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Appleseed Recordings Releases 2 Albums from Pete Seeger via AirPlay Direct

Pete Seeger Remembers WoodyFolk/Activist icon Pete Seeger, 93, surveys past, present and future on two new CDs. A More Perfect Union, which includes guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and Dar Williams, contains 14 fresh songs that present Pete's and longtime friend and fellow songwriter Lorre Wyatt's responses to recent political, economic and environmental issues alongside gentler appreciations of life’s good moments, meditations on the future, and exhortations to individual action.

Onwards and Upwards Coming From the Irish Godfather of Bluegrass, Niall Toner

Onwards & UpwardsMusic from the Blackstairs Mountains of Ireland hits the air waves with the release of Onwards & Upwards on Pinecastle Records. Niall Toner is an acoustic Irish flavored artist with Celtic influences whose diverse repertoire ranges from contemporary up-tempo songs and tunes to inspirational gospel-style numbers, as well as tributes to Bill Monroe the father of bluegrass music like "The Master's Resting Place" and "Bill Monroe's Mandolin."

Bluegrass Quintet The HillBenders Prepare Compass Debut Release due Sept 25th

Can You Hear Me?“This is awesome – Ladies and gentlemen, once again, The HillBenders!” The shouts and cheers of the 2012 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival attendees fill the tent as the band tunes up for their encore. The guitarist, sporting a headband and John Lennon sunglasses, approaches the microphone. “Folks, we apologize in advance if one of us falls into your tent...we plan on playing all night tonight!” The supercharged crowd roars in response.

Coty Hogue's New Live Album, When We Get To Shore

Coty Hogue with banjoWe're excited to be working again with Northwest songwriter and folk artist Coty Hogue. Based out of Bellingham, WA, Northwest songwriter and folk artist Coty Hogue's debut album, Going to the West, was so well received that we had high hopes for her follow-up. And she sure delivered!

The Roys New Day Dawning Debuts at #2 on Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart

New Day DawningNashville, TN -- The Roys' sophomore Rural Rhythm Records' disc, New Day Dawning, debuts at Number 2 on Billboard's Bluegrass Albums Chart.

Mountain Fever Records Releases First Single From Delta Reign

Calm Before the StormWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of "Columbus Stockade Blues", the first single from newly signed artist Delta Reign, available today. Calm Before The Storm, the band's debut CD on Mountain Fever Records will be released October 9th.

Darrell Webb Band Featured on Upcoming BlueHighwaysTV “Behind The Dream”

Breaking Down the Barriers Nashville, TN (September 4, 2012) – 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee, Darrell Webb Band will be the featured artist on an upcoming episode of Rural Rhythm’s Behind the Dream™ TV Show premiering on BlueHighways TV Thursday, September 20 at 8:30 pm ET. The show will re-air on Thursday, September 20 (11:30 pm ET), Saturday, September 22 (4:30 pm ET), and Tuesday, September 25 (5:30 pm ET).

Sony Music Releases Movie Soundtrack to “Lawless”

LawlessNew York, NY -- Sony Music announces the release of the Original Motion Picture soundtrack of Lawless, the true story of the Bondurant Brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on Matt Bondurant's book, The Wettest County In The World, the film tells the story of his grandfather and two brothers, whose bootlegging operation brings them into a terrifying collision with the law and with rival gangsters. The soundtrack, with music by Nick Cave (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party) and Warren Ellis (Dirty Three, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman), is available now. It features music with Emmylou Harris , Ralph Stanley and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) plus a never-before-released bonus track by Willie Nelson.

Fiddle Legend Ray Legere Releases “Liberty” for Election Year

Ray legereIn recognition and support of liberty, the cornerstone of American democracy and the free world, Ray Legere has self-composed and freshly arranged a new release entitled Liberty inspired by US elder statesman Benjamin Franklin whom historians suggest wanted "Liberty" to be the US National Anthem.

Robert Hale's Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, “Pure & Simple”, Released

 Pure & SimpleColumbus, NC -- Wildfire frontman Robert Hale has released his first solo album, Pure and Simple, on Pinecastle Records. For the recording sessions, Hale called on his old bandmates from Livewire, Scott Vestal on banjo, Wayne Benson on mandolin, and Ernie Sykes on bass. Joining them are Steve Thomas on fiddle, Randy Kohrs on dobro, along with Shawn Lane and Alecia Nugent on harmony vocals.

“Martha & Mary” by Nu-Blu Now Out to Radio

Nail By NailNashville, TN -- Pinecastle Records is pleased to announce today’s new single, “Martha and Mary” by Nu-Blu. The song was written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell and appears on Nu-Blu's first gospel album, Nail By Nail set for release October 30, 2012. The single has been serviced to bluegrass radio stations and is also available at AirplayDirect.com.

JazzGrass Kings MilkDrive Release Waves

 WavesWhen the young pickers in Austin's MilkDrive use the phrase "jazzgrass," they mean it! These are players that came out of the bluegrass tradition looking for more space to move, more places to maneuver, more room to breathe. Their new album, Waves, is as informed by pop songwriting and jazz breaks as it is by Bill Monroe, so don't let the presence of all acoustic instruments and a hefty slice of banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin-driven Americana fool you. While they're not the first group to take bluegrass into chamber ensembles and jazz clubs, they are playing it the hardest, never losing sight of how much fun the music should be.

Uncle Earl Alum Rayna Gellert To Release Solo Debut Album October 2

 Songs from my childhood & Other Gone WorldsAsheville, NC -- Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rayna Gellert is set to release her solo debut album Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds on October 2, 2012 via New York-based StorySound Records. A mix of original compositions and fresh arrangements of traditional fare, the 10-track album exhibits her reverence for the varied colors of the rich history of American music while allowing her luminescent voice to shine throughout, both lyrically and vocally.

New Album Coming From Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersJoe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers would also like to announce that our upcoming album, They're Playing My Song, ships to radio stations next month. Featuring originals from Adam McIntosh, Mike Terry, Joe Mullins, Becky Buller, and Bill Anderson, the album will also included deep catalog covers they learned from Dave Evans, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jim & Jesse, and even Johnny Cash! Also featuring a tribute medley to The Osborne Brothers, keep an eye out for more news regarding They're Playing My Song, coming soon on Rebel Records.

Wreck and Ruin - Traditional but, Not Conventional

<em>Wreck and Ruin</em>Nashville, TN – August 17th, 2012 - Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson's intriguing new album Wreck and Ruin reunites two of Australia’s most notable singer-songwriters, who also happen to be married. Chambers believes that their second album of duets, due out October 22nd on Sugar Hill Records, will shine a light on their unique partnership as spouses as well as musicians.

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