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Alan Jackson Releases Two New Videos From "The Bluegrass Album"

Alan JacksonNashville, TN -- Fans can now enjoy two music videos from country music singer-songwriter Alan Jackson’s new release, The Bluegrass Album. The video for “Blue Ridge Mountain Song” can be seen on CMT and GAC and online via VEVO at http://vevo.ly/44Id6w. Cybergrass ran a story on "Blueridge Mountain Song" earlier this week titled, Alan Jackson Releases his First "The Bluegrass Album" Video The video for “Blacktop” can be viewed at http://vevo.ly/twDtLq or below.

Alan Jackson Releases his First "The Bluegrass Album" Video

Alan JacksonAs most bluegrass and Alan Jackson fans are aware, Jackson ventured into the Bluegrass Music arena with his latest project, The Bluegrass Album. This is the first Country to Bluegrass artist to hit the mark and hit it dead center. Jackson is also quite the bluegrass songwriter! His songs on the album are what makes this project so unique. Jackson literally nailed it with this release. One of the songs that reflects the essence of this project is "Blueridge Mountain Song." Jackson has released the first of two planned videos featuring this song. His daughter, Ali, stars in this first video.

Bluegrass Music Highlights “Live in Oregon” Documentary

The Whiskey RebellionWilmington, NC -- Hendy Street Produxions has announced it’s DVD Release and World Premiere of the feature length documentary Live in Oregon. The historical Byrd Theatre in Richmond, VA will host the film’s inaugural screening next month, October 11th. A 21st century tale of adventure, discovery and every music enthusiasts dream; Summer tour with your band! Trek along with progressive bluegrass band The Whiskey Rebellion as our voyage captures the essence of the “Musical American Dream”, an insider’s perspective seldom seen. The group feeds from a lush musical valley of diversity fused with an unmatched atonal talent.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Featured on WDRB Video

Michael ClevelandMichael Cleveland & Flamekeeper were the subject of a fabulous video feature on Louisville, Kentucky's WDRB this past weekend. Award-winning fiddler Michael Cleveland brings dynamic traditional bluegrass to the stage with his award-winning band, Flamekeeper, in a show that will leave the audience talking. A nine-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Performer of the Year award, Mike and his talented band present a program of tight vocal trios and duos, blistering instrumentals, and fiddle-and-banjo duets that echo the first-generation stars of bluegrass. The show is rounded out with Mike's dry wit and the band's sense of fun.

North Carolina's Ash Breeze Sign with Mountain Fever Records

Ash BreezeWillis, VA - North Carolina natives Ash Breeze (formerly known as The Smith Family) have taken their enticing bluegrass/Americana musical sound to new heights in 2013. As a result, people are taking notice. The band’s first single from their upcoming Mountain Fever Records release will be out in October with a full project to be released later this year.

Lou Reid & Carolina 20th Anniversary Concert Live at the Down Home

Lou Reid & CarolinaLou Reid & Carolina are proud to announce the CD and DVD release of their “20th Anniversary Concert – Live at the Down Home” on KMA Records. The album is set for release October 1, 2013 and available for pre-order at Amazon, County Sales, CD Universe, plus more retail outlets. The DVD is available for sale now on the band’s website at LouReidAndCarolina.com.

The Tao of Bluegrass Accepted at Mill Valley Film Festival

Peter Rowan with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass BoysThe Peter Rowan Documentary, The Tao of Bluegrass will premiere to live audiences on October 7th and October 9th at the Mill Valley Film Festival. At the Monday, October 7, 7:00 pm screening at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California. Come join a fun evening of music, the film, and Q&A with filmmaker Christine Funk and Bluegrass musician Peter Rowan.

A Look at "Build Me Up From Bones" by Sarah Jarosz Due Sept 24

Build Me Up From BonesNashville, TN – Build Me Up From Bones, the third release from acclaimed 22-year-old singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz, hits the streets September 24th via Sugar Hill Records. Build Me Up From Bones was recorded in the midst of Jarosz’s final semester at the prestigious New England Conservatory (where she graduated with honors) and a rigorous touring schedule. Following her mid-May graduation, she flew straight to Nashville to put the finishing touches on the album. Now set to embark on an exciting new chapter of her life, the songs on Sarah Jarosz’s newest release are a compelling portrait of an artist coming into her own.

New Film Documentary - Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin in B

Hershel Sizemore Mandolin in BBackyard Green Films releases documentary film. Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin in B. On the evening of February 19th, 2012 bluegrass stars came out for a special benefit concert in Virginia and the music community that supported the event captures the spirit of the man being feted. This video is a celebration of that event and of Herschel Sizemore.

The Award-Winning Isaacs Make the Most of “The Living Years”

The Living Years by The IsaacsNashville, TN -- Award-winning family group The Isaacs will release an all-new CD recording, The Living Years, on August 13th. Produced by Ben Isaacs (Oak Ridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band) and Bill Gaither, the new release, recorded acoustically, captures the intricate family harmonies that have made this group a household name among Gospel music lovers and showcases the type of arrangements and musicality that have made them known for their “pedal-steel blend.”The Living Years border=0 height=200 width=207 /

Meet the Bankesters and Their Music

The Bankesters“This talented family band from Illinois has successfully navigated the most difficult hurdle facing groups of this kind: growing from a ‘cute kid’ act to a serious collection of young adult musicians,” says John Lawless of Bluegrass Today. In a short amount of time they have developed a unique sound that has drawn critical acclaim from across the bluegrass community. In 2012, Emily Bankester was awarded the first International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award for Vocalist of the Year.

Bluegrass Artists, The Rigneys, Sign with Dark Shadow Records

The RigneysNashville, TN – On September 10, 2013, bluegrass band The Rigneys will release their debut album on Dark Shadow Records, the brand new label started by Sam Bush Band guitarist/vocalist, Stephen Mougin. TitledDouble or Nothing, the album showcases the talents of multi-award winning instrumentalists and brothers, Andrew and Grant Rigney, along with their parents, Mark and Melissa.

"Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass" Documentary Released

Pioneers of Bluegrass MusicIt's finally here! After 11 years in the making the DVD documentary Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass: Tales of the Early Days in Their Own Words has been released to anxiously awaiting bluegrass music fans. This labor of love by James Reams went through a whole gamut of production interruptions, any one of which would have stopped a less dedicated producer.

Deadly Gentlemen Unveil Video for "Bored of the Raging" on American Songwriter

Roll Me Tumble MeRoll Me, Tumble MeLast week, Boston’s Deadly Gentlemen released Roll Me, Tumble Me, their debut disc for Rounder. On Friday, they premiered the video for “Bored of the Raging,” the first single off the album, on www.AmericanSongwriter.com.

Newton & Thomas Lend Support to CJs Thumbs Up Foundation

Mark Newton and Steve ThomasRichmond, VA (July 15, 2013) – Mark Newton & Steve Thomas will appear on Richmond, Virginia’s WTVR CBS Channel 6 “Virginia This Morning” TV show on Friday, July 19 at 9:00 am and Ashland Coffee and Tea in Ashland on Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 pm in support of the CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation. The organization provides financial assistance to families of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and was founded in honor of Charlotte Jennie Reynolds (July 9, 2005 - Jan. 7, 2010).

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