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Kindred Records signs deal with Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder

AdamMcPeak and Mountain ThunderIrvine, KY -- Kindred Records has signed a record deal with Virginia-based Bluegrass group Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder. Adam is the son of Mike McPeak of the legendary McPeak Brothers, and Adam's love for bluegrass music has instilled in him the passion to carry on the McPeak tradition.

Larry Stephenson Band Announces New Members and Upcoming New Album

Larry Stephenson BandThe award-winning Larry Stephenson Band is proud to announce new members, bass player Matt Wright and guitarist Kevin Richardson. They will join Larry Stephenson and Kenny Ingram in celebrating the band’s 25th Anniversary this year and their upcoming new album release, PULL YOUR SAVIOR IN. The first single is set for release later this month and will include special guests Jimmy Fortune, David Parmley, and Dale Perry.

Jason "Sweet Tater" Tomlin Departs Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Jason TomlinJunior Sisk writes, "for the past several years fans of Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice have noticed the tight comradery within the band, especially during their live performances. While the band members maintain a very close friendship, we would like to announce bassist Jason "Sweet Tater" Tomlin's departure from the group."

Blue Circle Records Artist Constant Change: Evolving

Constant ChangeConstant Change was formed in January of 2002 by a group of North Carolina musicians in their twenties with a passion for bluegrass music. For the first several years the band lived up to its name, as various hot young pickers came and went. But once Brian Aldridge (banjo) and his brother Daniel (mandolin) stepped in to join founding member Clifton Preddy (fiddle), the nucleus of a special band was in place. With Greg Luck and Zak McLamb now in the band, they are surely a “band to watch”.

Becky Buller Breaks Out On Her Own

Becky BullerJoelton, TN -- Award-winning bluegrass fiddler, songwriter, and singer Becky Buller has announced she is currently booking dates for 2015 under a new four-piece band format. Buller will be fronting her own band with the finer details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Australia's Mustered Courage Signs with Travianna Records

Mustered CourageWillis, VA -- Travianna Records is proud to announce the signing of one of Australia's most unique and sought after Americana bands, Mustered Courage, to the label. Like the Avett Brothers or Steel Drivers, Mustered Courage breathes new life into the bluegrass scene with a style that appeals to both traditionalists and newcomers alike.

Jerry Douglas Announces "The Earls of Leicester"

The Earls of LeicesterNashville, TN -- The Earls of Leicester, a tribute to legendary bluegrass artists Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, will be released by Rounder Records on September 16, 2014. "This record is something I've been waiting my whole life to do," veteran Dobro master Jerry Douglas says of the self-titled debut by the new all-star dream team combo that he has assembled, organized and produced.

Missy Werner Welcomes Fiddler Suzanna Barnes to the Band

Suzanna BarnesOn the heels of her recent album release, Missy Werner announced the addition of fiddle player and vocalist Suzanna Barnes to the band saying, "I am delighted that Suzanna is joining us. She is a versatile musician, she adds an entirely new facet to our sound, and I look forward to working with her."

Rounder Signs Award Winning Bluegrass Duo The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson BrothersNashville, TN -- The Gibson Brothers, one of the most acclaimed bluegrass bands on the scene, have signed a deal with Rounder Records, it was announced today by label co-founders Ken Irwin and Marian Levy. In the twenty years since they recorded their debut album, Underneath a Harvest Moon, brothers Eric and Leigh Gibson have become one of the most popular and critically lauded groups in contemporary bluegrass.

The Boxcars Welcome New Member Gary Hultman to Group

Gary HultmanNashville, TN --- Highly acclaimed and often awarded, The Boxcars have announced the addition of a new member to their musical team. Gary Hultman is just 20 years old and is currently studying at East Tennessee State University, where he became acquainted with The Boxcars’ Adam Steffey. The Birchdale, MN native began playing the resonator guitar when he was very young and like many musicians, spent his youth traveling and performing with a family band. He chose ETSU for college and made his way to Tennessee. Hultman is majoring in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music and expects to graduate in 2016, already a member of one of the genre’s most honored bands.

The Boxcars' John Bowman Takes Solo Journey

John BowmanBluegrass guitarist John Bowman has had an enormously blessed career and has decided to add another chapter to his career. Bowman has announced his departure from The Boxcars to seek a new path followoing his heart performing solo in more of a ministry role. Bowman made his annoucement via his social networking channels.

Johnny Possum Band: New Album, Planning USA Tour

Short SummerThe Johnny Possum Band has been around since 2005, released 5 CD’s, been nominated for some awards, visited the USA three times The band is currently in the final stages of releasing their 6th CD and the initial stages of planning our 4th visit to the USA.

Lumberjack Feud Adds New Bluegrass Band for Pre-Show

Mountain JacksPigeon Forge, TN -- New Lumberjack Feud pre-phow to feature award-winning Bluegrass artist Darrell Webb. The all-new Mountain Jacks band includes decorated bluegrass artist, Darrell Webb. Webb holds awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music. He is also a Grammy nominated session musician.

Jeff Austin Leaves Yonder Mountain String Band

Jeff AustinFounding member and mandolin artist of the Yonder Mountain String Band, Jeff Austin, has announced that he is leaving the band to work on a solo career path. The sudden announcment is a surprise as the touring and festival season is now getting started.

Jim VanCleve Announces Mountain Heart Departure

Jim VanCleveFiddler Jim VanCleve has announced that he will be leaving Mountain Heart, a group he helpd establish almost 16 years ago. Jim has certainly made his mark with this outstanding group of bluegrass music artists and he and the group are seperating on good terms. Jim will keep his fans posted through his Facebook page. Mountain Heart has not announced any possible replacements and Jim will continue to fulfil his existing committments as best he can.

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