* Bluegrass Music News,
With Emphasis on Southwestern PA. *
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Flamekeeper In The News!
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper recently performed in Vancouver, BC, Canada at ST. James Hall to a very appreciative crowd of bluegrass fans. Erik Roflson, reporter for The Province, wrote a wonderful feature on the band prior to their visit to the area. About Cleveland, Rolfson states, "He contributes to the band's vocal harmonies, but it's when he weaves a sweet waltz or shreds his bow hairs on a foot-stomping number that the unique power of the fiddle takes hold." Click here to read the entire story.
Tom Adams &Banjo Newsletter
Banjo fans have been enjoying Tom Adams' column for Banjo Newsletter for more than 10 years now. Look for an updated and expanded online presence for the banjo magazine in the coming months as Tom's duties for BNL now include that of webmaster for the Annapolis, MD-based publication. "Now that they've given me the secret code to their web server, look for lots of Flamekeeper ads to start popping up throughout their site. I'm pretty excited about the potential of my newly-acquired power," states Tom.
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Featuring Dale Ann Bradley
Announcements were made not long ago that Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Dale Ann Bradley would be teaming up later this year for select dates. The first of these shows has been confirmed for October 23. The concert will take place at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, NC. The concept of this show is for Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper to perform a set of their own music, and then invite Dale Ann to join them for a set of her music. This is a great opportunity for audiences to enjoy a concert featuring IBMA's reigning Instrumental Group of the Year, Fiddle, Mandolin and Bass Performers of the Year and the Female Vocalist of the Year all on one stage for one very entertaining show! For more details on these concerts, keep an eye on the performance calendars for both bands at http://www.flamekeeperband.com/ or http://www.daleann.com/.