Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hot Rize getting the band back together -- for longer this time

By Alex Stein, For the Camera


Hot Rize has been playing music for 32 and a half years, almost exactly half as long as some music historians date the beginning of bluegrass. "It all started with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys," says banjo player Pete Wernick, who co-founded Hot Rize in 1978, with fiddle player Tim O'Brien, Nick Forster on bass, and, shortly thereafter, guitarist Charles Sawtelle. "The Blue Grass Boys were the seminal band in 1945," says Wernick. "That's 65 years ago. Which puts Hot Rize in the interesting historical position of almost exactly straddling the line between bluegrass and newgrass."




The core of the band stayed together, helping to pioneer bluegrass beyond its acoustic roots toward a newer sound, until 1999, when Sawtelle passed away after a long battle with Leukemia. "We distinguished ourselves early by the way we dealt with our instruments," says Forster. "I played an electric bass. Pete was one of the first to use a phase shifter. That tipped the audiences off that we were up to something different."



The band reformed in 2002 with Nashville session guitarist Bryan Sutton. By beautiful coincidence, Sutton had been a fan of Hot Rize as a teenager and is, at 31, almost exactly that age that Wernick had been when he helped found Hot Rize.



Sutton can remember the first time he saw Hot Rize play. "It was 1989 at a festival in Denton, North Carolina. I was 15 going on 16. Like at most bluegrass festivals, the performers were accessible and hung out at the record tables and backstage. I took some photos. Not with them. Of them. But, somehow the story got around that there is a photo of me, taken at that time,



Hot Rize with Charles, Pete and Tim. That's one of those stories people want to believe. It is a good story. It should be true. That photo should exist...



Read more: Hot Rize getting the band back together -- for longer this time - Boulder Daily Camera http://www.dailycamera.com/music/ci_16438120#ixzz13qXmkrTQ/

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Friday, October 29, 2010

MerleFest 2011 Announces Initial Talent Lineup

TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 9



WILKESBORO, N.C. — MerleFest 2011, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 28 - May 1, is proud to announce the initial lineup for the event’s 24th year. The following artists will join host Doc Watson on the campus of Wilkes Community College for a celebration of “traditional-plus” music—a 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.”



Doc Watson

Richard Watson

Susana and Timmy Abell

Alberti Flea Circus

Balsam Range

The Banknotes

Rory Block

Roy Book Binder

Alison Brown Quartet

Buffalo Barfield

Sam Bush Band

Cadillac Sky

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

T. Michael Coleman

Crooked Still



Ken Crouse

Donna The Buffalo

The Doobie Brothers (with newest member John Cowan)

Casey Driessen

Eleanor Ellis

Emmitt-Nershi Band

Paul Geremia

Mitch Greenhill

George Hamilton IV

Harper

Corey Harris and Phil Wiggins

John Hartford String Band

Bob Hill

David Holt

The InterACTive Theater of Jef

Veronika Jackson

Jeff and Vida

Johnson’s Crossroad

Catfish Keith

The Kruger Brothers

Sonny Landreth

Jim Lauderdale

Jack Lawrence

Jeff Little

The Local Boys

Lyle Lovett

Lost Bayou Ramblers

Corb Lund

Bill Mathis

Andy May

Del McCoury Band

Nashville Bluegrass Band

The Neighbors

Tim O’Brien

Pauls Creek Band

Red Molly

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

Scythian

Shana Banana

The Sigmon Stringers

Sinai Mountain Ramblers

Slate Mountain Ramblers

Steve and Ruth Smith

Joe Smothers

Synder Family Band

Tut Taylor

Town Mountain

Happy Traum

The Wailin’ Jennys

The Waybacks

Charles Welch

Pete and Joan Wernick

Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society

Josh Williams Band

Tony Williamson

Zephyr Lightning Bolts



“The MerleFest 2011 lineup offers an incredibly exciting, diverse and talented group of musicians, which is always our mission as a festival,” comments Festival Director Ted Hagaman. “Another goal this year is to give our festival attendees up-to-the-minute information about lineup additions and other aspects of MerleFest. As new artists are added, we will share that information immediately through our social media venues. So, staying in touch with us via our website ( http://www.merlefest.org/), Facebook and Twitter is crucial!”



Public radio station WNCW, serving the North Carolina communities of Boone, Charlotte, Greenville and Wilkesboro, will air a special devoted to the artists of MerleFest 2011 on November 4 at 8 p.m. EST; fans from around the globe can listen live at http://www.wncw.org/.



The MerleFest box office will open for 2011 ticket sales on Tuesday, November 9, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Ticket purchases can be made on the web at www.merlefest.org or by calling 1-800-343-7857. With almost 90 acts performing on 14 stages during the course of the event, MerleFest is an entertainment value. An early bird ticket discount is available through March 13, 2011.



MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporation and a celebration of “traditional plus” music. Scheduled for April 28 – May 1, 2011, the event is held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.



Owensboro, Ky., Convention and Visitors Bureau Launches Bill Monroe Centennial Site

It's not every day that a musical genre is born, and certainly not one that spreads and takes hold like Bluegrass music. Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass Music," would turn 100 years old in 2011. His life and legacy will be commemorated with the Bill Monroe 100th Birthday Celebration, a collection of festivals and events taking place throughout the year in and around Owensboro, Ky.



The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, promoters of the celebration, launched the Web site http://billmonroe100birthday.com/ to honor the legendary musical artist.



Searching for "ancient tones" to bring to his music, Bill Monroe created the style that came to be known as Bluegrass and something magical happened.



The combination of African-American Blues, southern Gospel, with fiddle and bagpipe from the British Isles, hill country dance romps and hot improvisational jazz riffs became a passionate, inspirational form of music loved by people all over the globe.



The http://billmonroe100thbirthday.com/ site is a comprehensive guide to the centennial celebration of Bill Monroe's life, listing the numerous events that will take place in Owensboro next September, the month of his birth.



Notable events include reunion performances by the Pioneers and the Bluegrass Boys at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro on September 13, Monroe's birthday.



The Bill Monroe Birthday Party on the Lawn will take place September 13 in Rosine, Ky., where Monroe was born.



Additionally, http://billmonroe100thbirthday.com/ features a biography of Bill Monroe and numerous tidbits of his accomplished life. The site lists the numerous bluegrass festivals that will take place in Kentucky in 2011 – a testimony to the heritage of Bill Monroe's creation.



An images section includes historic photographs and an art gallery of Bill Monroe-inspired fine art available to buy from the International Bluegrass Music Museum. The site also features a wealth of Web site links to further explore the Owensboro region and its traditions of bluegrass music and deliciously distinctive barbecue.



"Bill Monroe's creation has profoundly influenced modern music and the lives of people all over the world," said Karen Miller, Executive Director of the Owensboro–Daviess County Convention and Visitor's Bureau. "Bluegrass music is undoubtedly one of the most valuable contributions to American culture, and we are proud to honor one of the great men to hail from Western Kentucky."



The http://billmonroe100thbirthday.com/ site was developed by Red Pixel Studios of Owensboro.



The Owenboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau strives to promote Bluegrass music and its heritage. Located at 215 East Second Street in downtown Owensboro, Ky., and on the Web at http://www.visitowensboro.com/.



Contact:



Karen Miller



Owenboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau



270-926-1100



kmiller@visitowensboro/

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Traditional Ties, 10/31/10, Playlist

Contact info for new adds :



Rodney Dillard - http://www.rodneydillard.tv/mayberry  - http://ruralrhythm.com/web/


Wayne Taylor - http://www.waynetaylorandappaloosa.com/



Air Date: 2010-10-31



Air Time

Artist Name

Song Title

Album Name

Label

Duration



10:00 PM

Kenny Baker

Jerusalem Ridge

Plays Bill Monroe

County

2:00



10:03 PM

Rodney Dillard

Mayberry Moment

I wish Life Was Like Mayberry

Rural Rhythm

1:11



10:04 PM

Rodney Dillard

The Dalin' Boys

I wish Life Was Like Mayberry

Rural Rhythm

2:03



10:07 PM

Wayne Taylor

Out in the Middle of Nowhere

Out in the Middle of Nowhere

Raincoe

2:08



10:10 PM

Rhonda Vincent

When the Bloom Is Off the Rose

Taken

Upper Management

4:18



10:14 PM

Specila Consensus

Silver Dew on the Bluegrass Tonight

35

Compass

2:22



10:17 PM

Junior Sisk

Train Without a Track

Heartaches and Dreams

Rebel

2:39



10:20 PM

Gibson Brothers

Farm of Yesterday

Ring the Bell

Compass

3:34



10:23 PM

Balsam Range

Trains I Missed

Trains I Missed

Mountain Home

3:43



10:27 PM

Rodney Dillard

Doug's Tune

I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry

Rural Rhythm

2:18



10:30 PM

John Larmier

He Said Yes

He Said Yes

John Larimer

4:51



10:35 PM

Wayne Taylor

Cabin in the Sky

Out in the Middle of Nowhere

Raincoe

2:46



10:38 PM

Lonesome River Band

Forty Days in the Desert

Still Learning

Rural Rhythm

4:20



10:42 PM

Peter Rowan

Turn the Other Cheek

Legacy

Compass

3:46



10:46 PM

Rich In Tradition

I've Just Seen the Rok of Ages

Black Mountain Special

Mountain Roads

2;48



10:49 PM

Doyle Lawson

He Will Remember Me

Light on My Feet, Ready to Fly

Horizon

4:13



10:53 PM

Sweet Potato Pie

River of Jordan

Journey Called Life

Mountain Fever

2:43



10:57 PM

Donna Ulisse

Caney Creek to Canaan Land

Holy Waters

Hadley

2:43



11:00 PM

True Bluegrass

With Care from Someone

True Bluegrass 1979

True Bluegrass

2:00



11:02 PM

Rodney Dillard

There Is a Time

I wish Life Was Like Mayberry

Rural Rhythm

2:37



11:05 PM

Rodney Dillard

There Goes the Neighoirhood

I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry

Rural Rhythm

2:52



11:07 PM

Rodney Dillard

Wicker Rocking Chair

I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry

Rural Rhythm

2:56



11:12 PM

Rodney Dillard

Dooley

I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry

Rural Rhythm

2:18



11:16 PM

Wayne Taylor

Could It Be Goodbye

Out in the Middle of Nowhere

Raincoe

2:37



11:19 PM

Adam Steffey

Durang's Hornpipe

One More for the Road

Sugar Hill

3;27



11:22 PM

Rhonda Vincent

In the Garden by the Fountain

Taken

Upper Management

3:23



11:26 PM

Big Country Bluegrass

The Boys in Hats and Ties

The Boys in Hats and Ties

Rebel

2;28



11:30 PM

Wayne Taylor

Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me

Out in the Middle of Nowhere

Raincoe

2:40



11:33 PM

Chris Warner

Goin' to the Dance

Goin' to the Dance

Patuxent

3:17



11:33 PM

Ken Mellons

Rural Route

Rural Route

Jukebox Junkie

3;11



11:36 PM

Blue Moon Rising

Time to Be Moving On

Strange New World

Rural Rhythm

2:15



11:41 PM

Ned Crisp

Takeing the Back Roads Home

Takeing rhe Back Roads Home

Blue Circle

2;30



11:45 PM

Wayne Taylor

Why Don't You Tell Me So

Out in the Middle of Nowhere

Raincoe

3:39



11:49 PM

Summertown Road

If I Win

Summertown Road

Rounder

2:18



11:51 PM

Infamous Stringdusters

17 Cents

Things That Fly

Sugar Hill

2:40



11:53 PM

Darren Beachley

Last Ride

Take Off

Patuxent

3:01



11:57 PM

Tim Martin

Arthur's March

Bluegrass Fiddle

Patuxant

2:23



JOHN TROUT, WYEP FM, PITTSBURGH, PA. tties91@hotmail.com/

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

IBMA KICKS OFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR PROGRAM IN NOVEMBER

Contact: Nancy Cardwell, IBMA (615) 256-3222, nancyc@ibma.org/

/

Creating Strategic Alliances on Facebook”




In an effort to expand professional development opportunities for the bluegrass industry beyond the annual World of Bluegrass Business Conference based in Nashville, the International Bluegrass Music Association is kicking off a series of online “webinars” on various topics.



The first online course, titled “Creating Strategic Alliances on Facebook,” will be open to 25 participants on Monday, November 15, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. Central time. Attendees may register by calling 615-256-3222 or 888-GET-IBMA, at $40 for IBMA members or $50 for non-members.



Our presenters are Henri Deschamps of The Mast Farm Inn/ The Bluegrass Legacy and Matt Munsey of Blu-Wav.com/ Monroeville. Deschamps’ Bluegrass Legacy page, started less than a year ago for bluegrass fans on Facebook, has attracted 24,510 “friends” so far.



Course Description: Many bluegrass bands, event producers and associations have a presence on Facebook, but the challenge is learning how to fully utilize the free tools on this social networking site to build, communicate with and learn more about your fan base, attendees and members. Specifically, we’ll talk about how to develop partnerships and alliances to increase publicity and help each other effectively interact with much larger groups of Facebook friends. Bring your ideas, questions and entrepreneurial spirit to this webinar!



Participants at IBMA webinars will dial into a toll-free conference call number and simultaneously click a link on their computer screens to enter the virtual classroom. Questions will be taken throughout the training in a Q&A box located in the corner of each participant’s computer screen. The session will be recorded for future use as an educational podcast on IBMA’s website.



A second seminar, entitled “Music Success in Nine Weeks” featuring New York City-based marketing consultant Arial Hyatt, author of a book by the same name, will take place in December. Stay tuned for a specific class date and time in December. Hyatt presented an immensely well-received workshop on this topic during IBMA’s 2010 Business Conference and also at the 2010 Leadership Bluegrass Masterclass held Sept. 26, in Nashville, and she’s returning by popular demand for more interaction with IBMA members.



IBMA members are welcome to submit ideas for future webinars to nancyc@ibma.org.



For more info…

Henri Deschamps:  http://www.mastfarminn.com/, http://www.facebook.com/the.bluegrass.legacy


Matt Munsey: http://www.blu-wav.com/,  http://monroevilleband.com/http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=134260063292518&id=1211424719&ref=notif¬if_t=like#!/monroevilleband



Arial Hyatt:  http://musicsuccessinnineweeks.com/



IBMA:  http://www.ibma.org/http://www.facebook.com/#!/intlbluegrass

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Reviews of new bluegrass releases

Originally published October 22, 2010 at 12:09 p.m., updated October 22, 2010 at 1:12 p.m.


By Keith Lawrence


Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer


(MCT)



THE BOXCARS, "THE Boxcars," Mountain Home Records. 13 tracks.


When they call The Boxcars a supergroup, they're not kidding.


Just look at their credentials.


Adam Steffey and John Bowman once played with Alison Krauss & Union Station.


Ron Stewart, Harold Nixon and Bowman are graduates of J.D. Crowe & The New South.


Keith Garrett and Nixon were members of Blue Moon Rising.


And Steffey and Stewart were in The Dan Tyminski Band.


Garrett is the band's lead singer, but Bowman and Steffey each sing lead on two songs and Stewart on one.


They're strong pickers too. Steffey is the International Bluegrass Music Association's 2010 mandolin player of the year.


And they're good songwriters Full Review in The Victoria Advocate

Thursday, October 21, 2010

IBMA Awards Show, in place of Traditional Ties, 10/24/10

WYEP  and Traditional Ties will present the 21st annual IBMA Awards Show,this Sunday in place of regular programming.

You may know the winners by now, but don't miss the great music in the show, with several 'once in a lifetime' artist combinations.

91.3 Pittsburgh PA - Streaming http://wyep.org/  - 10pm EST.

Traditional Ties will return to it's regular format on 10/31.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

National Folk Festival in Nashville Sept 2-4, 2011‏

73rd National Folk Festival to be held in Nashville on Labor Day weekend 2011


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) announced today with Mayor Karl Dean and the Compass Records Group that Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, 2011, has been chosen as the date for the 73rd National Folk Festival.



One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious celebrations of traditional music and culture, the National Folk Festival will be presented in downtown Nashville from 2011 - 2013, with the final year in Nashville marking the Festival’s 75th anniversary. Festival planners are currently working with city and state officials to determine the downtown site for the event, which will be announced in the near future.



“You can’t have too much live music in Music City,” Dean said. “The National Folk Festival is going to be a great addition to the music festivals already held in Nashville. It’s a chance to display not only the traditional cultures and art of our city, but also the growing diversity of musical genres that call Nashville home.”



The National Folk Festival is a free-to-the public event and is expected to draw upwards of 100,000 people to Nashville bringing an economic benefit of $10-15 million to the city. Festival planners selected Labor Day weekend with the goal of attracting holiday travelers from major metropolitan areas surrounding Nashville.



“What better place to celebrate the richness and variety of American culture than in Nashville, a vibrant, ascendant city in the heart of our nation,” said NCTA Executive Director Julia Olin.



“Particularly in these economic times and as we recover from the flood, a free event with typical attendance of 100,000 to 180,000 is great for our hospitality industry, our community and tremendous exposure for sponsoring businesses and organizations,” said Ralph Schulz, President of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.



The National Folk Festival effort in Nashville will involve the entire community and bring together many diverse groups to work toward the common goal of building the event. The festival will shine a light not only on the traditional roots of music that has made Middle Tennessee world famous, but also on the musical and cultural traditions of immigrant groups new to Nashville and the region, with the goal of reflecting the increasingly multi-cultural character of the city, state and nation.



“The National Folk Festival is a perfect opportunity to show Nashville as the diverse, international community, economically and culturally, that it has become,” said Consul-General of Japan Hiroshi Sato.



Nashville is the Host City for the 73rd, 74th and 75th National Folk Festivals produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the organization which created the festival in 1934, in partnership with Nashville’s local National Folk Festival group, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville, the Community Foundation, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and the Compass Records Group. A fundraising effort to support the festival is underway and both corporate and private sponsorship are being sought.



For more details, visit www.NashvilleNFF.org, www.nationalfolkfestival.com, send an email to friendsofthefestival@NashvilleNFF.org or call the Compass Records Group at (615) 320-7672.

Renowned Producer Garth Fundis to Helm New Dailey & Vincent CD for Rounder Records‏

RENOWNED PRODUCER GARTH FUNDIS TO HELM NEW DAILEY & VINCENT CD FOR
ROUNDER RECORDS


From left: Ken Irwin, Dailey,Vincent,and Garth Fundis





NASHVILLE, TENN. (October 20, 2010)—Dailey & Vincent, who recently claimed their third consecutive Entertainer of the Year title at the International Bluegrass Music Awards, are proud to announce that renowned studio veteran Garth Fundis will produce their next album for Rounder Records, to be released in early 2011.



“We’re incredibly excited to begin working with Garth on our new record,” says Jamie Dailey. “He’s produced some of the best music from artists we love and respect, like Don Williams, Trisha Yearwood and Keith Whitley.”



Adds Darrin Vincent, “We’re honored to welcome Garth to our team, and we can’t wait to begin the song search and to work in the studio.”



"I'm pleased and honored to have been invited aboard the Dailey & Vincent team for their next recording project,” says Fundis. “I look forward to exploring the possibilities and building upon the substantial reputation they have quickly established. These are very talented people! Darrin, Jamie and I are putting our collective experiences into one great collaborative effort. Stay tuned!"



“It's exciting for us to be working with Dailey & Vincent, who just keep coming up with new ideas for their next recording projects,” says Rounder Founder Ken Irwin. “When they decided they wanted to work with a producer on their next album, Garth Fundis was the first name we all thought of. Garth has a well-deserved reputation for getting the best out of great singers and having a great ear for good songs, so working with him seemed like the logical next step forward for these guys."



In addition to Entertainer of the Year, Dailey & Vincent recently took home their third consecutive IBMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year. They also received the Album of the Year award for their Cracker Barrel exclusive, Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers. The 12-song tribute to the beloved quartet debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart, where it spent 9 weeks at #1 and was in the top 3 for 19 weeks. The album also entered the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at #19, earning the Hot Shot Debut and marking the duo’s first top-20 debut on that chart.



Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is proud to announce its support of the Dailey & Vincent Front Porch Tour. To maintain their heavy touring schedule (over 125 dates in 2010), Dailey & Vincent travel the country in their Prevost bus, which has been wrapped with specially designed Cracker Barrel signage. They continue to include a Cracker Barrel segment in their shows, featuring tracks from Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers.



Jamie Dailey was the former lead singer and guitarist for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, while Darrin Vincent was guitar and mandolin player and harmony vocalist with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. The New York Times called Dailey & Vincent “the most celebrated new bluegrass act of the last few years.” A Wall Street Journal feature on Dailey & Vincent (“A Bluegrass Duo Reigns Again”) began with, “A new dynasty may be taking shape in bluegrass music.” Completing Dailey & Vincent's lineup are Jeff Parker on mandolin; Joe Dean on banjo, guitar and mandolin; Jesse Stockman on fiddle; and Christian Davis on bass vocals and guitar.



In 2008 Dailey & Vincent took home seven IBMA awards, becoming the first act in the history of the IBMA awards to be named Entertainer of the Year and Emerging Artist in the same year. They have released three albums in addition to Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers—Dailey & Vincent, which was IBMA Album of the Year in 2008, Brothers From Different Mothers, and Singing From the Heart, an all a cappella collection benefiting the Tennessee Bible College. Dailey & Vincent maintain a heavy touring schedule, with over 125 shows booked for 2010. They are also regular guests on the Grand Ole Opry. On October 2 they hosted their inaugural homecoming concert in Gainesboro, Tennessee, which raised over $31,000 for the Dailey & Vincent Helping Hands Fund to help underprivileged children in Jackson and DeKalb Counties in Tennessee.



For more information on Dailey & Vincent, visit http://daileyvincent.com/.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Doc Watson Kicks Off 2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series

North Carolina folk music icon Doc Watson performs with longtime friend David Holt and grandson Richard Watson on Friday, Nov. 12 at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts to kick off PineCone’s 2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series.






 Oct 19, 2010 – For more than half a century, Arthel "Doc" Watson has been a force in the creation, interpretation and preservation of American roots music. This year, he returns to the PineCone stage with his long-time friend and collaborator David Holt and his grandson Richard Watson to present Hills of Home, which combines hot flat-picking tunes, slow romantic ballads, gutsy blues numbers, delicately picked finger melodies and old-time gospel songs into an unforgettable evening of music. Join these two Grammy Award winning icons as they take you on a musical journey through North Carolina.




Holt and Watson earned a Grammy together in 2002 for Best Traditional Folk Recording for Legacy, a three-CD collection of songs and stories reflecting Watson's inspiring life story.



Born in Deep Gap, NC in 1923, Watson, who learned to play guitar and banjo as a child, has received numerous honors during his music career: in 2004, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys (he has eight Grammy Awards to his credit), and he was recognized with the National Medal of Arts in 1997. Watson was also a recipient of both a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award (1989) the North Carolina Award (1986). The North Carolina Award is the highest civilian award bestowed by the state of North Carolina, and it is awarded in the four fields of science, literature, the fine arts, and public service. In October 2010, Watson was inducted in the NC Music Hall of Fame; in 2000, he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Fame. And efforts are currently underway to install a life-size bronze statue of Watson in downtown Boone, N.C., as part of the Downtown Boone Development Association (DBDA) public art program.



Watson, who attended Raleigh's Governor Morehead School for the Blind growing up and whose first guitar was a $12 Stella from Sears Roebuck, has been called "a living national treasure" for his virtuoso flat-picking and his repertoire of traditional folk and bluegrass tunes. In 1953, he joined Johnson City, Tennessee-based Jack Williams' country and western swing band. The band seldom had a fiddle player, but often played square dances, so Watson taught himself to play fiddle tunes on his electric guitar. He later transferred the technique to acoustic guitar, and playing fiddle tunes became part of his signature sound. His big break came with a performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963. He recorded his first solo album in 1964 and began performing with his 16-year-old son, Merle. The pair continued to tour and record together until 1985, when Merle died in a tragic tractor accident. In his memory, Watson started MerleFest, which today draws more than 50,000 people a year to North Carolina’s Wilkesboro College to hear what Doc calls “traditional plus” music.



David Holt is a four-time Grammy Award winner who traveled to the Appalachians to pursue his passion for old-time banjo music. He traveled to remote mountain communities like Kingdom Come, Kentucky and Sodom Laurel, North Carolina, searching for the best traditional musicians. Holt discovered hundreds of old-time mountaineers with a wealth of folk music, stories and wisdom. There was banjoist Wade Mainer, ballad singer Dellie Norton, singing coal miner Nimrod Workman, and 122-year-old washboard player Susie Brunson. Holt learned to play not only banjo, but also many unusual instruments like the mouth bow, the bottleneck slide guitar and even the paper bag. For more than three decades, his passion for traditional music and culture has fueled a successful performing and recording career. He has performed and recorded with many of his mentors including Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Chet Atkins. Today he tours the country perfoming solo, with Doc Watson and with his band The Lightning Bolts.



Holt is also well known for his television and radio series. He is host of public television's Folkways, a North Carolina program that takes the viewer through the Southern Mountains visiting traditional craftsmen and musicians. He served as host of The Nashville Network's Fire on the Mountain, Celebration Express and American Music Shop. He has been a frequent guest on Hee Haw, Nashville Now and The Grand Ole Opry. He can also be seen as a musician in the popular film O Brother, Where Art Thou?.



Guitarist Richard Watson, Doc's grandson (Merle's son) learned some blues runs from his dad, and Doc's tutored him for more than a decade. In 1999, Doc and Richard released an album together called Third Generation Blues.



This concert is the first in PineCone's 2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh's premier performing arts center. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12. Tickets are available through PineCone's box office (919-664-8302) or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Progress Energy Center. We hope you'll join us for this special night featuring some of North Carolina's own finest traditional musicians!



The series resumes on Friday, Jan. 7 with a special duo performance by Tim O'Brien and Bryan Sutton, and IBMA's 2010 Entertainers of the Year Dailey & Vincent return to Raleigh on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro makes a repeat performance on the PineCone stage on Saturday, Feb. 12, and the Sam Bush Band performs five days later with special guests Bearfoot (Thursday, Feb. 17). The series concludes on Sunday, March 13 with The Chieftains, which PineCone presents with Broadway Series South. Complete information about the 2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series is available at http://www.pinecone.org.



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PineCone—the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is a private, nonprofit, charitable membership organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting traditional music, dance and other folk performing arts.

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Feature from the Flamekeeper Newsletter

I found this feature of The Michal Cleveland and Flamekeeper Newsletter  to be very interesting. I hope you enjoy it too.
John



Welcome, Flamekeeper fans, to the first edition of Typewriter Tom – your online source for Flamekeeper facts and fiction, trivia, interviews with the guys in the band plus occasional wise sayings from Benjamin Franklin – all of it presented in a writing style that surely would have drained the last drop of red ink from my high school English teacher’s Bic pen.



Since this column is brand new, here’s some background info for you connoisseurs of fine literature: First, the actual typewriter in question is a manual machine built in the 1960s by the Royal Typewriter Company of Hartford, CT, and which can be found today in the back room of Gilbert’s Hobby Shop in my hometown of Gettysburg, PA.


Secondly, I’d like to invite readers to submit questions for the band which we will answer in the Reader’s Forum each month. In the likely event that we receive no questions in a given month, we’ll make something up and then answer it to the best of our collective abilities.


Feature Story


We’ve been working in Nashville on the new band album and I asked Mike how he got connected with engineer Steve Chandler and producer Jeff White. “I’ve worked with Jeff and Steve since 2001. Vicki Simmons told me about Hilltop Studio and Steve Chandler. She said Steve had enthusiasm for the old stuff, you know, traditional ‘grass, and was into cutting things ‘live’ rather than using a click track and doing all of the parts separately.”


“I’ve known Jeff White since I was 16, when I played at the IBMA Fan Fest with him. As far as producing, I had originally asked Jeff Guernsey to produce “Flame Keeper” (Mike’s first album for Rounder, released 2002) but something came up and he couldn’t do it, so at the rehearsal session at Jeff White’s house, I asked Jeff (White) to produce the record.” Mike has worked with Jeff and Steve on all of his studio albums – Flame Keeper (2002), Let ‘Er Go, Boys (2006), Leavin’ Town (2008) and the new, as yet untitled CD to be released in March, next year.


Mike and I talked about working at Hilltop Studios on the “Leavin’ Town” CD, and the following story emerged about Steve Chandler and Mike’s fiddle: “We’d been in Nashville working on ‘Leavin’ Town’ and we went to Branson, Missouri to play for three or four days. Not until the morning of the first show did we realize that my fiddle was still in Nashville – not in the studio but in the hotel where we’d been staying. I called back there and Steve picked up my fiddle and took care of it until we got back to town. I had to borrow a fiddle in Branson for the shows there. When I got back to Hilltop to get my fiddle, Ken Irwin (producer, Rounder Records) was there working on the Dry Branch Fire Squad’s record, “Echoes of the Mountains” and he asked me if I would play fiddle on some of the songs.” And there you have it. Mike’s fiddle turns up missing and in the end he not only gets his fiddle back but adds yet another album to his already lengthy discography.



(Above Photo: Mike at the mixing console with Steve Chandler and Jeff White, October, 2010.)


Reader’s Forum

Jim from Floyd, Virginia writes: What music have the guys been listening to recently?


Mike – the Bill Monroe 1950s CD box set and the Eddie Stubbs (radio) Show.

Jesse – the album X&Y by Coldplay.

Marshall – Peter Rowan’s new CD, “Legacy”.

Jessie – Michael Jackson’s 1982 album, “Thriller”.

Tom – Bob Dylan’s album, “Blues"

Birthdays This Month


November 17 – Tom Adams (Tom has registered for gifts with Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine.)

Next Month


We’re headed to Europe for a 16-city tour in December, with most of the performances taking place in Germany. In the December Newsletter we’ll talk with Jesse and Marshall about past trips to Germany.


Until next time, be well and be sure to follow Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper on Facebook. Invite your friends to sign up for our newsletter and don’t miss the next edition of Typewriter Tom.

“The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

Upcoming Shows

October 23rd Lenoir City, NC Broyhill Center with Dale Ann Bradley

November 12th Springfield, IL Crowne Plaza Hotel Festival

November 13th Rockwood, MI Carlson High School

December 3rd-18th Tour of Germany and Switzerland

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Peter Rowan is the real thing

The guitarist and songwriter revisits his growing Legacy



by Stratton Lawrence

Photo by Tim Benco




Backed by his veteran band, Peter Rowan delivers inspired music of all shades

.Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

Sun. Oct. 17

8 p.m.

$22, $20/advance

Pour House


When Peter Rowan sings, "Amen, holy, hallelujah," telling the tale of burying his father as snow fell down on Easter morning, there's no questioning the honesty in his voice. Just as if he sang the traditional "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" about losing his mother, we'd believe that he was feeling those words in his soul.



But Peter Rowan actually wrote "Father, Mother," on his new album, Legacy, about his dad's passing, and it's all true. In fact, the album's 13 tracks include 10 new songs by Rowan, all of which sound as if they could be traditional tunes passed on by bluegrass bands for half a century.



There's no doubt some will be. Rowan wrote a few of bluegrass music's most widely known and covered songs, including "Midnight Moonlight" and "Panama Red." He began his career as a guitarist and lead singer in Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys, a position that alone gave him permanent status among the genre's elite. From there, however, he buddied up with David "Dawg" Grisman in the cross-over acoustic outfit Earth Opera before helping to found Old and in the Way with Jerry Garcia.



Rowan dabbled in rock and reggae in the years since, but always with his distinctive bluegrass twist. With his Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band debut on Legacy, however, he's returned to pure tradition. Longtime collaborators Keith Little (banjo), Paul Knight (bass), and Jody Stecher (mandolin) round out his quartet on the album, along with guest appearances by such bluegrass greats as Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Gillian Welch, Tim O'Brien, and Dave Rawlings.



"Bluegrass has become kind of generalized, so I'm happy to have a band that believes in my writing and wants to make real bluegrass music, the kind of bluegrass I see as being real," says Rowan. Full story in the Charleston City Paper

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Traditional Ties, 10/17/10, Playlist

Contact info for new adds:

 
Balsam Range - http://www.balsamrange.com/ - http://crossroadsmusic.com/


Big Country Bluegrass - http://www.bigcountrybluegrass.com/ - http://www.rebelrecords.com/


Mac Martin & Ed Brozi - http://www.pxrec.com/







Air Time

Artist Name

Song Title

Album Name

Label

Duration



10:00 PM

Kenny Baker

Jerusalem Ridge (Theme)

Plays Bill Monroe

County

2;00



10:02 PM

Balsam Range

Calling Caroline

Trains I Missed

Mountain Home

2:51



10:07 PM

Mac Martin & Ed Brozi

Sun Racer

Sun Racer

Patuxent

1:58



10:11 PM

Big Country Bluegrass

All the Way to Nothing

The Boys in Hats and Ties

Rebel

2:21



10:14 PM

Jeanette Williams

Enough of You

Thank You for Caring

Blue Circle

2:37



10:16 PM

Farewell Drifters

Sunnyside Drive

Yellow Tag Mondays

Heart Squeeze / 30 Tigers

2:57



10:19 PM

Boxcars

Take Me On the Midnight Train

The Boxcars

Mountain Home

3:31



10:22 PM

Cedar Hill

I've Got a Thing About Doors

I've Got a Thing About Doors

Blue Circle

3:30



10:26 PM

Big Country Bluegrass

Prodigal 5

The Boys in Hats and Ties

Rebel

2:48



10:31 PM

Balsam Range

The Touch

Trains I Missed

Mountain Home

3:40



10:35 PM

Ridgerunners

Take Just a Minute for Him

Take Just a Minute for Him

Blue Circle

3:45



10:38 PM

Summertown Road

Hide Me Rock of Ages

Summertown Road

Rounder

2:42



10:40 PM

Don Rigsby

Then Y' Ain't

The Voice of God

Rebel

3;21



10:45 PM

Big Country Bluegrass

I'm Gonna Walk the Steets of Gold

The Boys in Hats and Ties

Rebel

2:23



10:48 PM

Rich in Tradition

Let's All Go Down to the River

Black Mountain Special

Mountain Roads

3:06



10:51 PM

Mac Martin & Ed Brozi

God Made Everthing

Sun Racer

Patuxent

1;38



10:53 PM

Paul Williams

There's Still Time

Just a Little Closer Home

Rebel

3:03



10:56 PM

Paul Williams

The Lord Still Lives in This Old House

Just a Little Closer Home

Rebel

3:18



11:00 PM

True Bluegrass

With Care from Someone (Theme)

True Bluegrass 1979

True Bluegrass

2:00



11:02 PM

Balsam Range

Trains I Missed

Trains I Missed

Mountain Home

3:48



11:06 PM

Balsam Range

East Virginia Blues

Trains I Missed

Mountain Home

2;54



11:09 PM

Balasm Range

Heart That Won't Stop Loving You

Trains I Missed

Mountain Home

2:50



11:13 PM

Balsam Range

Memory of You

Trains I Missed

Mountain Home

2:57



11:17 PM

Big Country Bluegrass

Music for the Soul

The Boys in Hats and Ties

Rebel

2:59



11:21 PM

Mac Martin & Ed Brozi

The Little Red Caboose

Sun Racer

Patuxent

2:51



11:24 PM

Dailey & Vincent

Flowers on the Wall

Sing the Statler Brothers

Cracker Barrel

2:24



11:25 PM

Allegheny Drifters

Long Lonesome Night Without End

Can't Wait

Allegheny Drifters

3:38



11:31 PM

Big Country Bluegrass

Pages of Time

The Boys in Hats and Ties

Rebel

2:39



11:33 PM

Mac Martin & Ed Brozi

Rock My Cradle Once Again

Sun Racer

Patuxent

1:53



11:35 PM

Peter Rowan

Lord Hamilton's Yearling

Legacy

Compass

3:37



11:39 PM

Mickey Harris

Farewell Party

Dog House Blues

MJH

3:40



11:43 PM

Big Country Bluegrass

You Don't Have Far to Go

The Boys in Hats and Ties

Rebel

2:57



11:47 PM

Mac Martin & Ed Brozi

Billy Richardson's Last Ride

Sun Racer

Patuxent

3:05



11:50 PM

Claire Lynch

My Florida Sunshine

Whatcha You Gonna Do

Rounder

3:00



11:53 PM

Steep Canyon Rangers

Have Mercy

Deep in the Shade

Rebel

3:13



11:56 PM

Grascals

Blue Rock Slide

The Famous Lefty Flynn's

Rounder

4:15



JOHN TROUT, WYEP FM, PITTSBURGH, PA. tties91@hotmail.com/

'TRADITIONAL TIES'- NEW RELEASE BLUEGRASS WITH FEATURES. 91.3 WYEP, http://www.wyep.org/ 10:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.) Sundays. Streaming Audio

1608 JEFFERSON ST, LATROBE PA, 15650 -2940



'TRADITIONAL TIES' - 25 YEARS IN 2010



Link to Traditional Ties web pages:

http://wyep.org/traditionalties/

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Curly Seckler, Andy Griffith, Doc Watson, others inducted into N C Hall of Fame

By Karen Cimino Wilson, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C.


Oct. 09--KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- The N.C. Music Hall of Fame, located in Kannapolis, inducted 13 music legends including Andy Griffith into its halls during a star-studded evening filled with memories and music.


The induction ceremony was held in the Core Lab of the North Carolina Research Campus Thursday night.


Griffith, who was inducted for his Gospel recordings, was too ill to attend.


Other performing artists inducted this year include: Maurice Williams, a recording artist from Charlotte who was best known for his 1960 Billboard No. 1 hit "Stay" recorded by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs; Donna Fargo, a popular country singer in the 1970s with crossover hits like "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." and "Funny Face;" Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, whose "Feudin' Banjos" was featured in the 1972 movie "Deliverance;" George Hamilton IV, a country recording artist originally from Winston-Salem, who was best known for his Billboard Country hit "Abilene;" Doc Watson who holds seven Grammys for his flat-picking bluegrass music; Curly Seckler, a 90-year-old bluegrass musician and singer from China Grove who has been performing for 75 years; Dr. Billy Taylor, a jazz pianist and composer from Greenville, N.C., who has performed with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis; and Shirley Caesar, a gospel recording artist from Durham who has 10 Grammys.



Seckler, who was born on Christmas Day in 1919, was also honored with proclamations from the N.C. General Assembly and Gov. Beverly Perdue. The 90-year-old kept the audience laughing with stories about growing up picking cotton on his parent's farm in China Grove and telling his mother he was going to quit.

Full report in The California Chronicle

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Claire Lynch Band brings a little slice of heaven to Port

Newburyport — “I've always thought Claire Lynch has the voice of an angel. I'm a fan.” So says Emmylou Harris, a music legend who has used Lynch on her own CDs.



Harris isn’t the only one singing Lynch’s praises: on Sept. 30 Lynch was named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2010 IBMA awards show.



You can hear the voice of this angel at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Saturday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m.



Lynch will appear with her band, consisting of Mark Schatz, Jason Thomas and Matt Wingate - a spectacular combination of fine musicians who knock-out audiences wherever they go. Her shows are characteristically filled with powerful songs, extraordinary vocals, and top-of-the-line musicianship so it’s no wonder the fan base is wide and growing. They will perform songs from the latest CD “Whatcha Gonna Do” as well as other favorites.



The Atlanta Journal Constitution tagged Lynch “the perfect mix of that famed trio Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. She’s got the interpretive skills of Ronstadt, the clear and pure voice of Harris and the bluegrass soul of Parton.” To hear Lynch with her band, live or recorded, is to experience bluegrass, folk, swing and country adroitly mixed with charm, mastery, and signature innovation.



Growing up in the New York town of Kingston, Lynch that music came naturally. “My mother liked show tunes. My family was involved in church; it was a big part of our lives. And so there was church music. I had two sisters who also sang – we all sang, around the table at dinner or in the car...anywhere.” She jokes that her family had “a song for every occasion.” Complete story in The Neuburyport Current

Alecia Nugent Band at Station Inn

When: Sat., Oct. 9, 9 p.m.


Price: $12


Louisiana gal Alecia Nugent’s in a good place these days, figuratively speaking, having announced her engagement to Blue Highway guitarist/songwriter/singer Tim Stafford. Their gain will soon be Nashville’s, too, as the couple plans to reside part-time in the vicinity. In the meantime, Nugent continues to serve up the compelling blend of classic and contemporary bluegrass and country music that has earned her three Rounder albums (including the latest, Hillbilly Goddess) considerable acclaim from critics, fans and fellow musicians alike. With a voice that can deliver strength and conviction as easily as vulnerability and pure romantic misery, Nugent can keep an audience hanging on every note with outstanding support from a band anchored on the low end by newly-arrived bassist (and outstanding harmony singer) Beth Lawrence. Full story by Jon Weisberger in the Nashville Scene

Friday, October 8, 2010

'Sounds of the Grateful Dead' a fitting tribute

By David Malachowski


Reviewer





ARTIST: Jesse McReynolds & Friends



ALBUM: Songs Of The Grateful Dead: A Tribute to Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter (Woodstock Records)



YOU might not know it, but Jesse McReynolds is a legend.



He is a bluegrass pioneer, for decades on the Grand Ole Opry as part of Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys. The famed duo with his brother continued until Jim’s untimely death in 2002, now he carries on as on his own.



Besides Bill Monroe (who would gladly tell you that he invented bluegrass), McReynolds is one of the world’s top mandolin players, in fact, he even has a style named after him “McReynolds crosspicking.”



Obviously a departure, this record came about in part because his new wife is a Grateful Dead fan, and the timeless music resonated with McReynolds. From the first strums of McReynold’s mandolin on “Black Muddy River,” you know you’re in for a treat. McReynold’s voice is capable, and he digs deep into the lyric. But it’s his sure handedness, his perfectly even strum, that’s been played from the biggest stages in the world to the cozy country mountains of southwest Virginia, home if his youth, that gives this record weight.

Full story in The Daily Freeman

DAILEY & VINCENT INAUGURAL HOMECOMING CONCERT RAISES OVER $30,000 FOR DAILEY & VINCENT HELPING HANDS FUND

NASHVILLE, TENN. (October 8, 2010)—Dailey & Vincent are proud to announce that their inaugural Homecoming Concert at the Jackson County High School Football Field in Gainesboro, Tennessee, on October 2 raised $31,693.50 for the Dailey & Vincent Helping Hands Fund.



The Dailey & Vincent Helping Hands Fund, administered through the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, exists to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged children of Tennessee’s Jackson and DeKalb Counties to meet immediate medical, nutritional and educational needs not covered by insurance or other means, while acknowledging the God-given gifts, potential and dignity of each child. Funds raised at the concert, attended by over 2,000 people, will be divided evenly for use in Jackson and DeKalb Counties.



The Quebe Sisters Band opened the show, which was emceed by WSM air personality and Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs.



Dailey & Vincent, who last week claimed their third consecutive Entertainer of the Year title at the International Bluegrass Music Awards, along with Vocal Group and Album of the Year, are quick to credit the homecoming concert’s supporters and volunteers. “We want to thank everyone who supported the concert by buying a ticket or making a donation. We’re extremely thankful to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and to Bill Carter and the Rector High School Helping Hands Foundation of Rector, Arkansas, for covering the costs of putting on the concert,” said Jamie Dailey.





“Because of their generosity, 100 percent of the ticket sales and other donations went directly into the fund,” added Darrin Vincent. “And we couldn’t have staged an event like this without the help of a dedicated team of volunteers, so we want to thank them, as well.”



Prior to the concert, Jackson County Mayor John Cason and Gainesboro Mayor John Fox read a proclamation declaring October 2, 2010 as Dailey & Vincent Day in Jackson County and the town of Gainesboro.



For additional information on Dailey & Vincent, please visit DaileyVincent.com.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Traditional Ties, 10/10/10, Playlist

Contact info for new adds:


Rhonda Vincent - http://www.rhondavincent.com/


The Boxcars - http://www.classactentertainment.com/Boxcars.html - http://crossroadsmusic.com/



Aiir Time

Artist Name

Song Title

Album Name

Label

Duration



10:00 PM

Kenny Baker

Jerusalem Ridge (Theme)

Plays Bill Monroe

County

2:00



10:02 PM

Rhonda Vincent

Ragin' Live for You

Taken

Upper Management

3:40



10:08 PM

Boxcars

December 13 th

The Boxcars

Mountain Home

3:09



10:13 PM

Ken Mellons

Rural Route

Rural Route

Julebox Junkie

3:11



10:16 PM

Peter Rowan

The Raven

Legacy

Compass

3:22



10:21 PM

Big Country Bluegrass

The First Rose

The Boys in Hats and Ties

Rebel

2:52



10:24 PM

Allegheny Drifers

Blue Missouri Shadows

Can't Wait

Allegheny Drifters

3:09



10:27 PM

Boxcars

Jumpin' the Track

The Boxcars

Mountain Home

3:47



10:31 PM

Rhonda Vincent

God is Watching

Taken

Upper Management

3:20



10:34 PM

Mickey Harris

Take Just a Minute for Him

Dog House Blues

MJH

4:18



10:38 PM

Carolina Road

Jesus Is My Rock

Carolina Hurricane

Rural Rhythm

2:33



10:41 PM

Paul Williams

Anywhere Is Home

Just a Little Closer Home

Rebel

3:04



10:45 PM

Peter Rowan

Let Me walk Lord By Your Side

Legacy

Compass

3:36



10:49 PM

Dailey & Vincent

The Brave Apostles Twelve

Sing the Statler Brothers

Cracker Barrel

2:14



10:51 PM

Claire Lynch

Face to Face

Whatcha You Gonna Do

Rounder

3:55



10:55 PM

Barry Scott

Is That the Lights of Home

In God's Time

Rebel

4:09



11:00 PM

True Bluegrass

With Care from Someone (Theme)

True Bluegrass 1979

True Bluegrass

2:00



11:02 PM

Rhonda Vincent

Taken

Taken

Upper Management

3:38



11:07 PM

Rhonda Vincent

Back on My Mind

Taken

Upper Management

3:06



11:11 PM

Rhonda Vincent

Sweet Summertime

Taken

Upper Management

2:46



11:14 PM

Rhonda Vincent

Tonight My Baby's Coming Home

Taken

Upper Management

4:04



11:20 PM

Boxcars

Went Back Home Today

TheBoxcars

Mountain Home

2:52



11:23 PM

Snyder Family

Bill Cheatam

Comin' on Strong

Mountain Roads

4:43



11:27 PM

Grascals

I'm Blue I'm Lonesome

The Famous Lefty Flynn's

Rounder

2:54



11:30 PM

Junior Sisk

Humble Man

Heartaches and Dreams

Rebel

3:13



11:34 PM

Boxcars

Log Cabin in the Lane

The Boxcars

Mountain Home

3:16



11:38 PM

Infamous Stringdusters

Seventeen Cents

Things That Fly

Sugar Hill

2:40



11:41 PM

Summertown Road

Right Back to the Start

Summertown Road

Rural Rhythm

2:49



11:43 PM

Rich in Tradition

Swinging Bridge

Black Mountain Special

Mountain Roads

2:32



11:46 PM

Boxcars

You Can Take Your Time

The Boxcars

Mountain Home

3:24



11:50 PM

Blue Moon Rising

Time to Be Moving on

Strange New World

Rural Rhythm

2:15



11:52 PM

Balasm Range

Train I Missed

Trains I Missed

Mountain Home

3:43



11:57 PM

Steep Canyon Rangers

Mourning Dove

Deep in the Shade

Rebel

2:34









JOHN TROUT, WYEP FM, PITTSBURGH, PA. tties91@hotmail.com/

'TRADITIONAL TIES'- NEW RELEASE BLUEGRASS WITH FEATURES. 91.3 WYEP, http://www.wyep.org/ 10:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.) Sundays. Streaming Audio

1608 JEFFERSON ST, LATROBE PA, 15650 -2940



'TRADITIONAL TIES' - 25 YEARS IN 2010



Link to Traditional Ties web pages:

http://wyep.org/traditionalties/

Monday, October 4, 2010

THE GRASCALS and Rounder Records Part Ways After Successful, Six-Year Run


Nashville, TN ( October 4, 2010) -- Two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year THE GRASCALS have parted ways with Rounder Records, the label that has been instrumental in the group's success since 2004. "We appreciate them believing in us from the get-go, says THE GRASCALS' mandolin maestro, Danny Roberts."They've meant so much to us and they supported us completely."

The parting is amicable, according to THE GRASCALS' manager, Kirt Webster. "It was simply time for a change, and both parties realized that. We have nothing but respect for the label and the work they've done for us," he adds.
Fans can learn more about THE GRASCALS at http://www.grascals.com/.

Traditional Ties, 10/03/10, Playlist

Thanks to all for your generous support, last night and over the years.






Air Time

Artist Name

Song Title

Album Name

Label

Duration



10:02 PM

Balsam Range

East Virginia Blues

Trains I Missed

Mountain Home

2:54



10:05 PM

Cedar Gill

I've Got A Thing About Doors

I've Got A Thing About Doors

Blue Circle

3:30



10:08 PM

Dailey & Vincent

Hello Mary Lou

Sing The Statler Brothers

Cracker Barrel

2:20



10:16 PM

Rhonda Vincent

Ragin' Live For You Tonight

Taken

Upper Management

3:40



10:19 PM

Allegheny Drifters

Can't Wait

Can't Wait

Allegheny Drifters

2:18



10:21 PM

Snyder Family Band

Cattle In The Cane

Comin' On Strong

Mountain Road

3:24



10:30 PM

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

Let Me Walk Lord, By Your Side

Legacy

Compass

3:38



10:33 PM

The Gibson Brothers

Ring The Bell

Ring The Bell

Compass

3:46



10:37 PM

Special Consensus

Land Up In The Air

35

Compass

1:56



10:44 PM

Lou Reid

God's Front Porch

Sounds Like Heaven To Me

Rural Rhythm

3:00



10:47 PM

Crowe-Williams-Lawson

Stormy Waters

Old Friends Get Together

Mountain Home

3:28



10:50 PM

Sweet Potato Pie

People Get Ready

Journey Called Life

Mountain Fever

3:30



10:58 PM

Doyle Lawson

Light On My Feet, Ready To Fly

Light On My Feet, Ready To Fly

Horizon

2:36



11:02 PM

True Bluegrass

With Care From Someone

1979

True Bluegrass

2:35



11:07 PM

Mac Martin & Ed Brozi

Sun Racer

The Shadyside Sessions

Patuxent

1:58



11:09 PM

Larry Stephenson

Give This Message To Your Heart

20th Anniversary

Pinecastle

2:53



11:16 PM

The Boxcars

Take Me On The Midnight Train

The Boxcars

Mountain Home

3:31



11:20 PM

Jerry Butler & The Blu J's

A Stranger In My Own Hometown

A Stranger In My Hometown

Blue Circle

3:11



11:23 PM

Tim Martin

Tackett Branch

Bluegrass Fiddle

Patuxent

2:45



11:35 PM

Big Country Bluegrass

The Boys In Hats And Ties

The Boys In Hats And Ties

Rebel

2:28



11:38 PM

Claire Lynch

My Florida Sunshine

Whatcha Gonna Do

Rounder

3:00



11:41 PM

Junior Sisk

Humble Man

Heartaches & Dreams

Rebel

3:13



11:49 PM

The Grascals

Last Train From Clarksville

The Famous Lefty Flynns

Rounder

2:59



11:52 PM

Lonesome River Band

Record Time Machine

Still Learning

Rural Rhythm

2:55



11:57 PM

Darren Beachley

Quicksand

Legends Of The Patomac

Patuxent

2:40



JOHN TROUT, WYEP FM, PITTSBURGH, PA. tties91@hotmail.com

'TRADITIONAL TIES'- NEW RELEASE BLUEGRASS WITH FEATURES. 91.3 WYEP, http://www.wyep.org 10:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.) Sundays. Streaming Audio

1608 JEFFERSON ST, LATROBE PA, 15650 -2940



'TRADITIONAL TIES' - 25 YEARS IN 2010



Link to Traditional Ties web pages:

http://wyep.org/traditionalties

Sunday, October 3, 2010

IBMA to Premier Online Webinars in November

In addition to professional development offered at the IBMA Business Conference in Nashville in the fall, the organization is initiating online courses with discounts for members. The first webinar, entitled "Online Marketing Tips for Bands," will premier November 15 at $40/members and $50/non-members. Stay tuned for registration information in mid-October.
 
Registration information will be posted here when it's made available or you can contact the IBMA through their website. http://www.ibma.org/
 
(Source - IBMA,  "International Bluegrass")

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Who Is Reading This Blog

Summery of the last 500 visitors by city,


Num Perc. City Region Country Name

193 38.60% Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States

18 3.60% Somerset Pennsylvania United States

15 3.00% Gibsonia Pennsylvania United States

14 2.80% United States

10 2.00% Kingsport Tennessee United States

10 2.00% Belleville Ontario Canada

8 1.60% Winchester Kentucky United States

6 1.20% Hillsville Virginia United States

5 1.00% San Francisco California United States

5 1.00% Nashville Tennessee United States

5 1.00% Midlothian Virginia United States

4 0.80% Calabash North Carolina United States

4 0.80% Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States

4 0.80% Clinton Maryland United States

4 0.80% Knoxville Maryland United States

4 0.80% Mount Airy North Carolina United States

4 0.80% Safford Arizona United States

3 0.60% Steubenville Ohio United States

3 0.60% Oakland California United States

3 0.60% Copperopolis California United States

3 0.60% Manchester Manchester United Kingdom

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Dailey & Vincent Honored With Five International Bluegrass Music Awards

Dailey & Vincent, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Adam Steffey, The Gibson Brothers and Russell Moore Receive Multiple Awards

(For a complete list of awards see previous post)






NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) - The 21st Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, hosted by Sharon and Cheryl White and Jerry Douglas, was broadcast live on Sirius XM from Nashville, Tennessee's historic Ryman Auditorium on September 30, 2010. Dailey & Vincent took home top honors with their third consecutive award for Entertainer of the Year.



Dailey & Vincent were also recipients of their third straight Vocal Group of the Year award, their second award for Album of the Year for Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, Recorded Event of the Year with Larry Stephenson for "Give This Message to Your Heart" and Best Graphic Design for Recorded Project (Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers), awarded to Cracker Barrel's Julie Craig in an earlier ceremony.



Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper received three awards, including Instrumental Group of the Year, Cleveland's eighth Fiddle Player of the Year award and Marshall Wilborn's second consecutive award for Bass Player of the Year.



Adam Steffey accepted two awards, including his seventh Mandolin Player of the Year award and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for "Durang's Hornpipe." The Gibson Brothers were recognized with two honors, their first since 1998, with "Ring the Bell" for Song of the Year and Gospel Performance of the Year. Receiving two awards tonight, The Josh Williams Band won Emerging Artist of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year (Josh Williams).



Other instrumentalist awards included Rob Ickes with his twelfth award for Dobro Player of the Year and The Grascals' Kristin Scott Benson for her third consecutive honor for Banjo Player of the Year.



Russell Moore of IIIrd Tyme Out accepted his third award for Male Vocalist of the Year. Claire Lynch received her second award for Female Vocalist of the Year.



Louise Scruggs and John Hartford were posthumously inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The IBMA's Distinguished Achievement Award honorees were Benjamin F. "Tex" Logan, Sherry Boyd, Lynn Morris, Richard Weize and Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick.



It was an evening of heartfelt and humorous moments, surprise guests and honors for a diverse mix of new artists and longtime favorites.