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Henhouse Prowlers to play Kyrgyzstan

Henhouse ProwlersThe Henhouse Prolwers have just announced a spur of the moment trip to Kyrgyzstan. This continues their journey as an example of American Bluegrass Music to countries abroad which started with an inaugural trip through American Music Abroad. They've gained fans in nearly every region they visit as they travel with open minds and open ears, often learning a popular song from the region they visit. Travels have included: Kenya, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Europe and more.

East Meets West Bluegrass Event 2 Years In The Making

East Meets West Bluegrass EventA concert event two years in the making will take place at The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, Washington on Saturday, November 19th when East meets West – bluegrass style! Kentucky’s Kenny Stinson & Perfect Tym’n bring their traditional authentic sound to blend in perfect harmony with the Oregon based 2015 International Music and Entertainment Association Bluegrass Group of the Year Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising.

Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer bring Mountain Music to Carter Fold

Larry Sigmon and Martha SpencerSaturday, November 26th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer – the Unique Sound of the Mountains. If you ever saw Larry Sigmon and the Unique Sound of the Mountains, you know the sound was unlike anything you ever heard before. Over the course of more than ten albums and several years of performing, Larry Sigmon and his late partner Barbara Poole continuously brought the house down with a variety of fast-paced mountain music tunes fueled by Sigmon’s high-speed claw hammer banjo picking and Poole’s infectious “heartbeat” bass plucking. While there were several groups out there that could get you onto the dance floor, no old time band could wear out your clogging shoes faster than the Unique Sound of the Mountains.

Presenting The Troubadour Bluegrass Sessions at SPBGMA ’17

The Troubadour Bluegrass SessionsNow that the Fall Raleigh excitement has begun to dwindle down, the chatter in and about the bluegrass community is… all SPBGMA all the time. One of the most looked forward to activities during SPBGMA are the showcases, featuring a high volume of bluegrass bands offering their own flavor and style to an audience full of spectators, promoters, fellow musicians, radio programmers and like industry professionals.

Boston’s Celtic Music Festival Returns to Harvard Square

Bonston Celtic Music FestCambridge, MA -- Passim’s BCMFest (Boston’s Celtic Music Festival), an annual showcase for the Greater Boston area’s rich trove of Celtic music and dance, returns to Harvard Square January 13-14, 2017 for a weekend of performances and interactive events. Specially priced Early Bird full festival passes are available from November 16 – 30.

Mountain Park Old Time Band Returns to Carter Fold Saturday

Mountain Park Old Time BandSaturday, November 19th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Mountain Park Old Time Band. Mountain Park Old Time Band was formed ten years ago as a group of friends who happened to enjoy old time music got together to have a good time. Over the past several years, the Mountain Park Old Time Band has been creating a stir in old time music circles.

Donna Ulisse Takes her Christmas Show to Multiple Venues

Donna UlisseThe IBMA Songwriter of the Year Donna Ulisse will be taking her Christmas show to several venues this Christmas season. Ulisse and her band The Poor Mountain Boys will perform all of her landmark Christmas CD All The Way To Bethlehem at venues in Virginia, Indiana, West Virginia and Nashville, TN. Ulisse had a hand in writing each song on the album and considers it the best songwriting she has ever done. It is a dramatic story told in song.

Five Mile Mountain Road at Carter Fold Nov 12

Five Mile Mountain RoadSaturday, November 12th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Five Mile Mountain Road. Five Mile Mountain Road is a Franklin County, Virginia-based bluegrass, old time, and classic country band with an emphasis on music for dancing. With front man Billy Hurt sawing the fiddle, Five Mile Mountain Road is known throughout the region for superb dance tunes and world-class instrumentation. Seth Boyd (banjo & guitar), Brennen Ernst (guitar & banjo), and Steven Dowdy (upright bass) round out the group’s lineup. Named after one of Franklin County’s signature rural byways, the group is one of the best up and coming bands around. All the members of Five Mile Mountain Road have had experience playing with other well-known bands.

Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival Selects Artwork for 2017

Palisade Bluegrass & Roots FestivalSix local artists competed in this year’s poster design contest for the 2017 Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival. Artists presented concepts depicting the beautiful scenery of Palisade, CO combined with other traditional bluegrass imagery and colorful festival paintings. The winning piece is titled: "Love and Hippiness: Ode to a Blacklight Poster,“ by Gayle Madden. This graphic design piece was selected last week at the Blue Pig Art Gallery where 87 people cast their votes for this year’s competition.

Kind Grass 2 Coming to Columbus, OH

Rumpke Mountain BoysGet your dancing shoes ready, because Kind Grass 2 is coming in hot! Taking place on Friday, November 4th at the Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH, the one-day festival is packed to the brim with top-notch artists from the folk/bluegrass scene.

Fiddlin’ Carson Peters & Iron Mountain Light Up the Fold Saturday

Fiddlin’ Carson Peters & Iron MountainSaturday, November 5th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Fiddlin’ Carson Peters & Iron Mountain. This concert will mark Carson’s first performance at the Fold with his new group, Iron Mountain. They’ll be coming back to the Fold soon to headline the 9th Annual Janette Carter Gospel Show on Sunday, November 20th, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.

Ricky Skaggs to Perform at The 50th Annual CMA Awards

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winning music legend Ricky Skaggs will perform on "Country Music's Biggest Night." Skaggs, a former CMA Entertainer of the Year, will be part of a star-studded lineup next week at "The 50th Annual CMA Awards."

BBU Announces Fall Jam'n Weekend Coming Nov. 18-20

Boston Bluegrass UnionThe Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU) is happy to announce the seventh Jam'n Weekend at the historic Colonial Inn in Concord, MA. The dates are November 18-20, 2016. Just like the previous Jam'n Weekends, this is an indoor "non-festival" where you can jam all weekend long or attend instructor-led jams and free workshops (with your paid registration). The workshop and jam schedule will be posted soon.

Hogslop String Band at Carter Family Fold this Saturday

Hogslop String BandHiltons, VA -- Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by the Hogslop String Band. The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of five energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, California, and North Carolina. Featuring Casy Meikle and Kevin Martin on fiddles, Graham Sherrill on banjo, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, and Casey "Pickle" McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.

Big Country Bluegrass to Carter Fold Saturday!

Big Country BluegrassHiltons, VA -- Saturday, October 15th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by Big Country Bluegrass. Big Country Bluegrass was formed by husband and wife Tommy and Teresa Sells in the late 1980s and took its' name from Tommy's coon-hunting buddy Jimmy Martin's instrumental Big Country. The group delivers their own hard driving and heartfelt style of bluegrass music, and it makes them crowd favorites wherever they perform. Whether it's at a festival in Missouri, on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, or at a small intimate concert in their hometown of Independence, Virginia, the band brings back memories reminiscent of the early days of bluegrass music.

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