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Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express at Carter Family Fold

Jonah Riddle and Carolina ExpressSaturday, January 20th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express. Carolina Express was formed by brothers Jonah and Grayson Riddle. Jonah is 18, and Grayson is 13. Growing up in the mountains of western North Carolina, Jonah has been playing the banjo for several years. From the first time he picked up the instrument, he fell in love. He started out playing at church three times a week.

Luthiers Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson BCM Museum Jan. 26

Jayne Henderson and Wayne HendersonBristol, VA/TN -- Friday, January 26 at 7pm the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will host an evening of stories and music with luthiers Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson. Jayne will give a talk on her road to becoming a luthier, learning from her father Wayne, and the innovations in eco-sustainability she is bringing to the craft. She will also present a brief demonstration showing some of the tools, woods, and techniques she uses. After the talk and demo, Wayne will give a short performance playing some of Jayne’s instruments for the audience.

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny at Carter Fold

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow HootenannyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a concert of old time music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny is a seven-piece, old-time string band from Rover, Tennessee, with musical influences by the Carter Family, Gid Tanner, Uncle Dave Macon, the Coon Creek Girls and many other old-time bands from year's past. Band members emanate from the Williams and Derryberry Families. Uncle Shuffelo (Keith Williams) plays banjo. Austin Derryberry, age 19, plays fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar, and harmonica. Brian Derryberry plays upright bass. Conner Derryberry, age 11, plays the banjo, bones and spoons. Emma Jean Williams plays autoharp and jug. Megan Williams, age 22, plays washboard and kazoo. Courtney Williams, age 20, plays guitar, banjo, ukulele and tuba.

Jerry Douglas Band Graced Nashville with Amazing Performance

The Jerry Douglas BandNashville, TN -- The Jerry Douglas Band did something last night that few can do. They absolutely captivated "Music City" by creating an atmosphere that went far beyond the music itself and took the crowd to a unique space in time that was wrapped in a beautiful, simple elegance.

Bluegrass Music Celebrates at Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch Feb 20-22

Dailey & VincentPalatka, FL – Promoters Adams Bluegrass, LLC, announce that the 10th Annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival will be held at Rodeheaver Boys’ Ranch in Palatka, Florida. The three day event begins on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon, with Open Stage Daily at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 10:00 p.m. each night.

46th Annual RockyGrass Initial Lineup Announced

Lyons, CO -- Now that tickets have been on sale for a week, we thought we'd give you a glimpse of next summer 's festivation on Planet Bluegrass. (As a soundtrack to your excitement, consider streaming up some new music from Richie & Rosie, Balsam Range's new holiday album, or the original "Hot Dawg".)

Bluegrass Breaking Up Christmas Concert at BCM

Breaking Up Christmas ConcertJoin us on Saturday, January 6 at 7pm for a Bluegrass Breaking Up Christmas Concert featuring The New Smokey Valley Boys, The Cabin Creek Boys, and Mountain Park Old Time Band! Breaking Up Christmas is an old Blue Ridge Mountains tradition where people celebrated the 12 days of Christmas with house parties filled with old-time stringband music and Appalachian cheer. January 6 marks the end of those 12 days, and what better way to say goodbye to the festive season and welcome in the new year than with a night of energetic and entertaining old-time music live in the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Performance Theater and broadcast via Radio Bristol?

Ricky Skaggs joins Keith and Kristyn Getty for “Sing! An Irish Christmas”

Sing! An Irish ChristmasNashville, TN -- Ricky Skaggs joins Keith & Kristyn Getty for Sing! An Irish Christmas tour in Atlanta and Nashville. Keith & Kristyn Getty and special guest Ricky Skaggs will be making two exciting performances for the holiday season with stops in Atlanta and Nashville. Each show will bring Christmas cheer to the audiences with outstanding performances.

Mountain Music Museum to Reopen in Kingsport, TN, Jan 27

Rick Dollar at Mountain Music MuseumKingsport, TN -– Three months after closing in Bristol, Tennessee, the Mountain Music Museum is gearing up to reopen at its new home at 316 Broad Street in nearby Kingsport, with special guests and new exhibits, on Saturday, January 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Award Winning Bluegrass Returns To The Emerald Valley Opry

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix RisingIt's Oregon's own Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising's annual trip to their beloved Emerald Valley Opry! This time around this award winning group will be performing a combination holiday show and showcase of songs off their 2017 release 40 Years of Lonesome - just in time for your holiday shopping!

New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters at Carter Fold Dec 9th

New Ballard's Branchy BogtrottersHiltons, VA -- Saturday, December 9th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present an old time music concert by the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters. 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 actually 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, Eddie Bond on fiddle, Josh Ellis on banjo, Caroline Noel Beverley on mandolin, and Bonnie Bond on bass. The Bogtrotters have been a group for over sixteen years.

Doc Watson Tribute Featuring Ricky Skaggs Closing-in on a Sell-Out

Ricky SkaggsAnn Arbor, MI -- Acoustic Routes Concerts said today that Docabilly! – a celebration of the music of Arthel "Doc" Watson on what would have been his 95th birthday – is on track to sell out with fewer than 100 tickets remaining. The concert, featuring 15-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, will be March 3, 2018 at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets are available at The Ark box office and through the Michigan Union Ticket Office by clicking here or calling 734-663-TKTS.

The Hillbilly Gypsies Heat up Carter Fold Dec. 2

Hillbilly GypsiesSaturday, December 2nd, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies – an old time band. Hailing from the beautiful mountain state of West Virginia, the Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade. Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, West Virginia, the Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin' and grinnin' and entertaining their loyal fans ever since.

Initial Lineup and Midnight Jam Announced for MerleFest 2018

MerleFestWilkesboro, NC -- MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2018, which will be held April 26 - 29. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The complete lineup for MerleFest 2018 will be announced over the next few months. Today's lineup announcement includes legendary artist Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Robert Earl Keen, The Devil Makes Three, Balsam Range and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble, "Mission Temple Fireworks Revival" featuring Paul Thorn & Band, the Blind Boys of Alabama and the McCrary Sisters, and many more. The 2018 Midnight Jam presented by The Bluegrass Situation on Saturday, April 28th will start at 10:30 p.m. and run well past midnight, with special hosts Town Mountain and Jim Lauderdale. This very popular after-hours hootenanny gathers many performers from the festival for impromptu artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival’s history.

Mountain Park Old Time Band Warms Carter Fold Nov 18th

Mountain Park Old-Time BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, November 18th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Mountain Park Old Time Band. Mountain Park Old Time Band was formed ten years ago as a group of friends who happened to enjoy old time music got together to have a good time. Over the past several years, the Mountain Park Old Time Band has been creating a stir in old time music circles.

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