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The del Mccoury Band

For more than 50 years, Del McCoury's music has defined authenticity for hard-core bluegrass devotees as well as a growing number of fans only vaguely familiar with the genre. Del is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly honkytonks, at schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, yet also a commandingly vital presence today, from primetime and late night TV to major music festivals.

In 1992, Del formed the current version of his band and called it The Del McCoury Band.  Sons Ronnie and Rob have both been in the band for more than 25 years, and it is one of the most consistent lineups of any Bluegrass band in history with just one member change in 25 years.  Beginning in the mid-90’s the band won the IBMA’s Entertainer of the Year Award an unprecedented nine times in 11 years, and continues to be the most awarded artist in the history of Bluegrass music.  Though this time period propelled the Del McCoury Band to the top of the bluegrass world, it also gave birth to a more startling phenomenon: the emergence of the group onto the larger musical scene as a unique torchbearer for the entire sweep of bluegrass and its history. For it turned out that the unmistakable authenticity of McCoury’s music-along with his good-natured willingness to keep alert for new sounds and new opportunities had bred fans in some unlikely places.

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the travelin’ mccourys

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The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online—entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music.

No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work—a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating.

Videos

“Travelin” “Let Her Go” “Cumberland Blues” “Loser”

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Sam bush

From teen fiddle champion to groundbreaking mandolinist to universally revered “King of Telluride,” there is only one Sam Bush.  The son of Kentucky reared on Bill Monroe’s bluegrass came of age in the counter-culture cyclone of the late ‘60s. In the genre’s outsiders like the Osborne Brothers and The Dillards, Bush heard the future, and by the dawn of the 1970s was leading his own New Grass Revival, driven by the power of rock-and-roll and the freedom of improvisational jazz.   Bush and his hippie co-conspirators changed the bluegrass landscape, touring with Leon Russell, winning fans at festivals across the country, including favored status at Telluride, and recording Grammy-winning songs. At the group’s peak, after taking aim at the top of the Country charts, Bush walked away. Subsequent stints with Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett brought him well-deserved recognition, numerous awards, and the gushing respect of a whole new generation of bluegrass upstarts.  The once rebellious apprentice had become the genre’s gold-standard master. And now, for fans everywhere, the DVD documentary telling Bush’s full story, Revival: The Sam Bush Story, not only chronicles the life and career of the newgrass creator, but weaves an emotional, inspiring story about the risks and rewards of being a musical iconoclast.

VIDEOs

Revival: The Sam Bush Story “Girl From the North Country”

“Freight Train Boogie” “Sailin’ Shoes”

“Eight More Miles to Louisville”

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Hot Rize

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It didn’t take long after Tim O’Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, and Charles Sawtelle first appeared onstage together in 1978 for the bluegrass music world to realize that the Colorado band, Hot Rize, was something special. And by the time they bowed off the stage as a full-time act in 1990, they’d not only climbed to the top of that world as the International Bluegrass Music Association’s very first Entertainers of the Year, but their stature was recognized across the board, with a nomination for a then-new bluegrass Grammy, a four-star album review in Rolling Stone, tours across four continents, and a legion of up-and-coming, broad-minded young musicians ranging from String Cheese Incident to mando monster Chris Thile learning their songs and singing their praises.

Videos

Wichita Lineman - Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash

Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash Promo Video

Night of the Living Red; How Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers Almost Destroyed RockyGrass


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the gibson brothers

The Gibson Brothers’ brand of bluegrass is a visceral mix of heritage and soaring harmony, making them the premiere brother duet of the genre, following in the footsteps of legendary brother acts such as the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and the Osborne Brothers.

The Gibson Brothers will release their 14th album, Mockingbird, on November 9th, 2018 via Easy Eye Sound. The album, produced by Grammy Award winners Dan Auerbach and Fergie Ferguson, is not just a return to form for the Gibson Brothers, but also a rebirth, and builds on the brothers’ Bluegrass legacy and finds them playing a mix of country, soul and seventies rock. "The songs on this album are the sounds we heard growing up, riding around with our dad, who was a farmer, in his pickup, or with our mom in her station wagon,” says Leigh. “This sound was on the radio.” He cites the Eagles, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, and the warm country sounds of Don Williams, Emmylou Harris and Waylon Jennings as influences for the album.

What does this mean for you? You now have the option of a Bluegrass show or what we are calling a show with the Mockingbird Band, with drums, steel guitar, telecaster, electric bass, and the same great vocals and songs.

Videos

“Everybody Hurts” “They Called It Music”

“Remember Who You Are” “Something Coming to Me”

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sierra hull

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Sierra Hull—singer, mandolinist, and former child prodigy who signed with Rounder at age 13 and distinguished herself by becoming the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

Her resume is strong having performed at many iconic venues and places like Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Red Rocks, the Beacon Theater, and on and on. She also had the distinct privilege of performing at the White House. In recent years her music has led to many awards including three IBMA mandolin trophies in a row as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album for her 2016 release, Weighted Mind.

She has performed with such notable industry heavyweights as Garth Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, The Indigo Girls, her mentor Alison Krauss, and the list goes on and on.

In 2019, Sierra Hull will be touring behind a new album that will take her to new heights,

Videos

“Black River” “Weighted Mind” “Mad World” “Daybreak In Dixie”

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the kruger brothers

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Exquisite American folk music rooted in classical traditions

”The music they make is a tribute to the very idea that indeed America is a melting pot and the sounds that were birthed from the heartland find a universal touchstone.” ~Lee Zimmerman, No Depression Magazine

Jens Kruger, considered by many a “modern day Mozart”, was awarded the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2013, nominated for International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year in 2016, and is a member of the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame.

Available as a trio, 7-piece with the Kontras Quartet, or with full orchestras and ensembles.

Available to perform multiple, unique sets at the same event or venue

Videos

Performing with Steve Martin on The Late Show with David Letterman

Jens performing Bach Cello Suite No. 1

Performing Appalachian Concerto at Merlefest:

Live at the 2017 NAMM show

Live at Merlefest collaborating with Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas

Full Orchestra Promo for Music From The Spring

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chatham county line

Based on looks alone, Chatham County Line conjures a sepia-toned timelessness by huddling around a single microphone on stage, playing traditional string band instrumentation while clad in suits and ties. But for nearly two decades, the Raleigh, NC-based outfit has consistently crafted top-notch, original modern acoustic music that draws upon American roots forefathers while acknowledging its own members’ backgrounds in rock bands.

Built around songwriter/guitarist Dave Wilson’s clever lines and compelling vignettes, their sound is a treasure trove of the wistful balladry and dynamic toe-tappers that have become hallmarks of the band. John Teer (mandolin/fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass) add stellar three- and four-part harmonies for vocal highlights, while their impeccable yet unconventional picking—rooted in bluegrass but informed by a wealth of other influences—impresses without overshadowing Wilson’s rich storytelling.

Videos

“Crop Comes In” at SXSW Music Fog Showcase
“Chip Of A Star” NRK Radio, Oslo, Norway
“Wildwood” at SWSW Music Fog Showcase
“Living In Raleigh Now” (official)

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 the po’ ramblin’ boys

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The Po' Ramblin' Boys' energetic and unapologetically vintage sound points to the golden era of bluegrass music, all the while appealing to a fresh audience hungry for authenticity. It’s music for the fans of Monroe, Martin, Scruggs and Stanley but also for fans who discovered bluegrass in the age of Billy Strings, Trampled By Turtles and Greensky Bluegrass. Mixing in healthy doses of their own original material, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are breath of fresh air on the roots music scene today.

 2018 WINNER for IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year award

“When I hear The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys I’m taken back to when I first fell in love with this music. Each is a master of their craft, but it’s the special joy they take in playing it “the old time way” that commands your attention. This music hails from a time before people saw bluegrass and country music as separate things, and the band accomplishes that most difficult of musical tasks by capturing the manic energy of their live shows in the studio." - John Lawless, Bluegrass Today

videos

Grassland Jam, 2017

Lost All My Money But a Two-Dollar Bill (Live at Casino Guitars – 2018)

Next Train South – Radio Bristol Sessions - 2017

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mile twelve

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With their hearts in traditional music and their heads in the 21st century, Mile Twelve is cutting a new path. With strong connections to Boston’s Berklee College of Music and each member choosing music as a vocation very early in life, this vibrant group confidently walks the line between contemporary and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and complex instrumental pieces from diverse influences that has garnered them respect among not only top tier festivals but their musical peers as well.

VOTED IBMA 2017 Momentum Band of The Year

NOMINEE for IBMA 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year

“In recent years, Boston’s Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory have added extra fire to that city’s already churning cauldron of traditional string players. Out of this spicy soup jumps Mile Twelve, a group of five accomplished bluegrass musicians who write, sing, and play like the wind. Serious players who have serious fun, Mile Twelve is a group to watch in the coming decade." - Tim O’Brien

Videos

“Ace of Hearts” - live “Onwards” – from debut album

“The Margaret Keene” – Official

“Sunny Side of Town” – live at Emelin Theater

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joe craven  

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Creativity educator, former museum curator, visual artist, actor/storyteller, event emcee and recipient of the 2009 Folk Alliance Far-West Performer of the Year, Joe has made music with many folks – notably violinist Stephane Grappelli and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – to multi-whirled string guy David Lindley, harmonica wizard Howard Levy and seven years recording and touring with banjo fusionist Alison Brown.

“His music combines so many diverse elements that it is practically its own genre” ---Audiophile review

“Everything Joe touches turns to music,” says mandolinist David Grisman, with whom Joe played for almost 17 years. No one who saw Joe wring a percussion concerto from his garbage-bag raincoat during a downpour at the Strawberry Music Festival could disagree.

Videos

About Joe Craven “Friend Of the Devil”