• 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

  • Flamekeeper debut due in early 2008

    The debut band CD from Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, featuring Audie Blaylock, is being recorded now in Nashville. Jeff White is producing, and while no official announcement has yet been made, Rounder Records is expected to release the new project

  • Flamekeeper to Canada in April

    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper featuring Audie Blaylock have a 10 day Canadian tour in the works for next month. Their first show is on April 20 in Ontario, where they will spend the largest part of their time in Canada. All

  • IBMA Wednesday Showcase Photos

    Here is a gallery of photos from the Wednesday Showcases, both official and after hours, here at IBMA 2006. Photos by Tami Roth © 2006 Jeremy Garrett Chris Pandolfi Andy Hall Chris Eldridge Jesse Cobb Chris Pandolfi Downhill Bluegrass Band Frankie Nagle Audie Blaylock Michael Cleveland The Lovell Sisters Rhonda Vincent Donica Christensen Daughters of

  • The Kruger Brothers with Michael Cleveland

    I was cruising around the Renaissance Hotel about 2:00 in the morning on Wednesday night looking for something cool.  Somebody introduced me to Mike Bucayu outside of the conference room on the second floor where Mountain Home records was showcasing

  • IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year for 2006

    This award is for an outstanding recorded performance by an artist or artists featuring instrumental music, new or old, first commercially released during the eligibility period. An album project is eligible when 50% or more of its songs are instrumental

  • IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year for 2006

    The awards for artists who, on recorded and/or in-person performance during the specified time period, have shown an extraordinary mastery of their instruments. The awards go to the artists. The Fiddle Player Of The Year for 2006 is: Michael Cleveland web site bio audio Review past