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Date of Birth: January 26, 1924 (95)

Birth Place: Flint Hill, NC, USA
MerleFest Is One Week AwayMerleFest Is One Week Away
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Now that MerleFest, presented by Window World, is only one week away, annual festival-goers have surely begun planning their weekends. For those who have not, however, here are five sure-to-be epic experiences that shouldn't be missed. Make a note or two and join a welcoming legion of music fans in Wilkesboro, N.C., from April 25th to 28th at MerleFest. (more...)

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers's Latest Album, THE CHOOSING ROAD, Available NowChris Jones & The Night Drivers's Latest Album, THE CHOOSING ROAD, Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019

As the world of Bluegrass continues to evolve, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers have taken advantage of the creative environment that keeps the tenets of tradition next to those of individual expression. The result is The Choosing Road, an album of refined dynamics, themes informed by personal growth and some of the most intimate songwriting to date. (more...)

MerleFest Adds Amos Lee, The Milk Carton Kids, and MoreMerleFest Adds Amos Lee, The Milk Carton Kids, and More
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce new artist additions for MerleFest 2019: Amos Lee, The Milk Carton Kids, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Del McCoury Band, The Casey Kristofferson Band, and David Holt. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, April 25-28. MerleFest is pleased to welcome these six distinguished acts to the 2019 lineup: (more...)

BWW Interview: THE DEAD SOUTH Charms North America and Europe With Bluegrass, Banjo, Guitar and GritBWW Interview: THE DEAD SOUTH Charms North America and Europe With Bluegrass, Banjo, Guitar and Grit
by Cindy Sibilsky - Feb 6, 2019

BWW Review: THE DEAD SOUTH Charms North America and Europe With Bluegrass, Banjo, Guitar and Grit (more...)

The Cleverlys Bring A New Blue To BluegrassThe Cleverlys Bring A New Blue To Bluegrass
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Arden, North Carolina (January 29, 2019) - From the deep Ozark hollows of Cane Spur, Arkansas, The Cleverlys have been plucked from obscurity and landed in the studio to produce their first national label release, Blue, available March 22 from Mountain Home Music Company. With songs like Beyonce's 'Irreplaceable,' LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem,' Justin Bieber's 'Baby' and The Zombies' 'She's Not (Ain't) There,' this music would be at the edge of being full camp if it weren't for the obvious vocal talent and stellar picking that holds up to any of today's progressive acoustic bands. (more...)

MerleFest 2019 Announces Initial Lineup and Late Night JamMerleFest 2019 Announces Initial Lineup and Late Night Jam
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2019, which will be held April 25-28. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The complete lineup for MerleFest 2019 will be announced over the next few months. Today's lineup announcement includes Wynonna & The Big Noise, Keb' Mo', The Earls of Leicester, Sam Bush, Tyler Childers, Peter Rowan and The Free Mexican Air Force, and many more. The 2019 Late Night Jam on Saturday, April 27th will start at 10:30 p.m. and run well past midnight, hosted by Chatham County Line. This very popular after-hours hootenanny in the Walker Center gathers many performers from the festival for impromptu artistic collaborations and one-of-a-kind superstar jams that have become legendary in the festival's history. Ticket sales for both the festival and Late Night Jam begin at 10 a.m. EST on Nov. 13th. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla), and Edgar Meyer (double bass) have combined the bluegrass, classical, and South Asian musical traditions into a one-of-a-kind sound, familiar but with a global resonance. In fact, their extraordinary interaction often suggests a sui generis jazz trio, not only improvising on set melodies, harmonies, and rhythms but also on musical genres, taking them to unlikely, unexpected musical places. (more...)

Paul Shaffer to Headline Caesars Palace This WinterPaul Shaffer to Headline Caesars Palace This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Celebrated bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and comedian Paul Shaffer along with his talented full band, The Shaf-Shifters, will perform an exclusive three-week engagement at the iconic Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace on select dates in December 2017 and January 2018. (more...)

Leftover Salmon Comes to Boulder Theater This NovemberLeftover Salmon Comes to Boulder Theater This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Leftover Salmon with High Country Horns, featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Skerik, along with Grant Farm (11/24) and The Drunken Hearts (11/25), and Cu Denver Bluegrass Ensemble (both Nights), will take over the Boulder Theatertoday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25, 2017. (more...)

Paul Shaffer to Headline Caesars Palace This WinterPaul Shaffer to Headline Caesars Palace This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Celebrated bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and comedian Paul Shaffer along with his talented full band, The Shaf-Shifters, will perform an exclusive three-week engagement at the iconic Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace on select dates in December 2017 and January 2018. (more...)

Rhiannon Giddens Comes To The Duke Energy Center this AprilRhiannon Giddens Comes To The Duke Energy Center this April
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

PineCone and Broadway Series South are teaming up for a third concert this year bringing GRAMMY award winning musician, and Greensboro native, Rhiannon Giddens to the historic Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, where she will perform with a full band. (more...)

Leftover Salmon Comes to Boulder Theater This NovemberLeftover Salmon Comes to Boulder Theater This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Leftover Salmon with High Country Horns, featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Skerik, along with Grant Farm (11/24) and The Drunken Hearts (11/25), and Cu Denver Bluegrass Ensemble (both Nights), will take over the Boulder Theateron Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25, 2017. (more...)

The Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Loudon Wainwright III on 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

GRAMMY-Award winning, folk-singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III returns to the all-new Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 am. (more...)

Estate Of Bill Monroe Offers Rare Ownership of Prized Possessions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Fans of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” have a unique opportunity to own the rights to the name and likeness to Bill Monroe. (more...)

Andy Hall & Roosevelt Collier Release LET THE STEEL PLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters and Roosevelt Collier of the Lee Boys have come together on a new album, Let The Steel Play, which is set for independent release June 16, 2017. Let the Steel Play was born out of a love of slide guitar, and a friendship made through music. Andy Hall and Roosevelt Collier met in 2012 on Jam Cruise, and began playing music together when their paths would cross. Both are sought after sit-in players at festivals throughout the country and known for their dexterity, versatility, and intuitive knack for picking up rhythms and melodies. (more...)

Paul Shaffer of David Letterman to Play The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shaffer is best known for the 30 plus years he spent as David Letterman's musical director and bandleader, but on Saturday, May 6th at 8 p.m. this world renowned musician takes center stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse! (more...)

DANNY BARNES + SILAS HERMAN Comes to the Fox Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who's earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he's a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines. (more...)

Danny Barnes, Grant Gordy, and Joe K Walsh Play Hill Country Live NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who's earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. (more...)

Don't Miss Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity are going to rock your world with musical legend Paul Shaffer and the Most Dangerous Band on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m.  Paul Shaffer may be best known as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick for the past 33 years, but his illustrious career goes far beyond the Ed Sullivan Theater.  Paul began his career working with Stephen Schwartz in 1972 as musical director for the Toronto production of "Godspell." From there he went on to spend 5 years with the original cast of "SaturdayNight Live" where he was the band leader and performer - most notably for his parody of Don Kirschner.  Shaffer occasionally teamed up with the "Not Ready for Prime-Time Players" off the show as well, including work on Gilda Radner's highly successful Broadway show and as the musical director for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd whenever they recorded or performed as The Blues Brothers. In 1984, Shaffer played keyboards for The Honeydrippers, a group formed in 1981 by former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, and performed on the hit single "Sea of Love" which reached #1.  (more...)

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