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Wayne Henderson and Friends Open June with Carter Family Fold Performance

Helen White & Wayne HendersonHiltons, VA --Saturday, June 1 st , 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by an old time band - Wayne Henderson and Friends. Performing with Wayne will be Jeff Little, piano player extraordinaire. Concert admission is $10for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia. In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. He produces about twenty instruments a year, mostly guitars; he is almost as well-known for the mandolins he has made. Doc Watson owned a Henderson mandolin.

Aspen, Colorado Bluegrass Sundays Concert Series with James Reams June 16

James Reams and the BarnstormersAspen, CO -- James Reams & The Barnstormers, with special guest Blaine Sprouse on fiddle, will be appearing on Sunday, June 16th as part of the Aspen Bluegrass Sundays Concert Series. A bluegrass band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & The Barnstormers provide a contemporary take on traditional bluegrass; blending it with innovation and vitality to create their own branch on the “roots” tree. In a review of an early album by James Reams, fRoots (an international magazine that specializes in world music) declared, “Traditional music kept alive by a stylish performer… Powerful, emotional music that needs to be heard.”

The Fastest Grass Alive - Reunion of the Bluegrass Bands Concert Series

Reunion of the Bluegrass Bands Concert Series will feature The Fastest Grass Alive reunion show at the Concerts at Rob's Barn located at 1037 Pinch Valley Road, Westminster, MD 21158 (for GPS directions you may want to use: 805 View West Drive, Westminster, MD 21158 which is nearby) on Sat., May 25, 2013. Show admission will be at least a donation of $10.00 at the door (with more requested to help cover additional 2013 expenses incurred); show time will be at 8:00 PM; there may be some jamming outside the barn before the show if you come earlier; Rob's Barn is a smoke free environment and does not allow hard liquor on the premises (however, soda, beer, or wine is acceptable, although it is asked that restraint be observed in respect of others where applicable); chairs will be provided, but you may also bring your favorite one; food may be brought to share or you may bring snacks only for yourselves, no food or beverage will sold on premises; outlets will be available at the provided food tables for those who wish to bring hot dishes; for further info please contact Rob Miller at 410-857-7473.

Balsam Range Helps a Small Town Make a Big Difference

Balsam RangeArden, NC -- When Balsam Range member Tim Surrett was told by his niece, Paige, about two students at one school who are fighting cancer, he and his band mates heeded the call. A third grade teacher at Clyde Elementary School in Clyde, NC, Paige told Tim that the school was trying to find a way to help the two families, and the power of love and music was set in motion. A Sunday afternoon benefit was held at Haywood Community College with bluegrass artists Balsam Range providing the toe-tapping entertainment. All proceeds were donated to the families of young Carter Green and Howell Brown III. Carter was able to attend the event, but little Howell is currently hospitalized at Duke University.

The Grascals, Wade Hayes Perform Cancer Benefit in Nashville Tuesday

The GrascalsNashville, TN -- As a recording artist, Wade Hayes enjoyed hit records including "Old Enough To Know Better" and "On a Good Night." He recorded 5 albums of his own and had a successful stint as a sideman as a member of longtime Alabama lead singer Randy Owen’s band. The charming Oklahoma native with the rich baritone was living his Country Music dream.

The Travelin' McCourys Play Dedication Show for Bob Mavian

The Travelin' McCourysThe Emelin theatre in Mamaroneck, New York will feature the wonderful bluegrass music group The Travelin McCourys Friday, May 17 at 8 PM. This show is dedicated to the memory of Bob Mavian. Over the years, Bob and his wife Barbara graciously opened their home to a number of bands who played at the Emelin. Bob himself was well-known in the bluegrass community as an outstanding musician, especially on mandolin and banjo. He appeared with his band, Horse Country, at some of the very first bluegrass shows that Doug Tuchman and J.Jay Mautner produced at the Emelin, and thereafter was at the Emelin with several different bands including the Case Brothers and Big Apple'achia. Bob was exceptionally knowledgeable about vintage bluegrass instruments, and when he played, the four "T's," as bluegrass pickers like to say, were all there: touch, tone, timing and taste. He was a friend and mentor to countless bluegrass musicians, and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. The Theatre is located at 153 Library Lane in Mamaroneck. Tickets are $15 Students; $44 Advanced; $47 Day of Show.

Baltimore Bluegrass Band, Across the Tracks at The Patterson Theater May 10

Baltimore Bluegrass BandThe Baltimore Bluegrass Band will be hosted by the Creative Alliance at The Patterson Theater, located at 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, for a Friday evening performance on May, 10th starting at 8:00 pm. The opening act will be the upbeat bluegrass band from Harford County, Across The Tracks. Charge will be $15.00 at the door, $10.00 for members.

Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys Play Carter Fold

Lonesome Will Mullins BandLonesome Will Mullins grew up near Clintwood, Virginia, in a house that was filled with family musicians and plenty of bluegrass, old time, and country music. He learned to play the banjo and guitar as a teenager, and before long he was playing in several bands while honing his trade by studying the work of bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and Dr. Ralph Stanley. To say he learned well would be an understatement. Saturday, May 18th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

J.P. Mathes & Kentucky School of Bluegrss at Carter Fold May 4

Kentucky School of bluegrass and J.P. MathesJP Mathes has been performing at the Carter Fold since he was 16 years old - first as a member of the ETSU Bluegrass Band and later as the Ensembles Director of Hazard Community College’s Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music (KSBTM). The student performers include Caleb Edwards (mandolin) from Indiana; Bobby Earl Whitaker III (guitar) from Jackson, Kentucky; and James Colwell (bass) from Hazard Kentucky. Special guest performers will include Dean Osborne, two-time Grammy award winner, Curtis “Dr. Dobro” Burch, and on fiddle Leona Tokutake Mathes from Tokyo, Japan. Saturday, May 4th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by J.P. Mathes and the Kentucky School of Bluegrass Ensemble. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

David Gans Joins Rumpke Mountain Boys for Special Shows

Rumpke Mountain BoysCincinnati, OH -- On Tuesday, May 21, award winning bluegrass goup, the Rumpke Mountain Boys will be welcoming David Gans to their weekly show at Stanley's Pub in Cincinnati, followed by shows in Indianapolis, IN, Lexington, KY and Louisville, KY, culminating with performances at the Dark Star Jubilee in Thornville, Ohio.

Mark Newton & Steve Thomas to Perform at Kimbros Cafe

RebornFranklin, TN -- Mark Newton and Steve Thomas will perform at Kimbros Café located at 214 S. Margin Street in Franklin from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Thursday, May 2 and Thursday, June 6. The duo will perform songs from their new album, Reborn releasing April 30 on Pinecastle Records. Dinner reservations can be made by calling 615-599-2946 or by visiting Kimbros Café.

Hard Driving Big Country Bluegrass at Carter Fold

Big Country BluegrassBig Country Bluegrass was formed by husband and wife Tommy and Teresa Sells in the late 1980s and took its’ name from Tommy’s coon-hunting buddy Jimmy Martin’s instrumental Big Country. The group delivers their own hard driving and heartfelt style of bluegrass music, and it makes them crowd favorites wherever they perform. Whether it’s at a festival in Missouri, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, or at a small, intimate concert in their hometown of Independence, Virginia, the band brings back memories reminiscent of the early days of bluegrass music. Saturday, April 27th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Big Country Bluegrass. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Free Border Bash, Big Glades Bands and Dates Announced

This MountainBristol, VA/TN -- Friday, Believe in Bristol, alongside community partners Birthplace of Country Music® and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, revealed plans for a summer packed with free live music and family fun on State Street and beyond. Border Bash, the twice-monthly free concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its fourteenth anniversary as a roving mini-fest that has grown to include children’s activities and vendors in addition to live music.

Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series Conntinues July 13

Mountain DriveThe Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series' 2013 season will continue on July 13 with some of the top names in bluegrass music with performances by Mountain Drive, Jerry Butler and the Blu-Js and Leroy Troy. The Rigney's, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice and the Lonesome River Band will play on October 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. and shows start at 7 p.m.

Whitetop Mountain Band to Play Carter Family Fold April 20

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band’s members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There’s everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s. Saturday, April 20th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.


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