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Carrie Hassler for Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert to Benefit Shelter

An Evening with Carrie HasslerDalton, GA -- The Woodsongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter announces the return of their annual winter concert series to raise awareness and proceeds to complete construction of a new shelter by Providence Ministries. The facility at 613 Oxford Street in Dalton, Georgia will provide shelter for 60 men when construction is completed . An estimated $75,000 to $100,000 is needed to complete construction of the shelter. The highly acclaimed concert series features emerging and established performers of Americana, Country, and Bluegrass music. The concerts will be held in the intimate and eclectic setting of the historic Dalton Freight Depot located at 305 S. Depot Street in downtown Woodsongs Dalton Chapter Dalton Georgia. Seating is limited and performances typically sellout.

The Grascals Perform at Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian

The GrascalsNashville, TN -- Multi-award-winning band, The Grascals, will perform at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian on January 21st at 7:00 p.m. for a celebration of the Inauguration of the President of the United States. The Native Nations Inaugural Ball will feature music, dancing and native cuisine. Funds raised will support the educational programs of the National Museum of the American Indian.

The Spinney Brothers Benefit Concert for Bluegrass Music Museum

The Spinney BrothersOwensboro, KY -- The Spinney Brothers will kick off their first US tour this year with a benefit concert for the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY this Thursday, January 17th. When the band realized they had a couple of extra days available for travel, they immediately called the IBMM and offered their services for this very worthy cause. "We are huge supporters of the IBMM and its goal of preserving the history of bluegrass music," stated Rick Spinney. "We couldn't think of a better way for us to promote that cause than to offer to perform a concert to benefit the museum."

Twelve Moons Coffee House Features Bluegrass for Benefit

Mama TriedOn Saturday, February 2, 2013 Twelve Moons Coffee House at St. John's Church on Main Street, Salisbury, CT will feature Mama Tried, a progressive bluegrass band performing a variety of bluegrass standards, new wave bluegrass and original tunes. Known for their jaw-dropping instrumental abilities and tight vocal harmonies these professional players represent the cream of the crop of Hudson Valley Bluegrass music.

Pickin' For Joe: A Fundraising Campaign for Joe Briggs

Joe BriggsBluegrass banjo artist Bill Evans writes, "My longtime good friend and great bluegrass and jazz bass player Joe Briggs has asked for the help of his friends as he battles cancer. He and his wife Cheri are asking for donations so that Cheri can take off from work for the next several weeks to be there for Joe. Joe has had recent surgery and chemo. He needs our help and now is the time."

On-Air Benefit for Geoff Morris to Commence Today, Dec 31 through Jan 5

Geoff MorrisKnown for quite some time now as the World Wide Bluegrass' (WWB) single broadcaster hailing from the land "down under" the station's beloved DJ Geoff Morris, has been diagnosed with cancer of the sinus cavities (and beyond) . He is about to begin a regimented treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. With his permission, and gratitude, the WWB has decided to host a week long benefit for Geoff, "On-Air" where the station will be spinning songs for encouragement for his long hard battle against cancer that he must fight ahead./Images/GeoffMorris1212.jpg

Boston's Celtic Music Fest - January 11-12, 2013

Boston Celtic Music FestBCMFest (Boston’s Celtic Music Fest) showcases Greater Boston’s best musicians, singers, and dancers from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic traditions. BCMFest hosts an annual weekend-long festival in January that features more than 100 performers. All of the profits from BCMFest are used to fund the next festival.

2013 Bluegrass Museum Benefit Concerts Begin with Monroeville

MonroevilleTwo exciting Benefit Concerts are happening this January at your museum, the International Bluegrass Music Museum! We are grateful to host both Monroeville and The Spinney Brothers and thank them for giving the gift of their talents to the Bluegrass Museum.

Bluegrass for the Rockaways - A Hurricane Sandy Relief CD

Bluegrass for the RockawaysPlease join David Thom and Swollen Records in providing support to those suffering the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy by making a donation towards Bluegrass for the Rockaways. Of all the areas affected, the Rockaway Peninsula and coastal areas of Long Island are among the hardest hit. Thousands of people have lost their homes and possessions and are living in emergency shelters.

Leftover Salmon Joins Hot Buttered Rum and Dave Nelson Band for SEVA’s 35th Anniversary

SEVA BenefitAsheville, NC -- Leftover Salmon is excited to support SEVA’s 35th Anniversary Benefit Concert at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. This event features Wavy Gravy as the Host, Hot Buttered Rum, David Nelson Band, and members of Leftover Salmon. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

Local Bluegrass Band Releases CD to Benefit Pet Rescue

DandelionsAlto Pass, IL -- Local bluegrass band, The Rural Kings, are releasing a CD, Dandelions, on Sunday, November 18, from 5-8 pm at The Old Feed Store in Cobden. It is a collection of originals, traditionals, and covers, that encompasses bluegrass, americana, swing, and folk genres. The CD features many local musicians, including members of The Giant City Slickers, The Whistle Pigs, Woodbox Gang, Banjovi, and The Bankester Family, in addition to The Rural Kings. border=0 height=200 width=234 /

Bluegrass Music Artists Headline Benefit for Local Food Pantry

Jeanette Williams and Valerie SmithNashville, TN -- Female vocalist of the year Jeanette Williams, along with Valerie Smith and her band Liberty Pike are among the bluegrass artists who have signed on to perform at an upcoming benefit for west Nashville food pantry, 'The Little Pantry That Could'.

Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers Join Janet Davis to Benefit Breast Cancer Fund

Joe Mullins, Rhonda Vincent and Bill BreezeAward winning bluegrass music group Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers had a marvelous Veteran's weekend hosting the twice annual Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH. Since 2003, Joe and his family, along with the staff of his radio network, and many regional and national sponsors present top Bluegrass talent at one of Ohio's most comfortable convention centers. Friday and Saturday, November 9th and 10th, the show included The Gibson Brothers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage and more. For Joe and his family, the highlight of the weekend was a successful fundraiser in memory of Prudence Mullins, Joe's Mom, who passed away just two weeks before the festival. Janet Davis Acoustic Music partnerrf with Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers for the Breast Cancer Fund benefit.

Detour Bluegrass Band Partners with Goodwill to Help Homeless Vets

Detour Donates Check to GoodwillTraverse City, MI -- The Michigan based bluegrass band Detour is donating proceeds from the sales of its song "Homeless Of The Brave" to Goodwill’s Patriot Place project. Patriot Place is a transitional housing community for Northern Michigan’s homeless veterans. Detour recently presented Goodwill with a check for $1,000 which is the first of what they hope will be many installments.

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper Support Tornado Victims Benefit

Michael Cleveland and FlamekeeperCharlestown, IN -- Award winning bluegrass music artists Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will lend support to their neighbors who were effected by the tornados that hit Indiana in March of this year when they perform for the Henryville Tornado Relief Concert this Saturday, November 10th.

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