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ETSU Band Shows Their Roots at Carter Family Fold TONIGHT

ETSU BandSaturday, December 14th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the ETSU Bluegrass Band. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. 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.

ETSU & BCM Present Johnson City Sessions Weekend Oct. 17-20

The Johnson City SessionsBristol, TN/VA, October 8, 2013 - East Tennesee State University and Birthplace of Country Music ® present Johnson City Sessions Weekend, October 17-20, 2013, an event-packed weekend celebrating the release of Johnson City Sessions 1928- 1929: Can you Sing or Play Old-Time Music? CD Box Set, re-mastered by Germany's Bear Family Records.

BCM Partners with ETSU for Mountain Stage

Mountain StageThe Birthplace of Country Music® (BCM) and East Tennessee State University will work together during the Johnson City Sessions Weekend, to be held October 18-20, 2013, in Johnson City, Tenn., to bring West Virginia Public Broadcasting's "Mountain Stage with Larry Groce" to ETSU's DP Culp Center that Sunday. The line-up includes the singer-songwriter and instrumental duo of Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, bluegrass phenom Sarah Jarosz, and Old Man Luedecke.

Johnson City Sessions Artwork, Marker Unveiled

The Johnson City SessionsBristol, TN/VA -- On Friday, April 5, Downtown Johnson City, Tennessee was abuzz with sounds and sights of the past. Local residents, media and organizations gathered to celebrate the Birthplace of Country Music®’s musical sibling: the 1928 Johnson City Sessions. BCM President John Rainero spoke to the Sessions' impact--one still being felt as partnerships are formed today.

Documentary on Country Music Birthplace at Musical Fundraiser on September 30th in Bristol

Echoes of the Blue RidgeBristol, TN/VA- The Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) will release a documentary, Echoes of The Blue Ridge, to the public on Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 pm at the ACMA Pickin’ Porch located on the upper level of the Bristol Mall in Bristol, Virginia. There will be plenty of live bluegrass and old time music at the event to celebrate the project’s release. The documentary is of the music and the Blue Ridge Mountain region of Appalachia.

New Partnership: Bristol Rhythm 2012 and ETSU Live Stream

ETSU and BRRRBristol, TN/VA -- A new partnership between Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and East Tennessee State University will allow ETSU Online to provide live streaming during the annual event, held September 14-16 on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.

ETSU Hosting C.F. Martin Evolution of the American Guitar March 14

Evolution of the American guitarOn March 14, 2012 beginning at 7:00 pm, the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies is hosting this C.F. Martin & Company free presentation “The Evolution of the American Guitar” featuring Martin's Director of Artist and Public Relations, Dick Boak, and virtuoso guitarists Craig Thatcher and Richard Starkey. The presentation will take place in the D.P. Culp Center’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium.

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