Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Adam Steffey, Alecia Nugent, Alison Krauss, Barry Bales, Blue Grass Boys, Blue Highway, Bobby Osborne, Dailey & Vincent, Dan Tyminski, Danny Paisley, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Del McCoury, Dick Spottswood, Doyle Lawson, Hot Rize, Hylo Brown, IBMA, IIIrd Tyme Out, International Bluegrass Music Awards, Jesse Brock, Jimmy Fortune, Jody Rainwater, Joe Wilson, John McEuen, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Kathy Mattea, Kevin Denney, Kristin Scott Benson, Michael Cleveland, Osborne Brothers band, Pati Crooker, Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Ricky Skaggs, Robert Plant, Ron Stewart, Russell Moore, Steve Martin, Sunny Mountain Boys, The Country Gentlemen, The Dillards, The Grascals, The Isaacs, The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, Tom Botkin, Vince Gill on September 9, 2009 |
Nashville, TN- IBMA is proud to announce the nominees for the 20th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, hosted by Grammy®-winning country artist Kathy Mattea and the legendary bluegrass band, Hot Rize, on Thursday, October 1, 2009, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Two decades after the very first IBMA Award Show–an intimate industry gathering at the Executive Inn’s Showroom Lounge in Owensboro, Kentucky, hosted by Vince Gill and the Dirt Band’s John McEuen–bluegrass music’s premier night continues to be the most anticipated evening of the year. Now a generation away from that first show, the bluegrass tradition of passing the music on from one generation to the next also continues, evidenced by the six bands nominated for Entertainer of the Year in 2009. All have gained valuable experience as journeymen musicians with established artists in the past, and have now become the band leaders and musical stylists who will inspire future generations. (more…)
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Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Bryan Sutton, Charles Sawtelle, Hot Rize, International Bluegrass Music Awards, Kathy Mattea, Mike Scap, Nick Forster, Pennsboro bluegrass band, Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick, Tim O'Brien on July 22, 2009 |
Nashville, TN- Grammy®-winning country artist Kathy Mattea and the legendary bluegrass band, Hot Rize will co-host the 20th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
According to show co-producer Cindy Baucom, “Kathy Mattea and Hot Rize are a perfect fit as our hosts. With their long musical history, the chemistry between them gives us the elements for a fun show.”
The members of Hot Rize have a long association with IBMA. In fact, they took home the Entertainer of the Year trophy at the very first International Bluegrass Music Awards in 1990. Pete “Dr. Banjo” Wernick served as president of IBMA from 1986-2001. Tim O’Brien, who followed as president from 2001-2004, was also named Male Vocalist of the Year in 1993 and 2006. Bryan Sutton received the IBMA award for Guitar Player of the Year in 2000, and then every year from 2003-2006. The entire group, including bass player/ renowned public radio etown host Nick Forster, took top honors for Song of the Year in 1991, for their performance of “Colleen Malone.” (more…)
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Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Boulder Acoustic Society, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Harry Tuft, Hot Rize, Joe Pug, Leo Kottke, Mollie O’Brien, Rich Moore, Shawn Colvin, Tallest Man on Earth, Third Annual RootsFest Denver on January 23, 2009 |
Denver, CO- In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Swallow Hill is pleased to announce the artist lineup for the Third Annual RootsFest Denver (formerly known as the Denver Folk & Roots Music Festival) on Saturday, March 28, 2009, in the unique setting of one of the finest acoustic concert halls in America, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. RootsFest Denver 2009 will feature headliners Hot Rize, Shawn Colvin, and Leo Kottke, who will be joined by some of the hottest young acts in roots music today, including Tallest Man on Earth, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Joe Pug, and Boulder Acoustic Society.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. sharp with a series of four showcases featuring some of the most buzz-worthy up-and-coming roots artists in the nation. (more…)
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- Steve Earle & the Bluegrass Dukes * Hot Rize w/ Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers * Del McCoury Band * Earl Scruggs w/ Family & Friends * Claire Lynch Band * California * Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper * Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass * Mike Marshall & Darol Anger w/ Väsen * Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band * Three Ring Circle * Kruger Brothers * Bearfoot * Sarah Jarosz * The High 48s * and many more…
LYONS, COLORADO Planet Bluegrass is proud to announce the initial lineup for the 37th Annual RockyGrass Festival, held July 24-26 at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO. The lineup includes headliners Steve Earle & the Bluegrass Dukes, Hot Rize, Earl Scruggs, Del McCoury Band and many, many more along the banks of the St. Vrain River. Tickets and camping are on sale now at www.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422, including a limited number of holiday-priced ($30 discount) three-day passes.
This year’s lineup brings together multiple generations of bluegrass legends. Earl Scruggs (the father of bluegrass banjo), Del McCoury, and Byron Berline defined the bluegrass style as members of Bill Monroe’s seminal Bluegrass Boys. Younger bands like Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper carry on the tradition of gritty, soulful bluegrass. Meanwhile newgrass pioneers California, Three Ring Circle, Mike Marshall, and Darol Anger push traditional bluegrass music in new directions.
Award-winning bands and musicians perform on-stage all day long. From the nine-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) entertainer of the year Del McCoury Band; to two-time instrumental groups of the year California and Flamekeeper; to vocalists of the year Claire Lynch, Tim O’Brien, and Del McCoury; to instrumentalists of the year Rob Ickes, Michael Cleveland, Ronnie McCoury, Bryan Sutton, Jim Hurst, Jason Carter, Mark Schatz, and others.
Songwriters Steve Earle, Claire Lynch, Darrell Scott, and Tim O’Brien continue to add pages to the bluegrass songbook with modern, political, and personal themes. Younger bands Bearfoot, Sarah Jarosz, and The High 48s show off the next directions in this American artform; while bluegrass music crosses international boundaries as the Swiss-born Kruger Brothers and the Swedish stringband Väsen broaden the world’s acoustic palette. Many more artists will be added in the coming months; this represents about two-thirds of the final lineup.
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