Rural Rhythm Records has confirmed the live album recording during the 45th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. This 8-day event began today and runs through June 18, 2011.
With over 50 bluegrass bands performing during the festival, we are proud to announce the following performances by Rural Rhythm artists: Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & III Tyme Out, Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press, Lou Reid & Carolina, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Blue Moon Rising, Grasstowne, Brand New Strings, Carolina Road, The Bartley Brothers, Rickey Wasson, Dwight McCall along with other special artists including Ronnie Reno and many more.
This live album is scheduled for release later this year and is being produced by Sammy Shelor of the Lonesome River Band with Rural Rhythm Records President, Sam Passamano serving as Executive Producer. We are very proud to announce Thomas Adler, author of the 2011 publication of “Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals,” will be providing the liner notes for this highly anticipated new album.
On site production staff includes: Tom Fuller and Dale Perry as the live recording engineers; the park’s owner, Dwight Dillman as the Event Executive; Sammy Passamano III as Video Producer; with Hope River Entertainment as Media Coordinator for the live album.
The 45th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival is held at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground located at 5163 SR 135N, Bean Blossom, Indiana 46160. The event includes a stellar line-up of over 50 bluegrass bands including Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, The Grascals and so many other acts. The popular Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp is sponsored this year by J. D. Crowe & The New South, Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation, and the Central Indiana Bluegrass Association. Also check out the instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, and so much more. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, by phone (800) 414-4677 or at the park’s website address at: www.beanblossom.