MerleFest 2010, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 29 -May 2, is proud to announce the line up for the event’s 23rd year. The following artists will join host Doc Watson on the campus of Wilkes Community College for a celebration of “traditional-plus” musica term Doc coined to describe the unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, “plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play.” (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Steep Canyon Rangers’
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Americana, Dailey & Vincent, The Duhks, The Lee Boys, Donna the Buffalo, Elvis Costello, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Cadillac Sky, The Greencards, The Gibson Brothers, The Belleville Outfit, The Lovell Sisters, Brave Combo, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Steep Canyon Rangers, Peter Rowan, Wayne Henderson, Jeni & Billy, The Wilders, Happy Traum, Tony Williamson, Mitch Greenhill, Jack Lawrence, the Avett Brothers, Bearfoot, Nation Beat, John Hammond, ROY BOOK BINDER, The Kruger Brothers, MerleFest 2010, “traditional-plus” musica, bluegrass, Doc Watson, Richard Watson, Susana and Timmy Abell, Alberti Flea Circus, Jim Avett, Balsam Range, Shana Banana, The Banknotes, Buffalo Barfield, Sam Bush Band, T. Michael Coleman, John Cowan Band, Dehlia Low, Eleanor Ellis, Alice Gerrard, Great Big Sea, Buddy Greene, George Hamilton IV, Corey Harris, David Holt, The InterACTive Theater of Jef, Phil Jamison, Little Feat, Jeff Little, The Local Boys, Harry Manx, Bill Mathis, Andy May, Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Neighbors, Ben Prestage, Red Molly, Tony Rice, Scythian, Anne and Pete Sibley, Joe Smothers, Tut Taylor, The Travelin’ McCourys, Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, The Waybacks, Lightnin’ Wells, Pete and Joan Wernick, Shannon Whitworth, Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society, W.P.A., Wylie and The Wild West, Zephyr Lightning Bolts on November 9, 2009 |
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…)
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, Record Labels/New Releases, tagged Charles R. Humphrey III, Graham Sharp, Mike Guggino, Nicky Sanders, Rebel Records, Ronnie Bowman, Steep Canyon Rangers, Steve Martin, Woody Platt on August 12, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Acclaimed bluegrass quintet Steep Canyon Rangers will launch both a new tour and a new album this fall. In September they will embark on a 15-city tour with Grammy® and Emmy® winning actor, comedian and musician Steve Martin, who released The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo in May. The first date on the tour will be September 12, when Martin performs at the Rangers’ own Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, North Carolina, which has expanded this year to two days (Sept. 11-12).
The Rangers will release their fourth studio album for Rebel Records, Deep in the Shade, on October 6. That day they will perform with Martin at world-renowned Carnegie Hall and on ABC’s The View. (more…)
International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass set for September 28 to October 4
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Audie Blaylock & Redline, Billy Smith, Cherryholmes, Dailey & Vincent, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Donna Hughes, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, G2 Bluegrass Band, Gold Heart, Grasstowne, International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass, Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Spring Creek, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Bankester Family, The Church Sisters, The Crowe Brothers, The Davidson Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, The Martins, The Quebe Sisters Band, The Steeldrivers on June 1, 2009 | 1 Comment »
NASHVILLE, TN – Twenty thousand fans and music industry professionals from all around the globe will converge on the Nashville Convention Center from September 28 to October 4 for the International Bluegrass Music Association‘s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass. The week is equal parts homecoming, family reunion, expo, business conference, celebration, and music festival, highlighted by the International Bluegrass Music Awards which honor the year’s most outstanding talent.
To view a brief video about the unique World of Bluegrass experience, click here:
The 20th anniversary of the International Bluegrass Music Awards is the centerpiece of the week, when the music comes home to the historical Ryman Auditorium on Thursday evening, Oct. 1. While the best seats are among the celebrities in the hallowed pews of the Ryman for the all-star lineup, the show is also broadcast live on Sirius/XM and around the world via a syndicated radio network. According to show co-producer Cindy Baucom, “The milestone 20th Anniversary IBMA Awards Show will truly be a night to remember as we bring together the biggest award winners of the past with the newest nominees, topped off with dynamic performances.” (more…)
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Blue Highway, bluegrass, Charlie Sizemore Band, Cherryholmes, Dailey & Vincent, Del McCoury Band, Festival, music festival, Pocono Raceway, Ricky Skaggs, SteelDrivers, Steep Canyon Rangers on March 8, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Bluegrass Music and the Pennsylvania 500 – a great weekend happening
Long Pond, PA. – February 24, 2009. Billed as ‘The Music of the Mountains’, Pocono Raceway will play host to a weekend of Bluegrass prior to the August 2nd Pennsylvania 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. The two days of concerts, Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, will feature top artists – Ricky Skaggs, Steep Canyon Rangers, Charlie Sizemore Band, Dailey & Vincent, Del McCoury Band, Cherryholmes, Blue Highway and SteelDrivers – and is free to infield campers attending the race.
According to Dr. Joseph Mattioli, Pocono Raceway C.E.O., “For the past nearly forty years, in addition to outstanding racing, we’ve always endeavored to provide a fan experience like no other, and this year’s Pennsylvania 500 will be no different.” Mattioli added, “Two days of top flight bluegrass music, to an already exciting race weekend, provides our fans added value for their entertainment dollar – an outstanding weekend at the track.”
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Cornmeal, Crooked Still, Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass, Dark Star Orchestra, Davisson Brothers Band, DelFest, Festival, Great American Taxi, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Joe Craven, Leftover Salmon, music festival, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ollabelle, Peter Rowan and The Free Mexican Air Force, Railroad Earth, Ronnie Bowman and the Committee, Sam Bush, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Del McCoury Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Lee Boys, Tim O'Brien, Vinegar Creek Constituency on March 4, 2009 |
The festival will offer 3 days of intimate bluegrass, a band competition, interactive children’s programs, a craft fair featuring regional and international artisans, and an eclectic food court along with the chance to simply relax and camp with good friends in a festive environment.
DELFEST 2009 LINE-UP
Three days of bluegrass with The Del McCoury Band * Old Crow Medicine Show * Leftover Salmon * Sam Bush * Railroad Earth * Dark Star Orchestra * Peter Rowan and The Free Mexican Air Force * J.D. Crowe and The New South * Tim OBrien * Ollabelle * The Infamous Stringdusters * Steep Canyon Rangers * The Lee Boys * Joe Craven * Cornmeal * Crooked Still * Great American Taxi * Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass * Ronnie Bowman and the Committee * Davisson Brothers Band * Vinegar Creek Constituency
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged bluegrass, The Grascals, Cadillac Sky, The Travelin' McCourys, The Steeldrivers, Cherryholmes, 650 AM WSM, Bluegrass Underground, The Infamous Stringdusters, Tim O'Brien, Ronnie Bowman, Steep Canyon Rangers on February 13, 2009 |
(Nashville, TN – Feb. 9, 2009) Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 14, legendary radio station 650 AM WSM will move their acclaimed Bluegrass Underground series to a new time slot. The program will now broadcast on WSM every Saturday night from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CST and stream worldwide at www.WSMonline.com. A performance by Nashville bluegrass band, The Steeldrivers, will be the first show broadcast at the new time.
“Having Bluegrass Underground as a part of the weekly WSM broadcast schedule enhances the diversity of our programming, which no other Nashville radio station can stake claim to,” says WSM program director Joe Limardi. “It is the perfect lead-in to our ‘crown jewel’ of programming, the Saturday Night WSM Grand Ole Opry.” (more…)