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One Week Left For 2017 Hazel Dickens Song Contest Entries

Hazel DickensThe 2017 Hazel Dickens Song Contest is open for entries, top prize $500! Celebrating the life and music of groundbreaking bluegrass songwriter and musician Hazel Dickens, the third annual contest seeks to bring attention to the finest in original bluegrass songwriting. Top prize $500 and a performance at the 2017 DC Bluegrass Festival, 2nd prize $250, 3rd prize $100. Entries must be received by January 5, 2017.

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands' "The Hazel and Alice Sessions" Due Jan 21

The Hazel and Alice SessionsLaurie Lewis & The Right Hands pay homage to the pioneering bluegrass duo Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard on their upcoming album The Hazel and Alice Sessions, which features young prodigy fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves, Americana songstress Aoife O'Donovan, Alice Gerrard herself, and a duet with Linda Ronstadt!

Inaugural Hazel Dickens Song Contest Winners Announced

Hazel DickensIn a special announcement from the DC Bluegrass Union, the Union offers congratulations to all the winners and a very appreciative "Thank you!" to all who entered the contest. There were 81 songs submitted by 45 different songwriters. The association was glad to be part of such a creative community.

Hazel Dickens Song Contest Deadline is January 1, 2015

Hazel DickensThe Hazel Dickens Song Contest deadline is Jan. 1, 2015 and is quickly approaching. The first-place winner will be invited to perform his or her song on the main stage at the DC Bluegrass Festival, Feb. 28, 2015 in Vienna, VA.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Artist Lineup by Medley Recognition

Hardly Strictly 12San Francisco, CA -- Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is announcing the confirmed artists in a unique way this year. By various medleys on the Artist Lineup website page, there are a series of medleys. As the artists are identified, their names are posted to the roster. The site says, "We are announcing confirmed acts for this year's festival through a series of music medleys each week. As you all guess them correctly, we post their names and photos in the scroller above, as well as a text list below. Good luck guessing and share your guesses with your friends!"

Nell Robinson Releases 'Nell Robinson on the Brooklyn Road'

Nell Robinson on the Brooklyn RoadBerkeley, CA -- Bluegrass singer-songwriter Nell Robinson proudly announces the upcoming release of her sophomore CD, On The Brooklyn Road on July 19, 2011. After her debut album Loango charted in bluegrass and Americana in 2010, Nell Robinson was named one of the most "utterly charming," "freshest voices" in roots music, and likened to early Emmylou Harris and Hazel Dickens. With On The Brooklyn Road, titled after the red clay dirt road that led to her family’s farm in rural Alabama, Nell returns with more of her original compositions.

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