Category: Music

Carolina Bluegrass Summit next month at UNC

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina and their Southern Folklife Collection will be hosting an academic seminar at the Chapel Hill campus as part of their new Bluegrass Initiative. The initiative is an effort to incorporate the music and folkways of rural […]


Kevin Prater to Patuxent Music

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon at the Patuxent Music studio in Rockville, MD Kevin Prater joined the family of artists recording for Tom Mindte and Patuxent. He and his Kevin Prater Band will begin work shortly on a new album, hopefully to be released early in 2017. Based in Kentucky, Prater […]


Old Salt Union to Blue Sun Entertainment

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Old Salt Union has announced that they are now affiliated with Blue Sun Entertainment agency, working with Mike Kaiz out of Chicago. Things have been moving fast for OSU this year. The band was selected as an official showcase act at this year’s World of Bluegrass […]


Age releases for Savage Hearts

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Colorado’s Savage Hearts have released a debut single from their brand new album, Playing It Forward. The band is an effort from noted Rocky Mountain fiddler and fiddle instructor, Annie Savage, who is also the lead singer for the group. She is supported by Nancy Steinberger, […]


Ryan Cavanaugh moves on from Jeff Austin

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ryan Cavanaugh has announced that he is leaving his banjo position with the Jeff Austin Band and heading back to his home base in New York City. Austin had started his group when he left Yonder Mountain String Band in the spring of 2014, starting […]


It’s songwriting contest time!

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

That’s right, folks. If there’s a chill in the air, that means it’s time to sharpen those pencils and get your submissions ready for the big songwriting contests. The two competitions that hold sway with bluegrass writers are accepting entries now for their 2017 events. […]


Town Mountain to Quicksilver Productions

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Quicksilver Productions, a full-service artist representation and management agency in Washington, DC, has announced the addition of Town Mountain to their roster of talent. The Asheville, NC-based group plays original bluegrass with the sort of rough edge more commonly associated with old time music. Robert […]


Bells Of Home from Circa Blue

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

It looks like it’s that time again. No sooner than the leaves begin to turn, Christmas music in is the air. And first up so far this year is Bells Of Home from Circa Blue, the title track from their Christmas album produced this year with […]


David Adams Barnett to Hammertowne

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kentucky’s Hammertowne has announced the departure of banjo player Brent Pack, and the addition of new member David Adams Barnett in his stead. According to guitarist Dave Carroll, Brent has been offered a position as a full time Park Ranger with the Kentucky State Park Department, an opportunity that […]


Long Enough drops from King James Boys

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Family Music Group has released a single from their latest album for South Carolina’s The King James Boys, The Little End of Something Big. The single is a spirited Gospel number called Long Enough. The Boys are Randy Spencer on guitar, Cole Spencer on bass, Jesse Owens on banjo, […]