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Holly Norman takes The King for a Bluegrass Spin

Taking Care of BluegrassHolly Norman is set to release Taking Care of Bluegrass - A Tribute To Elvis in October 2016. This amazing CD features 12 Elvis songs and 1 original written by Holly, who has ‘grassed up some of the world’s favorite Elvis songs. It is a must-have for Elvis and Bluegrass fans alike. Holly, along with some of Nashville's finest Bluegrass musicians take you on an unbelievable ride through Elvis' musical career. The CD also features special guests James Burton, Elvis's legendary guitarist, and Elvis backing quartet, Terry Blackwood & The Imperials. This is Holly’s second bluegrass release. Appalachian Angel was released in 2014.

Tony Rice Tribute Concert September 22nd

Tony RiceThis year's Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival will host a special benefit concert for Bluegrass Music's favorite guitar picker, Tony Rice. The festival takesplace in Manteo, NC from September 20-24, 2016 and the special tribute event will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Jerry Douglas, The Whites, and Alison Krauss Play Blue Ridge Music Center

Joe Wilson, Credit Tom PichGalax, VA -- Some of the biggest names in folk, bluegrass, and Americana, including the finest dobro player in contemporary acoustic music and the most highly decorated female musician of all time, will come together to honor the late Joe Wilson on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This one-day festival will include performances by Jerry Douglas, The Whites, and special guest Alison Krauss, as well as musical tributes from Wayne Henderson & Friends, The Jeff Little Trio, Linda & David Lay, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Phil Wiggins, The Barr Family & Tony Ellis, The Hurdle Brothers, and Frank Newsome.

Tony Trischka Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan

Tony TrischkaEarly Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan features music from over half a century of insanely creative music – from the very beginning to the present, with a whole lot in between. As Jimmy Carter said at the 2015 Music Cares Grammy event, where Dylan received the Person of the Year Award: “There’s no doubt his words on peace and human rights are much more incisive and much more powerful and much more permanent than those of any President of the United States”. That side of his mercurial career and many others will be mined for hidden gems as well as the mother lode hits. Early Roman Kings are: Tony Trischka/banjo, pedal steel; Stash Wyslouch/guitar, vocals; Sean Trischka/drums, vocals; Jared Engel/bass.

The Stetson Family bids Farewell to Andy Carswell - RIP

Andy CarswellMelbourne, Australia -- The Stetson Family wrote in their latest newsletter that their mandolin player, Vale Andy Carswell, has died. They wrote, "It’s with a heavy heart that this newsletter is to let people know that our mandolin player, Andy Carswell, passed away recently. Those close to the band have known that three and a half years ago Andy was diagnosed with liver cancer. Being the humble and philosophical person he was, Andy played this very close to his chest, and, as the band, we followed his lead and kept it on the down-low. He never wanted a fuss made and he wanted to keep playing with us whenever and wherever he could. Treatment at times made this not possible, then when he was back on his feet it was as if nothing was wrong and back to the business of having fun and playing, writing songs and touring round the countryside having a ball."

John McEuen Pays Tribute to Iwo Jima and Himself

Echoes From The Past: Iwo JimaJohn McEuen writes, "While on the island of Vieques (Puerto Rico) I found the biggest echo I have ever heard - in one of the old ordnance bunkers there, where the Navy used the island for target practice and bomb testing in days gone by. On this 70th year of both the flag raising at Iwo Jima and my own raising, I took the video Marilyn shot of me and put it together with this footage for an homage to our veterans from that era."

Woodsongs Tribute to The Carter Family Coming Nov 30

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio HourMonday Nov 30 is our tribute to the first family of country music The Carter Family featuring John Carter Cash (Johnny and June Carter Cash's son) Call 859-252-8888 or email office@woodsongs.com. Tickets are Public: $10 Students: $5 WS Partners: Free. The event takes place at the Lyric Theatre 300 Elm Tree Lane in historic Lexington, KY. The Carter Family are considered the most influential group in country music history. Comprised of Alvin P. Carter, his wife, Sara, and their sister-in-law, Maybelle, The Carter Family sang a pure, simple harmony that influenced not only the numerous other family groups of the '30s and the '40s, but folk, bluegrass, and rock musicians like Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, the Kingston Trio, Doc Watson, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris, to mention just a few. Among the more than 300 songs they recorded are "Wabash Cannonball," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "Wildwood Flower," and "Keep on the Sunny Side."

Livestream Video Available Online of Dixie Hall Tribute

Remembering Miss Dixieby The Remembering Miss Dixie Committee
For those of you who were not able to join us in person last Wednesday night, Nov. 18 at the 9th Annual Louise Scruggs Forum honoring Dixie Hall at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, we have good news! The entire event was live-streamed and recorded, and you may view it at this link.

Brad Davis: A Bluegrass Tribute to George Jones

 A Bluegrass Tribute to George JonesGRAMMY Winner Brad Davis has launched a bluegrass project that is sure to gather an outpouring of well deserved attention, 'A Bluegrass Tribute to George Jones'. This album has everything: great music, great vocals, and great songs!

A Tribute to William Smith Monroe 1911 - 1996

Bill MonroeSeptember 9, 1996 was a solemn day in the history of bluegrass music. The father of our music, Bill Monroe, who was loved and admired by all, passed on to the heavens to pick with those of his time. Bill created a unique American musical form which has become a standard of American genres. During the days after the great depression, Bill played in small clubs in the steel towns north of his Commonwealth of Kentucky home. Chicago is where the music was born but its roots were deep in the heart of his homeland on the south. The Big Mon, as he was affectionately known, will be missed by the entire world. Bill worked the oil refineries to sustain the family and the hard labor was something he felt would maintain his strength - both physical and spiritual.

Roland White, Blake Williams Celebrate a Century Of Lester Flatt at MerleFest

Roland White and Blake WilliamsSparta, TN -- Former members of Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, Roland White and Blake Williams, are set to honor the legendary singer and songwriter on Saturday, April 26th at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC with their special presentation of "100 Years Of Lester Flatt."

Woody Guthrie Prize Recipient Pete Seeger to be Honored by Banjoist Tony Trischka

Pete SeegerOn February 22 at Symphony Space in New York City, Pete Seeger will become the first recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award given annually to an artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life’s work of Woody Guthrie, and serves as a positive force for social change in America. Seeger was awarded the prize before his passing on January 27.

ACMA Presents the 18th Annual Leon Kiser Concert February 22nd

Leon KiserBristol, TN/VA -- The Appalachian Cultural Music Association will present the 18th Annual Leon Kiser Memorial-Tribute Concert on Saturday, February 22nd at the Foundation Event Facility in Bristol, Tennessee. Proceeds from the concert go to two scholarships at East Tennessee State University for their bluegrass, old time and country music program. The scholarships are the Benny Sims Scholarship and the ACMA Leon Kiser Memorial Scholarship. The concert will feature bluegrass, old-time, gospel and country bands performing.

Tony Trischka on Pete Seeger

Pete SeegerAward winning banjo artist, instructor and historian Tony Trischka shared his tribute on Pete Seeger. We've been granted permission to carry that tribute here on Cybergrass. Tony writes...

I grew up with Pete’s banjo ringing in my ears. My parents were on the left side of things in the fifties and we listened to Weavers albums, Pete’s children’s records on Folkways, and Talking Union by the Almanac Singers.

Americana Music Association Presents Everly Brothers Tribute Jan 25

Everly Brothers TributeNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association is pleased to announce it will remember Phil Everly with a tribute to the Everly Brothers during a celebration of American Roots Music. The event will take place at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Saturday, January 25.

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