Billy Strings Appearance At Boulder Theater Postponed Billy Strings Appearance At Boulder Theater Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020

With the concern of general health safety, Boulder Theater must postpone the Billy Strings performances on Thursday, April 2, 2020 / Friday, April 3, 2020 / Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Boulder Theater. The new dates will be Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Friday, June 26, 2020. (more...)

Chris LeDoux Featured in New Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit Chris LeDoux Featured in New Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

Chris LeDoux had an immeasurable impact on the rodeo and music worlds during his short 56 years of life, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has included him in its first exhibition of 2020, American Currents: State of the Music. The new exhibit opened Friday, March 6, 2020 and runs through Feb. 7, 2021. (more...)

Chattanooga Hosts Official CD Release for France's Pierre Bensusan, French-Algerian Guitar Master on His USA Tour Chattanooga Hosts Official CD Release for France's Pierre Bensusan, French-Algerian Guitar Master on His USA Tour
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

After taking a three year sabbatical, French-Algerian acoustic guitar virtuoso, vocalist and composer Pierre Bensusan returns to the USA and Canada to present the music of his brand new album 'Azwan', as well as his new book containing all scores from this exhilarating new CD. The official release date for the new recording is Friday, March 13th and Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga is proud to present the concert and post-show celebration! Pierre invites the audience to join him for refreshments and cake and looks forward to meeting friends and fans, old and new. (more...)

Guitarist Pierre Bensusan Kicks Off North American CD Release Tour in Wilmington Guitarist Pierre Bensusan Kicks Off North American CD Release Tour in Wilmington
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

After taking a three year sabbatical, French-Algerian acoustic guitar virtuoso, vocalist and composer Pierre Bensusan returns to the USA and Canada to present the music of his brand new album 'Azwan', as well as his new book containing all scores from this exhilarating new CD.  He opens his 100 date tour with TWO shows in Wilmington and is collaborating with Forward Motion Dance Company and choreographer Tracey Varga to bring the art of dance together with his unique and inspired sound. (more...)

Guitarist Pierre Bensusan Announces CD Release Concert at Eddie's Attic Guitarist Pierre Bensusan Announces CD Release Concert at Eddie's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

After taking a three year sabbatical, French-Algerian acoustic guitar virtuoso, vocalist and composer Pierre Bensusan returns to the USA and Canada to present the music of his brand new album 'Azwan', as well as his new book containing all scores from this exhilarating new CD.  He is thrilled to share it all with longtime (and new) Atlanta and area fans in the third date on his 100 date tour as Eddie's Attic welcomes him back to their stage on Thursday, March 12th in Decatur! (more...)

Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabaté Release New Song 'Kauonding Sissoko' Off Duo Album Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabaté Release New Song 'Kauonding Sissoko' Off Duo Album
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

World-renowned banjoist Béla Fleck and accomplished Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté debut a new song today (2/21), titled 'Kauonding Sissoko,” off their upcoming new duo album The Ripple Effect. Available March 27th from Craft Recordings, The Ripple Effect will be available as a 180-gram 2-LP gatefold vinyl and also as part of a 3-CD/1-DVD collection, titled Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions, which documents Béla's remarkable journey across Africa to explore the banjo's roots. (more...)

Stage Door Theater Presents Pierre Bensusan CD Release Concert Stage Door Theater Presents Pierre Bensusan CD Release Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

French-Algerian Guitar Master Pierre Bensusan Returns to Charlotte on 2020 CD Release Tour (USA)! (more...)


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MerleFest Announces Final Lineup Additions For 2020 Festival MerleFest Announces Final Lineup Additions For 2020 Festival
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. Greensky Bluegrass, Mavis Staples, Paul Thorn, Cane Mill Road, Sweet Potato Pie, The Barefoot Movement, Nefesh Mountain, and Smitty and the Jumpstarters will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  (more...)

91.9 WFPK Presents Tommy Emmanuel at The Brown Theatre 91.9 WFPK Presents Tommy Emmanuel at The Brown Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with special guest Sierra Hull come to The Brown Theatre on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8 p.m. (more...)

We Banjo 3 Brings 'Celt-Grass' Spirit To SOPAC in February We Banjo 3 Brings 'Celt-Grass' Spirit To SOPAC in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020

Considered one of the hottest young Celtic bands playing today, We Banjo 3 appears at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on February 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28-$36 and can be purchased at https://www.sopacnow.org/events/we-banjo-3/ or by calling (973) 313-2787. (more...)

DelFest Announces Leftover Salmon, The Jerry Douglas Band & More! DelFest Announces Leftover Salmon, The Jerry Douglas Band & More!
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020

DelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his extended McCoury family now in its 13th year, in partnership with High Sierra Music, announced additions to an already star-studded lineup today. Held at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in beautiful Cumberland, MD, DelFest originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury music while creating a forum for world-class musical collaborations and to showcase fresh new talent. On May 21-24, 2020a?"Memorial Day Weekenda?"DelFest will stay true to their original mission statement with musical performances from Leftover Salmon, The Jerry Douglas Band, Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene, Molly Tuttle, The Lil Smokies, Della Mae, Cris Jacobs Band, Hot Club of Cowtown, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Broomestix, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Steve Poltz, Sister Sadie, Lonesome River Band, Dre' Anders, Twisted Pine, Fireside Collective, The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band, and Birches Bend. (more...)

Michael Cleveland Celebrates Big Weekend with Multiple Accolades Michael Cleveland Celebrates Big Weekend with Multiple Accolades
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

Michael Cleveland celebrated a very big weekend with two career milestone achievements. The two-time nominee was awarded his first GRAMMY® by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) and the Louisville (KY) Federation of Musicians recognized Cleveland as their 2020 Musician of the Year. (more...)

John Prine Returns to Dominican Republic for All The Best Festival John Prine Returns to Dominican Republic for All The Best Festival
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

Two-time GRAMMY Award winning singer-songwriter and recent Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient John Prine has once again partnered with Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea & resorts, for the next installment of All The Best festival. All The Best is a four-day celebration of amazing music and community at the world class Breathless + Now Onyx Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic taking place November 16 - 20, 2020. (more...)

MerleFest Announces Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, & More MerleFest Announces Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, & More
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and John Cowan will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  (more...)

Trent Wagler, Darrell Scott, and David Holt as Judges for 28th Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Trent Wagler, Darrell Scott, and David Holt as Judges for 28th Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020

MerleFest, presented by Window World®, is pleased to announce Trent Wagler (of The Steel Wheels), Darrell Scott, and David Holt as judges for the 28th Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (CASC).  (more...)

Town Mountain Releases 'Down Low' Video Featuring Tyler Childers Town Mountain Releases 'Down Low' Video Featuring Tyler Childers
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

Known for their rowdy, energetic performances, Town Mountain has spent most of 2019 on the road, playing major festivals and venues across the country, including the legendary Grand Ole Opry. On September 30, the band made their debut at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, to a sold-out crowd alongside prolific singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen and Grammy-nominee Tyler Childers. Today, JamBase premiered the band's live performance of “Down Low” featuring Childers, who co-wrote the duet with banjo player and vocalist Jesse Langlais for Town Mountain's most recent album, New Freedom Blues. “It's always a pleasure to do shows with Tyler and The Food Stamps,” Langlais explains. “We love the guys and we love the music, brothers in arms! And it's always a highlight when Tyler comes up with us and performs 'Down Low'. Especially at a venue like Red Rocks where you can just feel the energy and magic in the air.” (more...)

MerleFest Announces John Prine, Billy Strings, Kelsey Waldon, and More MerleFest Announces John Prine, Billy Strings, Kelsey Waldon, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon, and Gangstagrass will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. (more...)

Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss, and More to Perform at MerleFest 2020 Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss, and More to Perform at MerleFest 2020
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. 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. “For over 30 years, one of the major factors that has built and sustained MerleFest has been the quality of the artists and performances that our guests see over the 4-day festival,” says Ted Hagaman, Festival Director. “People truly feel that the festival is a great value and that is why music fans and families return year after year. We feel that the 2020 lineup again reflects the diversity and quality of performers, and we look forward to another successful festival in April.” The complete lineup for MerleFest 2020 will be announced over the next few months.  (more...)

Sheryl Crow, Amy Ray Join 'The Lantern Tour II: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families' Sheryl Crow, Amy Ray Join 'The Lantern Tour II: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families'
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

As The Lantern Tour II prepares to kick off its nationwide tour tonight at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., tour organizers announced the winter 2020 date and full lineup, which will feature Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Jerry Douglas, Steve Earle, Buddy and Julie Miller and Amy Ray. (more...)

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