Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Adam Steffey & Special Guests, Alecia Nugent, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Balsam Ridge, Blue Moon Rising, bluegrass, Bradley Walker, Cadillac Sky, Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain, Cherryholmes, Dailey & Vincent, Dale Ann Bradley, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, G2 Bluegrass Band, Grasstowne, IBMA Fan Fest, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Joe Diffie, John McEuen, Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Larry Stephenson Band, Lonesome River Band, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Lou Reid & Carolina, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Mountain Heart, music, NewFound Road, Pam Gadd, Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen, Ronnie Bowman, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Sarah Jarosz, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, Special Consensus, The Church Sisters, The Crowe Brothers, The Dan Tyminski Band, The Del McCoury Band, The Dixie Bee-Liners, The Grascals, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Jeanette Williams Band, The Kruger Brothers, The Randy Kohrs Band, The Steeldrivers on September 29, 2009 |
NASHVILLE, TENN.–Bluegrass music’s premier indoor festival is just around the corner! Bluegrass fans will want to reserve their tickets as soon as possible for IBMA‘s Bluegrass Fan Fest, scheduled for October 2-4, 2009, at the Nashville Convention Center. The star-studded grand finale of World of Bluegrass Week (Sept. 28 – Oct. 4) will present the talents of more than 60 phenomenal acts on three stages: the Main Stage, the Masters Workshop Stage and the Grand Master Fiddler Championship.
Fan Fest tickets are available for purchase at the festival gate. Three-day, single-day and student rated tickets will be available when ticket sales open on Friday, October 2, at 8 a.m. at the ticket sales center located inside the 601 Commerce Street entrance of the Nashville Convention Center. Three-day tickets are $95, single-day tickets are $55 per day, and student tickets are $35 with ID. Children under 16 are admitted free with paid adult admission.
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Posted in People, tagged bass, bluegrass, Jamey Booher, NewFound Road on December 15, 2008 |
Burlington, MA – Jamey Booher, formerly of Grasstowne and The Booher Family, is the newest member of NewFound Road, replacing Randy Barnes on bass. A native of Johnson City, TN and younger brother of Joe Booher (mandolin), Jamey is very excited about this new venture and says he’s “glad to be playing music with my brother again, and to be a part of NewFound Road!”
NewFound Road has emerged as one of the most exciting new bands on the bluegrass landscape. Life in a Song, released in 2006 on Rounder, was NewFound Road’s first nationally-distributed album and their fourth overall. Boasting strong songwriting, thrilling instrumental work, and soulful solo and harmony singing, Life in a Song is quintessential contemporary bluegrass. No Depression described it as “…crisp picking, compelling harmonies, and solid songwriting,” while allmusic.com heralded it as “a winning modern bluegrass album that pays homage to the genre’s history without becoming trapped in it.” NewFound Road’s new album, Same Old Place will be released in Spring 2009.
NewFound Road is: Tim Shelton (guitar/vocals), Jr. Williams (banjo/guitar/vocals), Joe Booher (mandolin), and Jamey Booher (mandolin/vocals).
Submitted by Rounder Records
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Posted in Record Labels/New Releases, tagged Alecia Nugent, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Blue Highway, bluegrass, Claire Lynch Band, Dailey & Vincent, Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass, Dan Tyminski Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, J.D. Crowe & The New South, James King Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, NewFound Road, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, SPBGMA Awards, The Grascals on December 15, 2008 |
Rounder artists have the most overall nominations, including thirteen total for Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and nine total for The Grascals. Vincent is nominated to repeat as Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Female Vocalist while she and her band are nominated for Bluegrass Band of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, the latter being a category they won the past two years. New bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent are nominated for nine awards, including Bluegrass Album of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Bluegrass Band of the Year, and Entertaining Group of the Year. All nominations are listed below.
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