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$50,000 Raised for BCM Museum Education

Bela Fleck & Abigail WashburnBristol, TN/VA -- It was during soundcheck on Saturday when virtuosic banjoist Bela Fleck and his lovely, and very pregant, wife Abigail Washburn learned their performance at The Paramount Center for the Arts that evening had helped raise more than $50,000 for educational programming at the Birthplace of Country Music® Museum.

Bluegrass Brothers Bring Bluegrass Music to Carter Fold April 13

Bluegrass BrothersHiltons, VA -- The Bluegrass Brothers are a high energy bluegrass band. Playing traditional style bluegrass, they grew up in bluegrass music families in Virginia. One of the finest bluegrass shows in the country, they perform from coast to coast in a soulful, heartfelt manner. In high demand on the festival circuit, they’re on the road more than they are home. SPBGMA named them instrumental group of the year in 2010. Members of the band are Victor Dowdy, Steven Dowdy, Kevin Prater, Chris Hart, and Cason Ogden. Saturday, April 13th, 2013 the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by theThe Bluegrass Brothers. Visit for more details.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Benefit for Madison Rescue Squad

Junior sisk & Ramblers ChoiceMadison, Virginia: Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice will play at the Madison County High School on Friday, April 5, to benefit the Madison Rescue Squad. The show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $15, and tickets can be purchased at Jones Auto Parts in Madison or contact Steve Grayson at 540-948-6914 or 540-820-7307.

The Blackberries Featured in Crooked Road Youth Music Series

The BlackberriesAbingdon, Virginia – The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Youth Music Performance Series concert on Thursday, April 11th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia. The special concert, co-hosted by WVTF Radio as part of Public Radio Music Month and the Town of Abingdon, will feature the Blackberries.

Sarah Jarosz Takes Peace Center Stage April 6

Sarah JaroszSarah Jarosz has as rich a skill set as anybody in acoustic and bluegrass music... She plays- not just one instrument, but enough of them to be a one-woman string band! She sings in supple tones that transcend the boundaries between folk and pop. And, she writes- old-timey ballads and modern singer-songwriter ruminations alike.

Raymond McLain, MSU Traditional Music Ensemble Play the Fold

Raymond McLainHiltons, VA -- Raymond McLain has been performing at Carter Family shows since Janette Carter first began presenting concerts in the old A.P. Carter Grocery in 1974 – first with his family, the McLain Family Band – and later with ETSU when he was head of the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music program. Saturday, March 30th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Raymond McLain and the Morehead State University Traditional Music Ensemble. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free.

Spring Concert Season Begins Next Friday with Whitewater Ramble

Whitewater RambleLyons, CO -- The evening of Friday, March 29th, the Wildflower we begin their 2013 musical journey on Planet Bluegrass dancegrass-style with the CD release party for Whitewater Ramble. From high-octane bluegrass to wondrous songwriters to a just-announced finale show featuring bluegrass music virtuosos Rob Ickes & Jim Hurst, these 6 intimate evenings promise a magical introduction to the Wildflower festivarian summer.

The Grascals on Song of the Mountains April 6th

The GrascalsMarion, VA- The award winning and high energy bluegrass band the Grascals will headline the Song of the Mountains public television concert taping on Saturday, April 6th at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA. Also on the concert with the Grascals will be the old time music of the Whitetop Mountain Band along with two bluegrass gospel bands, the Easter Brothers and Jonathan Buckner and Chosen Road.

Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band at Lucketts Bluegrass Concert Series

Bill Yates and the Country Gentlemen Tribute BandThe Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band will be performing at the Lucketts Bluegrass Concert Series, being held back in the Old (recently renovated) Lucketts Schoolhouse located at 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg, VA 20176 which on Sat., March 23, 2013. It's going to be great getting back into this historic building which has housed so many great bluegrass over the years and plans on continuing on for many more years to come.

Mountain Park Old Time Band Stirs the Air at Carter Fold

Mountain Park Old Time BandThere will be a film crew from African television doing a segment entitled Country Hart met Juanita – A Journey to the Heart of Country. The film segment will feature Juanita Du Plessis, a South African singer who has won multiple CMA awards in her native Africa. She has been voted the most popular artist in South Africa, has released 11 CDs and 5 DVDs, and has had a total of 44 platinum awards. Country Hart met Juanita is a road trip through the southern states in search of the influences of country music. Saturday, March 23rd, 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 to the concert is $8 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free.

PineCone Brings the Del McCoury Band to Raleigh for One Night Only

Del McCoury BandRaleigh, NC -- PineCone is delighted to welcome The Del McCoury Band back to Raleigh, North Carolina for a night of world-class bluegrass music. Del McCoury has spent more than 50 years as a professional musician, and during that time, he and his band have become the most awarded act in the history of bluegrass. Make plans to see the Del McCoury Band on April 4.

The Earl Brothers Play Freight & Salvage April 13

The Earl BrothersSan Francisco, CA -- The Earl Brothers, based in San Francisco and led by banjo master Robert Earl Davis, have been delving into the dark side of bluegrass for more than a decade now, and their fifth and latest album, Outlaw Hillbilly, takes them further down that rough road with songs like “Troubles,” “Cold and Lonesome,” and “When the Lovin’s All Over,” and grisly lines like “I stabbed her dear brother and cut off his head, and buried him deep so I knew he was dead.”

The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters Trot to Carter Fold

New Ballard's Branchy BogtrottersHiltons, VA -- The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters took their group’s name from the original Bogtrotters, the famous Galax, Virginia, area band of the 1930s, and because band leader Dennis Hall lives on Ballard’s Branch. Galax is home to the world-renowned Old Time Fiddler’s Convention, and the area has traditionally produced some of the country’s finest old time string bands. Carrying on that rich musical tradition, the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters features Dennis Hall on guitar, Leon Frost on mandolin, Jesse Morris on bass, Eddie Bond on fiddle, and Josh Ellis on banjo. The guys have been playing together for over twelve years. Saturday, March 16th, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters, an old time band. Admission to the concert is $8 for adults, $1 for children 6 to11, under age 6 free.

The Masters of Bluegrass Rescheduled for March 15 at Paramount

Bluegrass MastersBristol, TN/VA -- On Friday, March 15th, lucky audiences in Bristol, Tennesssee are expected to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime bluegrass musical experience when two bands of bluegrass music legends and masters, for whom the term “supergroup” seems grossly inadequate, make their first road appearances since each debuted at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass last October. The Masters of Bluegrass will be joined with The Rambling Rooks in a wonderful bluegrass music extravaganza. Originally scheduled for January 25th, the program had to be rescheduled due to bad weather. Now, the Paramount Center for the Arts will present this program Friday, March 15th.

The Grascals Join Charlie Daniels in Support of US Military

Charlie Daniels and The GrascalsNashville, TN -- This week, the legendary Charlie Daniels hosted the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event; a special free concert to support Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program. Daniels was joined by a chart-topping lineup of entertainment industry friends including Jason Aldean, Lee Greenwood, Chris Young and the multi-award winning Bluegrass music band, The Grascals, making their fourth consecutive appearance at the annual event.


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