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First Listen: The Price Sisters provide a fresh take on classic bluegrass


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Blue Ridge Music Center presents Old Crow Medicine Show, Mipso and Amythyst Kiah on Sunday, Aug. 27

Known for its ability to draw amazing Americana artists including the Steep Canyon Rangers, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, The Steel Wheels, Marty Raybon and The Lee Boys, the Blue Ridge Music Center has outdone itself by offering one of its most impressive lineups to date on Sunday, Aug. 27, as part of its annual outdoor summer music series.
Old Crow Medicine Show, Mipso and Amythyst Kiah are set to play beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Center, which is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 213 nestled between the southwest Virginia towns of Galax and Fancy Gap. Tickets are $38 for adults and $22 for children.

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Ricky Skaggs and Sammy Shelor join Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and The Whites at Blue Ridge Music Center for ‘A Show for Joe’ on Friday, Sept. 2, in honor of the late Joe Wilson

From the good folks at the Blue Ridge Music Center:
“A Show for Joe is almost here and we have an exciting update! Ricky Skaggs, multiple Grammy Award winner and recipient of the 2015 Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award for an Instrumentalist (mandolin), and Sammy Shelor, who has earned the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass and multiple IBMA awards, have joined the musical lineup for this special one-day festival. The concert features performances by Jerry Douglas, The Whites, and special guest Alison Krauss, as well as musical tributes from Wayne Henderson & Friends, The Jeff Little Trio, Linda & David Lay, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Phil Wiggins, The Barr Family & Jimmy Edmonds, and Frank Newsome.

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Sam Bush to perform at The Harvester on Thursday, Oct. 30

If you’re a bluegrass or Americana music fan, you know that the “The Bush League” doesn’t have anything to do with baseball. Instead that is the moniker intrepid fans of Sam Bush proudly wear.   Continue reading

It appears the May Roanoke and Greensboro shows are still a go.

“Due to an unforeseen and urgent health concern that requires immediate attention, we have been forced to reschedule and unfortunately cancel a few select shows on the upcoming tour with Willie Nelson. A list of the affected shows, along with makeup dates and ticket refund/exchange policies are listed below. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.”

 

May 1 – Murray, KY – CFSB Center – RESCHEDULED BELOW

May 2 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre – RESCHEDULED BELOW

May 3 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena – RESCHEDULED BELOW

May 4 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre – RESCHEDULED BELOW

May 6 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – RESCHEDULED BELOW

May 17 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC – CANCELLED

May 18 – Augusta, GA – James Brown Arena – CANCELLED

http://alisonkrauss.com/news/alison-krauss-willie-nelson-tour-update/