Award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers are preparing to embark on a fall tour with Grammy® and Emmy® winning actor, comedian and musician Steve Martin, which will include performances on Late Show with David Letterman on October 5 and The View on October 6.
Martin, who is touring in support of his album The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, met the Rangers through his wife, who is a friend of lead singer Woody Platt’s brother. Martin and the Rangers played a few concerts together before performing on A Prairie Home Companion earlier this year. During the program, Martin commented on the Rangers to host Garrison Keillor, saying, “They don’t need me. I need them.” (more…)
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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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