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"Close Kin: Our Roots Run Deep" Musical Project Begins Recording

 Our Roots Run DeepMountain Roads Recordings announced today the upcoming sequel to the popular and award winning Close Kin: A Reunion of Bluegrass & Old Time Music project. Close Kin: Our Roots Run Deep will again feature the blending of the bluegrass, old-time and American styles of music in one album. Featured artists range in ages from eleven to seventeen years of age who can hold their own with the very best musicians and vocalists today.

Close Kin, A Reunion of Bluegrass and Old-Time Music, Announces Spring Tour

Close KinBristol, TN/VA -- Mountain Roads Recordings is extremely excited to announce that the highly acclaimed recorded project, Close Kin, A Reunion of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music, will be on the road beginning April 18th, 2012 for four nights featuring live performances by the artists who created this one-of-akind musical collaboration.

Song of the Mountains Presents Rodney Dillard and More March 3, 2012

Rodney DillardMarion, VA -- He was one of the Darling Boys on the 1960s "Andy Griffith Show" and he is going to tape an episode of Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia on Saturday, March 3rd. Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band will headline the concert on March 3rd which will also include musical performances by the Close Kin Project and Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition.

Song of the Mountains to Feature the Close Kin Project

Close KinMountain Roads Recordings is extremely excited to announce the highly acclaimed recorded project, Close Kin, A Reunion of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music, will be featured in a live performance by the artists for a television taping of the highly popular PBS Television Series, Song of the Mountains. Taping of the show will be 7:00 pm March 3, 2012 at the historic Lincoln Theater in Marion, Virginia. Along with the performance of the Close Kin project, guests will also be able to enjoy the music of Rodney Dillard, from the original Dillard Family (The Darlings from the Andy Griffith show) and Blue Ridge Tradition.

Close Kin, A Reunion of Bluegrass and Old-Time Music

 A Reunion of Old-Time and Bluegrass MusicOpen your mind to a whole new musical experience and sound...Whether you're a fan of bluegrass or old-time music, 29 artists from both sides of the aisle have come together to create a truly unique recording that combines these two musical genres and their bold styles. The Appalachian Highlands region of Northeast Tennessee, Northwestern North Carolina, Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Kentucky is home to the origins of both bluegrass and old-time string band music. This music has been enjoyed for generations in kitchens and back porches, school auditoriums and music festivals and venues. Many times bluegrass and old-time artists can be heard jamming off stage at festivals before or after shows or even late into the night after the crowds have gone home. Amazing sounds are created when these styles are blended together as their heritage intended and rarely heard by the fans. Close Kin brings these sounds to the fans.

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