John Cloyd Miller (Red June) Wins MerleFest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

Submitted by Dreamspider Pu… on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 9:50 am

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.

David Gans to join The Rumpke Mountain Boys May 21st - May 24th

Submitted by Ryan Neeley on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:38 pm

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

Roosevelt Collier to guest with Greensky Bluegrass @ HOB New Orleans

Submitted by Musical Earth on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:56 pm

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 (

Infamous Stringdusters Premier "Rockets" Video + Tour Dates

Submitted by LiveLoud on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 12:13 pm

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.”

New Radio Single Release by Trinity River Band

Submitted by Hope River Ent… on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:19 am

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.

New Bluegrass Album Release by Marty Raybon & Full Circle

Submitted by Rural Rhythm Records on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 8:37 am

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.