Category: Bluegrass festival/concert news

Introducing the Peregrines

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This post is a contribution from Joe Walsh, mandolinist and manager of a new Transatlantic bluegrass experiment, currently on tour in Europe called The Peregrines. Joe and the rest of the guys will be sending us occasional reports as their tour progresses. The Peregrines 2016 […]

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Bobby Osborne tribute at The Paramount in Bristol

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On April 23, the Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University  hosted a special concert at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, TN. It was a tribute to Bobby and his more than 60 years performing bluegrass music all […]

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Chris Jones & the Night Drivers in Kalamazoo

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bluegrass Today columnist and SiriusXM DJ Chris Jones brought the Night Drivers to the First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA) concert. The concert was held in the church’s chapel. It is an intimate setting for an enjoyable […]

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What IBMA Can Learn from Merlefest

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Leaders of IBMA and the city of Raleigh can breathe a little easier now that another year of MerleFest is in the books. The annual four-day roots music extravaganza in Wilkesboro, NC, was the first major music festival held in the state since the controversial […]

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The Venues – The Hamilton Live

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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While bluegrass festivals are rightly credited as being the salvation of bluegrass music and have for decades provided the highlights for each summer, there are thousands of accommodating venues throughout the world that provide work for bluegrass bands during the winter months as well as […]

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Mountains of Music schedule released for 2016

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The good people with Virginia’s Crooked Road have released the schedule for their 2016 Mountains of Music Homecoming, a ten day series of concerts and festivals spread all across the southwestern part of the state celebrating all forms of mountain music. There’ll be bluegrass, old […]

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More from Mile Twelve in Ireland

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Here’s the second report from Boston’s Mile Twelve as they travel through Ireland sharing their contemporary bluegrass sound. The band is Evan Murphy on guitar, Nate Sabat on bass, BB Bowness on banjo, and Bronwyn Keith‐Hynes on fiddle. We’re reaching the halfway point in our Irish tour, […]

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Blue Highway postpones Fan Appreciation Concert

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Owing to a family health emergency, Blue Highway has announced this morning that they will have to postpone their much-anticipated Fan Appreciation Concert, scheduled for April 30. The show was to have been an all-request program, with ticket holders getting a chance to vote for […]

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Rhonda with 45 RPM at the Station

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Last Tuesday at Nashville’s Station Inn, Music City’s favorite traditional country band, 45 RPM, did a show with Rhonda Vincent as featured guest vocalist. It turns out that a lot of bluegrass artists and personalities are fans of the old school country, but I think we […]

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Mile Twelve in Ireland

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Boston’s Mile Twelve has just launched a three week tour of Ireland, bringing their contemporary bluegrass sound to pubs, radio audiences and others across the Emerald Isle. Banjo picker BB Bowness tells us that they are already having a fantastic time. “We’ve played our first couple of […]

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