Category: Music

Rickey Wasson Band launches

| July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rickey Wasson, long time guitarist and lead singer with J.D. Crowe and The New South, has announced the formation of his own group. The Rickey Wasson Band will tour in support of his new album, Croweology, released at the end of May. Joining Wasson in […]

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2016 Songwriters Contest finalists at Podunk

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Podunk Bluegrass Festival has announced the finalists in their 2016 Songwriters Contest. The three selected songwriters will perform their songs at the festival on August 13 on the main stage in Hebron, CT. In addition to cash prizes and tickets to next year’s events, the […]

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Clay Hess & Tim Shelton team up for 2017

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Clay Hess and Tim Shelton, a pair of noted Ohio grassers, have announced their intention to tour together in 2017. They are setting to work now on a new recording, and are accepting dates for next year now with their trio, which will include Hess’ […]

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Banjo spot opening with Darin & Brooke

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Are you a banjo player looking for a full time gig? A spot is opening up with Darin & Brooke Aldridge this summer, and they have asked us to share news of the fact to help them find the perfect picker for the job. The […]

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Russell Johnson to lead UNC bluegrass band

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Music Department at the University of North Carolina has announced the creation of The Carolina Bluegrass Band, open to all students enrolled in classes at their primary Chapel Hill campus. It’s part of the newly-created Bluegrass Initiative within the Department to incorporate more opportunities for […]

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Songwriter Showcase participants announced for WOB ’16

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the participants in its 2016 World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase. Each year the ten best songs from the dozens submitted for consideration are selected, and the writers are invited to perform them during IBMA’s annual convention before an […]

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Columbus Stockade Blues drops for Billy Droze

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Billy Droze is about to become a household name among lovers of bluegrass music. Remember… you read it here first. Those working in our industry have recognized his talents for years, writing songs for The Grascals, Junior Sisk, Flatt Lonesome, Marty Raybon and others. He […]

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Kim Robins to Wilson Pickins

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s been a busy week for Melanie Wilson and her Wilson Pickins Promotions. On Monday we had news about them signing The Hinson Girls from South Carolina, and today she has announced that Kim Robins has joined her agency as well. Kim has followed a […]

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Tyler Collins to Darrell Webb

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Darrell Webb Band has announced the addition of Tyler Collins on reso-guitar. Tyler is already an experienced bluegrass pro at the age of 25. As a pre-teen, we was playing music with Sierra and Cody Hull, and was filling in with Sierra’s band, Highway […]

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Stringworks coming soon from Kristin Scott Benson

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Watching Kristin Scott Benson on stage with The Grascals, it’s easy to imagine her as the shy and retiring type. She rarely if ever speaks, and doesn’t often even smile. Just a little lady and her banjo quietly driving the band forward song after song. But when […]

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