Bluegrass

John Cloyd Miller won first place in the 21st annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in the bluegrass category at MerleFest 2013. Miller is a vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player for the Asheville-based band, Red June, a nationally touring acoustic Americana trio that includes his wife, fiddler and vocalist Natalya Weinstein, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Will Straughan.

On May 21st, award winning bluegrass group The Rumpke Mountain Boys will be welcoming Grateful Dead Hour syndicated radio host, songwriter, and author David Gans to their weekly show at Stanley's Pub in Cincinnati, followed by shows in Indianapolis, IN, Lexington, KY and Louisville, KY, culminating with both acts performing at Dark Star Orchestra's Dark Star Jubilee music festival in Thornvill

Sacred steel meets soulful newgrass with today’s news that Greensky Bluegrass has added of Roosevelt Collier as a special guest to their Sunday, April 28 New Orleans performance at The Parish at the House of Blues.Roosevelt and Greensky Bluegrass have performed together in the past, most notably at the All Good Festival 2012 (

Trinity River Band is proud to announce the April 30 new album release, TODAY DON’T LOOK LIKE RAIN. The group will hold a CD Release Party that day at 6:00 pm at Two Old Hippies located at 401 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN. Tickets are free.

Today, Grammy-nominated The Infamous Stringdusters launch the world premier of “Rockets” video exclusively at CMT Pure. Watch the video here. The television premier of the video happens tonight just before 8:30 PM Eastern Time on the network’s “CMT Edge.”

Trinity River Band is proud to announce their new Radio single release “Today It Don’t Look Like Rain,” that is also available to stations at AirPlay Direct. This beautiful new song, written by Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle, is the title track from Trinity River Band’s album releasing April 30. The award winning singer-songwriter, Carl Jackson serves as Consulting Producer for the new project.

Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce today’s new Bluegrass album, THE BACK FORTY, by Marty Raybon & Full Circle. Marty co-wrote five of the tracks including the first single, “That Janie Baker,” that is currently charting on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Top 20.

Lonesome River Band heads west this weekend with performances in California and Arizona over the next several weeks. Their first show of the tour will be held at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA this Friday followed by “A Night at the Grange” concert in Morgan Hill, CA on Saturday.

Learn to play the guitar ‘bluegrass-style’ from world-class guitarist, Eric Lambert, in the comfort of your home, at your own pace, and for less than a single in-person lesson.