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New Banjo Album, "Red Grass" from Ilya Toshinskiy

Hadley Music Group proudly released an instrumental album of original banjo tunes composed and performed by Ilya Toshinskiy on May 20, 2016. Ilya Toshinskiy has always been a bluegrass lover. That fact was beautifully established in the opening scene of the 2003 documentary “The Ballad of Bering Strait,” which follows the brief but memorable trajectory of his former band. A teenage Ilya, in his final exam on banjo at an elite Russian music academy in Moscow, introduces his program — a Bela Fleck number followed by “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” to professors who are clearly unfamiliar with bluegrass music. By the end of the performance, they are believers.

New Instrumental Album from Section House Released

Section House - A Collection of InstrumentalsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce Section House - A Collection of Instrumentals is available everywhere today. Section House - A Collection of Instrumentals is an offering from an exceptional group of super-pickers who, despite being relatively young in age, have already become household names among the who's who of bluegrass musicians. Section House includes Aaron Ramsey (mandolin), Bryan McDowell (fiddle), Cory Walker (banjo), Jake Stargell (guitar), and Jeff Partin (bass and resophonic guitar). While the music could certainly stand on its own, the album artwork offers a unique twist on the status quo, having been created by renowned comic artist, Marlin Shoop.

Andy Leftwich Releases Sophmore Album "Instrumental Hymns"

Instrumental HymnsInstrumental Hymns, the long-awaited sophomore album from Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist Andy Leftwich has been released. From the energetic fiddle/banjo driven tunes like “Glory to His Name” and “When We All Get to Heaven” to the thoughtful Celtic tones of “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” and “Be Thou My Vision”, Andy delivers heartfelt original arrangements of favorite “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” that promise to lift your spirit and encourage your heart.

Ron Block Announces Instrumental Album Due September 25th

Ron Block - Hogan's House of MusicRon Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station announced, "after over 30+ years of playing banjo and guitar professionally, and nearly 24 years after joining Alison Krauss and Union Station, I'm thrilled to announce preorder for my first ever bluegrass instrumental recording, Hogan's House of Music, on www.RonBlock.Com!"

San Francisco Arts Commission Requests Grammys Bring Back 31 Categories

San Francisco Arts CommissionSan Francisco, CA -- On Monday, November 7th, 2011 at the San Francisco Executive Arts Commission Meeting the resolution, spearheaded by Commissioner John Calloway was proposed to the board commissioners asking them to issue a formal request to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to immediately reinstate the 31 categories of music genres that were dropped from GRAMMY consideration on April 6, 2011. Members of the community who attended and spoke were musician and previous NARAS governor Sandy Cressman, Recording Artist and 2x GRAMMY Nominee Mark Levine, KPFA Radio Producer Clayton Leander and producer and writer Stephanie Dalton, who presented the public petition that now has over 5,400 signatures.

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