Rural Rhythm Records have announced that Graves Mountain Festival of Music are finalizing plans for this year’s Rural Rhythm’s 55 Year Celebration at Graves Mountain – a commemorative Live Recording taking place Friday, 4th June 2010 during the festival’s three day event ( 3rd to 5th June) in Syria, Virginia. The recording will be released on Rural Rhythm Records in October 2010.
Kyle Cantrell of Sirius-XM Radio’s popular Bluegrass Junction will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this all-star recorded event, with performances by: The Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Carrie Hassler, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Lou Reid and Carolina, and The Crowe Brothers.
Mark Newton is producing the event with Gene Daniel Sound overseeing the sound. Highlights will be broadcast on Sirius-XM Bluegrass Junction soon after the festival.During last October’s International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass, Rural Rhythm Records hosted a VIP Showcase that included a special preview of the ucoming Graves Mountain event. Carl Jackson, Mark Newton, Russell Moore, Lou Reid, Audie Blaylock, Carrie Hassler, Wayne Benson, Sammy Shelor, Mike Anglin, and Mike Hartgrove performed Carl Jackson’s original song, Graves Mountain Memories. The group will perform the song during the Rural Rhythm recorded event this June along with these other special shows:
- Crowe Brothers with Russell Moore, and Sammy Shelor
- Carrie Hassler and Brandon Rickman
- Audie Blaylock & Redline with Carrie Hassler, Russell Moore, and Lou Reid
- Graves Mountain Jam: Lou Reid and Carolina, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, Carrie Hassler, Audie Blaylock & Redline, and The Crowe Brothers
- My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains: Brandon Rickman, Crowe Brothers, Audie Blaylock, Mike Hartgrove, Wayne Benson, Steve Dilling, Edgar Loudermilk
If you’re planning a trip over to the area in June this year, tickets and information on the three day Graves Mountain of Music Festival can be found at www.gravesmountain.com.
For more information on Rural Rhythm Records and their artists, please visit RuralRhythm.com