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On March 2nd, Rounder Records will release Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert, an album of the concert that celebrated the label’s 40 years in the music industry.  Recorded in October 2009 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the concert will also be presented as a PBS television special that will begin airing on the network in March, 2010 and released on DVD May 4th.

The event is a superb exhibition of Rounder’s diverse roster, and features Grammy® winning Rounder artists Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck, and Irma Thomas along with musical host Minnie Driver, and special guests Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas and Jazz/R&B pianist, Henry Butler. The CD will include performances by these artists as well as select performances from Steve Martin’s show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, from Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s 2008 CMT “Crossroads” special, and from Madeleine Peyroux’s 2009 concert in Los Angeles.

The event was filmed in high definition by High Five Entertainment, and a portion of the ticket proceeds were donated to NARAS’ Grammy® in the Schools Programs to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Grammy® Foundation influences the lives of young people by opening the windows of opportunity that music can provide for their futures.

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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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Burlington, MA – Rounder Records is pleased to announce that Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas along with Jazz/R&B pianist, Henry Butler will join Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Minnie Driver (host and performer), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck and Irma Thomas for its 40th Anniversary celebration on October 12 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN.


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photo by James O'Mara

photo by James O'Mara

Elvis Costello‘s New Album Secret, Profane and Sugarcane Out June 2nd on Hear Music

The record was produced by T Bone Burnett and recorded by Mike Piersante during a three-day session at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studio.

Joining Costello were Jerry Douglas (dobro), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Mike Compton (mandolin), Jeff Taylor (accordion) and Dennis Crouch (double bass), some of the most highly regarded recording artists and musicians in traditional American country music, Bluegrass and beyond.

Several of these songs, including “Down Among The Wines and Spirits”, were given their first public performances during Costello’s acclaimed solo appearances as part of “The Bob Dylan Show” in late 2007.

The album includes ten previously unrecorded songs. “Sulphur to Sugarcane” and “The Crooked Line”, were co-written with T Bone Burnett while, “I Felt The Chill” marks Costello’s second recorded songwriting collaboration with Loretta Lynn.

Costello revisits two songs from his catalogue in string band style. Both songs were originally written for Johnny Cash. “Hidden Shame” was indeed included on Cash’s album, Boom Chicka Boom.

The album title makes reference to “The Secret Songs”, Costello’s unfinished commission for the Royal Danish Opera about the life of Hans Christian Andersen.

Seeking a new connection from the author to the Anglophone world, Costello wrote about the Andersen’s relationship with the world famous singer, Jenny Lind in “She Handed Me A Mirror” and “How Deep Is The Red”.


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WEST CHESTER, PA – Appleseed Recordings has announced the signing of acclaimed singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, and an April 21 release date for his label debut CD, Love Filling Station, his first studio album in 10 years.

A prolific composer, Winchester is noted for his songs about love lost and found, small town life and vivid characterizations told with the literary perspective of a native southerner. His tunes have been embraced by a wide variety of artists who have recorded his works for almost four decades, including Jimmy Buffet and Tom Rush (“Biloxi”), The Everly Brothers and Patti Page (“Brand New Tennessee Waltz”), Tim Hardin (“Yankee Lady”), Elvis Costello and Alex Taylor (“Payday”), Nicolette Larson (“Rhumba Girl”) and The Weather Girls (“Well-a-Wiggy”), as well as Reba McIntyre and Wynonna Judd.

On Love Filling Station, Jesse Winchester wraps his warm high-lonesome tenor around nine original songs and three covers, including the plaintive Ben E. King classic, “Stand By Me,” the testifying gospel of “Far Side Bank of Jordan” and the old-school country of “Loose Talk,” which features a sterling duet with Jesse and singer Claire Lynch, whose voice recalls a cross between Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn.


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Sam Bush Band * Elvis Costello * Emmylou Harris * Telluride House Band * Yonder Mountain String Band * Railroad Earth * Tim O’Brien * Béla Fleck * Jerry Douglas Band * Martie Maguire * Punch Brothers Play & Sing Bluegrass * Kasey Chambers * Peter Rowan * Edgar Meyer * Todd Snider * John Cowan * The Greencards * Zac Brown Band * The Steeldrivers * Mike Farris * Blue Canyon Boys * many more…

LYONS, COLORADO – January 15, 2009 – Planet Bluegrass today announces the initial lineup for the 36th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, held the weekend of the summer solstice, June 18-21, in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. This year’s incarnation of the legendary festival features Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush, Dixie Chick Martie Maguire, and many, many more. Tickets and camping are on sale now at www.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422, including a limited number of discounted four-day passes.

2009 marks the 25th consecutive Telluride Bluegrass for twelve-time Grammy winning dobro player Jerry Douglas. Douglas shares this honor with an elite group of loyal Telluride musicians – Sam Bush, John Cowan, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, and Béla Fleck – all of whom return in June. To celebrate Douglas’s 25th festival, he will join the adventurous singer-songwriter Elvis Costello for an all-star acoustic set of bluegrass-influenced music. A frequent collaborator of Costello, Emmylou Harris returns as well, a year after her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Thirteen-time Grammy winning fiddler, Martie Maguire, takes the Telluride stage where her band, country superstars the Dixie Chicks, won the band contest in 1990.


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