to the position at a meeting of Jamboree board on Thursday night, February 9. Stout succeeds Jack Barton, who resigned as Jamboree President and Coordinator on February 2, after a nine-year tenure.

The Best Bluegrass Album is “Coming Home”

The O'Connor Band - Coming HomeThe 59th Grammy Awards took place Sunday night and some of our favorite awards were presented. The award of most interest to our readers is the Best Bluegrass Album. The coveted Gramophone trophy was awarded to the O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor for their album, Coming Home released on Rounder Records. Other bands nominated for the award include Blue Highway for Original Traditional, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver for Burdern Bearer, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands for The Hazel And Alice Sessions, and Claire Lynch for North by South.

ETSU Bluegrass Band at Carter Family Fold Feb 18

ETSU Bluegrass BandHiltons, VA -- The Carter Family Fold will preset the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Bluegrass Band Saturday, February 18th. Bands with the ETSU Bluegrass and Country Music Program have performed at the Fold since the beginning of the program at ETSU in 1982. Daniel Boner and Roy Andrade now serve as the program's directors. The ETSU program has grown so popular that students travel from all over the world to study there. There are now nearly twenty different bands maintained by the program. ETSU's bands have performed in Japan, Belgium, and Russia. Some of the finest students the Bluegrass and Country Music Program has to offer will be performing with the ETSU Bluegrass Band as well as some of the program's professors. The ETSU Bluegrass Band puts tremendous energy and drive into every performance.

Song of the Mountains is Virginia's New State TV Series

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA -- Virginia is for Lovers and the state loves Song of the Mountains a syndicated music television series taped in Marion and aired nation wide on PBS. The state House of Representatives and the Senate have siged a resolution making the program the state's TV Series.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Invites You to Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ FestivalJunior Sisk & Ramblers Choice is excited to welcome fans to the band's home festival, the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, held at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, Virginia on May 26-28.

Doyle Goes Undergound; Great Moments in Caving

Bluegrass Underground with Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverFebruary 25th, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver return to The Volcano Room with Jenni Lyn. Opening the 1 p.m. show. Doyle's been a longtime favorite here at Bluegrass Underground, always putting on a dependably great concert, backed by a variety of great young pickers and singers. Like Del McCoury or Larry Sparks, at 72, Doyle is too young to be part of the First Generation, but he came along not long after. At 18, The Tennessee native was picking banjo with Jimmy Martin, before going on to play guitar and mandolin with J.D. Crowe, including the legendary lineup that featured Red Allen. He joined the Country Gentlemen in 1971, forming the second great lineup of that band, before leaving in 1979 to lead his own group. He's also featured on the incredibly influential Bluegrass Album Band CDs and tours. Suggested listening - J.D. Crowe, Bluegrass Holiday; The Award-Winning Country Gentlemen; The Bluegrass Album Band Compact Disc (compilation); and Doyle's mandolin instrumental collection, Tennessee Dream.

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