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Lou Reid & Carolina 20th Anniversary Concert Live at the Down Home

Lou Reid & CarolinaLou Reid & Carolina are proud to announce the CD and DVD release of their “20th Anniversary Concert – Live at the Down Home” on KMA Records. The album is set for release October 1, 2013 and available for pre-order at Amazon, County Sales, CD Universe, plus more retail outlets. The DVD is available for sale now on the band’s website at

Common Strings on the Road and New Albums Coming

 Somewhere in GloryAfter taking some time off from the road to help launch the Cumberland River Academy and spend time with their daughter, Darron and Vanessa Nichols (Common Strings) is ready to hit the touring trail again! Common Strings has lots of options to offer talent buyers. From their hard driving traditional bluegrass music sets, heartfelt gospel sets, and their educational seminars about Appalachian music and culture, which is entitled Appalachia Is My Country.

Bluegrass Band, Cabinet, Announces Fall Tour Dates

Cabinet TourScranton, PA -- When it comes to the music of Cabinet, the essential bywords are soul, simplicity, and serious musicianship. In concert, thecombination of these qualities invariably yields an experience that is so celebratory and moving that the very word Cabinet takes on a new, vivid meaning for anyone in the audience. An inclusive and engaging energy is the uniting through-line as Cabinet weaves bluegrass, country and folk influences to powerful effect. Tight dynamics punctuate gorgeous, soaring harmonies as down-to-earth rhythm and lyrics give way to dreamy jams that are the musical equivalent of the back road scenic route.

Half Moon Harvest Tour on the Horizon for The Hillbenders

The HillbendersRocky mountains, the Great Salt Lake, awe-inspiring Yosemite, Midwestern plains, and a deep, dark cave all mark a great journey ahead for Alt-Grass revolutionist, The Hillbenders. Embarking from their hometown of Springfield, MO, the rapidly emerging stars will travel half the country this Fall on their Half Moon Harvest Tour, reaching Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Tennessee. The Hillbenders are ready to rock a town near you.

Lonesome River Band To Headline Northern Ireland Bluegrass Festival

Lonesome River BandNashville, TN (August 22, 2013) – Lonesome River Band, fresh off another performance at the Grand Ole Opry last weekend, will now head overseas to headline the 22nd Annual Bluegrass Music Festival in Omagh, Northern Ireland on August 31 and September 1, 2013. For more information on the festival including tickets, please visit Ulster American Folk Museum.

Bluegrass Bass Virtuoso Missy Raines Finds her Voice on “New Frontier”

 New FrontierNashville, TN -- Preparing for her upcoming August 27th release New Frontier, multi-award-winning bassist Missy Raines has just announced a string of fall tour dates in support of the new album, including a CD release show at Nashville's Station Inn. Raines, one of bluegrass music's most beloved musicians, explores the next step in her musical vision on the new album, redefining herself as a charismatic lead vocalist. /Images/MissyRainsFrontier.jpg

The Roys Reach For the Top of Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart

The RoysNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that bluegrass music artists The Roys currently have two albums on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart. This week The Roys have the #2 position with their 2013 album release Gypsy Runaway Train and the #3 position with their 2012 album release New Day Dawning.

Don't Miss The SteelDrivers Out On "Hammer Down" Tour

The SteelDriversBurlington, MA -- The SteelDrivers, referred to as “a force in bluegrass and beyond” by USA Today, are hitting the road to tour cross-country this summer/fall in support of their new release, Hammer Down (out on Rounder). - They will be performing in major markets including Nashville, TN, Gettysburg, PA, Providence, RI and at popular bluegrass festivals along the way.

Leroy Troy Kicks Off New Tour Dates, Web Site and More

Leroy TroyLeroy Troy is super excited to announce that he now has an assistant and booking agent! Danny "Hootenanny" Clark of Hootenanny Publicity. Danny helped create the new web site and, as Leroy says, "is responsible for keeping me on track! Danny also handles all of my social media and wants you to know that you can now "like" me on Facebook and "follow" me on Twitter." With all that news, Leroy also has new tour dates booked, merchandise and more.

I Draw Slow to Kick Off U.S. Tour at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

I Draw SlowOak Hill, NY -- Ireland’s own I Draw Slow will share their musical blend with audiences across America during their U.S. tour this summer. The band’s first performance is July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. I Draw Slow will make several stops on the East and West Coast throughout July and August.

Deadly Gentlemen Unveil Video for "Bored of the Raging" on American Songwriter

Roll Me Tumble MeRoll Me, Tumble MeLast week, Boston’s Deadly Gentlemen released Roll Me, Tumble Me, their debut disc for Rounder. On Friday, they premiered the video for “Bored of the Raging,” the first single off the album, on

Nu-Blu Celebrates 10th Anniversary with “TEN” and 10 New Songs

 TENNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the CD release of Ten by Nu-Blu. The physical CD is available now wherever Bluegrass CD’s are sold and the digital album is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other digital stores. The album is also available now for radio programmers and DJ’s on AirPlay Direct.

Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby Reunite for New Album, Tour

Cluck Ol' HenNashville, TN -- Ricky Skaggs, one of Bluegrass and Country music’s most recognized ambassadors and Bruce Hornsby, one of Pop's most talented pianists and singer-songwriters are reuniting for the first time since originally collaborating six years ago. On August 20, 2013 the two music legends will again come together, this time for a live album, titled Cluck Ol’ Hen (Skaggs Family Records).

Carrie Hassler Adds More Tour Distance with California Dates

Carrie Hassler San Francisco, CA -- Multi-award winning vocalist Carrie Hassler takes off for a mini tour in Northern California next week. Her scheduled performances include the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley on July 17, the Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center in Weaverville on July 18, and the Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival in Etna on July 20-22. Carrie is currently celebrating her most recent album release, The Distance. Before heading to California, fans can see her perform this weekend at the Nine Mile Volunteer Fire Department’s Festival in Pikeville, Tenn. More details on each event including ticket information can be found at

New York Banjo Summit Returns for October 2013 Tour

New York Banjo Summit 2013Many of the world’s most influential bluegrass banjo players – all with ties to New York - will reunite to perform a “Banjo Summit” in a limited concert tour of the East Coast in October 2013. The tour, coordinated by “The Egg” Performing Arts Center in Albany, NY, follows the success of its Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 runs to play 11 shows from October 2 through 13.


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