RALEIGH, N.C. — The Aug. 13 nomination show for this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards will mark start the countdown to the 25th annual awards ceremony in October, and Raleigh-area fans can join the celebration at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
1) Practice Only on Days You "Feel" Like It. Some days you’ll feel inspired to work on your learning – other days you won’t. Feelings will come and go. The best progress will come with consistent, daily, focused effort.
Does anyone not recognize the name Bela Fleck? A show of hands? No one? OK good. Bela Fleck has touched so many types of music and musicians in his 55 years of life that he is probably known throughout them all.
For two solid hours, the Nashville-based string band/jug band threw an uproarious party, keeping a crowd of more than 1,500 under its spell and on its feet, dancing and singing along for nearly the entire show.
Carolina Chocolate Drops: The room was packed for their 45-minute set, and the crowd gave them a reception worthy of a headliner.
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Shannon Whitworth will co-headline a performance at the Charleston Music Hall with bluegrass vets Chatham County Line on Saturday, September 27th. The show starts at 8 pm.
Only one thing could get me to Centeroo that early on Sunday and boy am I glad they did: The Carolina Chocolate Drops. This folk group plays the kind of fiddle music that makes you want to link arms with someone and skip.
Tony Trischka 's Great Big World on Rounder Records — “There is no shortage of fresh and original music on 'Great Big World' much ..of it straight-ahead bluegrass…depending on your definition of ‘straight-ahead bluegrass.’
“As a songwriter I find Bill Monroe to be one of the most inspiring people for me because his songs that he created, not only did he create them for himself and his band but...they started a whole new genre of music, so I love listening to old Bill Monroe recordings and the energy he puts into those songs.
JamBase The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-11-14 (photos, review) Reverb (blog) There they were, the world-famous Avett Brothers, lined up alongside one another in a chorus line of stringed instruments on Friday night at Red Rocks.
Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Grammy-winning musician Jerry Douglas will host IBMA’s 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for October 2 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. - See more at: http://www.cybergrass.com/node/3826#sthash.bSlEKYWz.dpuf
The Park City Institute will present the Punch Brothers as part of the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater on Monday, July 6. The music will begin with folk singer Willie Watson at 7 p.m.