• Patrick McAvinue – Rutlands Reel

    Almost as soon as I walked in to the Convention Center on Monday, I ran into talented young fiddler Patrick McAvinue, currently with Audie Blaylock & Redline. He was with his charming young lady, Sarah Fitzmaurice, herself a fine

  • Bluegrass Country Wednesday schedule

    WAMU's Bluegrass Country will again be broadcasting live from IBMA this afternoon, bringing a taste of the 2008 World Of Bluegrass event to listeners worldwide who are unable to attend. Wednesday's (10/1) lineup include will include performances from Lonesome River Band

  • Flamekeeper does The Opry

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will appear on tonight's (7/25) Grand Ole Opry broadcast, surely sporting tunes from their upcoming Rounder CD, Leavin' Town, due for release on July 29. They are scheduled during the 9:00-9:30 p.m. segment (EDT). Michael will also appear

  • Flamekeeper – new site for new CD

    We posted several weeks ago with news about Leavin' Town, the upcoming CD project from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, due from Rounder on July 29. Michael tells us that the band has a new web site that went live this morning,

  • KET’s Jubilee attractions

    With gas prices making festival attendance more doubtful, for many, bluegrass on television perhaps becomes more attractive than hitherto. Recently, I was alerted to the appearance on Kentucky Educational Television's Jubilee stage of California's High Country, one of the West Coast's

  • Michael Cleveland is Leavin’ Town

    Some more information has emerged about, Leavin' Town, the upcoming Rounder CD from Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. Rounder had previously announced that the CD would hit on July 29, and though there are no audio samples up yet online, we do

  • Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper on WDVX

    Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will be performing live today (5/2) at noon on WDVX's Blue Plate Special. Presumably, they will include material from their upcoming Rounder release, due out in late July. Blue Plate Special is broadcast on WDVX-FM 102.9 in

  • Flamekeeper on WFDU today

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will perform live on the air later this morning (12/7) from the studios of WFDU FM 89.1 in New Jersey. The band will join hosts Carol Beaugard and Steve Lutke on Lonesome Pine RFD from 11:00 a.m.

  • Marshall Wilborn to Flamekeeper

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have announced that veteran bass player Marshall Wilborn has joined the band, and will appear with them on stage starting this weekend. I had been expecting this announcement since last week, as the new band photo (to

  • Audie Blaylock departs Flamekeeper

    The unwieldy band name "Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock" has become a bit less of a tongue twister for emcees everywhere. Michael announced yesterday (8/25) that Audie has left the group, and that singer/guitarist/songwriter Todd Rakestraw will step