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Jason Burleson Recovering Well in France - Updated

Jason Burleson by Sherri GeorgeLe Puy, France -- Powerhouse Bluegrass group Blue Highway is currently in France for a two-week tour with stops at the Country Rendezvous Festival in Craponne and the La Roche Bluegrass Festival in La Roche. Following a high octane first night's performance by the band, reflecting their energized current #1 album "The Game," Blue Highway's heralded banjo player and vocalist Jason Burleson awoke ill this morning with what has been diagnosed by physicians in Le Puy as a stomach ulcer.

Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Beginning Today

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutThe annual Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) begins today! A magnificent lineup of bluegrass music artists will be performing for this 4-day event. 30th Annual MACC/Bluegrass Classic at Hoover Y-Park, Columbus, Ohio. The dates for the music festival are July 16 - 19, 2014. Proceeds from this festival will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated $755,690.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., helping children around the world. This year will be the 15th Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer. Support this worth while event even if you can't be there in person.

Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 16-19

Flatt Lonesome MACCThe 30th Annual Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Bluegrass Classic will be held at Hoover Y-Park, Columbus, Ohio. The dates for the music festival are July 16 - 19, 2014. Proceeds from this festival will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated $755,690.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., helping children around the world. This year will be the 15th Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer. Adkins Productions and The Bluegrass Classic with the help of many musicians have founded Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, an annual charitable event to benefit children with life threatening illnesses.

Podunk Bluegrass is Back for Their 18th Year

Podunk Bluegrass Festival 2014Connecticut's Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival will celebrate its 18th year with one of its most outstanding line-ups to date. The festival will run from Thursday, August 7th through Saturday, August 9th. The initial lineup is outstanding and more acts are being booked.

Blue Highway to Open Joe Val Bluegrass Fest on Feb 14

Blue HighwayBoston, MA -- Bluegrass superstars Blue Highway kick off their 20th year as a working band with a brand-new album, The Game, and a headlining slot at the 29th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, New England’s premier wintertime roots music festival.

Blue Highways “The Game” Reflects 20 Years of Bluegrass Excellence

The Game“The Game,” the title cut of Blue Highway’s new album, is the tale of a rollicking gambler, stylistically kin to songs like the venerable “Wild Bill Jones,” and other bad man ballads. It is rife with recklessness, immoral behavior, and gunplay. It is the kind of stuff that abounds in the earliest bluegrass, yet is a new original song. It was written by Blue Highway’s Shawn Lane and Alison Krauss’ bass player Barry Bales, and sung by Lane with all the fierceness in his wild tenor voice.

29th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Feb 14-16, 2014

Blue HighwayBoston, MA -- A unique, all-encompassing experience for music lovers of all ages – set to a rollicking, first-rate soundtrack – New England’s premier wintertime roots music festival, the 29th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU), will take place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-16, 2014, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA. Year after year, this nationally acclaimed celebration of bluegrass music continues to win new converts while delighting seasoned veterans. Here's a great opportunity to hear some of the band's new lineup, album material and more. Capture Blue Highway with music from their latest project, The Game and Russell Moore with his new IIIrd Tyme Out Lineup. This will be an exciting program you won't want to miss.

Blue Highway’s The Game Marks Band’s 20th Anniversary

The GameBlue Highway will release their new album, The Game, on January 21, 2014. This will mark their twentieth anniversary as a working bluegrass band. During their twenty years together, Blue Highway has maintained an unusually high level of excellence in their music, consistently turning out bluegrass that’s characteristically true to the principles of the genre while remaining both memorable and original. Amazingly, the original personnel from the band (which formed in 1994) remains intact, a remarkable achievement in itself, given the frequent mixing and matching of personnel that is more the norm.

The Game is on with Blue Highway Jan 21,2014

The Game“The Game,” the title cut of Blue Highway’s new album, is the tale of a rollicking gambler, stylistically kin to songs like the venerable “Wild Bill Jones,” and other bad man ballads. It is rife with recklessness, immoral behavior, and gunplay. It is the kind of stuff that abounds in the earliest bluegrass, yet is a new original song. It was written by Blue Highway’s Shawn Lane and Alison Krauss’ bass player Barry Bales, and sung by Lane with all the fierceness in his wild tenor voice.

Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest to Feature Franklin County Performers

The Crooked Road Music FestivalAbingdon, VA -- On October 3rd-6th, 2013, Heartwood will be filled with the sounds of rich history and musical heritage of Southwest Virginia at the Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest, an annual music festival devoted to telling the story of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.

Blazin' Bluegrass Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary Sept 19th - 21st

Dale Ann BradleyThe 10th Annual Blazin' Bluegrass Music Festival is destined to be one of the best festivals of the region -- one that you won't want to miss. Offering a stellar lineup of award winning bluegrass artists is just the beginning. Other activities include: Kids Activities, Train, Inflatables, Huge Arts & Crafts Fair, Corn Hole Tournament, Veterans Ceremony, Chance to Win Door Prizes & all the Great Festival Foods.

CBA Father's Day Festival Just a Month Away

Blue HighwayCan you believe the 38th annual CBA Grass Valley Father's Day Festival is just over a month away? The California Bluegrass Association is ready with another spectacular lineup of national headliners, impressive California talent, workshops, camping, jamming and more, all under the pines in the scenic Sierra Foothills. Treat your father to Blue Highway, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Special Consensus, The Larry Stephenson Band, Tom, Brad and Alice, Della Mae, Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain, Front Country and much, much more this June 13-16, 2013.

Boston Bluegrass Union Present Blue Highway

Blue HighwayThe Boston Bluegrass Union’s 38th concert season continues on Saturday, April 6th with a performance by longtime BBU favorites Blue Highway at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. At the 19-year mark, Blue Highway is indisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass music. The band's ten exceptional albums and compelling live performances give proof to the stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards earned by the band since it first took the stage on December 31, 1994, with the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today./Images/BlueHighwayByKimberlyMiller.jpg

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Lead International Bluegrass Award Nominations

Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme OutNashville, TN -- /IBMA/ Nominees for the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today at a press conference at Nashville’s Loveless Barn, and perennial favorites Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out led the pack with nominations in nine categories as a band and for individual members. They’re followed by Alison Krauss & Union Station with eight nominations, and Blue Highway and The Boxcars with seven nominations each. (The list of nominations appears at the end of this article.)

Summergrass Bluegrass Music Festival Will Be Here Before You Know It

Summergrass 2012Summergrass San Diego is Southern California's most exciting bluegrass music festival! Held at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA, a fascinating 40 acre outdoor museum. You won't want to miss it. 2012 headliner lineup features The Lonesome River Band, Blue Highway, Flatt Lonesome, Tuttles with A.J. Lee and Chris Henry & Hardcore Grass. Summergrass is 3 Days of Live Music from 11 international, national, regional and local bands, music workshops presented by our performing artists, a variety of special family & kid-oriented music activities, lots of spontaneous live jam sessions, instrument raffles, tasty food and a variety of vendors. Enjoyable whether you're 6 or 60! It's a great, affordable, family event.

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