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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen CANCELED

ibma_frank_solivanDue to a family medical emergency tomorrow’s Black Box Theater broadcast (7/25) featuring Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen has been canceled. The show will be rescheduled for a later date.

Please send your prayers and good wishes out to the Solivan family.

Thank you for your understanding.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Circa Blue Live at WAMU

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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country presents a live radio broadcast featuring performances from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Circa Blue on Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm ET.

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Don Dixon & Marti Jones on The Andy Ridenour Show

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Don Dixon & Marti Jones join host Andy Ridenour for a live performance and interview on July 31 at 1 pm ET.

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  • Behind The Mic with Bob Mitchell

    mitchell_thKentucky is well known as the home of bourbon, bluegrass, and Bill Monroe. It’s also the home of Bob Mitchell, host of the Best of Bluegrass radio show. Mitchell, a resident of Louisville, is a lifelong bluegrass fan who translated his love of the music […]

  • Bill Jenkins to be honored by Virginia Musical Museum

    bill_jenkins_thThe Virginia Musical Museum in Williamsburg is set to induct bluegrass and traditional music artist Bill Jenkins into their Hall of Fame this year. A ceremony is scheduled for August 9 at the American Theatre in Hampton, VA. Bill will be recognized for this honor, followed […]

  • Another honor for Dr. Ralph

    ralph_thRalph Stanley has picked up another honor to go with his many others. On top of a pair of honorary doctorates, including one this Spring from Yale University, and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, Dr. Ralph can now add a fellowship with […]

  • On Down The Line – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

    flamekeeper_thFew musicians garner the universal respect of Michael Cleveland. A child prodigy, Michael won the hearts of the entire bluegrass industry in 1993 as a member of the IBMA Youth All-Stars. Since that time, he has gone on to perform and record with nearly everyone in the […]

  • Della Mae in Brazil

    dellas_thWhile much of the world’s attention was focused on Brazil earlier this month, Della Mae was touring the country spreading the bluegrass message on behalf of the US government. Mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner sent this brief report on their activities. In the midst of the […]

  • Mountain Songs from Shawn Lane

    mountain_songs_thMountain Songs, the upcoming solo project from Blue Highway’s Shawn Lane, is set for release on August 20. Shawn says that he recorded this one with several members of his talented family, names that may not be familiar to bluegrass fans. But you’ll surely recognize these […]

  • Home Again released by Wildfire

    wildfire_thThis is a big month for Wildfire. They’ve released a new single, signed with a new booking agency, and are looking forward to the release of their first album since 2010 early next year. Let’s take those in turn, shall we? The single is I Want to Go […]

  • Band photos – don’t do it!

    jones_thChris Jones has found himself stuck in a whirlwind this week, and has offered this re-run of one of his first columns for our enjoyment. Quite some time ago (I think it was just after the breakup of Flatt & Scruggs and the Beatles) I […]

  • Almost Hear The Blues video from James Reams

    reams_thWhen James Reams decided it was time for him to create a music video, he chose the song Almost Hear The Blues from his 2011 album, One Foot in the Honky Tonk. James has picked up a lot of expertise in the world of film […]

  • Live album coming from Town Mountain

    town_mountain_live_thTown Mountain has always been known as a band that is best experienced live. That’s not a knock on their three fine studio albums, just a recognition from their fans that it’s a show that needs to be seen as well as heard. So it’s […]

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