Bluegrass multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, radio host, and festival promoter ALAN TOMPKINS is proud to announce the April 17, 2012 single release, “This World Is Not My Home” from his upcoming solo album NO PART OF NOTHIN’. The track features Alan on vocals with Deryl Dodd singing harmony, as well as Randy Kohrs on resophonic guitar, Ned Luberecki on banjo, Stephen Mougin on guitar, Gerald Jones on mandolin, and Mike Bub
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present WhiteWater Ramble at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 3rd. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 13th for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.Self-described as "High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass", WhiteWater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft it's sound - bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots Americana.
The Travelin McCourys are the latest incarnation of the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass – The Del McCoury Band. Keller Williams is known as one of the most innovative solo singer/songwriters of this generation. What happens when the two join forces? The live stage may never be the same. Brought together by equal parts mutual admiration and the desire to change the musical landscape while staying true to their roots, The Travelin’ McCourys and Keller Williams are a perfect – albeit unexpected – fit.
Kathy Mattea, the beloved Grammy-winning singer of such classics as “18 Wheels and A Dozen Roses” and “Where’ve You Been,” has signed with Sugar Hill Records. The label has plans to release Calling Me Home, what Mattea describes as a love letter to her home state of West Virginia, later this year. “Signing at Sugar Hill is like coming home.
Earl Scruggs, who made famous three-finger banjo-picking, and who in 1945 joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys died yesterday at age 88. Scruggs born in Shelby, North Carolina played in Monroe's Blue Grass Boys until 1948, when he left the Blue Grass Boys and he & guitarist, Lester Flatt, combined to form Flatt and Scruggs.Scruggs, perhaps best known for his tune 'The Ballad of Jed Clampett,' for the TV Show The Beverly Hillbillies, and the grammy winning 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown' was a pioneer in bluegrass music.
Marley's Ghost — a virtuoso aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Jerry Fletcher — celebrates its 25th anniversary with the scintillating roots-music tour de force Jubilee (Sage Arts, June 5).
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present David Grisman Bluegrass Experience at the Boulder Theater on Friday, July 13th, 2012. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am for $30.00 in advance and $32.50 day of show.For the past few years, one of the best-kept secrets of the Bay Area music scene was a David Grisman Bluegrass Experience show.