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Official IBMA Showcase application opens January 15, 2016!

Official IBMA Showcase application opens January 15, 2016! World of Bluegrass is the annual bluegrass music homecoming, a multifaceted industry event and festival with hundreds of offerings for every bluegrass professional and fan!  2016 dates are September 27 – October 1 for year four in our wonderful host city of Raleigh, NC.  World of bluegrass provides the[…]


Circa Blue hosts the First Annual Circa Blue Fest

PRESS RELEASE January 5, 2016 Circa Blue hosts the First Annual Circa Blue Fest New Bluegrass Festival in Martinsburg, WV Martinsburg, WV (January 5, 2016) — Circa Blue is proud to announce they will present and host the first annual Circa Blue Fest, this May 6-8, 2016. Circa Blue Fest is a three day bluegrass festival[…]


2015 IBMA nominees — Jim Hurst for ‘Guitarist of the Year’ Award…

Nominees Announced For 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards 2015 IBMA Awards in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 12, 2015 – Nominees for the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced today at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee, with Balsam Range, Hot Rize, The Del McCoury Band, The Earls of Leicester, and[…]


Congratulations to David Morris, Mitch Matthews, and Dawn Kenney for their song, Something About A Train!

Winners announced in 2015 Chris Austin Songwriting contest John Lawless | April 24, 2015 | No Comments It may be a bit chilly at MerleFest this year, but the competition was hot for the 2015 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest this afternoon at the festival. Three finalists in four categories performed their songs live on stage for[…]


Cricket Tell the Weather leaps to roots-music renown – The Boston Globe

Cricket Tell The Weather ~ Bostonglobe.com A songwriter’s voice & a string band’s pulse | Brooklyn, NY | crickettelltheweather.com 2013 Fresh Grass Award Winners | 2011 Podunk Songwriting Competition Winner Sam Weber, bass | Doug Goldstein, banjo | Andrea Asprelli, fiddle, vocals | Jeff Picker, guitar, vocals “Cricket Tell the Weather is an acoustic quartet that[…]

Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

Dancin’ Annie, New Single from Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

New Single from Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie John Lawless | January 31, 2014 Rural Rhythm has released a debut single from the upcoming Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie album, due March 4. It’s the title track, Dancin’ Annie, written and sung by Sweet Dixie guitarist Chris Stifel. The new record contains 12 new tracks, including State Line Ride, a new[…]