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Mike Bentley Releases Newest Single “All I've Got”

Mike Bentley - All I've GotOnce in a while an opportunity presents itself that you just can't walk away from. That is how Mike Bentley's latest release “All I've Got” came to fruition. It's a true labor of love, a dream come true for a lifelong musician to record a project with his musical heroes. With the help of album producer and good friend, Alan Bibey, the stars aligned, no pun intended, and all of the musicians Mike envisioned for the project were available. And so....“All I've Got” was born.

Justin Harrison Joins Nu-Blu as Band's Newest Member

Justin HarrisonNashville, TN -- With 2018 already in full swing, Nu-Blu is happy to announce the addition of Justin Harrison to the band. The 24-year-old Morehead State University graduate from the Traditional Music Program will serve as the group's new mandolin player. Harrison will join other band members, including lead singer / bass player Carolyn Routh, lead guitarist Daniel Routh and banjo player TJ Honaker.

Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express at Carter Family Fold

Jonah Riddle and Carolina ExpressSaturday, January 20th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express. Carolina Express was formed by brothers Jonah and Grayson Riddle. Jonah is 18, and Grayson is 13. Growing up in the mountains of western North Carolina, Jonah has been playing the banjo for several years. From the first time he picked up the instrument, he fell in love. He started out playing at church three times a week.

Rebel Announces Focus Track from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

The Story We TellXenia, OH—Known for authentic, ground-breaking bluegrass music, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are riding high on the success of their most recent Rebel Records album, The Story We Tell. Thanks to radio programmers, the album has produced several charting songs including the first single, "Long Gone Out West Blues," "In The Short Rows Now," and "When God's In It." With the consistent attention the album has received, Rebel Records is announcing the latest focus track, "If I'd Have Wrote That Song," and requesting radio programmers add it to their regular playlists beginning Friday, January 12th.

Urban Monroes are in “Bits and Pieces”

Urban Monroes - Bits and PiecesFashioned from the heart of tradition and infused with adrenaline, the Urban Monroes’ bluegrass style combines the skills of some of the Pacific Northwest's finest talent. Fast-paced and highly energetic, the band performs both original and traditional bluegrass with a style and delivery uniquely its own.

“Doc Watson, Live At Club 47” Out February 9

Doc Watson, Live At Club 47Yep Roc Records and the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries announce the release of Doc Watson, Live at Club 47, set for a February 9 release on CD and digital, nearly 55 years to the date of the original recording. The LP release will follow April 27. The album is now available for pre-order.

Luthiers Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson BCM Museum Jan. 26

Jayne Henderson and Wayne HendersonBristol, VA/TN -- Friday, January 26 at 7pm the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will host an evening of stories and music with luthiers Jayne Henderson and Wayne Henderson. Jayne will give a talk on her road to becoming a luthier, learning from her father Wayne, and the innovations in eco-sustainability she is bringing to the craft. She will also present a brief demonstration showing some of the tools, woods, and techniques she uses. After the talk and demo, Wayne will give a short performance playing some of Jayne’s instruments for the audience.

Justen Haynes Departs Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Justen Haynes and Russell MooreCumming, GA -- One of bluegrass music's most formidable bands, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, is announcing the departure of one of their long-time members, Justen Haynes, who has been the fiddle player for over 12 years. Regarding the new year and what it holds for IIIrd Tyme Out, Russell says, "As for the band, we're in the process of re-grouping and gearing up for our 2018 touring season which, by all accounts, looks to be a very good year with many show dates, and we look forward to seeing and performing for all our friends and fans!!"

Rare Stanley Brothers Live Recording Among Virginia's Most Endangered Artifacts

Stanley Brothers LiveBristol, TN/VA -- A rare transcription disc containing a live broadcast performance of The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys on the former WCYB Radio Farm and Fun Time show has been listed among the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. Over time, the degradation of the fragile, lacquer disc recording has made it unplayable and its content unaccessible. A public vote will determine if the rare recording can be restored through grant funds from VAM, so the museum is asking for your help in securing enough votes to help them win $5,000 to preserve this valuable piece of American music history.

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny at Carter Fold

Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow HootenannyHiltons, VA -- Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia will present a concert of old time music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny is a seven-piece, old-time string band from Rover, Tennessee, with musical influences by the Carter Family, Gid Tanner, Uncle Dave Macon, the Coon Creek Girls and many other old-time bands from year's past. Band members emanate from the Williams and Derryberry Families. Uncle Shuffelo (Keith Williams) plays banjo. Austin Derryberry, age 19, plays fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar, and harmonica. Brian Derryberry plays upright bass. Conner Derryberry, age 11, plays the banjo, bones and spoons. Emma Jean Williams plays autoharp and jug. Megan Williams, age 22, plays washboard and kazoo. Courtney Williams, age 20, plays guitar, banjo, ukulele and tuba.

Tommy Emmanuel Features Jerry Douglas on New Duets Album

Tommy Emmanuel-Accomplice OneNashville, TN -- Jerry Douglas is rockin' with Tommy Emmanuel on an "un-real" acoustic version of Tommy's new single "Purple Haze"... seriously! This is another fine example of the various complexities that produce beautiful art when you work with an artist the caliber of Jerry Douglas.

Jerry Douglas Band Graced Nashville with Amazing Performance

The Jerry Douglas BandNashville, TN -- The Jerry Douglas Band did something last night that few can do. They absolutely captivated "Music City" by creating an atmosphere that went far beyond the music itself and took the crowd to a unique space in time that was wrapped in a beautiful, simple elegance.

2018 is Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice's Last Year Together

Junior Sisk & Ramblers ChoiceJunior Sisk announced that 2018 marks ten years for the bluegrass group,Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice... but it will also be the band's last year performing. Don't worry, the band will be fulfilling all shows already booked and is still booking throughout 2018!

John Ray “Curly” Seckler: December 25, 1919 – December 27, 2017

John Ray “Curly” SecklerJohn Ray “Curly” Seckler, age 98, of Hendersonville passed away on Wednesday, December 27 after a short illness. Seckler was born on December 25, 1919 on a farm near China Grove in Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the fourth of eight children born to Calvin and Carrie Sechler (he later changed the spelling of his last name to avoid mispronunciation). At age fifteen, Seckler embarked on a long career in country music, performing initially in a band called the Yodeling Rangers, along with his brothers Marvin, George, and Duard. He went on to work several stints with Charlie Monroe & the Kentucky Partners, making his first recordings with Monroe in 1946. He also teamed early in his career with bluegrass pioneers Mac Wiseman, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, the Sauceman Brothers, and the Stanley Brothers.

Bluegrass Pioneer Curly Seckler has Passed Away

Curly SecklerBluegrass pioneer Curly Seckler, 98, passed away Wednesday morning. Born John Ray Sechler, "Curly" was born on Christmas Day, 1919. His soaring tenor vocals and trademark mandolin style were a major part of the 1950s Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys. He also performed with Jim & Jesse, The Stanley Brothers, Jesse McReynolds and others during his 77 year career.

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