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Organizers of Dahlonega’s Bear on the Square Mountain Festival point out that the roster of Mainstage Tent performers for the upcoming 13th annual event includes several well known performers capable of once again attracting large crowds to their concerts.

The 2009 festival weekend of exceptional music and art is scheduled Friday through Sunday, April 17-19 in Dahlonega, located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. The Mainstage Tent acts include legendary bluegrass singer/songwriter Claire Lynch and her award-winning band; The Freight Hoppers, a high energy old-time music string band; two of the most respected players in old-time music today, the duo of Beverly Smith and Carl Jones; The Dappled Grays, honored by Creative Loafing as Atlanta’s Best Bluegrass Band; the Packway Handle Band, an Athens group which excites audiences with innovative, non-traditional bluegrass stylings; and Curtis Jones and Friends, a group of talented musicians led by Dahlonega resident Curtis Jones, who has performed before audiences throughout the world. (more…)


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Burlington, MA – Rounder Records is pleased to announce several nominations for its artists by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (S.P.B.G.M.A.) for the 35TH Annual SPBGMA awards. For the fourth consecutive year, the awards show will take place in Nashville at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on Sunday, February 15, 2009.

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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