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WoodSongs III - Insights by Folksinger Michael Johnathon

WoodSongs IIIFor anybody who has enjoyed the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, folk singer Michael Johnathon is no stranger. In his most recent project, WoodSongs III, Michael opens up and the reader gets an insight into who he is and where he's been, where he's going and his ideas on how to make the music world a better place for up and coming musicians.

Foggy Mountain Troubadour: Book Signing with Penny Parsons

Join the fans of Curly Seckler for a book signing with Penny Parsons, author of “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler” at the Earl Scruggs Center! Refreshment packages including one beverage of your choice (wine, beer, or soft drink) and an assorted fruit and cheese plate are available for pre-order.

A Bluegrass Legend's Road from Cotton Fields to Nashville Grass

With his trademark mandolin style and unequaled tenor harmonies, Curly Seckler has carved out a seventy-seven—year career in bluegrass and country music. His foundational work in Flatt and Scruggs’s Foggy Mountain Boys secured him a place in bluegrass history. His role in The Nashville Grass made him an essential part of the music's triumphant 1970s revival.

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon LineDust-to-Digital is excited to present the first in-depth look at the life of Ola Belle Reed, a groundbreaking artist who ranks highly among the all-time greatest performers of authentic, old-time music.

Bluegrass in Baltimore Book Released Today

Bluegrass In Baltimore: The Hard Drivin' Sound & Its LegacyBased on interviews with many of the legendary players from this golden-age of bluegrass in Baltimore, Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound & Its Legacy, is the first book to take an in-depth look into how the music that was played in Baltimore came to wield influence across a broad musical landscape. Released today, Bluegrass in Baltimore looks in detail at the highly-influential scene in Baltimore that produced such key figures as Del McCoury, Earl Taylor, Walt Hensley, Alice Gerrard, Hazel Dickens, Russ Hooper, Mike Seeger, and Mike Munford and explores their impact and lasting legacy.

Donna Ulisse Songwriting Book is Now an E-Book!

Donna UlisseThe Songwriter In Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process, written by singer songwriter and three time nominee for the International Bluegrass Music Association's Songwriter of The Year award, Donna Ulisse, is now available as an e-book. As more readers move to reading books on various electronic devices, Hadley Music Group wanted to ensure that Ulisse's book was available in a digital format. Readers can now find it in the Amazon Kindle store, Barnes and Noble Nook store and as an iBook in iTunes.

Bluegrass In Baltimore to be Released May 2015

Bluegrass In Baltimore: The Hard Drivin' Sound & Its LegacyBaltimore, MD -- Due to an influx of Appalachian migrants who came looking for work in the 1940s and 50s, Baltimore found itself the recipient of an extraordinarily talented crop of musicians and for a brief time was the center of the bluegrass world.

Book to Accompany Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats - A New Music CityNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum unveils Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City presented by Citi, a major exhibition of more than 5,000 square feet, on Friday, March 27, 2015. The exhibition will run through December 31, 2016. The exhibit will be accompanied by a richly detailed, lavishly illustrated, 112-page companion book, also titled Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.

Dust-to-Digital to Release Ola Belle Reed Book/CD Combination

Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon LineOne of the more interesting record labels for older music with a unique twist has always been Dust-to-Digital. The label has just announced their Book and CD media package Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line. This latest collection by Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy and Douglas Dowling Peach should be a welcome addition to those who cherish the traditional mountain music of the past.

The Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Inductee Biographies 1991-2014

 Inductee Biographies 1991-2014There is a new book out for bluegrass fans, followers, historians and more. The Bluegrass Hall of Fame: Inductee Biographies 1991-2014 is the title of the new book Fred Bartenstein wrote with Gary Reid and a few others for the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Fred says, "It looks even better than I thought it would. There are 44 big color and 19 black and white photo portraits, many never-before published. I've put autographed copies up for sale on my website." The book will soon be available through other outlets.

The Music of the Stanley Brothers Book due Next Month

The Music of the Stanley BrothersThe premier guide to the lives and work of bluegrass icons Ralph and Carter Stanley will be released this January by the University of Illinois Press as part of their Music in American Life series. The 312 page book will by Gary Reid will include a foreward by Neil v. Rosenbert. Included will be a full discography and 51 black & white photographs.

Fiddlers Violet Hensley, Randall Franks Chronicle 10 Decades

Whittlin' and Fiddldin' My Own WayCo-authors Violet Hensley and Randall Franks debuted the new book with opening weekend signings in Branson, Mo. and Nashville, Tenn. “Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story” reflects nearly a century of experiences through the eyes of Silver Dollar City personality Violet Hensley.

Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Traveler Now Available in Paperback

Kentucky TravelerAward winning Bluegrass and country music artist Ricky Skaggs released his autobiography about a year ago. The volume covers his 50+ years in music. With hundreds of career accolades and countless life experiences under his belt, Skaggs certainly has a story to tell. His book is now being released in paperback format at Skaggs Family Records and at bookstores everywhere.

Randall Franks Finds Encouragement in the Focus of Latest Book

Randall Franks Signing BooksAuthor/actor Randall Franks said he seeks to inspire others to find the encourager within through his latest book series – Encouragers. The first of the series Encouragers I : Finding the Light released this month worldwide from Peach Picked Publishing shares 49 stories of actors, musicians and everyday folks who played a role in his early life.

Steve Toth Releases New Book on the Dobro

DOBRO ROOTS - A Photo Tour of Prewar Wood Body DobrosSan Diego, CA -- Steve Toth, internationally known dobro player and author of several popular dobro instruction books, has announced the release of his new book DOBRO ROOTS - A Photo Tour of Prewar Wood Body Dobros with a Foreword by Jerry Douglas. It is a photo history of the Dobro Guitars produced from 1929 to 1941 that gave birth to the dobro/resonator guitars that are so popular in Bluegrass and many other forms of music today.

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