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Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer Pickin' at Carter Fold Saturday

Larry Sigmon and Martha SpenceHiltons, VA -- Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer – the Unique Sound of the Mountains. If you ever saw Larry Sigmon and the Unique Sound of the Mountains, you know the sound was unlike anything you ever heard before. Over the course of more than ten albums and several years of performing, Larry Sigmon and his late partner Barbara Poole continuously brought the house down with a variety of fast-paced mountain music tunes fueled by Sigmon’s high-speed claw hammer banjo picking and Poole’s infectious “heartbeat” bass plucking. While there were several groups out there that could get you onto the dance floor, no old time band could wear out your clogging shoes faster than the Unique Sound of the Mountains.

Radio Bristol Premieres Presents Sierra Hull May 5

Sierra HullBristol, TN/VA -- Radio Bristol Premieres focuses on new recordings debuted before a live audience, as well as a live broadcast and webcast on Radio Bristol. In this show, the talented Sierra Hull will perform from her new album, Weighted Mind. The performance takes place at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA. Doors open at 6:30 PM May 5th and tickets are just $35 per person.

Frank Solivan Cooking Up More Than Bluegrass at BCMM April 23

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenBristol, TN/VA -- Frank Solivan loves good food and good bluegrass. April 23 he's throwing both ingredients into the mix in celebration of his new solo album release Family, Friends & Heroes at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum (BCMM). The event is called Frank Solivan's Dirty Kitchen Experience, and not only is Frank cooking up some amazing bluegrass, he's making dinner!

Initial "Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman" Lineup Announced

Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman 2015Nashville, TN -- Designated by the State of Tennessee has the Birthplace of Bluegrass, the Ryman keeps the tradition going with the annual Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series. This year the series will feature Vince Gill June 23, Del & Dawg (Del McCoury and David Grisman) June 30, Greensky Bluegrass July 7 and The SteelDrivers July 21. Showcasing the very best in Bluegrass, the series runs Thursdays from June 23 to July 28.

Bluegrass Jam's Fundraising Total Exceeds $200,000

Bluegrass Marathon JamNeil Hamrick's eyes glistened with tears as he was presented the Maryland Distinguished Citizen Proclamation by Gov. Larry Hogan's Deputy Press Secretary Lorena Rivera. A letter sent to the Governor and County Executive's offices describes Hamrick as "a selfless individual who works tirelessly behind the scenes and in front for the Fisher House organization." The presentation was made during Hamrick's 7th Annual Bluegrass Marathon Jam on Feb. 27, proclaimed "Neil Hamrick Day" by Hogan. Representatives from the County Executive's Office, Knights of Columbus and Fisher House Foundation were also in attendance and acknowledged Hamrick's contributions.

Whitetop Mountain Band Entertains Carter Family Fold March 26th

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 26th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Whitetop Mountain Band. Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band’s members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There’s everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s.

First Wave of 2016 FreshGrass Festival Lineup Announced

Old Crow Medicine ShowNorth Adams, MA -- FreshGrass, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)'s (MASS MoCA) 3-day festival of bluegrass and progressive roots music, announces the first round of bands for its upcoming September fest, with Old Crow Medicine Show, Glen Hansard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Devil Makes Three, Rosanne Cash, a late-night hoedown by The Infamous Stringdusters, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Aoife O’Donovan, festival favorite Alison Brown, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Stephane Wrembel, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Mr. Sun, and 2015 FreshGrass Award winners Old Salt Union, Zoe & Cloyd, and Mile Twelve. FreshGrass, to be held at MASS MoCA on September 16-18, 2016, features bluegrass traditionalists and innovators on four stages and in every nook and cranny of its 28-building, 16-acre campus. This year’s festival marks an integrated partnership with No Depression, the quarterly journal for roots music and online roots music authority.

Edgar Loudermilk Band Featuring Jeff Autry at Randy's Pickin' Parlor

Edgar LoudermilkThird generation bluegrass bass player, singer and songwriter, Edgar Loudermilk, is joined by Jeff and band to bring an unforgettable night of bluegrass and hard country. Loudermilk and Autry will be performing Saturday, March 19th at 8 pm at Randy's Pickin' Parlor located at 1304 E. Highway 80, Bldg 2, Bloomingdale, GA 31302.

Troublesome Hollow with Tim White at Carter Fold March 19

Troublesome HollowHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 19th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Troublesome Hollow with Tim White. Troublesome Hollow was originally formed in Hickory Tree, Tennessee, in the mid 1970s. The band recorded five projects between 1979 and 1989. Through most of these years, the band centered on the brother duo of Donnie and Gary Ollis and banjo picker Tim White. The early years of the band also included the dynamic singing of the late Ron Greene and the bass playing of Rick Moore.

Blue Highway to Host First Fan Appreciation Concert

Blue Highway BandEmory, VA -- Premier award-winning bluegrass band Blue Highway will host a first of its kind All Request Fan Appreciation Concert on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. The concert will be the first outside event to be held at Emory & Henry's new $20 million McGlothlin Center for the Arts, with two show times available of 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The facility has six luxury boxes, a four-row balcony and four-row mezzanine, with a total capacity of 461 luxurious seats in the stunning new benchmark facility on Emory & Henry College's pristine campus set amist the rolling hills of Virginia just east of Bristol.

Planet Bluegrass Announces 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Single Day Lineups

2016 Telluride Bluegrass Single Day LinupLyons, CO -- With final additions Ryan Adams, The Oh Hellos, Pokey LaFarge, Houndmouth, Sara Watkins, Balsam Range, Mandolin Orange, De Temps Antan, and special festival guests John Cowan and Nicki Bluhm, we're proud to announce the complete single-day lineup for the 43rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Get into Gear with High Test Grass at Carter Family Fold

High Test GrassHiltons, VA -- Saturday, March 12th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by High Test Grass.

Birthplace of Country Music Museum Hosts Museum Day Live! March 12

Birthplace of Country Music MuseumBristol, TN/VA -- The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is hosting a special Museum Day Live! on Saturday, March 12, 2016. In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The public is invited to download their free tickets and come have a fun day out at the museum.

40th Huck Finn Jubilee Tickets On Sale Now

40th Huck Finn JubileeOntario, CA -- Producers of the Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, have announced that advance tickets go on sale March 1, 2016 at 10:00 am. Some of the greatest national headlining bluegrass names will be on stage for the 3-day event. Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario will be the site for this annual event June 10 thru 12, 2016 when thousands of bluegrass fans arrive to experience a family friendly festival that celebrates traditional bluegrass music, education, activities, and the evolution of bluegrass music.

Mountain Park Old-Time Band at Carter Fold Saturday

Mountain Park Old-Time BandSaturday, March 5th, 2016, 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 seven 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. The group has five members, all of whom are very versatile and talented musicians.

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