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Nu-Blu Sets Sail on the 2017 Bluegrass and Blue Water Cruise

Bluegrass & Blue Water CruiseCharleston, SC -- Fans of bluegrass band Nu-Blu are about to get an up-close and personal experience with the award winning band, as the date is set for the 2017 Bluegrass & Blue Water Cruise presented by Raymond's Reserve. The five day adventure will take place Jan. 5-10, 2017, departing from Charleston, S.C. on Carnival Cruise Lines to Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas. Other bands performing on the excursion include traditional favorites The Bluegrass Brothers and Unbridled Strings.

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.

Wood Brothers, Aoife O’Donovan Headline "Celebrate Brooklyn!"

The Wood BrothersNew York -- On July 16, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is pleased to present a night of sublime harmonies and extraordinary musicianship, headlined by “masters of soulful folk” (Paste) The Wood Brothers and featuring Aoife O’Donovan, whose latest record The Magic Hour “evokes the reverberant chamber pop obsessions of Grizzly Bear and the lush austerity of Alison Krauss”(The New York Times). The shape-shifting M.C. Taylor, a.k.a. Hiss Golden Messenger, a musician with a voice that’s “craggy and wounded, but it soars in his broken sort of way” (Stereogum), kicks it off with a solo set. The concert, which takes place at the Prospect Park Bandshell (9thSt. & Prospect Park West) is free to the public (with a suggested $5 contribution at the gate) and begins at 7:00 P.M.

Carter Family Fold Presents Dry Hill Draggers Saturday

Dry Hill DraggesHiltons, VA -- Saturday, July 16th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Dry Hill Draggers. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. The Dry Hill Draggers started out in 1981. From Franklin County, Virginia, the group included Jimmy Boyd on banjo and his brother, Billy.

Saving Brown County Bluegrass Festival

Brown County Bluegrass FestivalGeorgetown, OH -- The Brown County Bluegrass Festival in Georgetown, Ohio has been going on for 25 years and has become a welcome stop on the annual pilgrimage of festival followers nationwide. It has hosted the top names in bluegrass as well as popular regional bands. This past year, festival promoter, Don Morgan announced that the beloved event was shutting down and that the 25th Anniversary Festival had been it’s final year.

Farm & Fun Time with Danny Paisley and Missy Raines

Farm & Fun TimeBristol, VA/TN -- Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, on Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Radio Bristol’s Kris Truelsen, the show will feature performances by Missy Raines & The New Hip and Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass. Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring musical breaks by Bill and the Belles, the program also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report with Corbin Hayslett, a recipe segment, and much more!

Spencer Branch at Carter Family Fold this Saturday

Spencer BranchSaturday, July 9th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special concert by Spencer Branch, an old time band. Spencer Branch is the collaboration of siblings Martha and Kilby Spencer from Whitetop Mountain along with North Carolina native Kelley Breiding. They play music drawn from their mountain heritage in addition to traditional country, bluegrass, and a healthy dose of original songs. Their vocal harmonies and exciting fiddle tunes are a powerful combination sure to keep you entertained.

Celebrate Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Bluegrass this July

Rhonda VincentNashville, Tenn. (June 30, 2016) — July is the month when Americans reflect back and commemorate the birth of our nation. In the 1600's, migrants from Ireland, Scotland and England brought something with them that preceded our freedom--they brought music. These basic styles are now considered by historians to be the roots of what would later become Bluegrass music...and THAT is also something to revere!

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.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers Present Donation to World Vision

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersXenia, Ohio -- Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers are very proud to announce a donation to World Vision has been made as a result of their recent "Share the Link, Share the Love" fundraising campaign featuring a video performance of the original version of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with The Isaacs. The fundraising campaign which launched on Easter of this year and ran through Father's Day, raised money simply by tallying views of the "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" performance video featuring The Isaacs.

Bluegrass Stars Support Musicians Against Childhood Cancer July 20

Blue Highway at Musicians Against Childhood CancerBlue Highway at 32nd Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Festival which will take place July 20 through July 23 outside Columbus, Ohio.! Marty Raybon, Daryle Singletary, and more appearing! Proceeds from this festival will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the year 2000, MACC and you have donated over $875,847.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., helping children around the world. This year will be the 16th Year for Musicians Against Childhood Cancer.

IBMA Announces More Performers for Wide Open Bluegrass

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Eleven-time IBMA award winner Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder have been added to the Friday night lineup of the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Friday, September 30. Additionally, Alice Gerrard will join previously announced Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands as a special guest Friday night and Symphony of the Mountains joins previously announced Kruger Brothers on Saturday, October 1. All performances take place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina. The festival is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events, which begin at the Raleigh Convention Center Tuesday, September 27.

Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band at Carter Fold July 2nd

Fiddlin’ Carson PetersSaturday, July 2nd, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, children 6 to 11 $1, under age 6 free. There will be a film crew from a TV pilot entitled “Where I’m From” that focuses on Appalachia and small town America at the Fold that night doing interviews and filming the show. In addition, Appalachian Trail will be special guests performing during part of the show.

Lonesome River Band to Host Rudy Fest Bluegrass Festival

Lonesome River BandGrayson, KY -- Lonesome River Band continues their busy summer tour as they return to Grayson, Kentucky this week to Host the 16th Annual Rudy Fest Bluegrass Festival. The event will be held at the Carter County Fair Grounds June 22-25, 2016 with a stellar line-up that includes: Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Dave Adkins, The Steeldrivers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Volume Five, Balsam Range, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and many more. Lonesome River Band will hit the stage Friday, June 23 at 3:00 and 6:30 pm and Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 pm.

Grey Fox Bluegrass 2016 Final Lineup Announced

Gray FoxOak Hill, NY -- While deep snows have been falling all over upstate New York, plans are already set for this summer's world famous Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival held each year in the Catskill Mountains at Oak Hill, New York. This event really is a Who's Who of Bluegrass Music and people come from all over the country and from other countries to experience this gathering of music, learning, family & friends. Many personal reunions for artists, fans and pickers happen annually at this historic event. This year's four-day event takes place July 14 through 16, 2016.

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