The film crew from KET was at IBMA’s Fan FEst last year in Nashville to capture some pretty amazing music and interviews–enough for 20 episodes that will will be shown online, in Kentucky, and in 20 national PBS markets across the country this summer! Be sure to check this out, folks. GREAT sound quality and production work! And a big thanks to our friends at visitRaleigh.com who sponsored the production. Wide Open Bluegrass (new name for Fan Fest) will be in Raleigh, NC Sept. 28-29. See you there!
Hope to see you at the Station Inn tonight for the Boxcars album release party! Can’t wait to hear this great band again.Source: theboxcars.com - http://www.theboxcars.com/merchandise/
MerleFest has announced the winners in its prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.
All winners receive cash and merchandise prizes, and a chance to perform on tonight’s stage show.
1st – John Cloyd Miller (Asheville, NC) for Cloud of Dust
2nd – Todd Grebe (Nashville, TN) for Master of My Destiny
3rd – Aaron Burdett (Saluda, NC) for Magpie
Click on the link to read the rest of John’s article at BluegrassToday.com! CONGRATS to all the Chris Austin winning songwriters!Source: BluegrassToday.com - http://bluegrasstoday.com/chris-austin-songwriting-winners-announced/
Each summer, the “birthplace of bluegrass” and Mother Church of Country Music host Bluegrass Nights At the Ryman.
In 2013, The Ryman will play host to Vince Gill, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Gibson Brothers, Ralph Stanley and Jim Lauderdale, Dailey & Vincent, and Ricky Skaggs.
The 2013 series runs Thursday nights from June 20 through July 25.
To get all the details, and find out how to buy your tickets, head to: http://www.ryman.com/bluegrass/Source: The Ryman - http://www.ryman.com/bluegrass/
“The Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation will be taking place on Sunday June 16 at Bonnaroo. Following their trend in recent years of having either a curated or themed stage one day of the event, Helms will be taking over the entire Sunday in one tent, playing emcee for 5 bands and then pulling members of all 5 groups together to end the night with a Bluegrass Superjam.”Source: Examiner - http://www.examiner.com/article/ed-helms-announces-details-of-curated-bluegrass-stage-at-bonnaroo
By Dave Paulson – “The inaugural concert — headlined by Middle Tennessee stars Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas — will serve as a fundraiser for the association as well as a preview for 2014, when the festival plans to expand to an all-day event for an audience of 5,000 to 7,000, with multiple venues within The Factory and an outdoor main stage.”
Read the rest of the article here: http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2013/04/21/new-music-festival-will-celebrate-americana/Source: The Tennessean - http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2013/04/21/new-music-festival-will-celebrate-americana/
By Dave Morris – “Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were household names and stars on television and in popular music. Now there’s a new Steve and Edie – Steve Martin and Edie Brickell — teaming up to make music.Source: Bluegrass Today - http://bluegrasstoday.com/steve-martin-and-edie-brickell-team-up/
By Craig Havighurst – “…So I’m personally excited and indeed we’re all proud that this week’s “Music City Roots“ is presented in partnership with MerleFest, which will kick off again on April 25 [in Wilkesboro, NC], the day after our show. All of our guest artists this week will roll across the mountains to plunge into the multi-stage mayhem to pick a few for Merle.”
Craig previews artists like Peter Rowan, Della Mae, The Waybacks, Pokey LaFarge, and Jim Avett (father of The Avett Brothers).
Read the rest of the show’s preview here:
Tune in to Music City Roots livestream at 7pm CST every Wednesday here:
Learn more about MerleFest and get tickets here:
Source: Music City Roots - http://musiccityroots.tumblr.com/post/48462334062/pick-one-for-merle-show-preview-for-4-24-13
Check out this great new song from 2012 IBMA Entertainers of the Year Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, with Edie Bickell. Go to the link for “The View” and click on the video. NICE.Source: ABC - http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-view/video/PL5554876/_m_VD55299462#http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/the-view/video/PL5554876/_m_VD55299462
Check out the latest from brother & sister Zeb & Samantha Snyder & their family bluegrass band. Amazing musicians, and this is just the beginning!