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Bluegrass Guitarist James Alan Shelton, 53, has Passed Away

James Alan SheltonOne of bluegrass music's favorite guitar legends, James Alan Shelton, has passed away. Best known for his work with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Shelton's melodic guitar style was instantly identifiable and unique. He died while at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tennessee where he was fighting the cancer within him.

Putumayo Presents 'Bluegrass' A Collection of Today's Bluegrass Stars

BluegrassNashville, TN -- Putumayo announces the May 22nd release of Bluegrass, an engaging collection featuring many of the genre's most renowned artists along with exciting new discoveries. The album is Putumayo's first venture into the world of bluegrass music and includes Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, David Grisman and Jerry Garcia, Andrea Zonn with Alison Brown, Frank Solivan, Peter Rowan, James Alan Shelton, Crooked Still, The Seldom Scene, Uncle Earl, and Town Mountain.

James Alan Shelton Re-releasing Two Early Albums as One 26-Song CD

James Alan SheltonNashville, TN -- Bluegrass music artist James Alan Shelton, Ralph Stanley's lead guitarist for the past 18 years, has responded to fan requests by compiling two of his early and nearing out-of-print albums into a single CD of 26 songs. Titled James Alan Shelton: The Copper Creek Sessions, the package contains the complete original contents of Road To Coeburn (1997) and Guitar Tracks (1999), both of which debuted on the Copper Creek label.

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