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Colorado's The Railsplitters Climb Above the Bluegrass Timberline

The RailsplittersHailing from Colorado, The Railsplitters use the traditional instrumentation of bluegrass but explode the form, taking it to new heights of dizzying complexity. Fresh off the success of their first album, and taking first place in Rockygrass’ Best New Band Competition, Colorado natives The Railsplitters got busy touring the US, meeting wider audiences, and of course, spending hours in the tourvan! As you can imagine from five members traveling across the United States, the musical array pouring out of the van onto the open highway was wildly eclectic, crossing over genre and time.

The Student Loan Release New Album “Moonlit Toasters”

Student LoanPortland, OR -- Portland Oregon based The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project known for their fun and funky originals, quirky covers, and knack for getting a crowd moving on the dance floor. Moonlit Toasters is The Student Loan’s fourth independent release, recorded by prolific producer, engineer and session player Billy Oskay (Foghorn Stringband, Beppe Gambetta, Dan Crary) at his Big Red Studios in Corbett Oregon and produced under the auspices of revered Portland guitar extraordinaire Scott Law (Banjo Killers, Brokedown in Bakersfield, Darol Angers Republic of Strings). Moonlit Toasters is was released on June 26th, 2014.

Psycho Billy Folk Grass from Johathan Warren and the BillyGoats

Johathan Warren and the BillyGoatsIt’s a goat chewing on a can, it’s a cat scratching at your door, it’s foot stompin’ music that makes you want to eat a biscuit. Melodies you wake up humming in the morning, that stick to your bones like peach cobbler. It’s new-timey, post-retro, pre-apocolyptic, southern Appalachian, gypsy porch swing. It’s Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats.

Twelve Moons Coffee House Features Bluegrass for Benefit

Mama TriedOn Saturday, February 2, 2013 Twelve Moons Coffee House at St. John's Church on Main Street, Salisbury, CT will feature Mama Tried, a progressive bluegrass band performing a variety of bluegrass standards, new wave bluegrass and original tunes. Known for their jaw-dropping instrumental abilities and tight vocal harmonies these professional players represent the cream of the crop of Hudson Valley Bluegrass music.

Hot Buttered Rum Headlines Saturday Night Outdoor Family Friendly Concert

Hot Buttered Rum BandSan Rafael, CA -- Throw a blanket on the turf, secure a picnic table next to the playground, bring a dinner or purchase one on site from Roadside BBQ, sit on chairs, get up and dance, bring the kids and play together, or leave them at home and make it a date night. Concerts outdoors, under the stars. The night is yours and the music is live bluegrass.

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