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Dobro Artist Mike Auldridge has Died

Mike AuldridgeMike Auldridge, the legendary dobro player who co-founded the Seldom Scene and later, Chesapeake, died yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 73. He had been under hospice care until his passing. His expressive talent on the resophonic guitar had no bounds as he played bluegrass, country and even jazz with style and elegance. He performed primarily around his Maryland home but certainly performed across the nation and the globe.

Bluegrass Music Rings Through Telluride, Colorado June 21-14

Telluride StageTelluride, CO -- High in the San Juans of Colorado's Rocky Mountains an historic mining town comes to life during the Summer Solstice. For the past 38 years, the Summer Solstice has played the role of a significant ceremony. Wide-ranging interpretations of the solstice have varied among cultures for centuries. From celebrations of harvest to spiritual observances, from festivals to feasts, it's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the beginning of summer. For the small mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, the solstice symbolizes one thing: Bluegrass Music.

Heritage Comes Home to Feature Collaboration of the Best in the Business

Bryan SuttonIt's a classic "local boy makes good," story. Bryan Sutton, raised in Buncombe County, has enjoyed a career of great success by any measure as a guitarist who has garnered multiple Grammy awards and recorded with the likes of Dolly Parton, Norah Jones and Doc Watson. Most notably, Sutton spent four years as a member of Ricky Skagg's band, Kentucky Thunder, during a time when Skaggs reentered the bluegrass scene after a successful stint in mainstream country music.

Alison Krauss and Union Station Selected as Closing MerleFest Act

Alison Krauss & Union StationWilkesboro, NC -- Some of the most well-known and beloved performers in acoustic music, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, have been added to the Sunday, April 29, schedule as the closing performance of MerleFest 25. MerleFest 25, presented by Lowe's, is slated for April 26 – 29, 2012, and will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, gathering to celebrate the memory of musician Eddy Merle Watson, beloved son of American music icon Doc Watson.

Jerry Douglas 'Jerry Christmas' to Raise Funds for Life-Saving Transplant

Jerry Douglas - Jerry ChristmasFranklin, TN – 12-time Grammy Award winning bluegrass and acoustic musician, Jerry Douglas, will ring in the holiday season with his show, "Jerry Christmas" and help to raise funds for the Children's Organ Transplant Association. "Jerry Christmas", will be held in honor of Witt "Baby Witt" Deane, a Franklin-area child who had a Heart transplant last fall. The event is planned for Saturday, November 26, 2011 beginning 8:00 PM, at the Historic Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin. 1-1/2 year-old Witt received a Heart transplant at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

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