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ETSU Bluegrass Band at Carter Family Fold Feb 18

ETSU Bluegrass BandHiltons, VA -- The Carter Family Fold will preset the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Bluegrass Band Saturday, February 18th. Bands with the ETSU Bluegrass and Country Music Program have performed at the Fold since the beginning of the program at ETSU in 1982. Daniel Boner and Roy Andrade now serve as the program's directors. The ETSU program has grown so popular that students travel from all over the world to study there. There are now nearly twenty different bands maintained by the program. ETSU's bands have performed in Japan, Belgium, and Russia. Some of the finest students the Bluegrass and Country Music Program has to offer will be performing with the ETSU Bluegrass Band as well as some of the program's professors. The ETSU Bluegrass Band puts tremendous energy and drive into every performance.

Song of the Mountains is Virginia's New State TV Series

Song of the MountainsMarion, VA -- Virginia is for Lovers and the state loves Song of the Mountains a syndicated music television series taped in Marion and aired nation wide on PBS. The state House of Representatives and the Senate have siged a resolution making the program the state's TV Series.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Invites You to Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ FestivalJunior Sisk & Ramblers Choice is excited to welcome fans to the band's home festival, the Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, held at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, Virginia on May 26-28.

Doyle Goes Undergound; Great Moments in Caving

Bluegrass Underground with Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverFebruary 25th, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver return to The Volcano Room with Jenni Lyn. Opening the 1 p.m. show. Doyle's been a longtime favorite here at Bluegrass Underground, always putting on a dependably great concert, backed by a variety of great young pickers and singers. Like Del McCoury or Larry Sparks, at 72, Doyle is too young to be part of the First Generation, but he came along not long after. At 18, The Tennessee native was picking banjo with Jimmy Martin, before going on to play guitar and mandolin with J.D. Crowe, including the legendary lineup that featured Red Allen. He joined the Country Gentlemen in 1971, forming the second great lineup of that band, before leaving in 1979 to lead his own group. He's also featured on the incredibly influential Bluegrass Album Band CDs and tours. Suggested listening - J.D. Crowe, Bluegrass Holiday; The Award-Winning Country Gentlemen; The Bluegrass Album Band Compact Disc (compilation); and Doyle's mandolin instrumental collection, Tennessee Dream.

Bluegrass Band Flatt Lonesome Captures Three Top SPBGMA Awards

Flatt Lonesome. Photo by LuAnn Adams, LAMA PhotographyFlatt Lonesome claimed three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards on Sunday, February 5th during the association's annual program held in Nashville, Tennessee. The band took home SPBGMA's Vocal Group of the Year and Bluegrass Band of the Year (Overall), and Charli Robertson claimed Female Vocalist of the Year.

The Farm Hands Come up Big at SPBGMA

The Farm HandsThe Farm Hands and members of the band have won six awards at the 2017 SPBGMA conference in Nashville, TN this past weekend. At the 2016 SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards, The Farm Hands collectively took home four awards. This followed up an incredible 2015 when they received one of the SPBGMA's highest honors, "Entertainer of the Year." They are one of the busiest touring bands in bluegrass, performing over 150 dates per year. For anyone who has seen them in concert, none of this comes as a surprise. The group features four award winning singers, musicians and songwriters: Tim Graves, Daryl Mosley, Keith Tew, and Don Hill.

2017 43rd SPBGMA Awards Winners Announced

SPBGMA LogoThe Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Bluegrass Music Award presentations took place Sunday, February 5, 2017. Dean Eaton was generous enough to post the awards as they were announced on his Facebook page. The 43rd Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards took place during the 34th National SPBGMA Convention held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards show is definitely the highlight of the annual event and bluegrass music's biggest stars are always there participating in performances as well as collecting their respective trophies.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge to Release “Faster and Farther”

Faster and FartherNashville, TN -- Darin and Brooke Aldridge gear up for the February 10 release of their newest CD, Faster and Farther, introducing two fresh tracks to Bluegrass and Country fans via three online outlets. The Boot premieres "Someday Soon." A second tune, "Mountains In Mississippi," debuts on Roughstock. The CD is from Mountain Home Music Company and fans can pre-order HERE now. Radio professionals can download the new disc via AirPlay Direct.

Wilson Fairchild's “Songs Our Dad’s Wrote” due Feb 7

Songs Our Dads WroteWilson Fairchild is a country music duo made up of Wil and Langdon Reid from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. These two men, referred to as “the Reid boys,” are highly acclaimed songwriters who have been writing, performing and playing music together their whole lives. They both have been writing songs since their teenage years in between baseball and football games and girls, of course. Along with recording their own music, such artists as the Statler Brothers, Ricky Skaggs and Dailey & Vincent have also recorded their songs. So yes, that means their songwriting gamut spans through the country, bluegrass and gospel fields. Wilson Fairchild is gearing up for their upcoming project, Songs Our Dads Wrote, which will hit stores February 7.

Dailey & Vincent Announce “Patriots & Poets” due March 31

Patriots & PoetsNashville, TN -- Music superstars Dailey & Vincent are excited to announce the release of their upcoming eighth album, Patriots & Poets on March 31. The star-studded project features collaborations with bluegrass music’s top musicians including Steve Martin, Doyle Lawson, Bela Fleck, and David Rawlings. The soon-to-be inducted Grand Ole Opry members will release the collection via Dreamlined Entertainment Group and BFD (distributed via RED).

Garrett Newton Releases Single from Debut Album

Young Heart Old SoulPinecastle Records is happy to introduce Garrett Newton to the wider bluegrass community with the release of the first single from his new album. Newton’s debut album Young Heart Old Soul, to be released March 10th, 2017, is a real quality production that is sure to be well respected in the bluegrass world.

New Single as Kim Robins Signs with Pinecastle

Raining in BaltimorePinecastle Records is pleased to announce the signing of bluegrass artist, Kim Robins to the label, and is releasing to radio the first single "Eye For An Eye", from her upcoming album Raining in Baltimore. Kim Robins couldn't be more proud than to have joined forces with Pinecastle, or excited about her first release with her new album.

Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome at Carter Fold Saturday

Jeff Brown and Still LonesomeOn Saturday, February 4th, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of bluegrass music by Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome. Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome consist of Jeff Brown, Austin Brown, Kyle Murphy, Nick Goad and Mitch Walker. Jeff Brown is a name that is very well known to musicians on today's bluegrass circuit, and has been steadily gaining in popularity with fans, DJ'S and promoters alike. He began playing at the very young age of nine, and hasn't slowed down since. He and his brother formed the Richlands Bluegrass Boys, where he played alongside Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor.

The SteelDrivers' 2008 Debut Album Now on Vinyl

The SteelDriversNashville, TN - Rounder Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, is proud to announce the release of critically acclaimed album The SteelDrivers on vinyl. The 2008 self-titled record marked the debut of Nashville five-piece The SteelDrivers, and firmly established the Bluegrass band as a force to be reckoned with. The vinyl LP will be released on February 17th.

First Single, “Little Annie”, from Breaking Grass' New Album Released

Warning SignsWillis, VA -- Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music from fan and radio favorites, Breaking Grass. "Annie" is the first single, released today, from the upcoming album, Warning Signs, available March 17th. With their fresh sound, original material, strong vocals and innovative musicianship, Breaking Grass is doing exactly what their name implies. Although not quite traditional, the music they present is without a doubt steeped in the timeless genre they grew up listening to. Comprised of Cody Farrar on guitar; Tyler White on fiddle; Jody Elmore on banjo; Zach Wooten on mandolin; and Britt Sheffield on bass; this innovative band formed with one goal in mind - to make music that all ages could enjoy.

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