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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…)

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Legendary musician and rock icon, Levon Helm will be releasing his second solo recording June 30th entitled, Electric Dirt on Dirt Farmer Music/Vanguard Records.  As with, Dirt Farmer, Multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, took the reigns as producer, recorded at ‘The Barn’ – The Levon Helm Studios.

Electric Dirt again finds Levon steeped in tradition in his connection to the land and those who live by it and at the same time goes deeper and fuller in painting a musical canvas by incorporating some gospel, blues and soul with a wide range of original compositions and eclectic cover songs. “Our objective here was to take the honesty, innocence and purity of the Dirt Farmer record which represents a true element of what Levon is all about but also expand on that and explore deeper the goldmine of Levon’s musical artistry” states Campbell. (more…)

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