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Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series Presents J.D. Crowe, Brandon Rickman, Cane Creek

Historic JonesboroughJonesborough, TN -- Opening Saturday, February 25th, the Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series will kick off with Bluegrass music greats J.D. Crowe and The New South, Brandon Rickman, and Cane Creek. The series will feature additional performances May 19, July 21 and October 20, 2012. Each will present top artists in bluegrass music today.

Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series Announces 2012 Season

Historic JonesboroughJonesborough, TN -- Bluegrass music greats JD Crowe and The New South, Brandon Rickman, The Gibson Brothers, Mark Newton's Stillhouse Band, The Roys, Larry Stephenson Band, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, and The Boxcars headline the events at the Historic Jonesborough Visitor Center. A portion of the proceeds in 2012 will benefit The Lyric Frizzell Foundation.

Bluegrass Banjo Legend J.D. Crowe to Kick Off Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series

Historic JonesboroughJonesborough, TN -- The Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series will officially kick off its second season of presenting the best in bluegrass concerts when it brings banjo legend J.D. Crowe to the Jonesborough Visitors Center on February 25th. Joining J.D. Crowe will be his band, the New South, singer/songwriter Brandon Rickman and South Carolina-based Cane Creek Bluegrass Band. Produced by Mountain Music Entertainment and nestled in Tennessee's oldest town, the Historic Jonesborough Bluegrass Series is looking forward to bringing another year of top-notch entertainment to the East Tennessee region.

STAGECOACH: California's Country Music Festival Sells Out

Stagecoach 2012Los Angeles, CA -- The 6th annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival slated for April 27th – April 29th has sold out. We want to thank the fans that have joined us in the desert and the new ones who will experience Stagecoach for the first time this spring. Without our fans, this festival would not be brought to life year after year. The festival features country as well as folk, acoustic and bluegrass music artists.

Bluegrass Banjo Player Shorty Eager Died December 19th

Shorty EagerA Celebration of Life was held Dec. 22 in Cartersville, Ga. for banjo player Edward William "Shorty" Eager. He passed away following an extended illness Dec. 19, 2011 at Cobb Wellstar Hospital in Austell, Ga. He was born Feb. 13, 1941 in Pennsylvania. Eager was a member of bluegrass music legend Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys, replacing J.D. Crowe performing alongside International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Hall of Fame member Paul Williams and Zeb Collins. He appeared with the group on the Wheeling Jamboree.

Marty Godbey's 'Crowe on the Banjo: The Music LIfe of J.D. Crowe'

Crowe on the BanjoA Review -- I just completed a mighty fine read - Crowe on the Banjo: The Music LIfe of J.D. Crowe written by the late Marty Godbey. The first thought that comes to mind is "What an enjoyable book to read." This book is surperbly written and once you start, you just can't put it down. From beginning to end, author Marty Godbey takes you inside the inner circles of bluegrass from its early beginnings through today as she carefully takes you on a journey of the legendary artist, J.D. Crowe.

Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe

Crowe on the BanjoOn September 26, the University of Illinois Press will publish the late Marty Godbey's book "Crowe on the Banjo: The Music Life of J.D. Crowe." The book charts the life and career of this celebrated banjoist and Bluegrass innovator from Lexington, KY. The book ordering information is now on the University of Illinois Press catalog web page. The volume is 272 pages including 25 black & white photographs. The book is "A musical biography of one of bluegrass's true pioneers." This is just another addition to the University's Music in American Life series which has included works on the National Barn Dance, Bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens, Bluegrass Odyssey, Bill Monroe, WSM and others who were either a part of bluegrass, influenced by bluegrass or the roots of the genre.

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