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Laura Orshaw

Laura Orshaw – Songs of Yesterdays

Laura Orshaw is a celebrated multi-instrumentalist and singer who has earned die-hard fans across the country. Laura’s latest solo project, Songs of Lost Yesterdays is available on iTunes, Amazon and all the other usual suspects. Songs of … [Read More...]

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Big Country Bluegrass Release

Rebel Records has announced today’s release of “Bluefield West Virginia Blues,” the new single from Big Country Bluegrass' upcoming third Rebel album, Country Livin' (REB-1858). The rollicking number was co-written by Tom T. and Dixie Hall and Troy … [Read More...]

Ronnie Reno - Lessons Learned

Ronnie Reno – Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned, the latest album by Ronnie Reno, earned the #1 spot on AirPlay Direct Global Radio Indicator Bluegrass/Folk chart for March. Released on 17th March this year, the album received 890 downloads, signifying that radio is pleased with … [Read More...]

Larry Stephenson Band

Larry Stephenson – Pull Your Savior In

The Larry Stephenson Band’s single, “Pull Your Savior In” is #1 on this month’s Singing News Magazine Top 10 Bluegrass Song Chart. The song was written by Stephenson and is the title track of the group’s all-gospel album that was recently honored … [Read More...]

Trinity River Band

Trinity River – Heartstrings

Orange Blossom Records has announced the upcoming album, Heartstrings by Trinity River Band, to be released on 12th May 2015. The album was recently recorded at National Media Services in Virginia with Executive Producer Mike Harris and Producers … [Read More...]

Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle

Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle

The highly anticipated debut album from Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle will be released on 31st March. Several months back the Bluegrass Situation called the debut album by Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle one of the most highly anticipated bluegrass … [Read More...]

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Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers

Five years after it was released as a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive, Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers is finally available to the general public. The album, which was originally released in 2010, was awarded Album of the … [Read More...]

Lorraine Jordan & Jim Ed Brown

Carolina Road – Country Grass

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road are putting the final touches on their forthcoming album, Country Grass, which will feature collaborations with many Country music hit-makers including T.G. Sheppard, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Lynn Anderson, Eddy … [Read More...]

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Takamine 80th Anniversary Guitar

This creation of this stunning guitar was commissioned by the Grand Ole Opry to celebrate 80 years of great country music. There were only 80 guitars made. 40 of which were given to Opry members and the remaining 40 were sold to the public. Here … [Read More...]

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Deering Sierra Banjo

Details: $1,500 ono, valued at $2,700 new. 12 months old, extremely good condition, hardly played. Seller is located in Lethbridge, near Geelong Vic. The sale includes: hard case, banjo stand, music stand, beginners banjo … [Read More...]

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Ibanez Artist

Ibanez Artist 1970's 5 string banjo. This instrument was made in 1979. These banjos were manufactured in Japan during the 70's they were made and sold in direct competition with the then Gibson Mastertones and were a popular seller. This is also a … [Read More...]

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Bellbird Banjo Patterson Model

See attached pics of the Patterson model I have for sale. Why not start the new year off with a new banjo. Simple elegant design with A1 hardware, tone, volume and playability. Jens described this as one of the best banjos he’d ever … [Read More...]

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International News

Tut Taylor

Tut Taylor 1923 – 2015

Award-winning bluegrass musician Robert Arthur “Tut” Taylor died this week at Wilkes Regional Medical Centre in Wilkesbro Tennessee. Tut Taylor, 91 … [Read More...]

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IBMA News

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Ramble’s Tour for WOB

Ramble the Banjo Pickin' Squirrel kicked off his 2015 festival run at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC this past weekend. His ultimate destination? IBMA's … [Read More...]

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IBMA – Join Today

World of Bluegrass 2015 tickets and registration is open to members on March 31st at 10:00am CST on IBMA.org Make sure your membership is current … [Read More...]

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IBMA Update March 2015

As Nashville starts to dig out from last week’s snow and ice, IBMA staff have resumed their updates. See below: The Executive Committee has been … [Read More...]

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Festivals

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Headline Acts for MountainGrass 2015

The MountainGrass Festival team have advised that they have just secured major international acts for the 2015 MountainGrass Festival to be held from 20th to 22nd Nov. 2015. First up Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands featuring Tom Rozum, Andrew … [Read More...]

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Gold Coast Folk Music Festival

The 2015 festival will present an exciting array of acoustic music, food, jam sessions, workshops and festival goers, bringing together legendary folk artists and emerging talents from the region and across Australia for two days of folk, blues and … [Read More...]

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Dorrigo Performer Applications Open

Dorrigio Folk and Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for 23rd 24th and 25th of October this year and performer applications are now open. All are welcome, old and new festival patrons, to Dorrigo Mountain for an intimate and friendly three-day … [Read More...]

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Gold Coast Folk Festival Artists Applications

The Gold Coast Folk Festival will be held 19-20 September 2015 at Country Paradise Parklands in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Around 4000 people attended the 2014 festival. The festival is expected to attract around 6,000 this year. There are three … [Read More...]

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