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Cumberland River and More Perform for Ronald McDonald House Benefit

Cumberland River Scottown, OH (July 30, 2013) -- Cumberland River is proud to announce they will perform at the AU2 Rally in the Valley on Saturday, August 24 supporting the Huntington, West Virginia chapter of the Ronald McDonald House. The event will be held at the home of the Appalachian Uprising festival on Eden Valley Farm in Scottown, Ohio.

The Blackberries Featured at Heartwood

The Blackberries by Jonathan RomeoAbingdon, Virginia – The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Youth Music Performance Series concert on Thursday, August 8th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia. The concert will feature the Blackberries.

Bluegrass at the Ford Laurie Lewis and John Reischman August 2nd

John Reischman & Laurie LewisThe Bluegrass Association of Southern California brings Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands and John Reischman and the Jaybirds to the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 8 PM. A native of Long Beach, California, Laurie Lewis first came to prominence in the Northern California bluegrass scene, cofounding the originally all-female band, the Good Ol’ Persons in the mid-1970s. Combining a deep knowledge and love of traditional music with a strong innovative streak, Laurie went on to a stellar career.

BCM Presents: An Evening with Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

Chris Hillman and Herb PedersenBirthplace of Country Music® (BCM) is proud to present An Evening with Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, Saturday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Theatre Bristol. This intimate concert has limited seating, heavy hors d'ouvres and cocktails will be served. Tickets are $75. Call 423-573-4898 to reserve today.

Lonesome River Band and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out On The River

Lonesome River BandCincinnati, OH -- Columbus Recreation and Parks Department welcomes two of the most respected groups in bluegrass, Lonesome River Band and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, in Bicentennial Park on Fri., July 26 at 7 p.m. for an evening of bluegrass as part of the Rhythm on the River series. Food and beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The Steel Wheels at Benton Hall, North Wilkesboro, NC Aug 27

The Steel WheelsNorth Wilkesboro, NC – The Steel Wheels proudly announce their performance at Benton Hall in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina on Tuesday August 27th at 7pm as part of their SpokeSongs Tour 2013. The Steel Wheels have enthralled audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound. Trent Wagler’s weathered tenor is joined by bell-clear four-part harmonies inspired by a shared Mennonite heritage. Add to this Eric Brubaker’s lively and evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s grounded yet buoyant upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style, and it’s no surprise that The Steel Wheels have burst onto the Americana scene, becoming festival favorites and selling out venues across the country.

Dave Adkins & Republik Steele Set for Debut at The Station Inn

Dave Adkins & Republik SteelNashville, TN -- Dave Adkins & Republik Steele will make their debut performance at the World Famous Station Inn in Nashville this Saturday, July 20. This historic venue has played host to some of the top names in music through the years and draws fans from around the world. The band’s hard driving instrumental talents, combined with Dave's powerful lead vocals and infectious personality, have put them in the spotlight at many major festivals and venues this year.

Carter Fold to Host CD Release Party for Lonesome Will Mullins New CD

Lonesome Will Mullins BandHiltons, VA -- Friday, July 19th, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will host a free concert and CD release party for the newest CD by bluegrass music artist Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys. Entitled Fly Me to Frisco, it was recorded at the Grammy award winning Maggard Studio. The CD features classic bluegrass, some old time tunes, clawhammer numbers, and gospel.

Carter Family Fold Presents Wry Straw Reunion July 13

Wry StrawHiltons, VA -- No longer performing as a trio, all are incredibly talented in their own right and continue to perform old time music today. John McCutcheon may be a folk music phenom now, but in his Virginia youth he played with a low-key Appalachian old-time string band Wry Straw. The trio, which consists of the Gammy-nominated John McCutcheon, Tom Bledsoe, and Rich Kirby, will play a reunion concert at the Fold which will have the feel of homecoming for the musicians as well as their audience. Though the trio hasn’t played together in over 30 years, all three have impacted the world of mountain music independently. Saturday, July 13th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special reunion concert by Wry Straw - an old time band that often performed at the Fold when it was still in its’ infancy. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Open for The SteelDrivers in Nashville July 12

Valerie Smity & Liberty PikeValerie says, "Many years ago I worked in an ad agency across the street from 3rd and Lindsley. I use to go there for lunch everyday and visit with the owner, Ron. One day, I decided to ask him if my trio could play some music there! He thought about it, and said, hmm...sure! My group was called 'Fresh Cactus' which to this day, I wander how I came up with such a strange name.

Ralph Stanley II at Carter Fold July 6, 2013

Ralph Stanley IIHiltons, VA -- Being the son of a living legend isn’t easy. Despite the opportunities and public attention, there’s tremendous pressure to fill your father’s shoes. Your success or your failure in doing so is a matter of public record. Most artists get the opportunity to grow in relative anonymity. Ralph II didn’t have that luxury. When your father is Ralph Stanley, your course is pretty much mapped out at birth. Saturday, July 6th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Ralph Stanley II. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Randy Wood Guitars Announces Live Streaming Video Concerts

Claire Lynch BandSavannah, GA -- Randy Wood has been producing top quality instruments since the 1960's and performing his craft for everyone from Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bill Monroe and more, but this famed luthier has also hosted live concerts at his 100 seat Bloomindale listening room since 2003. Beginning this month, Randy Wood Guitars will now feature live streaming concerts via Randy Wood Guitars has presented many bluegrass music artists over the years.

Mountain Park Old Time Band Stirs Up The Carter Fold June 29th

Mountain Park Old-Time BandOver the past several years, the Mountain Park Old Time Band has been creating a stir in old time music circles. The group has five members, all of whom are versatile and talented musicians. Johnny Gentry plays guitar, dobro, and fiddle as well as doing vocals for the band. Nancy Gentry plays upright bass and sings. The only thing better than one fiddler, is two fiddlers. Roger Stamper also plays the fiddle. C. T. Janney plays the washboard – an “instrument” rarely played today. Dr. Mark Handy plays banjo and does vocals. When he’s not playing old time, Dr. Handy practices medicine in Abingdon, Virginia. Saturday, June 29th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Mountain Park Old Time Band. Admission tothe concert is $8 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

Reunion of the Bluegrass Bands Concerts to Host Paul Adkins Band

Paul AdkinsThe second in the series of six "Reunion of the Bluegrass Bands Concerts" will feature The Paul Adkins Band at the Concerts at Rob's Barn located at 1037 Pinch Valley Road, Westminster, MD 21158 on Saturday., June 15, 2013. Well known and respected among his peers as a seasoned artist in bluegrass music, Paul Adkins has been playing the music he loves for over 40 years. While growing up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, he developed his own unique style of this American brand of music. He is admired for his tender, smooth yet soulful vocals.

“Bluegrass for Hospice 2013” Announces this Year's Headlining Acts

Bluegrass for HosiceCalifornia, MD -- This year’s Bluegrass for Hospice-2013 is in full swing of planning and it’s looking to be an exciting year for the event. Headlining this year will be Larry Sparks, celebrating 50 years in Bluegrass entertainment, along with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, a Rebel recording artist. The event will be held on Saturday October 26, 2013 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, Maryland.


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